Synopsis: When the irascible Lord Darracott's eldest son dies unexpectedly, the noble family must accept their estranged Yorkshire cousin as heir apparent. They are convinced he will prove to be a sadly vulgar person, but nothing could have prepared the beleaguered family for the arrival of Major Hugo Darracott . His clever and beautiful cousin Anthea is sure there's more to the gentle giant than Hugo's innocent blue eyes and broad Yorkshire brogue would lead one to believe. But even she doesn't guess what he's capable of, until a family crisis arises and only Hugo can preserve the family's honor, leading everybody on a merry chase in the process . . . (from the back of the book)
Review: Heyer is, of course, a favorite author. I'll read anything by her and I'm assured an enjoyable time. While this wasn't my favorite of her work, it was everything I expected - humorous, warm, charming, intriguing and all that nonsense. If you enjoy Jane Austen or Agatha Christie, you will enjoy this.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Date Finished: 1-28-2013