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The Great Lady Tony

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Lady Antonia Burke was the most outrageous beauty in all the realm--the gloom in her proper papa's life and the agony of her swarm of suitors. Lucien St. Clare was the most disgraceful lord in London, having broken a legion of hearts. Love between these two was an accident bound to happen . . . and woe to the partner who relinquished the upper hand.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 2nd 1986 by Signet
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Angelyn Schmid
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I love this book because it is so honest. Wealth and beauty don't always bring happiness. The heroine is not particularly likeable, rare in a romance. But that is what makes this book stand out from the hundreds I have read in this genre.

Lady Antonia Burke is spoiled, willful, and in love with a disgraced Lord Lucien. Now she is committed to marrying another man and having second thoughts. Her upright, boringly steadfast major espouses every perfect quality she will never have.

She says, "It is
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I read a lot of regencies with strong women characters in them, but none can hold a candle to Antonia. The strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, and courage of Achilles, indeed. (shazam!) She should have been born a Duke, instead of a duke's daughter. A good read, I was impressed actually. Dawn Lindsey was able to make me believe Tony's strength and dignity, and she had a turn of phrase in description that was very welcome as she tells her tale. (I think I adored her father, the Duke of ...more
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A Regency/Historical author. In 1978, Doubleday published The Duchess of Vidal; in 1979, Playboy Press reissued it, in paperback.
Dawn Lindsey continued to write Regency romance throughout the 1980's and 1990's.


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