Lady of Quality / Charity Girl Author:Georgette Heyer Lady of Quality is the story of Miss Annis Wychwood, a proud and independent young woman living on her own in Bath in the early nineteenth century. Bored by the few suitors who have called on her, Annis is resigned to a future of serene solitude until adventure enters her life in the person of Miss Lucilla Carleton, an heiress s... more »eeking to escape an arranged marriage. Opportunity follows in the person of Mr. Oliver Carleton, Lucilla's guardian. Oliver is the rudest man Annis has ever met -- and the only one who has ever provoked strong feelings from her. Sparks fly from the friction between them, and neither is prepared for the romance they ignite.
Charity Girl is the tale of another runaway, Miss Charity Steane, who is in flight from her aunt's household when the Viscount Desford encounters her on the road to London. Chivalry dictates that Desford help the naïve Charity, and propriety demands that he lodge her with his dear friend Henrietta Silverdale. With Charity in the picture, Henrietta's feelings toward Desford warm, and the Viscount soon finds himself torn between two women in a gentle comedy of manners and mishaps.« less