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The Toll-Gate
The Toll-Gate | Georgette Heyer
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"Witty...a cheerful extravaganza."The New Yorker His exploits were legendary... Captain John Staple, back from the battlefront, is already bored with his quiet civilian life in the country. When he stumbles upon a mystery involving a disappearing toll-gate keeper, nothing could keep the adventure-loving captain from investigating. But winning her will be his greatest yet... The plot thickens when John encounters the enigmatic Lady Nell Stornaway and soon learns that rescuing her from her unsavory relatives makes even the most ferocious cavalry charge look like a particularly tame hand of loo. Between hiding his true identity from Nell and the arrival in the neighborhood of some distinctly shady characters, Captain Staple finds himself embarked on the adventure-and romance-of a lifetime. "Spritely and good fun."-New York Herald Tribune "Once again Georgette Heyer has directed her comic genius along the fictional highway of early nineteenth-century England, but this time...cleaves with refreshing persistence to the commoner levels of life."-Chicago Sunday Tribune "Told in elegant prose with exceptionally humorous dialogue by the Queen of Regency romance."-Good Book Guide
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thea-block
The Toll-Gate | Georgette Heyer
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It‘s been a little while since I read Georgette Heyer, and I had almost forgotten how much I liked her books! This one had a little less romance and a little more exciting adventure/mystery than some of the others. Really a fun book! I wish there was a sequel to this one with a continuation of the character‘s stories.

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SW-T
The Toll-Gate | Georgette Heyer
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A missing toll-gate keeper, a robbery, a shady character visiting the district, a dying man, and a maid in distress keep Captain John detained on his way to visit a friend. A delightful mystery and romance from Heyer.

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CoffeeK8
The Toll-Gate | Georgette Heyer
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This Heyer is more mystery focused and less romance focused,but just as lovely and atmospheric. #romantsy

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KaraDunn
The Toll-Gate | Georgette Heyer
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Heyer is always there for me when I need a fun and fluffy palate cleanser. This isn't one of my favorites so far, but sitting down with any of her books feels like having a cozy chat with an old friend.

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