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Something tells me, though, that his cousin Gideon would not allow it. By the by, there was also the tall-dark-and-handsome hero here: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Gilly, the reader is assured, shall remain as kind and stable as ever, only more confident of his own abilities and far more independent. Set up a giveaway. Doundling Preview See a Problem?

Book review: ‘The Foundling’ by Georgette Heyer

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So when Gilly’s cousin found himself in quite a pickle — a beautiful country girl claimed Gideon had proposed! Do not go into it expecting a romance, do go into it expecting a good bit of humor, though.

PS — Meg, my 30 y.

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Orpahned at founcling young age and raised by the staff, he lives a sequestered life because everyone is terrified he will get sick and die. And very much wishes he was someone other than the Duke.

A mysterious beauty provides the perfect opportunity When Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee.

I too, loved the scene where he established himself as an independant free of his uncle. When he learns that his marriage has already been arranged, orphaned Gilly, who is determined to wed for love only, discovers that his intended is the same georgetfe he has secretly loved for years.

I cheered for his coming-of-age transition to a man, and his adventures out in the world, his experiments at doing everything for himself. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. His cousin Gideon is, right down to the saturnine aspect, but Gilly is much more mild-mannered; he’s not the usual cynical, assured gentleman who is slap up to the echo in every respect.


As always with Heyer, the romance here is understated, although in this novel you have to wait for the love story, because it’s not really obvious until toward the end, and when it does gelrgette appear, it’s so touching, such a relief, and so believable, that you want to keep following the couple forward into their life together.

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It had my attention from the start to the end. This is really more a coming of age novel than a romance; there is a romance, of course, but it takes a distant second place to Heyer’s account of how her hero, Gilly, Duke of Sale, goes adventuring, in a smartly paced plot, and frees himself from the confinement of his family and his title.

The name is definitely an obstacle at first, but he thankfully goes by Gilly, or, as he likes to call himself, “Mr. The first of these consisted of a tureen of turtle, removed with fish, which was in its turn removed with a haunch of venison. The unwillingly engaged hero or heroine, in this case, both Orphans Unruly young adults, often the orphan, but not always Hero masquerades as someone else Mistaken identity see above Someone on the run or hiding from an authority figure The hero in this story, a reluctant duke, about to come of age and be responsible for his estate, and all that entails.

Though the Duke, who is not yet fully into his own power the age of 25 is some magical number which will free Sale from all constraints and give him all of his money and wealth, which have, up to now, been safe-guarded for him feels stifled and smothered.

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist.

The Foundling

She liked Gilly; she simply didn’t love him — certainly not in the way he dreamed love should be. Thank you for the review. Similarly, Harriet needs to escape her tyrannical mother.

This had everything I expect in a Georgette Heyer novel, and more. He is an appealing character, and it is always fun to see the worm turn!

I’ve made one exception for Fredericaand I find myself forced to make another for The Foundling. Except that Gilly, for all his titles, is hardly the dashing hero such circumstances usually require. Dash of Nowhere in Particular.


Dear friends, readers, and fellow Georgette Heyer lovers, I am really, really surprised at the low popularity of The Foundling amongst the Heyerites. But I can easily forgive her this lack because the story was so engrossing that georgtete romance wasn’t necessary.

Okay, I say that to myself after every new Georgette Heyer novel, but in this case it’s true! The romance wasn’t much and I actually found Gilly’s romantic interest rather dullbut the friendship between Gilly and his dashing cousin, Gideon, was a highlight of the book. 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.

Considering the relative simplicity of the plot, The Foundling is a surprisingly long novel. Learn more about Amazon Prime. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It made for a charming contrast with, say, Alverstoke from Frederica who cares for no one but himself until he slowly learns to toundling for the heroine and her siblings. Hi Meg, it is amazing to think that a talented author like Heyer could push out a georfette note. Also, while I liked Gilly a good deal, I’ve got a literary crush on his cousin Gideon.

The characters in the book are wonderful, the stars are Tom, Belinda, and Mr. The title refers to a secondary character, but since his desire, well maybe not I’m still on my Georgette Heyer kick, and I’m very glad to have found this one.

Liversedge is both a villian and amusing in a bizarre way. I think that this one is my favorite so far by her. She can weave all these diverse strands until a satisfactory resolution ends the book.

Not always two-dimensional, but always interesting. Although very similar in plot to Sprig Muslin and, I believe, Charity Girl I haven’t read that one, so I can’t be sureThe Foundlinv is definitely a unique read, and I suspect, a deeper, more profound story.

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