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The Reluctant Widow
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date October 1, 2008
Pages 316
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781402213519
ISBN-10 1402213514
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $14.99 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

"Lively, amusing...done to a turn!"-Kirkus Reviews

A fateful mistake...

When Elinor Rochdale boards the wrong coach, she ends up not at her prospective employer's home but at the estate of Eustace Cheviot, a dissipated and ruined young man on the verge of death.

A momentous decision...

His cousin, Mr Ned Carlyon, persuades Elinor to marry Eustace as a simple business arrangement. By morning, Elinor is a rich widow, but finds herself embroiled with an international spy ring, housebreakers, uninvited guests, and murder. And Mr Carlyon won't let her leave ...

What readers are saying about The Reluctant Widow

"Delightful and purely entertaining. The plot involves comedy, intrigue, espionage, cloaks and daggers, and things going bump in the night - served with a sauce of witty repartee that is the Heyer hallmark. Unforgettable."

"One of my favorites!"

"A delightfully funny and mysterious romp."

"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." - Publisher's Weekly

Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (October 1, 1992)
9781560542056 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $20.95
About: A poor governess decides to take advantage of a man's affection when she accepts an offer to marry the dying heir to a large estate
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from Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 1, 2008)
9781402213519 | details & prices | 316 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $14.99
About: "Lively, amusing.
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (May 1, 1994)
9780061001550 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $3.99
About: "Lively, amusing.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Cornelius Garrett (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (March 1, 1998)
9780754001027 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $74.95
About: Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported.

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