By Georgette Heyer
Studying Georgette Heyer is the following neatest thing to studying Jane Austen." -Publishers WeeklyA younger girl of attractiveness and intelligence dealing with an insufferable choice...Venetia Lanyon is certainly one of Georgette Heyer's such a lot memorable heroines. attractive, able, and self sustaining minded, her lifestyles at the family's property within the geographical region is a bit of circumscribed. Then an opportunity stumble upon along with her rakish neighbor opens up a complete new global for Venetia. Lord Damerel has equipped his existence on his risky popularity, and while he meets Venetia, he has not anything to provide and every thing to remorse. As Venetia's well-meaning family members steps in to guard her from strength spoil, Venetia needs to locate the wherewithal to take cost of her personal future, or lose her one probability at happiness...What readers say: "Perfection! ...Witty, glowing, and heart-wrenching.""Not in simple terms do i believe that Venetia is Georgette Heyer's top novel, i feel Venetia is considered one of her top characters and definitely one in all my favourite heroines in all romance fiction.""Has all of Heyer's most sensible beneficial properties: humor, wit, and irony; a stupendous experience of time and place."
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He said, amused. He glanced towards Oswald, who was picking himself up. ” declared Venetia, a martial light in her eye. “You may leave this to me, Damerel! ” She swept past him, just as Oswald, having managed to overcome the effects of semi-strangulation, started towards Damerel with his fists clenched. Finding Venetia in his path, he was obliged to check himself, and before he could thrust her aside, which, in his blind rage, he had every intention of doing, she had spoken words that fell on him like a cold douche.
His lordship had made no plans, but thought he should remain in Yorkshire for a while. It might be that he was amusing himself with a new kind of flirtation, but in any other man it would have looked remarkably like courtship. If that was it, Marston wondered whether Miss Lanyon knew what sort of a life his lordship had led, and what that elder brother of hers would have to say to such a match. He would have been shocked had he guessed how much Venetia knew, and how much she was entertained by some of Damerel’s more repeatable adventures; and he would have been considerably astonished had he known on what terms of easy camaraderie this very odd couple stood.
She was still kneeling, resting her hands on the edge of the loft, and looking directly down at him. “Upside down? Well, of all the unhandsome things to say! ” “Wretch! Do you mean to keep me a prisoner up here? ” “Oh, don’t wait for that! ” he said. ” “What, are you afraid I’ll let you fall? Little craven! ” said Venetia, making a face at him. She then altered her position, drew her flounced skirt tightly round her ankles, swung her legs over the edge of the loft, and slid down into Damerel’s arms.