Lively, amusing? done to a turn!" -Kirkus ReviewsA fateful mistake? When Elinor Rochdale boards the wrong coach, she ends up not at her prospective employer's home but at the estate of Eustace Cheviot, a dissipated and ruined young man on the verge of death.A momentous decision? His cousin, Mr Ned Carlyon, persuades Elinor to marry Eustace as a simple business arrangement. By morning, Elinor is a richwidow, but finds herself embroiled with an international spy ring, housebreakers, uninvited guests, and murder. And Mr Carlyon won't let her leave ? What readers are saying about The Reluctant Widow"Delightful and purely entertaining. The plot involves comedy, intrigue, espionage, cloaks and daggers, and things going bump in the night - served with a sauce of witty repartee that is the Heyer hallmark. Unforgettable.""One of my favorites!""A delightfully funny and mysterious romp.""Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." - Publisher's Weekly"