On the eve of battle, passions are running high...IN THE SUMMER OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of parties, balls and soirees. In the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, no one attracts more attention than the beautiful, outrageous young widow Lady Barbara Childe. On their first meeting, dashin...
Series: Historical Romances (Book 9)
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition (September 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.3 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 434285
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I am a great fan of Heyer's work, but this isn't one of my favorites. Its heroine Lady Barbara Childe seems straight out of one of those "tempestuous redhead who must be tamed by a manly man" movies of the 1930s-1940s, and (for Heyer) quite cliched....
harles Audley proposes to her, but even their betrothal doesn't calm her wild behavior. Finally, with the Battle of Waterloo raging just miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring back into the town, Lady Barbara discovers where her heart really lies, and like a true noblewoman, she rises to the occasion, and to the demands of love, life and war..."Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyerachieves what the rest of us only aspire to."―Katie Fforde"A brilliant achievement...vivid, accurate, dramatic...the description of Waterloo is magnificent."―Daily Mail"My favorite historical novelist."―Margaret Drabble