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Judith Taverner and her brother, Peregrine, are orphans. The death of their eccentric father left them well provided for but consigned to the guardianship of a man they have never met, Julian St. John Audley, Lord Worth. When repeated requests for an introduction to him go unanswered, they set off to London to force a meeting. En route, they spend the night in the village of Grantham, where they make the acquaintance of their Uncle Bernard. Judith and Perry, knowing that their father had disowned his brother many years ago are reluctant to acknowledge the relationship, but Bernard proves to be polite and charming. They also run afoul of an arrogant aristocrat when Perry mishandles a borrowed gig on the road and causes a near-accident. On reaching London, Judith and Perry are amazed and horrified to discover that the insufferable nobleman who made their lives a misery in Grantham is none other than Lord Worth himself. The plot is sufficiently clever and complicated to keep the listener guessing, but the characters are not as appealing as those in some of Heyer's other Regencies. Worth never really becomes human; he is annoyingly arrogant and omniscient, keeping his feelings, as well as a couple of vital facts, hidden from the heroine and the listener alike. Judith, not allowed to overcome the conventions of her romance heroine role, never becomes a decisive character. June Barrie handles the various voices and accents well but unremarkably. A secondary purchase in libraries where Heyer's works (e.g., Cotillion) are popular and the budget allows. Barbara Rhodes, Northeast Texas Lib. Syst., Garland
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I start to get things in Heyer's books now. Same name kept being mentioned in different books. Like Mr. Brummel, Lady Jersey. And the places. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mint
Another fantastic book by Heyer. I wish there was an endless supply. I like how she leads you by the nose in the plot. You are fairly certain but never quite sure of the outcome.Published 13 days ago by Jenny C.
Georgette Heyer makes the Regency period her own! I never read one of her contemporary mysteries, but now I may have to! This was bard to put Down.Published 19 days ago by SuzieBeck
I think this is the best Heyer novel I've read. It was well written, had believable characters and a bit of a mystery lurking behind the fun. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Catherine Sims
This is a very delightful story. It is a suspenseful delightful story. I was particularly intrigued with her account of Judiths and Perrys race to Brighton. Enjoy the book. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
After reading several of Ms. Heyer's books during the past two weeks, I'm beginning to catch onto her style which includes lots of details about the characters and their doings -... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Judge Tabor
I enjoyed reading it and listening to the audio book. There is a mystery to be solved, romance and adventure. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nena
Most of Georgette Heyer books are entertaining and interesting. If you like Regency books I would recommend this one to you.Published 3 months ago by Pa
I am a Georgette Heyer fan. She wrote over 50 books in her lifetime and most of them in my favorite genre (regency romance) with a fun story and no trash. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terri Givens