I could really say that any Georgette Heyer I read was found on a blog, because I only discovered her regency novels three summers ago when a lot of bloggers was reading her. But of the three or four that I've read, I think this one is my favorite (so thank you, Michelle!)
As Michelle said, it begins with a death. The Earl of Spenborough has suddenly died, leaving his bold, unconventional, unmarried daughter, Lady Serena, living with her stepmother, Fanny, who is a few years younger. Because she is fond of her, and for propriety's sake, Serena plans to continue living with Fanny, but she doesn't expect that her father has put her inheritance, and her ability to marry, under the control of her jilted lover, Lord Rotherham.
After all this time, Bath Tangle untangled itself when I was almost exactly half-way through my usual loop, so I stopped to scroll through my Ipod for a new book to start on the way home. That was fun, because I had almost forgotten what was on there and I didn't want to spend a lot of time deciding.
Here's the blurb:
On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was a young journalist from The Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days. The dramatic race that ensued would span twenty-eight thousand miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors’ lives forever.
Not sure where I heard about this book, but even though I've only gotten as far as the prologue, I think this book will be perfect to walk with hopefully, in less than eighty days this time :)}.
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'Found on a blog' is a label for books that I discover by reading
your wonderful blogs. I try to keep track, before I read them, but I thought
I would also like to say thanks this way.