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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He is sweet, good natured, and caring. Spoilerland 90 41 Jul 30, Celebrating Georgette Heyer — Day 08 Giveaway Enter a chance to win one copy of The Foundlingby Georgette Heyer Sourcebooks, by leaving a comment stating what intrigues you about the plot or characters, or if you have read it, which is your favorite character or scene by midnight Pacific time, Monday, September 6th, Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Yes I agree about Harriet — another favourite scene is where she come to get Gilly out of jail!

This is one I have not yet read, but the review demands that I add it to the wish list. He sets out on a wild adventure to find out who he really is. 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.

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Review: The Foundling, Georgette Heyer

Dec 27, Kwoomac rated it it was amazing Shelves: Krishna December 8, at 4: But he’s so 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. The story works a little better than Charity Girl, but it This is more adventure than romance, and bears a strong resemblance to Charity Girlwith another ‘unsuitable’ female in need of rescue, and handed over to a long-standing friend-come-love interest of the main male character.


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

Heyer showed here her best pen, why she was so good writer of amusing and loved books. I have a fondness for “Mr. There are too many things that happen here to list them all. He sometimes wishes he coul The Groom. Most obviously, The Foundling is very similar in plot to its inferior successor Charity Girl georgeyte published in Although feorgette similar in plot to Sprig Muslin and, I believe, Charity Girl I haven’t read that one, so I can’t be sureThe Foundling is definitely a unique read, and I suspect, a deeper, more profound story.

November 30, at 3: Posted in FictionGeorgette Heyer 11 Comments.

I thought it was going to be more of a romance too, but I was pleased with what it turned out to gworgette. The Foundling is among my best loved Heyers. There are a few bright points, though – particularly the farmer’s mother observing that Belinda’s lack of morals is probably due to being a by-blow of the gentry.

The Foundling is more a coming-of-age story than a romance. I don’t think I’ve read a H This is really more a coming of age novel than a romance; there is a heyed, of course, but it takes a distant second place to Heyer’s account fokndling how her hero, Gilly, Duke feorgette Sale, goes adventuring, in a smartly paced plot, and frees himself from the confinement of his family and his title.

Indeed, part of the fun with any Heyer novel is comparing it to those you have previously read, recognizing a certain plot twist from one, a secondary character with a doppelganger in another. But they were, still, dead during those years geeorgette so, makes me wonder, did I really read this book before?

But most of the story is caught up in the adventures of Gilly as he kicks over the traces and goes on a mission of mercy and meets another ‘Falstaff’ type, though this one theoretically intended to be more amusing.

I’m normally quite chary of stars, and don’t award full marks to anything that isn’t objectively good. Penguin Random House- Fiction – pages.


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November 27, at 3: Her first novel, The Black Moth, published inwas written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. The title refers to a secondary character, but since his desire, well maybe not desire but inclination, to come to the aid of that character catapults the hero into many of his scrapes, it makes sense as a title.

Chapters 1 to 12 64 38 Jul 29, This is Gilly’s coming of age story, and quite an adventure it is, for one who’s been so sheltered.

At twenty-four, Gilly’s been cossetted and cocooned his whole life and can’t seem to make a move without being shadowed by numerous servants, many of them elderly family retainers who still seem to think of him as a child.

Left alone with his meddlesome uncle, Gilly longs for a world with less restrictions and more adventure. But she’s not, and only makes a few appearances at the start and at the ending of the story.

It truly set the bar for me!! You are commenting using your Facebook account. However, now that Gilly’s nearly of-age, their coddling and controlling is less welcome. Your review made me geoggette to rush out and buy it right it away. My first draft of this review had a full paragraph devoted to heuer, but it was cut to meet the word limit. August 13, by Claire The Captive Reader. This story is filled with laughs, witty repartee, entertaining characters, and lots of sweet little moments.