Regency Buck (Regency Romances)
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An altogether unsatisfactory arrangement
After their father's death, Miss Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine travel to London to meet their guardian, Lord Worth, expecting an elderly gentleman. To their surprise and utter disgust, their guardian is not much older than they are, doesn't want the office of guardian any more than they want him, and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the country.
With altogether too many complications
But when Miss Taverner and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles, Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards...
What Reviewers Say About Regency Buck:
"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable."
"Light and frothy, in the vein of the author's other Regency novels, this follows the fortunes of Miss Judith Taverner and her brother, Sir Peregrine. A good introduction to Heyer's period stories..."
"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."
What Readers Say About Regency Buck:
"A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds"
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"The conversation sparkles, the characters are real, and the descriptions stand before you. Can't miss it."
"It makes you believe in love all over again."
"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire too."
"I have read all of Georgette Heyer's books, and Regency Buck remains my favorite-after a few dozen readings! The mysterious plot, the wonderful dialogue, the splendid Regency settings, the chemistry between the impulsive heroine and the sardonic hero-all these add up to a Regency masterpiece and the ultimate rainy night comfort read!"
"Georgette Heyer has no equal when it comes to that wonderful brand of Regency fun and laughter. Her research is so true to that age I feel as though I am riding in Hyde Park with the characters, or on the battlefield at Waterloo, Regency Buck lead me to read An Infamous Army and many of her other wonderful books."
come, and decided privately that the party was more than ordinarily insipid. She was just about to sit down on a ruby silk ottoman as far as possible from the fire when her name was spoken, and she looked up to see the Regent at her elbow. ‘At last I am able to snatch two words with you!’ said the Regent jovially. ‘I do not know how it is, but I have not had the chance to come near you all night. Now that will not do, you know! And I have something very pretty to show you, too: something which,
that gentleman with which the shopman was obliging enough to furnish me was exact enough not only to satisfy me, but also to embolden me to suppose that he would have no difficulty in recognising his customer again at need. Do you think a jury would be interested in that, Mr Taverner?’ Bernard Taverner was still clenching the edge of the mantelpiece. A rather ghastly smile parted his lips. ‘Interested – but not convinced, Lord Worth.’ ‘Very well,’ said the Earl. ‘We must pass on then to your
turned in her chair to look at him more fully. ‘Why should you not? What is this change of face?’ He returned her gaze in a considering way, but after a slight pause, he merely said: ‘He is too young.’ She felt that he had not told her the real reason; she was annoyed, but tried not to show it. ‘Perhaps he is too young; I do not deny that I thought so at first. But now I feel that marriage would be the very thing for him. Miss Fairford does not like London, and I believe she would wish to
Perry might not be alive to-day.’ The Earl turned a singularly penetrating gaze upon her. ‘Pray go on, Miss Taverner. Who was this well-disposed person?’ ‘My cousin, Mr Bernard Taverner,’ she replied. He lifted his quizzing-glass. ‘Your cousin. Are you sure that it was he who intervened?’ ‘Why, yes,’ she said, rather surprised. ‘He was to some extent in Perry’s confidence. Perry taxed him with it afterwards, and he could not deny it. It is only one more instance of his consideration, his
badly-matched four she had been obliged to drive over the second stage was soon felt. The milestones seemed to flash by, and from the circumstances of the road being in excellent repair, and Judson knowing every inch of it, she was able to make up her lost time, and to reach Crawley not very far behind her brother, who had got himself into difficulties with a farm wagon just at the narrow part of the road by the George inn. Past Crawley the road rose steadily to Pease Pottage. There was not much