Regency Buck

Regency Buck

eBook - 2008
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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..
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2008
[United States] : Sourcebooks Inc : 2008
ISBN: 9781402235955
140223595X
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Booksss14
Aug 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this one! Some parts I disliked.. but mostly I really really liked it! I especially loved the Sense and Sensibility reference! ;)

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julia_sedai
Nov 16, 2016

This was Georgette Heyer's first Regency romance and it's easy to tell. There's a ton of description in this book, almost too much at points (I skimmed the Royal Pavilion section a lot). However, it made me like the book even more because it felt so real. Everything the characters did was spot on for the time period, such as the various parties and balls, going somewhere for Christmas, going to Brighton in the spring, etc. Peregrine is kind of young and annoying, but Judith is a great character. I wish the romance had been developed a little bit more. We only get a few pages at the end where they admit they like each other. It's not my favourite Georgette Heyer novel, but definitely recommended if you like historical fiction that takes place around the same time as Jane Austen's novels.

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efran16
Jul 10, 2013

Overall, the novel was well written (almost all of Heyer's are). However, I did force myself to power through certain parts such as the things about chicken fights but the novel was pleasant to read.

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SilverIlix
Aug 04, 2012

Liked this one, it's wasn't as short as some of her other work and there was a bit more to it than a regency romance. Assassination attempts and a very rich heiress.

I liked it, but I would have enjoyed a bit more banter from the two main characters and less cock-fight and boxing descriptions.

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Jan 19, 2015

“What is your name?"
"Again sir, that is no concern of yours."
"A mystery," he said. "I shall have to call you Clorinda."

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