Bitchery reader Raelene asks for your help with an old skool romance:
I’ve been looking for this book for years, maybe all the wise readers here can identify it.
Probably from the 70s or 80s. An historical, probably Regency-set. Heroine is a lively (and perhaps a bit unconventional?) young woman making her come-out. She is courted by the son of a Duke. But then he goes off on her for some reason, shows interest in another woman, and disses heroine to his friends, putting her reputation in jeopardy. His father, the Duke (who isn’t all that old), feels he must save the heroine from his son’s behavior and ends up offering to marry her himself, which of course makes her immediately acceptable and popular in Society. Of course daddy Duke and the heroine fall blissfully in love. I don’t recall son/heir’s reaction to his old man’s behavior, but I bet he was pissed! I do recall one element near the end—she loves to wear green, which wasn’t a fashionable color. But once she marries the Duke, all the women start wearing “the Duchess’s color” to be in fashion.
Well that’s a new, or old, romance plot line: “My son is a selfish douchebag. Will you marry me?” And I personally love to wear green. I knew I was fashionable! (not.)