Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “On the Way to Gretna Green” as Want to Read:
On the Way to Gretna Green
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

On the Way to Gretna Green

3.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Though recently jilted at age seven-and-twenty, Claudia Wentworth was about to embark on a whirlwind adventure. It all began when she enlisted the aid of Lord Thornton after he finished a card game in a debauched bachelor establishment. Soon the two were roaring along on a wild ridein hot pursuit of elopin
Mass Market Paperback, 171 pages
Published December 27th 1997 by Ballantine Publishing Group (first published 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about On the Way to Gretna Green, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about On the Way to Gretna Green

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenPersuasion by Jane AustenThe Promise by Lauren  HunterSense and Sensibility by Jane AustenThe Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
Best Regency Books
50th out of 181 books — 101 voters
Cotillion by Georgette HeyerThe Grand Sophy by Georgette HeyerFrederica by Georgette HeyerPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenDevil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
Clean Humorous Historical Romances
61st out of 157 books — 44 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 50)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
When spinster Claudia Wentworth realized that her 15 year-old niece, Evelina, had eloped with one Rupert Hunt, she gave chase. Along the way she found his elder brother, Lord Thornton, in the middle of a bout of wagering and excess drinking. Convincing him it is for the best, they took off together to stop the young couple from making a big mistake. What they did not realize is the teenagers had already figured that out for themselves.

In the meantime, the young women formed a relationship with t
Here's another disappointment. I really liked "On the Way to Gretna Green" starting out of the gate. Fast-paced, great humor, fun characters, and I loved how no-nonsense the heroine is. It continues this way for a fair bit, with the story transitioning into the characters joining the season in London. The writing is very good... on a local scale. But across the entire book, it's a mess. The author starts throwing multiple conflicts at the poor heroine's head, and by the time the third one is bro ...more
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nov 08, 2013 QNPoohBear rated it it was amazing
Twenty-seven year old spinster Claudia Wentworth interrupts a late-night debauched bachelor card game to demand that Lord Thornton provide her with assistance or conveyance to catch her niece and his younger brother who have eloped to Gretna Greene. Thronton takes Claudia in his barouche but quickly hands her the reins while he falls asleep! That is the beginning of their adventures which continue in London where Claudia and her sister have come to stay with Thornton's merry, matchmaking aunt. C ...more
Mar 01, 2015 Spazfungus rated it it was ok
adorable, like all Marian Devon's books, but not spectacular (compared to Georgiana) liked the aunt, and how she tried to deny her matchmaking.
Jul 13, 2013 Gmc rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reveiwed
Claudia is 27 and "on the shelf", Lord Thornton is a libertine
Her 15 year old niece has eloped with the brother of the libertine. What does she to but take of in hot pursuit in a carriage drawn by 3 donkeys. This book has it all a match making aunt, a fiance back from the dead, and Russian Cossacks in London. (*****)
Sep 15, 2010 Janet rated it really liked it
Here we have an older couple, witty and perhaps a bit cynical, who take off in pursuit of a pair of eloping lovers. Knowing how the books ends does not detract from the pleasure of the journey.
Dec 30, 2015 Beeface rated it liked it
Not a very good title for a very good book.

Update: Had no idea I had read this until I added it to GoodReads. Read it again Dec 2015
I agree... Not a good title for a good book
Jul 01, 2010 Elidanora rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
A sweet and delightful regency romance.
Elaine marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2016
Kodelle rated it liked it
Apr 11, 2016
Tink2475 marked it as to-read
Feb 29, 2016
Suzanne marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2016
Monika marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2016
Cheryl Breza
Cheryl Breza rated it liked it
Jan 10, 2016
Smc marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2015
VaniJoy marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2015
Nancy marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
Δέσποινα marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2015
Alicia marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2015
Jane rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2015
Catharine Hunt
Catharine Hunt marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2015
Christine marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Brenda Chang
Brenda Chang marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2015
Jessica marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2014
Kristina marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2014
Hope Szabo
Hope Szabo rated it it was ok
Aug 08, 2014
Micki Levin
Micki Levin marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Aka Anne Devon and Marian Pope Rettke.
More about Marian Devon...

Share This Book