The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
transmit http://spicygrasshopper.com/83523-ginseng-usa.html “What happens when a many-titled Duke decides to play hooky from his suffocating dignity.…”—Kirkus ReviewsThe Duke of Sale is out to prove himself. The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware, Gilly for short, has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit.A mysterious beauty provides the perfect opportunity. When Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. But he has no sooner entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnapping, adventure, and surprises at every turn.