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. Foundling [Georgette Heyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “What happens when a many-titled Duke decides to play hookey from his. The Foundling (Regency Romances) [Georgette Heyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What happens when a many-titled Duke decides.

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I don’t recall anybody ever featuring this wonderful gem of a book in their top favourite Heyer reads.

I ended the book actively disliking them both. It was not, however – it was a delightful adventure and character study of a realistic and endearing georgette gentleman. Though the Duke, who is not yet fully into his own power the age of 25 is some magical number which will free Sale from all constraints and give him all of his money and wealth, which have, up to now, been safe-guarded for him feels stifled and smothered.

But in his quiet way he proves to be a resourceful, courageous, and very ethical person. But not a romantic comedy. The Foundling tells the story of the Duke of Ware, a shy, retiring boy of twenty-four who has been cosseted and coddled until he could scream. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Dec 27, Kwoomac rated founfling it was amazing Shelves: One morning, in amoment of unaccustomed resolution, His Grace made up his mind.

The Foundling June Read: Amazon makes it possible for us to access books which might not be still available on the shelves the local bookshop, and via kindle brings them to us so swiftly. It could have ended just as well with our realization that he has grown up. A wonderful benefit to us all. While doing so he rescues a fair but dimwitted maiden, takes on the charge of an adventurous boy, thumps villains on their heads, gets kidnapped, burns down a house, and all in all leads a very enterprising life indeed.


And here in The FoundlingI just happened to find my new literary husband.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. Unfortunately, the thought had never occurred to the groom-to-be until his uncle cum guardian told him. Right, so the story — for 24 years the Duke of Sale has lived and breathed as the Duke. It starts out slow and frustrating, mainly because of the amount of characterization necessary, and in order to present the opening, intolerable situation the main character appears to find himself in, as a young man about to come into his considerable fortune and the responsibilities that come with it.

That her work is always superbly written makes her an author that will always be on my stand by list.

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She seems a perfect, and loving, match for Gilly. Dash of Nowhere in Particular. The Foundling sounds like a different book with villains, kidnappers, a damsel in need and a hero testing his wings. She’s goundling as relevant to the plot as the grubby school boy, or the villain, or even Gilly’s cousin Gideon.

The Foundling Regency Romances. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Nov jeyer, Kevin rated it it was amazing.

Book review: ‘The Foundling’ by Georgette Heyer

She liked Gilly; she simply didn’t love him — certainly not in the way he dreamed love should be. Nooo, not a good candidate for a romantic comedy. I would go so far as to say that the understanding of human nature portrayed here borders on the levels that Henry James, or even Shakespeare are said to have had.


I have read every book Georgette Heyer wrote and Foundling is my favorite. In his travels, Gilly encounters Tom, a magnet for mischief of all kinds, Belinda, a beautiful, empty-headed girl whose virtue is teetering on a knife-edge, a brace of villains, and a host of citizens of all stripes that, as a Duk This is a heer only in the sense that the hero is happily settled with his lady at the end of the book; really it is an adventure and, I suppose, a journey of self-discovery, although I’m sure Georgette Heyer would never use or approve of such a navel-gazing term.

A strong 4 stars for this charming Georgette Heyer novel. Belinda, the foundling named in the title, is perhaps the most beautiful but empty-headed Heyer heroine of all! Hi Meg, it is amazing to ofundling that a talented author like Heyer could push out a flat note.

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This book was adorable. This book falls into the same trap, but at least enough has been shown to demonstrate that these two are truly made for each other.

Read more Read less. 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. The best part of the story, what I think raises it above flundling other works by Heyer, is the story of Gilly, as he discovers how resourceful he is.

So the Duke sets off on a journey of self-discovery, acting as a Mr. The titular female of the piece Belinda, “The Foundling” steals the role as leading lady.