The Nonesuch from my TBR stacks. It's a fairly standard Georgette Heyer romance and, though I had trouble getting into it at first, I ended up as yet another admirer of the Nonesuch.
If you have read every Jane Austen novel and are looking for something similar, this would be a good choice -- especially since the plot is quite reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice! A rich bachelor, Sir Waldo, heads to a country home that he has just inherited, accompanied by his kind and titled cousin, Lord Lindeth. They are immediately set upon by all of the mothers of eligible girls around. But, of course, Sir Waldo (known in the London Corinthian set as "The Nonesuch" -- meaning "ideal: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal") falls for the smart and reserved Miss Trent, a mere governess/companion of gentle birth but with no fortune. Against her better judgment and her opinion of Corinthians (playboys), she also falls for him. But their romance will have to be put aside while they deal with the antics of the young heiress, Tiffany Wield, who is as spoiled and selfish as she is beautiful.
This summary is nothing like the one on the back of the book. This is because the one on the back of the book takes a situation that happens in the last 50 pages of the book and presents it as the entire plot of the book. Not only that, but it is inaccurate in what happens anyway (but that's a rant for another day). This was a light-hearted romance with enjoyable characters and one truly odious one, Heyer's specialty. Tiffany Wield is so despicable and self-centered that she has the reader rooting against her for the duration of the story! You will have to pick up this book to find out if she gets her just desserts in the end.
Riding off in a phaeton,
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