Georgette Heyer: Bath Tangle

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena’s fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham — a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena … Expand

Joan Smith (Jennie Gallant): Friends and Lovers

Wendy’s brother-in-law, Lord Menrod, was an arrogant, high-handed, albeit dashing tyrant who was no more fit to be the guardian of children than a dancing bear. So Wendy thought. The children in question were orphans, nephew and niece to both Wendy and Menrod. But Lord Menrod was wealthy and Wendy was not. Even so, she decided to fight for custody with every means at her … Expand