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ISBN: 0399106855 / ISBN-13: 9780399106859

The Reluctant Widow


Old Eustace Cheviot may have been a scoundrel and a drunkard, but he was Elinor Rochdale's only hope. The destitute widow was drawn into the marriage ... Show synopsis

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  • The Reluctant Widow (Putnam Publishing Group) – Hardcover (1971)
    by Georgette Heyer

    The Reluctant Widow
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    Hardcover, Putnam Publishing Group

    ISBN: 0399106855
    ISBN-13: 9780399106859

  • 1. Hardcover, Putnam Publishing Group, 1971



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Reviews of The Reluctant Widow

Overall customer rating: 4.572
Vera  M

Charming Mystery!

by Vera M on Nov 10, 2011

I read my first copy to shreds! Only Heyer manages to write historical, witty, charming and graceful novels. For me, Heyers novels are therapy! One can escape in a world where people are polite, ladies give "set downs" to those who dare to misbehave, and all is very well at the end. I often read ... More

Distance Librarian

An old favorite

by Distance Librarian on Sep 16, 2010

Elinor Cheviot has always been one of my favorite Heyer characters, partly because I can see myself acting the same way she does if I were ever in her situation. College boy Nicky's antics and attitude are so well written, too, and of course his big brother Ned is the perfect foil to both of them, his ... More

by COVER2COVER on Jan 31, 2010

This is a very entertaining story with some very humorous touches. Elinor gets into the wrong carriage in reporting to a new post as governess and instead is coerced to marry a dying man to "oblige" his cousin, Lord Carlyon, who wishes to avoid an unwanted inheritance. There is a younger brother, Nicky ... More


He Got Her Into It, or, Romance Most Unlikely

by ejscott on Oct 17, 2009

Elinor Rochdale?s profligate late father lost a prosperous manor, leaving her to support herself as a governess. Travelling toward a new situation she gets into the wrong carriage, carried off to be rushed into marriage with the Dying Young Wastrel Cheviot, and so his widow. Heyer the virtuosa of plot ... More


Anything from this Author

by lillielsch78 on Apr 23, 2009

The Reluctant Widow is just one of Georgette Heyer's very entertaining books. It is a comedy of misunderstandings and extreme reluctance on her part as the Widow is led from one adventure to another (all against her will), but it happens anyway and all comes out great in the end. More

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