THE HIGH STAKES OF LOVESkilled In The Art Of Card Playing, Deborah Grantham, A Gambler S Daughter, Uses That Skill As Her Sole Means Of Support As Mistress Of Her Aunt S Elegant And Exclusive Gaming Club In 18th Century London The Beautiful Young Mis Must Find A Way To Restore Herself And Her Aunt To Respectability, Preferably Without Accepting Either Of Two Repugnant Offers One Is From An Older, Very Rich And Rather Corpulent Lord Whose Reputation For Licentious Behavior Disgusts Her The Other From The Young, Puppyish Scion Of A Noble Family Whose Relatives Are Convinced She Is A Fortune Hunter.Lady Mablethorpe Was Aghast Her Young Son Adrian Was Marrying Miss Deborah Grantham A Gambling Club Wench Thus She Sent Her Trusted Nephew, The Vastly Wealthy, Clever, And Imperturbable Max Ravenscar, Speeding To The Faro Tables To Buy The Hussy Off To Ravenscar S Surprise, Deborah Turned Out To Be Remarkably Handsome, Witty, And He Could Scarcely Believe It Well Bred Nevertheless, He Expected She D Be Grateful For The Price He Offered To Give Up Her Young Suitor Arrogant Ravenscar Comes To Buy Her Off, An Insult So Scathing That It Leads To A Volley Of Passionate Reprisals, Escalating Between Them To A Level Of Flair And Fury That Can Only Have One Conclusion.
Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Hey Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance
- 288 pages
- Faros Daughter
- Georgette Heyer
- 19 April 2017 Georgette Heyer