by Georgette Heyer
Hooray for Regency romances! My first foray into the world of Georgette Heyer has been most pleasant.
Miss Kitty Charing is in a most difficult situation. Her crotchety and stingy great-uncle Matthew will only bestow his inheritance upon her if she marries one of her cousins. Naturally, a few of her less-than-desirable cousins propose marriage, but only because they would standard to inherit his fortune. Kitty wants nothing to do with this.
However, she is quite attracted to her cousin Jack. Unfortunately, Jack has not proposed and has no intention of proposing in this situation. Kitty quickly devises a scheme to get Jack to propose: she asks her cousin Freddy, who’s really not THAT bad, to propose to her. She assures him that it is only a fake betrothal. She uses this scheme to go to London, be seen, and buy lots of new dresses.
Obviously, misunderstandings, hilarity, and romance ensue.
A charming and clean Regency romance for readers who enjoy the genre.