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A Debt to Delia

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  13 reviews
While battling Napoleon, Major Lord Tyverne is wounded and trapped behind enemy lines. A fellow redcoat comes to his aid, insisting Ty ride his horse to safety. Horrified to learn of his rescuer's death, Ty vows to repay his debt of honor. Ty offers marriage to the dead man's sister, Delia Croft. But Delia longs for love--not obligation. (May)
Paperback, 214 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Signet
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Barbara Metzger's novels are almost always a fun, light, entertaining read, and A Debt To Delia does not disappoint. As usual there are misunderstandings, crossed wires of communication, evil villains, unscrupulous greedy relatives, dithering aunts, bumbling servants and absolutely no sex scenes. Still a HEA is achieved between two very likeable and worthy characters and a good time is had by readers that enjoy Metzgers writing style.
Just when you think there are no new Regency plots! Barbara Metzger has written a sweet story about Lord Ty St. Ives who is trapped behind enemy lines and rescued by a dashing redhaired soldier, George Croft, who gives him his horse. Although badly injured, Ty escapes to find that Croft has lost his life. Reading his letters, he realizes he needs to go back to the soldier's home to repay a debt of honor. in the meantime, Miss Delia Croft has troubles of her own, which are not helped by an imperi ...more
This is an adorable book and truly enjoyable to read, which also managed to take a romance trope and turn it on its head. It has a lot of things going on in the story that made me wish there had been more, especially towards the end. There were HEA's flying right and left, but outside of the hero and heroine, I don't think they were set up well enough.

The whole book has a lot happening in it and it felt like it could have been much longer and done a better job at giving the subplots more time to
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Lying wounded on the battlefield, Major Lord Tyverne is certain that his life is over, until a dashing young soldier on a large, white horse rescues Ty from certain death. After fighting for his life on the battlefield, Ty then has to fight to keep his wounded arm and the subsequent infection from poor medical treatment. When he recovers, he is shocked to learn the the young soldier who saved his life was killed in battle. Ty promised the young man he'd return the favor and save someone else's l ...more
Author: Barbara Metzger
First published: 2002
Length: 2656 kindle locations
Setting: Regency, Kent and battlefield near Portugal.
Sex: Clean - a light kiss or two. However, a pre-wedding pregnancy of background characters is an important plot thread.
Hero: Wounded in battle but doesn't really effect him.
Heroine: Losing her reputation through no fault of her own.

A light, entertaining Regency but so much of the story seems to happen around the heroine - the drama is not hers, but her dependents. And th
Sara ♥
The cover is cheesy, and the back of the book sounds pretty cheesy, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to read it when I checked it out from the library, but it was really cute! The book about a guy who believes in honor the way the Japanese or the Klingons believe in honor. It provided a great motivation for all his actions in the book. So this guy saves him during the war and then ends up dying himself, and Ty feels really guilty about it, so he vows to do whatever he can to make it up to the ...more
Mostly unreadable: the heroine mostly uninteresting; the hero mostly tongue-tied1; the rest of the cast mostly stereotypes; the plot mostly poor. It's the kind of book you scroll thru hoping it ends soon. I wouldn't bother with this one.
Mar 24, 2015 suzi rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
Started promising enough but I grew to dislike the heroine as the story goes on. I kinda like the hero but not enough to continue reading.
Major Lord Tyverne is rescued from a certain death by a soldier who dies in the process. So Ty feels duty bound to look after his rescuer's sister. But thing are not what he thought they were and he ends up marrying not the lady he expected to marry.
It was an unexpectedly sad story. And sweet (too sweet) at the same time. All those happy realizations and reunions at the end were a little bit too much, especially after everything that had happened earlier. It was like Ms. Metzger couldn't decide
Bueno, disfruté mucho más el desenlace de la novela que la novela en sí. También me parece que que el final tenía mucho más potencial, la novela pudo haber continuado un poco más y el final pudo haber sido mucho mejor. No puedo decir que haya sido una novela partícularmente buena, pero si fue agradable la lectura y está buena para pasar el tiempo.
Jane Atchley
I loved this book. Barbara Metzger writes some of the most believable soldiers I've ever come across. If you love a damaged hero you'll be over-the-moon with Barbara Metzger's Penisular veterans. This is another author I would have missed entirely if not for owning a Kindle. Now, I'm a big fan. Can't wait to read more!
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Barbara Metzger is the author of over three dozen books and a dozen novellas. She has also been an editor, a proof-reader, a greeting card verse-writer, and an artist. When not painting, writing romances or reading them, she volunteers at the local library, gardens and goes beach-combing and yard-saling.

Her novels, mostly set in Regency-era England, have won numerous awards, including the Romance
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