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Rakes' Ransom

(1986)
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Jacelyn (Jacey) Tremaine, a 17-year-old hoyden, is the indulged child of a sickly, widowed father. Lord Tremaine's bosom beau, Squire Bottwick, suggests a London season. After all no gentleman wants to wed a feisty young woman who is a bluestocking to boot. Enter Leigh Merrill, Earl of Claibourne, 32, fair-haired, impoverished. The villain is the hero's Uncle Fenton, a slave-trader. Metzger has provided enough diversions for three or four Regencies. As usual she writes with a dry wit; however, Jacey is a bit too obstreperous and the Earl too much of a high stickler for a rake. There is a bit more sex than in most Regencies. The ending goes on forever, but this is much better than what usually passes for Regencies today. Recommended.Paula M. Zieselman, Sarah Lawrence Coll. Lib., Bronxville, N.Y.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Hardback Editions

December 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: Rake's Ransom
Author(s): Barbara Metzger
ISBN: 0-8027-0911-7 / 978-0-8027-0911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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Paperback Editions

November 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rakes' Ransom
Author(s): Barbara Metzger
ISBN: 0-8217-2850-4 / 978-0-8217-2850-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rake's Ransom
Author(s): Barbara Metzger
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Title: Rake's Ransom
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Title: Rake's Ransom
Author(s): Barbara Metzger
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Title: Rake's Ransom
Author(s): Barbara Metzger
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April 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rake's Ransom
Author(s): Barbara Metzger
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
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