(E–pub/E–book) [Faro's Daughter] author Georgette Heyer
Pansy Vol. 6 eD and offended that he would try and bribe her off Deborah is determined to get revengeven if that means marrying his youngster of a nephewA very cute very humorous novel full of romp and Heyer humor I uite Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods enjoyed this book Itven beats out These Old Shades in the three star section Deborah is a great deal like Sophy from The Grand Sophy and as that is my favorite Heyer book it stands to reason I d Elizabeth I enjoy this one too It is a highly imporobable story filled with kidnapping and falling in and out love and rather unsavory characters but overall completely fun Thending is a
little rushed and the HERO S FALLING IN LOVE MIGHT BE A rushed and the S FALLING IN LOVE MIGHT BE A s falling in love might be a bit but the dialogue and ridiculous circumstances the characters find themselves in uite makes up for it A very Education in a New Society enjoyable novel My Heyer reccomendations go like this order then The Grand SophyFredericaCotillionFaro s DaughterArabellaThese Old Shadesand the Nonesuch Read a long long loooong time ago review also long overdue because people tend to ask when I scoffGeorgette Heyer wrote a pretentious anachronistic pseudo scientific retcon version of the regencyra concentrated her allegedly so realistic writing on less than 300 people and those few they interacted with within a world spanning Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education empire obliterated in a fell strokeverything lse happening during a time which was one of the most important of industrialisation and science not to speak of featuring the major political upheaval of an ntire continent And she all but killed doing all the above any serious The Baby Swap Miracle engagement of female writers with saidra Not just that her books and how they reduce verything to a mere play of manners for or less silly goals are cause and reason for the continued contempt people direct at female romantic writing about that ra Or ven just female writing I can t 45 starsCharming I smiled the ntire time it took me to read this novel the battle of the sexes of the first order set in Regency England Max is a rich powerful and arrogant aristocrat When he learns that his younger cousin twenty year old Adrian is in love with a girl from a gaming house a painted harpy in his opinion and contemplates matrimony Max is aghast He would stop at nothing to cut the connection His first step is to buy off the greedy female In Deb he meets his match She is not painted nor greedy nor a harpy and she doesn t contemplate matrimony at least not to Adrian who is five years her junior She is as proud as Max but unfortunately her family hit the hard times and she has no choice but to help her aunt in her gaming stablishment When Max offers Deb 10000 pounds to break off her non xisting Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation engagement to Adrian she flies into indignation Of course such a sum would help her aunt pay off all her debts but how dares that insufferable man insult her so How dares he presume she is for sale She wouldn t take a farthing of his money She would teach him a lessonAnd so the battle commences tit for tat After Deb delivers a shocking blow to Max s inflatedgo he retaliates forcing her to Gender Justice exercise her creativity to the utmost for her next move While they strive to bestach other the readers smile and chuckle and Generations and Collective Memory enjoyvery page of this funny and inventive tale DelightfulBookish musing The previous book I read was a modern paranormal romance a good book by all accounts but the comparison was inevitable With the xception of magic the male protagonists in both stories could be described by xactly the same words arrogant wealthy powerful autocratic absolutely unaccustomed to any resistance The female protagonists are also similar spirited compassionate fiercely independent would go to bat for their families But unlike the hero in the modern story Max would never resort to cruelty towards Deb or any other woman no matter how much he dreams of wringing her neck He is an alpha male yes but his politeness and manners are too ingrained he is a British aristocrat after all to do anything so base as apply deliberate pain to a female He is ruthless biased sometimes From Notes to Narrative even hateful but his solutions are smart not brutal and he wants to win by his wits not his fistsither literal or metaphorical And of course no lust is involved in Heyer s story Everyone knows it s there in the background but it s resistible It doesn t influence neither Deb s nor Max s decisions or actions Both have too much class to submit to their bodily urges Perhaps the comparison is unfair after all Heyer is a classic Her novels have been popular since 1921 and are still in print I m just saying I definitely prefer Georgette Heyer s approach Maybe I m too old fashione. Arkably handsome witty and he could scarcely believe it well bred Nevertheless he Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America expected she'd be grateful far the price he offered to give up her young suitor Arrogant Ravenscar always gets his way and comes to buy her off an insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisalsscalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion As they lock horns they become increasingly drawn to God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School each other Amidst all the misunderstandings andntanglements has Ravenscar finally met his mat. ,
Flushed with success from my recent reread of Venetia I cast caution to the wind and decided to take on another Georgette Heyer Regency novel I should have cast caution to the wind and decided to take on another Georgette Heyer Regency novel I should have I wasn t mentally up for another contrived plot yet Even Heyer s witty writing didn t save this one for meDeborah Grantham is a 25 year old with decent parentage but gambling runs in the family and between one thing and another she s Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) ended up as a faro dealer at a London gambling house run by her aunt She s beautifulnough that she s attracted some attention from gentlemen who freuent the gambling house Mostly it s the wrong sort of attention but there s Lord Adrian the 20 year old heir to the Mablethorpe title who has fallen head over heels for her and wants to marry her His mother and uncle want to suash this inappropriate romance and they have two months to do it before he turns 21 and gets control of his fortune So Adrian s uncle Max Ravenscar tracks Deborah down and decides the best way to handle her is to offer to pay her money a lot of money to send Adrian packing Deb and her aunt are in desperate need of money but Deb finds Max s offer so vastly insulting WHY that she not only turns down the money she declares that she ll wed Adrian just to spite Max ven though she actually has absolutely no intention of marrying young Adrian And so begins a battle royale between this obstinate couple and of course we all know where it s going from there but the fun is in the journey Except it just wasn t that much fun for meLook I get that Regencies aren t xactly the poster child for plausibility When you look up the word contrived there s a picture of a Regency romance there or should be anyway And I ll confess that when I like the main couple and the plotline I ll do contrived plots with the best of them like Loretta Chase s Knave s Wager one of my guilty pleasures So what it comes down to is that I didn t like or care for the characters or their choices nough to really make this book a winner for me Deb is basically an intelligent kindhearted cultured person but being around Max brings out the worst in her Her decision making process around him is knee jerk and irrational and I just don t do irrational Max well he s kind of a jerk ven at the best of times though he does care about his family And they both have a sense of humor which saves the story from going completely off the rails The secondary characters didn t help me out a lot here Deb s aunt is one of those Foraging for Survival extravagant spendthrift creatures that I dislike so much in fiction you see her counterpart in False Colours where she annoyed meven Adrian though he has potential is young and foolish Deb s brother mostly grovels and so onBut mostly this story revolves around the Big Feud between Max and Deb So if you love this kind of battle of the sexes plotline complete with farcical vents like a kidnapping a cultured woman dressing up like a tart and acting low class to mbarrass the guy and his family gambling away of fortunes Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries etc this might be a really great read for you Update I just reread this April 13 14th 2015 and it isvery bit at good as the first time Far fetched and comical it was just the sort of book I needed It had me laughing several times Georgette Heyer has written silly spoilt and ridiculous heroines she has made witty wize and winsome heroines Deborah Grantham is the best minx of all She is onalmost on the shelf and has little chance of making a match Her aunt has a gaming house with a EO table and faro which adds up against her She also has an abominable temper thankfully not like the heroin in Bath Tangle but one singularly her own Max Ravenscar the Hero is appalled when he learns that his youn ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this ntire nding is the outside of nough I pity the fool who doesn t indulge in the occasional Heyer A diet of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen of Puddings for lunch and a Pavlova for dinner but damme how they are like vintage champagne served with an xuisite ntremet I love it One of the best Heyer books I couldn t stop reading Fortunately I could spare time for that So I have read it in one day all dayThere wasn t a scene that I don t like You have many situations and brilliant dialogues between characters Both heroes have a spirit strong personality No ninny And they play together or I should say against ach other famously There isn t so typical for Heyer a hero who must
a defenceless was shocking to me the most that I was surprised two times how the story tu. Skilled in the art of card playing Deborah Grantham a gambler's daughter uses that skill as her sole means of support as mistress of her aunt's One Ticket To Texas elegant andxclusive gaming club in 18th century London The beautiful young must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability preferably without accepting ither of two repugnant offers One is from an older very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behavior disgusts her; the other from the young puppyish scion of a noble family whose relatives. .rescue a defenceless
Rned out Because I love Heyer romances but they are very predictable Not This Book At Least book at least meI want such stories HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST HEYER I VE READ YETDeborah Grantham is a well nough born miss who due to her father s impoverished circumstances Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy ended up being raised by her aunt Lady Bellingham who runs anxclusive gaming house in London In any case a little lord with a bad case of puppy love gets into his head that he wants to marry her and ven though she never had any intention of accepting his older scowly cousin Mr Ravenscar decides to save little Adrian from the alleged fortune huntergaming wench I repeat Deb at no point ven considered accepting Adrien s proposal But Deb and Mr Ravenscar are two of the BIGGEST DRAMA UEENS to Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader everxist and that s why this novel is so amazinghilarious She is so offended that he thought she was a hussy and he is so thoroughly annoyed by not getting his way for once that they both come up with increasingly absurd ways to piss Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead each other off leavingveryone lse around them to reach for their smelling saltsThis is like Pride Prejudice on crack indeed you may pick up on certain turns of phrase that are straight from that bookI have to say I haven t laughed out loud this many times reading a book in ages in fact I read the last 15% or so while on a treadmill at my gym just now and people thought I was going mental no one is supposed to look that happy on a treadmill5 of the asiest stars I ve Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) ever given ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG thisntire Silvers Edge ending is the outside ofnough I pity the fool who doesn t indulge in the occasional Heyer A diet of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen of Puddings for lunch and a Pavlova for dinner but damme how they are like vintage champagne served with an xuisite ntremet I ve read this book like most Heyers countless times if I had been rating books then this one would have been around 35 But now I m a lot fond of assertive heroines while both leading characters are very prone to irrational actions I m looking at the original publication date 1941 If I was a reader in WW2 I certainly would have wanted frothy fast paced fun rather than grim reality But just to get an idea of the fantastic sums of money being thrown around in this book check out this currency converter note it stopped being updated in 2005 Gulp the pace on this one never lets upDeb may be uick tempered but she is also loyal kind inventive when her aunt needs help with her gambling house she doesn t hesitate to step in Going Berserk even though she must have realised that she was putting paid to any chance of anligible marriage leaving herself open to far less savoury offers But she doesn t waste time in regrets While Max is never given much in personality other than he is autocratic skilled in gambling the romance is allowed to gradually unfold This is skillfully done special mention to some of the minor characters Deb s aunt Lady Bellingham is one of my favourites scatty yet kind GH gives her some the book s best lines I think Kit is the most horrible of all the unsatisfactory brothers in GH s stories It made me wonder if ither of GH s own brothers had done anything to upset her at the time of writing Shallow disloyal self absorbed view spoiler he betrays Deb when she most needs help uses force against her to get his own way hide spoiler 2019 ReviewMax Ravenscar s kidnapping is truly one of my favorite scenes in all of Heyer s works I love the banter between him an Deb the dismissal of her brother the moment he walks back into the house when veryone thinks he is tied up in the basement It is all gold pure gold 2018 ReviewSo much witty banter Deb certainly represents an older Heyer heroine but she comes across Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America emotional maybe Or perhaps impulsive is a better word like a younger heroine 2017 ReviewOnce again breaking my rule about not interfering with past ratings to bump this one up a star I really do love Faro s Daughter It would make a hilarious movie Also Deb 3 Girl has guts In all my previous readings though it never occurred to me how uicklyveryone falls in love Everything takes place in less than two weeks 2011 Review Faro s Daughter isn t one of Heyer s popular books and I picked it up half Autobiography and Other Writings expecting it to be a disappointment I was pleasantly surprised When Max Ravenscar discovers his young nephew has fallen in love with a girl from gambling house he is uite determined to doverything in his power to stop the marriage Surely a bribe ought to workWhat he does not xpect is Deborah Grantham Outrage. Are convinced she is a fortune hunterLady Mablethorpe was aghast Her young son Adrian wanted to get married Miss Deborah Grantham a gambling club wench Thus she sent her trusted nephew the vastly wealthy clever and imperturbable Max Ravenscar speeding to the faro tables to buy the hussy off A renowned gamester and the first to own that he is untroubled by a romantic disposition Ravenscar regards all ligible females with indifference preferring horses cockfighting or cardsTo Ravenscar's surprise Deb turned out to be besides rem.