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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Just reread this after the review, and enjoyed it tremendously.

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Chaos, mayhem, suspense, and delightful misunderstandings ensue. Unfortunately, the thought had never occurred to the groom-to-be until his uncle cum guardian told him. Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. The scene where view spoiler [ Liversedge comes to Gideon’s house hide spoiler ] is one of the best GH ever wrote.

He has not been–how shall I put it? What fun this was! But in his quiet way he proves to be a resourceful, courageous, and very ethical person. He lives with his uncle, Lord Lionel. And Gideon and Gilly’s friendship is nice. Also, while I liked Gilly a good deal, I’ve got a literary crush on his cousin Gideon.

As a reader, I was thrilled for him when he broke their bonds and went out into the world to see what it was like. I do think, however, given a few years married to Gilly, she would make a very interesting heroine in her own right.

Review: The Foundling, Georgette Heyer

With trappings of the others, but being in georgettr of its own little genre. I’m a big Heyer fan and this one lives up to all expectations. While Gideon was trying to head off his Father, because he knew what was going to happen.

While hanging out with his friend, he realizes that his friend is being scammed 50, pounds for writing letters to a girl he had heyet infatuated with. Oh you got me good, Ms. I didnt’ think it needed it. Well, Heyer did write something like heorgette books that were not romances, is this one of those? He is so precious! Most of the characters are over the top, but that is the fun of this novel. The Foundling by Georgette Heyer is less of a historical romance and much more of a comedy of errors with foundlings, runaway schoolboys, an incognito duke, kidnappers and assorted ruffians and more This length gave Heyer ample opportunity to show off her impressive period knowledge.


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This is not a traditional romance, where the focus is all on the developing relationship of two people, but it is a fascinating and absorbing tale. What fun this was! My only complaint was that it dragged a bit.

It’s a sad thing to see a duke unable to stand up for himself in front of his uncle or the staff. Not one of my favorite Heyer novels, although it is frequently witty. He sometimes wishes he coul The Groom.

Gsorgette Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Do not go into it expecting a romance, do go into it expecting a good bit of humor, though. That is the only thing that ruined otherwise a great story for me.

She also is an incredibly stupid character. The story works a little better than Charity Girl, but it is still full of rather too much of the things Gilly is trying to escape, which is hard to endure in a book, let alone a whole life. The Duke really needed to learn to ‘assert himself’ and after managing to slip away foundlinf all those people who care for him, he does exactly that.

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Yet another Regeny Heyer novel to add to my list! The moment Harriet hears about Belinda not so much. Chapters 1 to 12 64 38 Jul 29, The Foundling is a brilliant story. But he’s so mild-mannered that he merely sub I’m normally quite chary of stars, and don’t award full marks to anything that isn’t objectively good. Most obviously, The Foundling is very similar in plot to its inferior successor Charity Girl originally published in No matter that of any character, I imagined myself most like Gideon, with a slanted humorous grin, taking in the whole onslaught of rather silly predicaments and entanglements with much amusement and enjoyment, in the corner of the room.


The unbelievable situations and turns in the plot are believable because of these characters. Indeed, the chief villain is the brilliantly named Mr Liversedge, a name that Dickens himself would applaud. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 7th, I don’t think I’ve read a H This is really more a coming of age novel than a romance; there is a romance, of course, but it takes a distant second place to Heyer’s account of how her hero, Gilly, Duke of Sale, goes adventuring, in a smartly paced plot, and frees himself from the confinement of his family and his title.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. I typically tend to fall for the rakes and rogues, the tall-dark-and-handsome hero who’s been overdone and overdone, but once in a while I get a major crush on a completely different type of hero. So when Gilly’s cousin found himself in quite a pickle — a beautiful country girl claimed Gideon had proposed!

Sounds like the minor characters upstaged the protagonists in this one. Some have objected that the story takes a long time to get going, but the first hundred pages, while light on action, give us a deep foundlinng and understanding for the hero.