Gwendolyn Author:Clare Darcy The moment she saw the tall, gallant figure of Captain Henry Belville, R. N., lovely, young Gwendolen Quarters fell madly in love iwth him. And when he proposed marraige, she accepted most willingly. — It was true that Gwendolen's acquaintance with the Captain had been brief and that their courtship had been conducted entirely by correspondence. ... more »She had every confidence that there would be a discreetly fashionable wedding, followed by a higly satisfactory married life, in store for her.
But when Captain Belville returns and reveals himself to be pompous and overbearing - anything but the romantic naval hero of her imagination - she realizes she could never be happy with him, and breaks off their engagement.
Gwendolen has little time to ourn the dissolution of her own dreams, however, for she is soon embroiled in the confusions of her sister's love affairs. First, her beautiful young sister, Jane, become betrothed to the wealthy, extremely eligible Marquis of Lyndale. But when he finds that she loves another and had consented to marry him only to save the family from financial ruin, he unselfishly releases her from her vow. Then Gwendolen's high-spirited youngest sister, Campaspe, sets out to snare Lyndale for herself in order to keep his fortune in the family. Gwendolen's efforts to untwists the may threads of her two sister's confusing loves is complicated even more when she finds that she herself is becoming increasinly attracted to the darkly handsome Lord Lyndale.
Three vivacious young women, a set of dashing suitors and a merry mix-up of romantic entanglements make Gwendolen Clare Darcy's most delightful Regency Romance ever.« less