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The Foundling (Regency Romances) [Georgette Heyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What happens when a many-titled Duke decides. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical. Guest review by Claire of The Captive Reader Originally published in , The Foundling was one of the very few Heyer Regency novels I.

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Book review: ‘The Foundling’ by Georgette Heyer

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I am considering this one and a few others for a weekend read.

Not one of my favorite Heyer foundlig, although it is frequently witty. Gilly, the reader is assured, shall remain as kind and stable as ever, only more confident of his own abilities and far more independent. While Gideon was trying to head off his Father, because he knew what was going to happen.

The Foundling by Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer writes each character of this large cast so they are instantly recognizable. Gideon the war hero and army captain gladly stands in the shadows this time as Gilly finally takes center stage – bravo!

Because of this, everyone bosses him around. I’m a big Heyer fan and this one lives up to all expectations. Her writing career began inwhen she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth. I found Gilly absolutely engaging and adorable, along with his compliant but loving fiancee Lady Harriet; she plays a minor but important role, and I think she’s pitch-perfect for our hero.


Most obviously, The Foundling is very similar in plot to its inferior successor Charity Girl originally published in Thanks for heeyr review!

Review: The Foundling, Georgette Heyer

The Foundling by Georgette Heyer is less of a historical romance and much more of a comedy of errors with foundlings, runaway schoolboys, an incognito duke, kidnappers and assorted ruffians and more While hanging out with his friend, he realizes that his friend is being scammed 50, pounds for writing letters to a girl he had become infatuated with.

She has read several books based on your reviews. This one is great fun. When he decided not to marry her after all, her “guardian”, Mr. He heyerr up with a troublemaking, silly entourage, racketing from place to place though never too far from Londonkidnapped, thought dead, and in love with the woman he was supposed to marry anyway.

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The Foundling – Georgette Heyer – Google Books

He has a fuondling that he shares with two of his cousins, of running off on his own to find out what it’s like to be “Mr. Originally published inThe Foundling was one of the very few Heyer Regency novels I had not read. Shipment to continental US and Canadian addresses only. I almost fell in love with Gideon at one point, myself. Heyer was in fine form here, piling one silly, hilarious situation on top of another until the whole unsteady house of cards threatens to topple around our shy, retiring hero – he heorgette bowed but never broken, dealing competently with every new challenge as he grows in confidence.


heydr Foundling Georgette Heyer Limited preview – It starts out slow and frustrating, mainly because of the amount of characterization necessary, and in order to present the opening, intolerable situation the main character appears to find himself in, as a young man about to come into his considerable fortune and the responsibilities that come with it.

They really do put a smile on my face and I find them to be absolutely delightful. Mar 23, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Sale and Harriet are engaged due to an arrangement between their families, foundljng I immediately wanted it to be something more as soon as they encountered one another in the book. Gilly, our georgetre, is a quiet unassuming person but grows in character over the book.

I too, loved the scene where he established himself as an independant free of his uncle. The title refers to a secondary character, but since his desire, well maybe not desire but inclination, to come to the aid of that character catapults the hero into many of his scrapes, it makes sense as georggette title.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You gotta read it and find out. And here in The FoundlingI just happened to find my new literary husband. Carry On, Jeeves, P.