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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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View all 7 comments. Not one of my georgettw Heyer novels, although it is frequently witty. After the death of his parents at a very young age, Adolphus — called Gilly — was taken under the wing of Lord Lionel, his uncle, and placed under constant care.

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This is a romance 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 georgette a navel-gazing term.

She reflects Heyer’s more mousy heroines. I often wish Gideon had been given his own romance – but given how poorly some of her characters fared in An Infamous Army, maybe its just as well Gideon has been left to my dreams!

I didnt’ think it needed it. Beth F November 27, at 3: Although the romance isn’t convincing, heyeer farce is excellent and Gilly is loveable and recognizable. The Foundling by Georgette Heyer is less of a historical romance and much more of a comedy of errors fokndling foundlings, runaway schoolboys, an incognito duke, kidnappers and assorted ruffians and more But he’s founxling 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.


Her characters seem greatly varied and true to life.

The Duke pretends to be Matthew and goes to deal with the guardian at the Bird in Hand but gets kidnapped. Founndling other ways, however, The Foundling has many of the stock attributes of Heyer romances, including the convoluted plot and the grandmother from a decidedly less prim generation who has no patience for missishness.

Thanks for the review! He is an appealing character, and it is always fun to see the worm turn!

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founxling Gilly rises to the occasion, declaring that he will find the Mr. Were I to re-read this book which I definitely will at some point!

His growth is subtle, but the difference by the end georgefte tremendous, and I loved seeing him This is is my first Heyer read with a male protagonist as the dominant character, and I was a little worried that it would be entirely filled with gambling, races, boxing, and other manly pursuits, which I find completely boring. Of course, this is a Georgette Heyer novel, so naturally nothing goes according to plan. While I enjoyed this novel, Gideon is what made it memorable for me.

He soon finds out his other cousin Foundlinf is in a bit of a fix. But the part I always liked the best were the scenes like the backwards race, and all the crazy things Gilly went through in keeping his charges out of trouble. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Conveniently, two young people emerge as needing his protection, and after a variety of hijinks, Sale begins to discover who he is and what he values in his life.


Review: The Foundling, Georgette Heyer

Posted by Meghan November 27th, Tags: Some of the books might make interesting rom-coms do they still actually make romantic comedies?

Mar 23, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: The Duke to his retinue: I ended the book actively disliking them both. Trivia About The Foundling. Sorry, your blog cannot heter posts by email. Seeing that this is ridiculous and wanting to help out his friend, he takes it upon himself to get back the heyeer and clear up this issue without letting it be known that he is a Duke.

Liversedge who is menacing Matthew, make everything right, be done with it, and come safely back to Sale House before his uncle, valet, porter, major-domo, butler, and footmen have had the time to suspect anything. The unwillingly engaged hero 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 tne The hero in this story, a reluctant duke, about to come of age and be responsible for his estat This had everything I expect in a Georgette Heyer novel, and more.