Faro's Daughter

Faro's Daughter Review

THE HIGH STAKES OF LOVE

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 mis 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 are convinced she is a fortune hunter.

Lady Mablethorpe was aghast. Her young son Adrian was marrying 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. To Ravenscar's surprise, Deborah turned out to be remarkably handsome, witty, and--he could scarcely believe it--well-bred. Nevertheless, he expected she'd be grateful for the price he offered to give up her young suitor. Arrogant Ravenscar 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....

Title:Faro's Daughter
Edition Language:English

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  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    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 con...

  • Tweety

    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. :)Georget...

  • Carol  ??

    I've read this book (like most Heyers) countless times & if I had been rating books then, this one would have been around 3.5*. But now I'm a lot more fond of assertive heroines & while both leading c...

  • Olga Godim

    4.5 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 ...

  • Lea

    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 r...

  • Mela

    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 day).There wasn't a scene that I don't like. You have many ...

  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)

    Challenge completed! This was book #250 for the year and also the perfect way to complete my GR reading challenge. There's just something about Georgette Heyer novels that makes my heart happy and lea...

  • Caz

    I've given this a B+ for narration and B for content at AudioGals.It’s been quite some time since I read Faro’s Daughter, and given my memories of it are rather hazy, listening to this was almost ...

  • ? Irena ?

    2.5This isn't the first book with this theme I've read so far. A mistaken opinion is hardly a boring theme. It works quite well in romances. I didn't like the characters, but while I simply didn't lik...

  • Kelly

    The heroine needed a good smack upside the head. You are not a martyr headed to the stake, GOOD LORD. The hero, likewise, though more so in the latter part of the book. There's waaay more misogyny tha...