The Talisman Ring

The Talisman Ring

Book - 2009
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"... A long-lost family heirloom, a young heir falsely accused of murder, a band of smugglers, two utterly delightful Heyer heroines, a taciturn, but highly resourceful older gentleman - all play their parts in a tale funny enough to have you laughing aloud."-- Publishers Weekly

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

One of Heyer's funniest Regency romances, and one of readers' favorites.

An impetuous young lady and a fugitive nobleman?
When spirited Eustacie stumbles into a band of smugglers, she is delighted to be having an adventure at last. Their leader, young heir Ludovic Lavenham, is in hiding, falsely accused of murder. Pursued by the law, Eustacie and Ludovic find refuge at an unassuming country inn.

And the delightfully sensible couple whotry to keep them out of trouble...
The resourceful Miss Sarah Thane and the clear-thinking Sir Tristram Shield gamely endeavor to prevent Ludovic's arrest and Eustacie's ruin as the four conspire to recover the missing talisman ring that will clear Ludovic's name.

WHAT READERS SAY:

"A story in the manner of Jane Austen, of domestic comedy and love affairs."
Times Literary Supplement

"A sparklingly witty book that had me laughing out loud."

"A perfect blend of romance, adventure, and, especially, humor. One couple is young and brash and fun, and the other is older and more mature. Seeing the older couple's relationship grow is one of the story's highlights.

"This is a wonderfully rich novel, full of excellent secondary characters with lots of charm and wit."

"Nonstop laughter from cover to cover? probably because there are two heroes and two heroines, and their chemistry with each other is just sparkling!"

"Hilarious! A hallmark of most of Georgette Heyer's works is her sense of humor? her wit and comedic timing are at their best."

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2009
ISBN: 9781402217715
1402217714
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 21 cm

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macrw3
Sep 09, 2017

Again, this is not a Regency-era novel, but I really enjoyed this very funny, romantic Georgian story. Besides two very different pairs of lovers, it includes a couple of bumbling Bow Street runners (policeman of the time), smugglers, a murderer, a surprising strapping wench, and a missing talisman ring that will reveal all.

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julia_sedai
Oct 01, 2015

I think this may be my favourite Georgette Heyer book. It's hilarious. There are two very silly main characters and two more sensible ones, who are all thrown into an adventure. The dialogue is extremely witty and I enjoyed reading it very much. I recommend it to anyone who likes romance or regency.

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cathiemaud
Aug 25, 2015

A very exciting romantic story; reminiscent of Jane Austen.

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looracyenlow
May 10, 2015

The Georgette Heyer Era in Great Britain had to be an incredible time for readers of the Romantic Regency Period of which the "Talisman Ring" personifies. Her writing was witty, erudite, lingquistically correct and funnier that a comic reader!!! She is and will continue to be my very FAVORITE Author of all time!!!!

Franci333 Apr 22, 2014

This is my very favorite Georgette Heyer novel. The book is humorous throughout, and never strays from authentic regency dialogue, which is a hallmark of Ms Heyer's writing. I especially loved the very resourceful heroines.

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swingswing
Feb 09, 2010

lol georgette heyor rocks!!!!

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