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The Georgette Heyer Omnibus: Faro's Daughter / The Corinthian / The Nonesuch
The Georgette Heyer Omnibus Faro's Daughter / The Corinthian / The Nonesuch Author:Georgette Heyer Three Favorite Regency Romances: — FARO'S DAUGHTER — Lady Mablethorpe was aghast. Her young son Adrian was marrying Miss Deborah Grantham -- a gambling-club wench! Thus she sent her trusted nephew, the vastly wealthy, clever, and imperturbable Max Ravenscar, speeding to the faro tables to buy the hussy off. To Ravenscar's ... more »surprise, Deborah turned out to be remarkably handsome, witty, and -- he could scarcely believe it -- well-bred. Nevertheless, he expected she'd be grateful far the price he offered to give up the young lord.
When Sir Richard Wyndham, an accomplished Corinthian, comes across a beautiful young woman climbing out of a window in a bid to escape, he finds the ideal opportunity to realise his own escape. Behind lovely Penelope Creed was the lavish life of a brilliant London heiress, and a proposed marriage to a man she loathed. Ahead, tantalizing, was the shimmering dream of a love she had known once -- and lost. And with her in flight across a landscape of excitement was a man like no other she had known -- handsome, sophisticated, but cynical. They had met by accident, been drawn together by danger. And now only his masked emotions and the shifting impulses of her own wild young heart would tell what their destiny would be....
When they learned that Sir Waldo Hawkridge was coming, the village gentry were thrown into a flurry. The famed sportsman himself! Heir to an uncounted fortune, and a leader of London society! The local youths idolized "the Nonesuch"; the fathers disapproved; and the mothers and daughters saw him as the most eligible -- and elusive -- man in the kingdom. But one person remained calm. When she became a governess, Ancilla Trent had put away romance, and at first she could only be amused at the fuss over Sir Waldo. But when he ignored the well-born beauties of the district, a shocking question began to form: could the celebrated gentleman be courting her?« less