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There lacked only a romance. The Foundling truly distinguishes itself with its villains. Not one of my heter Heyer novels, although it is frequently witty.

Want to Read saving…. Other than that, an gelrgette romp. In fact all the revelation of feelings and the tying of loose ends in the latter part of this story had me in tears a few times. The ending is most satisfactory, with not one but two romances bringing the story to a happy conclusion. It was not, however – geirgette was a delightful adventure and character study of a realistic and endearing young gentleman. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Celebrating Georgette Heyer georgettf Day 08 Giveaway Enter a chance to win one copy of The Foundlingby Georgette Heyer Sourcebooks, by leaving georgett comment stating what intrigues you about the plot or characters, or if you have read it, which is your favorite character or scene by midnight Pacific time, Monday, September 6th, The Foundling by Georgette Heyer.

In his travels, Gilly encounters Tom, a magnet for mischief of all kinds, Belinda, a beautiful, empty-headed girl whose virtue is teetering on a knife-edge, a brace of villains, and a host of citizens of all stripes that, as a Duke, he had never had to deal with before.


Well, which one is that?

The Foundling

A sheltered, pampered duke escapes his cocoon to throw himself into the world of everyday small-town Englishmen in the Regency period, with results that are equally disastrous and hilarious. The Duke pretends to be Matthew and goes to deal with the guardian at the Bird in Hand but gets kidnapped. While doing so he georgett a fair but dimwitted maiden, takes on the char Gilly was born an incredibly rich duke.

Except that Gilly, for all his titles, is hardly the dashing hero such circumstances usually require.

The Foundling (Regency Romances): Georgette Heyer: : Books

What fun this was! She can weave all these diverse strands until a satisfactory resolution ends the book.

What can go wrong?!

View all 71 comments. Now in his mid-twenties, Gilly simply longs to be free. Mar 23, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.

Full review to come. Gilly, our hero, is a quiet unassuming person but grows in character over the book. I love how funny Flundling is! August 13, by Claire The Captive Reader.

She’s about as relevant to the plot as the grubby school boy, or the villain, or even Gilly’s cousin Georgetts. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is a fun one to re-read. This had everything I expect in a Georgette Heyer novel, and more.

Guest review by Claire of The Captive Reader. However, now that Gilly’s nearly of-age, their coddling and controlling is less welcome.

I think that this one is my favorite so far by her. I didnt’ think it needed it.


Book review: ‘The Foundling’ by Georgette Heyer

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. As much as I love Heyer, she did tend to reuse plots and characters rather shamelessly.

A mysterious beauty provides the perfect opportunity When Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. The reader catches glimpses geofgette it, but not many. While I enjoyed this novel, Gideon is what made it memorable for me.

Open Preview See a Problem? This story is filled with laughs, witty repartee, entertaining characters, and lots of sweet little moments.

There were the usual tropes: And the rest of the book makes up for it in the action department! Wasn’t really a romance book, it was a book about finding who you are and gaining independence. Even so, watching Gilly chafe against all the coddling restrictions placed upon him and finally founeling to assert himself left me with a reflection that those restrictions are perhaps only a quarter so tight as those placed on poor Harriet, which dims my sympathy for him a trifle – particularly when it’s suggested that his new-found pleasure in Harriet is owed to her tendency to do whatever he tells her to.

Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.