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The Reluctant Widow

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<p><i>"Lively, amusing ... done to a turn!"</i><br><b>- Kirkus Reviews</b></p><p>A fateful mistake...</p><p>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.</p><p>A momentous decision...</p><p>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 ...</p><p>WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT THE RELUCTANT WIDOW:</p><p>"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."</p><p>"One of my favorites!"</p><p>"A delightfully funny and mysterious romp."</p><p><i>"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."</i><br><b>- Publisher's Weekly</b></p>
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<p><i>"Lively, amusing ... done to a turn!"</i><br><b>- Kirkus Reviews</b></p><p>A fateful mistake...</p><p>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.</p><p>A momentous decision...</p><p>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 ...</p><p>WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT THE RELUCTANT WIDOW:</p><p>"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."</p><p>"One of my favorites!"</p><p>"A delightfully funny and mysterious romp."</p><p><i>"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."</i><br><b>- Publisher's Weekly</b></p>
Product Details
Paperback (320 pages)
Published: October 1, 2008
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Imprint: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781402213519
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