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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DEVIL'S CUB by Georgette Heyer

Author: Georgette Heyer
*I recevied this book free of charge from Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Danielle*
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402219539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402219535

Devil's Cub is one of Georgette Heyer's most famous and memorable novels, featuring a dashing and wild young nobleman and the gently bred young lady in whom he finally meets his match…

Like father, like son…
Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal and fiery son of the notorious Duke of Avon, has established a rakish reputation that rivals his father's, living a life of excess and indulgence. Banished to the Continent after wounding his opponent in a duel, Vidal schemes to abduct the silly aristocrat bent on seducing him into marriage and make her his mistress instead. In his rush, however, he seems to have taken the wrong woman…

A young lady of remarkable fortitude…
Determined to save her sister from ruin, virtuous Mary Challoner intercepts the Marquis's advances and throws herself into his path, hoping Vidal will release her upon realizing his error. But as the two become irrevocably entangled, Mary's reputation and future lie in the hands of a devilish rake, who finds her more fascinating every day…


I never thought I could get into a Regency Romance. Well, I was wrong. This is not a new book. This a book that has been out for about 5o years, but still has writing that captured me and held my interest. The words are like poetry, easily flowing from one page to another. You forget how much of the book you have just read because it flowed so nicely. This author had incredible skill at writing and sent you on a trip back in time. The cover is gorgeous and you instantly get a feel for the book from the cover alone. I will be checking around for more books by this author.


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.



Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I received These Old Shades by her to review. I am almost done. I had never read her before and certainly found her unique!

December 1, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
OpenID cutlex said...

I know that Heyer is very good and has very good novels as well that could be lined up next to Austen. I have been listing books that have good reviews.. though I can't seem to find any as of now.

Hope I find this one though! Sometimes.. I'd like a bad boy as a prince charming :]

December 1, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

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