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The Convenient Marriage

ISBN: 9781402217722

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 02/03/2009

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"A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds." Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph Horatia Winwood is simply helping her family When the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie, Horatia offers herself instead. Her sister is already in love with someone else, and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family's happiness. Everyone knows she's no beauty, but she'll do her best to keep out of the Earl's way and make him a good wife. And then the Earl's archenemy, Sir Robert, sets out to ruin her reputation... The Earl of Rule has found just the wife he wants Unbeknownst to Horatia, the Earl is enchanted by her. There's simply no way he's going to let her get into trouble. Overcoming some misguided help from Horatia's harebrained brother and a hired highwayman, the Earl routs his old enemy, and wins over his young wife, gifting her with a love that she never thought she could expect. "Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY WHAT READERS SAY: "I couldn't put it down, and I couldn't stop laughing!" "The story is brilliant, and the characters are easy to fall in love with." "I've read every novel by Georgette Heyer... this is definitely one of her best... very original and funny." "One of Georgette Heyer's more intriguing tales." "Horry is an adorable imp while Rule in the best 'Heyerian' tradition is a rogue turned lovely and you don't know whether to hit him or kiss him! This is a wonderful book and is one that will be read over and over again."

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

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Lady Winwood being denied, the morning caller inquired with some anxiety for Miss Winwood, or, in fact, for any of the young ladies. In face of the rumour which had come to her ea

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“A fun Georgian romance that I highly recommend!” - Historical Tapestry

“a fantastic little historical fiction romp through England... &rdqu...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 12.32 oz
Page Count: 320 pages

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