Read any good books lately? The flood of literature is steadily growing but the stream
of new Regencies has slowed to a trickle. Wanting to stick with our favorite era, many
readers are today forced into picking up older books second hand. But what to select?
There is very little information out there regarding books published before the Internet
became mainstream or was even thought of. We, Yvonne and Janice, who have both
been avid Regency fans for more years than we want to admit to, decided to change
all that. Below are some thoughts about books from the Golden Age of the
Regency. We hope these short reviews will aid you in your selection. *
Most Recent Retro Read
The Sleeping Heiress
by Phyllis Taylor Pianka
ISBN: 0440175518, 9780440175513, 0792701798 9780792701798, 079270178X 9780792701781
After her mother deserted her father to return to her life in the theatre, the Earl of Concord sent their five year old daughter Lady Amy Dorset off to St. Catherine's Academy for Young Ladies, where she was dressed in gray gowns and a cap to cover her flaming red hair. The Earl wished Amy to lead a strictly disciplined life; under Mrs. Dupreen, the headmistress, Amy changed from a lively, spirited, happy child to a little gray mouse. One morning she was summoned to Mrs. Dupreen's office, where she was introduced to Lady Charlotte Winford. She learned that her father the Earl had died and she was now the ward of his friend the Duke of Winford. His son Lord Jason Winford would, with Lady Charlotte, take her to London and supervise her debut.