The Quiet Gentleman
By Georgette Heyer
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About The Book:
Returning to his family seat from Waterloo, Gervase Frant, seventh Earl of St Erth, could have expected more enthusiasm for his homecoming. His quiet cousin, stepmother, and young half-brother seem openly disappointed that he survived the wars. And when he begins to fall for his half-brother’s sweetheart, his chilly reception goes from unfriendly to positively murderous.
One of Heyer’s most suspenseful Regency romances, The Quiet Gentleman combines an ingenious mystery plot with her signature witty style and effervescently engaging characters.
About The Book:
A Delightful Tangle of Affairs…
The Earl of Spenborough had always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena was one thing, but leaving his fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham – the one man the same daughter had jilted – was quite another.
When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love. Before long, they’re all entangled in a clutter of marriage and manners the likes of which even Regency Bath has rarely seen.
Review by Lynda:
Anyone who has been an avid reader of Romance for any length of time will recognize the name, Georgette Heyer. Not only will they recognize it, but they will tell you that she was a talented pioneer in the published romance genre, and that no one could write better the Regency period, which was the setting for most of her books. I've read all of her stories and will forever admire her style, voice, and understanding of what constitutes the true spirit of Romance. I've chosen two of my favorites to highlight in this post. You'll love the snappy dialog, the feisty heroines, the strong, principled men who are both roguish and charming. You'll love the pomp and sometimes comical antics of the Regency era as the author portrays them.
If you haven't yet enjoyed one of Georgette Heyer's books, please do yourself a huge favor and spend an afternoon with The Marquis of Rotherham and Serena in BATH TANGLE. Or, immerse yourself in the web of romance that surrounds the Earl of St Erth and his half-brother's sweetheart in THE QUIET GENTLEMAN.
Bath Tangle - Page 260
'You cannot silence my threats, my lord!'
'It seems improbable that you could be silenced by anything short of a gag. And don't call me my lord! It makes you appear even more absurd than you do already.'