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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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"This is a perfect read for a cold and rainy day--a romance with a little mystery thrown in... I thoroughly enjoyed this and can't wait to read more of Heyer's works." - Library Queue
"[A]s always, somehow Heyer's heroine manages to time and again smash those pre-conceived notions and blaze a unique trail of her own. This is, by far, my favorite part of her books. Judith's character is one of the best representations of this Heyer trait." - A Book Blogger's Diary
"I love Worth and Judith. I love the rich-layers of Regency Buck..." - Becky's Book Blog
"Regency Buck is certainly worth adding to your Heyer library." - Curled Up With a Good Book
" I love it for its amazingly accurate historical detail and for its hero and heroine. I love Worth and Judith both." - DearAuthor.com
What an exciting story. Having read all 4 of the Audley-Alistair books, this is the best!!! You won't be disappointed. 🌼Published 9 days ago by Love cats!
I came across this book at the library. I was looking for a historical fiction piece, and I liked the front cover. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Becky Jo
The dated attitudes in this book really show. Still a fun read, but only for fans of the author.Published 1 month ago by Gabrielle Henson
I have loved Georgette Heyer's books for years. This one is up to her usual standards.Published 1 month ago by Nancy L Smith
"Regency Buck" is a Regency romance. As usual for a Heyer novel, there were many funny moments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debbie
Just the loveliest combination of a little mystery, romance, wit and manners! This book is true G Heyer - nice clean and lovely.Published 1 month ago by Sri
This is yet another delightful read from Georgette Heyer. I reread her novels often, and enjoy them again. This is also very well-formatted by Amazon. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miss Julia
Funny. Cleverly written. An accurate glimpse into the past. What a treat!Published 2 months ago by Mary Elam Howard