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Signet, Apr 2002, 5.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0451205650

    Though he knows he is not the cause of Rye Vale's ruin, George Carstairs realizes he is as responsible as the Baron and understands that an infusion of a large sum of money is needed to save the estate. Since he has none, George tried to find a wealthy social climber to marry, but his reputation as a rake left him with only rejections as he has squandered his only asset, his title.
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    When a desperate George first meets Olivia Fairfax, he thinks she is a maid. When he learns that she is a rich heiress running a school for orphans, he decides she is perfect though she rejects any notion of marriage. As he courts her with his wit and surprisingly shows how much he cares for her charges, they fall in love. However, what will happen when he learns she has no fortune.

    THE FORTUNE HUNTER is a pleasant Regency romance that fans will delight in due to the charming antics of the lead couple though the basic premise is a fixture of the sub-genre. The story line is fun to read as the rake and the do-gooder exchange witty barbs even as they fall in love. Along with the strong cast, the vivid descriptions of the period blended into the plot show the strength of Diane Farr to provide her audience with a delightful novel.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   loving persuasion Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   after his/her money Who seduces whom?    -   mutual seduction

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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