Faro's Daughter (PDF)


  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Faro's Daughter
  • Georgette Heyer
  • English
  • 15 June 2018
  • 9780099465591

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Read Faro's Daughter characters Faro's Daughter ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer 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 elegant and exclusive gaming club in 18th century London The beautiful young must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability preferably without accepting either 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. 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 known 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 ended up as a faro dealer at a London gambling house run by her aunt She s beautiful enough 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 even 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 exactly 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 enough 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 even 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 extravagant spendthrift creatures that I dislike so much in fiction you see her counterpart in False Colours where she annoyed me even 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 events like a kidnapping a cultured woman dressing up like a tart and acting low class to embarrass the guy and his family gambling away of fortunes etc this might be a really great read for you

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Faro's Daughter

Read Faro's Daughter characters Faro's Daughter ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer 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 eligible females with indifference preferring horses cockfighting or cardsTo Ravenscar's surprise Deb turned out to be besides rem. ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the outside of enough 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 exuisite entremet

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Read Faro's Daughter characters Faro's Daughter ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Arkably handsome witty and he could scarcely believe it well bred Nevertheless he 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 reprisals escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion As they lock horns they become increasingly drawn to each other Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements has Ravenscar finally met his mat. 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 regency era concentrated her allegedly so realistic writing on less than 300 people and those few they interacted with within a world spanning empire obliterated in a fell stroke everything else 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 entire continent And she all but killed doing all the above any serious engagement of female writers with said era Not just that her books and how they reduce everything 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 era Or even just female writing I can t even scorn those who do so because they are absolutely completely rightWhere Jane Austen wrote acerbic brilliantly sarcastic and often even cynical accounts of what it meant to be female and constrained by the rules and laws of that era and how women were reduced to hunt and grovel for male support and left not the slightest doubt about how she despised this Georgette Heyer erects some fantasy Disney world in which she feasted The Empire sexism misogyny and classism Which is morbid Indeed there are enough scholars who have proven that Heyer looked at the Regency from the point of view of a negatively thinking sexist racist classist and terminally reactionary 20th century conservative who not only was worse than any and all of her contemporaries she also is much much worse than any of her ilk of the Regency era And she traded these negative properties to the majority of the contemporary authors trying hard to emulate and repeat her writing style because well because she invented it Looked at without the rose coloured glasses this is toxicI wish she had stayed with her crime novels and never unleashed her dolls house version of Regency Gah


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    Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Faro's Daughter (PDF) Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters 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 known 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 gamb

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    Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters Faro's Daughter (PDF) ScrumptiousI can't type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the outside of enough I pity the

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    Faro's Daughter (PDF) Update I just reread this April 13 14th 2015 and it is every 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

  4. says: Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Faro's Daughter (PDF) Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters

    Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters Faro's Daughter (PDF) 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 frot

  5. says: Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Faro's Daughter (PDF) Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters

    Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters Read Faro's Daughter ScrumptiousI can't type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the outside of enough 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

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    Read Faro's Daughter Faro's Daughter (PDF) 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 everyone thinks he is tied up i

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    Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Faro's Daughter (PDF) Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters 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 each other famously There isn't so typical for Heyer a hero who must

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    Faro's Daughter (PDF) Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters 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 regency era concentrated her allegedly so real

  9. says: Faro's Daughter (PDF) Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer

    Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters Summary Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Georgette Heyer Read Faro's Daughter HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST HEYER I'VE READ YETDeborah Grantham is a well enough born miss who due to her father's impoverished circumstances ended up being raised by her aunt Lady Bellingham who runs an exclusive 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 even though she never had any intention of accepting his older scowly cousin Mr Ravenscar decides to save

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    Faro's Daughter (PDF) Georgette Heyer ✓ 8 characters Read Faro's Daughter 45 starsCharming I smiled the entire 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 bu

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