These Old Shades
The Queen of Regency Romance returns to her craft with her career-launching sophomore novel, These Old Shades.
On a previously uneventful night in Paris, two ships-who in any other circumstance would likely continue to pass through the night-collide in a stroke of serendipity. The first being Justin Alastai-the infamous and dastardly Duke of Avon-on his way to seek revenge on the Comte de Saint-Vire; the second being the abused youth Léon, who is in the midst of fleeing from his abusive guardian. Purchasing the boy from his pursuer, the Duke takes in the lost soul and gives him the position of a page, leading to the former's complete devotion and adoration.
But all is not what it seems.
Young Léon is actually young Léonie; her red hair and deep blue eyes betraying the truth of her origin; and the Duke, her apparent rescuer, might have had less than altruistic reasons for taking her under his wing.
In this thrilling tale of long-awaited revenge, can the notoriously cold-hearted Duke allow his heart to be warmed with affection and find redemption in the throes of romance?
Professionally typeset with a brand new cover, Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades is a classic romance novel reimagined for modern readers.
- Publisher: Mint Editions
- Publish Date: Apr 16th, 2024
- Pages: 332
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
- EAN: 9798888972458
- Categories: • Romance - Historical - Regency
About the Author
Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) was an English writer of historical romance and detective fiction. Born in London, Heyer was raised as the eldest of three children by a distinguished British Army officer and a mother who excelled as a cellist and pianist at the Royal College of Music. Encouraged to read from a young age, she began writing stories at 17 to entertain her brother Boris, who suffered from hemophilia. Impressed by her natural talent, Heyer's father sought publication for her work, eventually helping her to release The Black Moth (1921), a detective novel. Heyer then began publishing her stories in various magazines, establishing herself as a promising young voice in English literature. Following her father's death, Heyer became responsible for the care of her brothers and shortly thereafter married mining engineer George Ronald Rougier. In 1926, Heyer publisher her second novel, These Old Shades, a work of historical romance. Over the next several decades, she published consistently and frequently, excelling with romance and detective stories and establishing herself as a bestselling author.