These Old Shades Author:Georgette Heyer Unanswered Question — Lovely,titian haired Leonia,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 plaqued her young hart.What was her mysteries parentage?Just one man h... more »eld the secret,the one she feared most in the world-the iron willed Compte de Saint Vire,deadly enemy oh the Duke.He would give her the answer for the price.But could she betray the man she secretly,helplessly loved?And could this proud young beauty bear to face the truth when it came?« less
This book was a fun departure from most of Heyer's books that I like--it takes place largely in France in the mid-18th century. The main character, Leonie, is a engaging heroine and fun to read about. The hero's brother, Rupert, made me laugh and kept the pace of the novel moving with his commentary. I enjoyed the book.