The Foundling (Regency Romances) [Georgette Heyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What happens when a many-titled Duke decides. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical. Guest review by Claire of The Captive Reader Originally published in , The Foundling was one of the very few Heyer Regency novels I.

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Chapters 13 to This sounds like a lovely novel. I like that the two main characters are quiet, shy people who learn a bit about how to assert themselves in the course of the story. Gilly, the reader is assured, shall remain as kind and stable as ever, only more confident of his own abilities and far more independent. PS — Meg, my 30 y. I love Gilly — I think my favourite scene is where he rescues himself from his dungeon — or fpundling when he finally blows his uncle out of the water!

Chapters 1 to Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity. Spoilerland 90 41 Jul 30, Gilly is sick of being treated like ofundling duke he is and he just can’t stand up to geogette, so he runs off from his household to fix a slight problem his cousin has brought him. In the end, the Duke accepts his marriage to Harriet, discovering that he truly does love her. Liversedge that is a great name for a villain! Does plain Mr Dash put his arm tthe ladies in hackney coaches?


I agree with Anne: This is more adventure than romance, and bears a strong resemblance to Charity Girlwith another ‘unsuitable’ female in need heyerr rescue, and handed over to a long-standing friend-come-love interest of the main male character.

Mar 23, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Published March 25th by Harlequin first published The occasion to exert himself and do something dashing comes along when his young cousin Matthew confides that fojndling is about to be sued for breach of promise. Want to Read saving…. Most of the characters are over the top, but that is the fun of this novel.

The Duke really needed to learn to ‘assert himself’ and after managing to slip away from founfling those people who care for him, he does exactly that.

The unwillingly engaged foudling or heroine, in this case, both Orphans Unruly young adults, often the orphan, but not always Hero masquerades as someone else Mistaken identity see above Someone on the run or hiding from an authority figure The hero in this story, a reluctant duke, about to come of age and be responsible for his estate, and all that entails.

Enormously wealthy, scrupulously mannered and suffocatingly confined by his title the 24 years old Adolphus Gillespie Ware, the 7th Duke of Sale — known to friends as Gilly — is a diffident young, easily pushed around by his overprotective uncle and the retinue of devoted family retainers who won’t let him lift a finger for himself.

Far from trying to get his inheritance, his family did everything in its power to ensure that the sickly little boy would grow to manhood. It is true that Gideon foundlong appealing and Mr.

Review: The Foundling, Georgette Heyer « Medieval Bookworm

Dash of Nowhere in Particular”. Ueyer 02, Wealhtheow rated it liked it Shelves: It is primarily a journey of discovery for the Duke of Sale, who is a charming character.


My only complaints are that it is kind of slow, especially in the beginning, and that the title is totally lame.

Yes, as other reviewers point out, this is more of a coming-of-age saga tha June, – Still five stars for me, and still a favorite Heyer! I think we both should not have started out with Grand Sophy!! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The Foundling

She has read several books based on your reviews. Even when he finally runs away, he remains sweet and caring to those around him. Indeed, part geotgette the fun with any Heyer novel is comparing it to those you have previously read, recognizing a certain plot twist from one, a secondary character with a doppelganger in another. The Foundling by the way? It has been a long, long time since I read this, so I remember very little.

It is so difficult to find people to talk with about Heyer, which is why I love the book blogging community! It’s a long story and we meet some queer and many characters along the way. Nov 29, Abigail Bok rated it it was amazing. Most obviously, The Foundling is very similar in plot to its inferior successor Charity Girl originally published in Were I to re-read this book which I definitely will at some point!

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