These Old Shades Author:Georgette Heyer UNANSWERED QUESTIONS — Lovely, titian-haired Leonie, ward of the dashing Duke of Avon, had all Paris at her feet. Yet her true origins remained shrouded in mystery. And neither the glittering soirees nor the young aristocrats who so ardently courted her could still the question that plagued her young heart. — What was her mysterious parentage? ... more »Just one man held the secret, the one she feared most in the world -- the iron-willed Compte de Sainte-Vire, deadly enemy of the Duke. He would give her the answer-- for a price. But could she betray the man she secretly, lelplessly loved? And could this proud young beauty bear to face the truth when it came?« less
One of my favorite all time books. I love Leonie and her Signeur, and I love how Georgette Heyer tied together three generations of the family through "These Old Shades," "Devil's Cub," and "Infamous Army."