Black Sheep by Georgette HeyerBlack Sheep by Georgette Heyer

Black Sheep

byGeorgette Heyer

Paperback | June 1, 2008

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Abigail Wendover, on the shelf at 28, is kept busy when her niece falls head over heels in love with a handsome fortune hunter and Abbie is forced into a confrontation with his scandalous uncle.Miles Calvery is the black sheep of his family- enormously rich from a long sojourn in India, disconcertingly blunt and brash. But he turns out to be Abbie's most important ally in keeping her niece out of trouble.But how can he possibly be considered eligible when she has worked so hard to rebuff his own nephew's suit for her niece? And how can she possibly detach from an ailing sister who needs her? This is a heroine who has to be, literally, swept off her feet?
Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Blac...
Title:Black SheepFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.74 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402210787

ISBN - 13:9781402210785


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer I mentioned in an earlier blog post that These Old Shades would be the next Georgette Heyer novel I would read, but I bought Black Sheep recently and it looked quite short and a lively, fun read so I plunged in wholeheartedly. As with most of Georgette Heyer Regency novels, there is witty dialogue and an abundance of humor. Black Sheep is a delightful romp of a tale, with Miss Abigail Wendover returning to her home with her sister Selina and her niece Fanny in Bath. Selina is a hypochondriac who has difficulty putting sentences together and Fanny is 17 years old, on the verge of her come-out and being pursued by a fortune hunter. Abby has returned home just in time to try to prevent Fanny from eloping with the fortune hunter, Mr. Stacy Calverleigh, determined to give him a set- down she encounter's Stacy's Uncle instead, Mr. Miles Calverleigh, recently returned to England from India…the Black Sheep of the Calverleigh's. Abby and Miles form a rapport and eventually she learns Miles is the skeleton in her family's proverbial closet. Of course, all's well that ends well with Stacy packed off, Fanny wiser and Selina, well even more clinging, but there is a happy ending for Miles and Abby, even though I thought it was much too abrupt!! I didn't want this story to end and look forward to my next Heyer novel.
Date published: 2009-01-21