Beauvallet: Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

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Beauvallet: Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

Beauvallet: Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

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Finding the beautiful Dominica on board the Spanish galleon is a surprise, but Beauvallet commits himself to taking them safely to a Spanish port despite how incredibly dangerous and reckless it is. As for me, if I'm reading a historical novel, I want it to be historical in more than merely clothing. Upon landing in England, he rides on a visit to his elder brother Gerard who, lacking heirs himself, reminds Nicholas that it is his duty to continue the family line.

Don Diego is obviously effeminate and viewed with disapproval, but after signalling this very clearly the author doesn't know what to do about it and tries making him aggressively sexual which doesn't really work. Their new home in Kratovo was an old Turkish house with a water supply that had been built in Roman times. When the ship bearing her to Spain is attacked by Sir Nicholas Beauvallet - the daring English pirate christened "Mad Nick" - Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva is at first outraged by the free and easy manners of this "villain.Anyway, a rather roundabout way to say that I love the book, not so much for the actual words on the page, but for the movie those words project in my mind. Doña Dominica's haughty spirit appeals to Beauvallet and he vows to come back to claim her within the year. But even as he makes contact with Dominica's new family, Beauvallet arouses the suspicion of the French ambassador, M. Nick gets what he needs but his typical good fortune leads him to something even better - after besting a Frenchman who was trying to steal his horse near the Spanish frontier, he discovers the man was the Chevalier de Guise, a courier for the powerful de Guise family who carries a secret, encrypted message to King Phillip in Spain. Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own.

The final third of the book is the best when the pace picks up and there are plenty of threats and escapes.Pages are mildly age toned with more residue on page 59, a small sticker on free front end paper and a crack in binding between the few first pages where a fold out pedigree lies. Beauvallet laughs at danger at every turn, while the intrepid (now orphaned) Dominica attempts to defend herself from a forced marriage being pushed upon her by relatives who need her money, while she worries that her love won't come in time. Heinemann published Beauvalletin September 1929 while Georgette was living in a village in Macedonia. It was a little hard to get inside the character’s heads at first, but once I learned who they were It was very easy to relate to them. From the details of the clothing, to the etiquette and social graces, types of equipage, dances, food, liqueur, sentiments, current affairs and manner of speech - Heyer has it all nailed down, and with effortless ease.



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