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An Affair of the Heart

3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The Marquis of Claymore had been rejected by the Beauty of the Season and he was determined to marry the first beautiful woman he could find to assuage his pride. There were the Wanderley twins, with Wanda as gorgeous as could be, and her twin, Ellie, obviously not in the same class. But Wanda was almost engaged? Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawce ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 239 pages
Published December 12th 1976 by Fawcett
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The Marquis of Claymore is broken-hearted or at least his pride is wounded, when the belle of the season Gloria "The Golden Rose" rejected his marriage proposal in favor of an elderly Duke. Clay is determined to marry another beauty to flaunt around town. He can think of only one young lady from the current crop of debutantes, a mysterious dark haired girl who disappeared after only a few weeks. Luckily Clay's friend Rex Homberly knows just who the beauty is, Wanda Wanderley, his neighbor in Sus ...more
Perhaps two-and-a-half stars, but I rounded down because An Affair of the Heart doesn't offer much in terms of characters or plot, despite its potential. Giles Darrow, Marquis of Claymore (and better known as Clay), is proud and superficial. He decides to court Wanda Wanderley after a season wasted in pursuit of Gloria "Golden Rose" Golden, a woman even more mercenary than he is. His best friend-and-hapless-sidekick tells him that Wanda is attractive enough to rival the Rose and for Clay, it's r ...more
A typical regency where she doesn't want him and leads a merry chase until he convinces her he is sincere.
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Joan Smith is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the Ontario College of Education. She has taught French and English in high school and English in college. When she began writing, her interest in Jane Austen and Lord Byron led to her first choice of genre, the Regency, which she especially liked for its wit and humor.
Her favorite travel destination is England, where she res
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