The Reluctant Widow

The Reluctant Widow

eBook - 2008
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A sparkling Regency romance with intrigue and excitement, from the queen of the genre. Eleanor Rochdale finds herself married and widowed within 24 hours, and embroiled in an international spy ring, housebreakers, and murder.

"Lively, amusing...done to a turn!"-Kirkus Reviews

A fateful mistake...

When Elinor Rochdale boards the wrong coach, she ends up not at her prospective employer's home but at the estate of Eustace Cheviot, a dissipated and ruined young man on the verge of death.

A momentous decision...

His cousin, Mr Ned Carlyon, persuades Elinor to marry Eustace as a simple business arrangement. By morning, Elinor is a rich widow, but finds herself embroiled with an international spy ring, housebreakers, uninvited guests, and murder. And Mr Carlyon won't let her leave ...

What readers are saying about The Reluctant Widow

"Delightful and purely entertaining. The plot involves comedy, intrigue, espionage, cloaks and daggers, and things going bump in the night - served with a sauce of witty repartee that is the Heyer hallmark. Unforgettable."

"One of my favorites!"

"A delightfully funny and mysterious romp."

"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." - Publisher's Weekly

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2008
ISBN: 9781402220852
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: ii, 316 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1946


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Jul 19, 2017

Very good! I loved the characters in this book and the humor.

Apr 30, 2013

I love the sense of humor in Heyer's books. I've read 15 or so of her books so far and this is in my top 5 favs, I have read it a couple of times and will probably read it many more in the future.


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