This one is a fairly lighthearted romp through Regency England, but what makes Heyer worth reading is her characterizations and the immense amount of period detail that she brings to her novels. Lady Nell Cardross is a bit of a twit, but she's a well-meaning, good, twit. She just can't keep from telling little white lies to protect others -- like her spendthrift brother, Dysart, who hasn't the brains to realize the amount of trouble he's putting his sister through. And while Lord Cardross is affectionate and more than generous, Nell can't help but think that he will abandon her if those lies -- and the missing money -- ever comes out. Great fluffy reading, and good for lifting the mood if your reading has been too serious of late.
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