Arabella Author:Georgette Heyer One Little White Lie . . . Armed with beauty, virtue and a benevolent godmother, the impetuous but impoverished Arabella Tallant embarked on her first London season with her mother's wish in mind: snare a rich husband. But when fate cast her in the path of arrogant, socially prominent Robert Beaumaris, who accused her of being another pe... more »tty female after his wealth, the proud, headstrong ingenue made a most startling claim -- she was an heiress! Suddenly Arabella found herself the talk of the ton and pursued by every amorous fortune hunter in London. But would her deceitful charade destroy her one chance for true love . . . ?« less
I wish Georgette Heyer was read more - she certainly deserves it. Nearly all her books are delightful and fun and Arabella is no different. Easily one of my top 5 favorites, the fantastic heroine Arabella is not your average swooning miss - nor is she a hard-edged shrew. Rather, she is self-assured, easily keeping the hero in the dark as to her intentions (a refreshing reverse to what readers of romance are used to!). Highly, highly recommend Arabella.