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Lady Sparrow (Signet Regency Romance)
Lady Sparrow - Signet Regency Romance
Author: Barbara Metzger
Twenty-three-year-old heiress Minerva Caldwell has just buried her elderly husband--and she couldn't be happier. But when she starts rummaging through the old reprobate's account books, she discovers that the man she despised had plenty to hide. Starting with a slew of affairs--and twelve illegitimate children....Mina vows to track down ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451206787
ISBN-10: 0451206789
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Minerva, the widowed Lady Sparrowdale is the daughter of a cit and Lord Lowell, the endearing second son who doesn't have enough money to live up to the standards expected of him, gradually fall in love whilst looking for a seemingly unlimited number of by-blows from Minerva's late husband.

Although Metzger is a master of the beautifully written regency comedy, she does here hit on a number of serious points. Minerva's late husband pursued virgins in a quest for a "cure" for rampant VD (based on fact - this was a well known belief at the time); the by-blows grow up in poverty; Lord Lowell denies himself a family because of his straightened financial circumstances and Minerva shoulders responsibility for a financial empire. Some meaty issues here which provide a background note to the banter and comedy Metzger does so well.
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