the devil's cub Author:georgette heyer When saucy Mary Challoner practiced her bold deception upon the young Marquis of Vidal - - substituting herself for the wench he had though to carry off to France --- she had little notion he would grimly hold her to her part of the bargain. Now he had left her and she was alone, prey to the intrigues of glittering 18th century Paris. Only one... more » person could rescue her--the Marquis himself. But hou could sher ever trust this man ? How could she even hope to overcome the contempt in which he held her? And how would even the sudden flowering of her love ever bridge the terrible gap between them?« less
A delightful Georgette Heyer romance, with a principled heroine dealing with a rather unprincipled hero. Heyer's books are perfect for escape reading, and learning a bit about Victorian England. She is a master of complicated scenarios and convoluted plots.