Beauvallet (Historical Romances) (Paperback)

Bestselling author Georgette Heyer, the Queen of Regency Romance, introduces the most daring and dashing hero of all.

"Mad Nicholas" to his friends, "Scourge of Spain" to his enemies, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is one of Queen Elizabeth's most dashing buccaneers and has never been known to resist a challenge.

When Beauvallet captures the galleon carrying Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylvan and her father, he vows to return them safely to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas—he will return to Spain, where there's a price on his head, and claim Dominica as his bride...

Praise for Georgette Heyer and Beauvallet:

"Cinematographic with escapes, kidnapping, galloping sword play, and a breathless elopement."—The Times Literary Supplement

"Georgette Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age of the form. Her regency romances are delightful light reading, and her historical novels such as The Spanish Bride and An Infamous Army demonstrate how fiction and history can work together to make a valuable literary form."—Philippa Gregory, New York Times bestselling author

Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

Product Details ISBN: 9781402219511
ISBN-10: 1402219512
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Historical Romances
"If you love adventure, romance, intrigue, betrayal, love and history all rolled into one, Beauvallet, has it!" — Historically Undressed

"Romance! Romance! Romance! The kind that puts roses in your cheeks, butterflies in your stomach, and a yearning in your heart." — Between the Pages

"Such a sweet story! I cannot think of words enough to describe how much I adored Beauvallet." — The Life (and lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object

"I guarantee that by the end of this book a dashing pirate will have captured your heart." — Renne’s Reads

"You get drawn into the story, you root for the characters and you don't want to put the book down." — The Broken TeePee

"A Georgette Heyer novel is better than any adventure on tv today." — Read With Tea

"A wild romp of a read... filled with adventure, romance and excitement. " — A Work in Progress

"I really enjoyed this swashbuckling romance book ." — Queen of Happy Endings