Reviews of Gilded Web, the (1989)
Review by readforpleasure (2007-06-26)
The Gilded Web is a re-release of a 1989 Signet. Dell is reprinting the whole trilogy, so don't be fooled as I was: Web of Love and Devil's Web are also 1980s vintage.
A prank goes awry. Lord Eden arranges to kidnap the wrong young woman. The wrong brother finds her tied to a bed, terrified. The situation is all the worse because the victim is Alexandra Purnell, daughter of a notoriously self-righteous prig.
Edmund, Earl of Amberley, is appalled at the trouble his younger brother has caused, and offers marriage to avert scandal. Alexandra refuses, scorning him and society in the first of many self-righteous denunciations. (She's a real chip off the old block). . . .
I don't *think* my full review contains spoilers, but just in case, it's here:
(This review refers to the 1989 version titled “Gilded Web, the”)