Faro's Daughter Author:Georgette Heyer Faro's Daughter/Georgette Heyer/ — No matter how well-bred she was, no matterhow extenuatng her circumstances, Deborah Grantham was nothing more than a gaming-house wench. Marriage with young Lord Mablethorpe was simply out of the question. His family would have to buy the hussy off. — Representing the Mablethorpes in this distasteful transactio... more »n was Max Ravenscar, the wealthiest, cleverest and most stubborn bachelor in London. Face to face with his quarry across a faro table, Max felt pleasantly surprised: this intelligent, witty beauty would be a delight to bargain with. But Max underestimated his opponent - a mistake that would soon prove the costliest of his life.« less
I love just about everything Georgette Heyer wrote, but my all-time favorite of her novels is Faro's Daughter. It's the quintessential "battle of the sexes" as the hero and heroine attempt to out-think and out-wit one another. Eventually, however, their passionate hatred turns to passion of another kind. I laughed out loud while reading Faro's Daughter - not just a little chuckle either, but full-blow laughs. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face and give you a nice, warm feeling of completion at its ending.