The Talisman Ring

The Talisman Ring

by Georgette Heyer
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Overview

The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer

One of Heyer's funniest Regency romances, and one of readers' favorites.

The Talisman Ring is one of Heyer's funniest and fastest-paced romantic comedies, telling the story of a fugitive heir, a tempestuous Frenchwoman, and the two sensible people who try to keep them out of trouble.

"... A long-lost family heirloom, a young heir falsely accused of murder, a band of smugglers, two utterly delightful Heyer heroines, a taciturn, but highly resourceful older gentleman - all play their parts in a tale funny enough to have you laughing aloud."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749305222
Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 7.09(h) x (d)

About the Author

Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

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The Talisman Ring 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Grace2133 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the few Heyer novels I managed to skip over when I bought the rest of her works. Don't ask me why I skipped it, I don't know. I do things that surprise me at times. I really loved this novel. It had it all...comedy, mystery and romance. It was as perfect as perfect can get without becoming obnoxious. The characters were awesome. I especially loved Sir Tristram Shield and Miss Sarah Thane. I had such a crush on Tristram. Tristram was so much smarter than everyone else. He was always at least ten steps ahead of all the other characters. If I was Eustacie, I would have married him in a split second. I also really liked Sarah. She was so smart. She had her head firmly on her shoulders. I really love strong, intelligent female characters. The dialogue was sharp and witty. Without giving anything away, the proposal scene at the end was hilarious. This was a great hybrid... regency romance mixed with mystery mixed with comedy. I found that those three elements really worked together well. I did find, however, that the story got a bit weak at times. Not often but enough that I noticed it and only for a chapter or two. I found that this generally happened when Ludovic and Eustacie were the main focus. I couldn't stand Eustacie. She was so flighty and insipid. Definitely not my sort of character. I didn't like Ludovic either but I didn't want to bash my head into a wall when he was around. This couple did not have the charm or grace that Tristram and Sarah had. The Talisman Ring would be a great for a Heyer fan that has already exhausted the other Heyer Regency romances and is looking for something a bit different. This might not be the best intro to Heyer but for a veteran, it's a great read. Sourcebooks also does a great job of re-issuing these Heyer books. The cover design is really pretty and reflects the novel perfectly.
kazbels More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books, not just by Georgette Heyer, but altogether. I love the sense of fun that romps through the book, the characters that jump off the page, the clever plot. This is not just another romance; there's intrigue and mystery. But it's the characters that make this a must-read; no confusing Estacia and Sarah for the mindless damsels found in many other books. This book doesn't miss a step. I've read it again and again and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Georgette Heyer romance novels. Her books are always fun to read. They are always full of dashing heroes, wicked villains and smart, resourceful women and the humor is clever. Her books always cheer me up.
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I am an avid fan of Georgette Heyer. This book delivers everything you expect in her work. Great reading
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One of my favorite heyers.
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