The Foundling

The Foundling

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"What happens when a many-titled Duke decides to play hookey from his suffociaating dignity..."-Kirkus Reviews

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

The Duke of Sale is out to prove himself

The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware, Gilly for short, has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit.

A mysterious beauty provides the perfect opportunity

When Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. But he has no sooner entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnapping, adventure, and surprises at every turn.

"Orphaned at birth, bullied by his well-meaning guardian, hemmed in by theaffectionate ministrations of a small army of family retainers, His Grace of Salehad reached the age of 24 without ever making a decision for himself In all hislife the titular master of Sale House, duke, marquis, earl, thrice baron, had neverso much as selected a cravat for his own wardrobe ... One morning, in amoment of unaccustomed resolution, His Grace made up his mind.'I shall try to discover,'he decided, 'whether I am a man, or only a duke.'"-New York TimesBook Review

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2009, c1948.
ISBN: 9781402219481
1402219482
9780373835492
0373835493
Characteristics: 439 p. ;,21 cm.

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RebeccaI
Jan 28, 2011

One of my favourite Heyers so far: the ironic wit and lavish period detail that compose her singular signature are well in evidence, coupled with extremely likable characters. Unlike most of her heroes, this hero is sweet, a little shy, and NICE, which is a refreshing change from the brooding, haughty masculine types. A couple of hilarious villains, kidnappings and snappy dialogues make for a fantastic read.

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