In the style of Georgette Heyer, Duels and Deceptions is a light Regency mystery for teen readers. Miss Lydia Whitfield is a dutiful daughter prepared to follow her dead father’s wishes and unite her family estate with the neighbors through marriage. She has everything planned until she meets her attorney’s young (and attractive) law clerk Robert. When Lydia is kidnapped for her fortune and Robert comes to her rescue, Lydia begins to question the future she has laid out.
The story follows Lydia and Robert through a series of ridiculous misadventures that would would make Georgette Heyer proud. The book doesn’t include the same level of Regency period detail and accuracy, but it has a similar style. Duels and Deceptions is a great read for Jane Austen fans or for those who enjoy a frivolous tale.