"Georgette Heyer is the Queen of the Regency Romance.Â Long may she reign!" âNew York Times bestselling author LAUREN WILLIG
Deliciously feisty and exuberant, Arabella Tallant is one of Georgette Heyer's most memorable and engaging heroines
Daughter of a modest country clergyman, Arabella Tallant is on her way to London when her carriage breaks down outside the hunting lodge of the wealthy Mr. Robert Beaumaris. Her pride stung when she overhears a remark of her host's, Arabella pretends to be an heiress, a pretense that deeply amuses the jaded Beau. To counter her white lie, Beaumaris launches her into high society and thereby subjects her to all kinds of fortune hunters and other embarrassments.
When compassionate Arabella rescues such unfortunate creatures as a mistreated chimney sweep and a mixed-breed mongrel, she foists them upon Beaumaris, who finds he rather enjoys the role of rescuer and is soon given the opportunity to prove his worth in the person of Arabella's impetuous young brother...
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About: Arriving in London to make her debut, Arabella Tallant, the eldest daughter of a penniless vicar, finds herself pursued by amorous fortune hunters, including London's most irresistible bachelor after she reinvents herself as an heiress.
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