A writer of great wit and style. Overcoming some misguided help from horatia's harebrained brother and a hired highwayman, the Earl routs his old enemy, and wins over his young wife, gifting her with a love that she never thought she could expect. Reading georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen.
Publishers weekly. And then the earl's archenemy, Sir Robert, sets out to ruin her reputation. The earl of rule has found just the wife he wantsUnbeknownst to Horatia, the Earl is enchanted by her. Her sister is already in love with someone else, and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family's happiness.
There's simply no way he's going to let her get into trouble. Everyone knows she's no beauty, but she'll do her best to keep out of the Earl's way and make him a good wife. I've read her books to ragged shreds. Kate fenton, daily telegraphhoratia Winwood is simply helping her familyWhen the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie, Horatia offers herself instead.
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But it is heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's, yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful. A sprightly handful of a heroine, an amused grey–eyed hero, and a colorful and diverse group of supporting characters. Throw in a road trip, and a mystery, a murder over stolen jewels, and there's a little something for everyone.
Triumphantly good. Georgette Heyer is unbeatable. India knight, sunday Telegraph"Her books sparkle with wit and style. Publishers Weekly. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life. And a heroic rescuewhen sir richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector.
As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own. What readers say:"marvelous screwball comedy and great romance!""Light–hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. A writer of great wit and style.
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A long-lost family heirloom, a taciturn, a band of smugglers, a young heir falsely accused of murder, two utterly delightful Heyer heroines, but highly resourceful older gentleman - all play their parts in a tale funny enough to have you laughing aloud. Publishers weeklyone of Heyer's funniest Regency romances, and one of readers' favorites.
An impetuous young lady and a fugitive nobleman?When spirited Eustacie stumbles into a band of smugglers, she is delighted to be having an adventure at last. ". And the delightfully sensible couple who try to keep them out of trouble. The resourceful miss sarah thane and the clear-thinking Sir Tristram Shield gamely endeavor to prevent Ludovic's arrest and Eustacie's ruin as the four conspire to recover the missing talisman ring that will clear Ludovic's name.
What readers say:"a story in the manner of Jane Austen, of domestic comedy and love affairs. Times literary supplement"A sparklingly witty book that had me laughing out loud. A perfect blend of romance, and, especially, adventure, humor. Seeing the older couple's relationship grow is one of the story's highlights.
This is a wonderfully rich novel, full of excellent secondary characters with lots of charm and wit.
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She was known as the queen of Regency romance, historical accuracy, and was legendary for her research, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. And when he begins to fall for his half-brother's sweetheart, his chilly reception goes from unfriendly to positively murderous. One of heyer's most suspenseful Regency romances, The Quiet Gentleman combines an ingenious mystery plot with her signature witty style and effervescently engaging characters.
His quiet cousin, stepmother, and young half-brother seem openly disappointed that he survived the wars. You will love the quirky characters, the great suspense plot, and the incredible wit. A breath of fresh air. Heyer's witty dialog, engaging and sparkling characters, and humorous repartee make this an engaging and wonderful read.
One of my favourites; it is a mystery as well as a lighthearted comedy of manners. Georgette heyer wrote over fifty novels, mysteries, including Regency romances, and historical fiction. What readers Say:"A must read. Fascinating reading.
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An altogether unsatisfactory arrangementAfter their father's death, Lord Worth, Miss Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine travel to London to meet their guardian, expecting an elderly gentleman. I've read her books to ragged shreds"— Katie Fenton, perfect period detail, Daily Telegraph "Wonderful characters, witty writing, elegant, and rapturously romantic.
Georgette heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire too. Katie Fforde. To their surprise and utter disgust, their guardian is not much older than they are, doesn't want the office of guardian any more than they want him, and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the country.
With altogether too many complicationsBut when Miss Taverner and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles, Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards. Praise for regency buck:"Clever!"— Library Journal"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable. Sunday telegraph"light and frothy, this follows the fortunes of Miss Judith Taverner and her brother, in the vein of the author's other Regency novels, Sir Peregrine.
A good introduction to Heyer's period stories.
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She was known as the queen of Regency romance, historical accuracy, and was legendary for her research, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. A lightsome, brightsome comedy. Kirkus reviews"nimble, light-hearted chronicle of high London society in the time of the Regency. The new yorker georgette Heyer's sparkling romances have charmed and delighted millions of readers.
Whisking her off to london, green bride can get into, Sherry discovers there is no end to the scrapes his young, and she discovers the excitement and glamorous social scene of the ton. And her sense of humor is legendary. When the incomparable miss milbourne spurns the impetuous Lord Sherington's marriage proposal she laughs at him-laughs! he vows to marry the next female he encounters, who happens to be the young, penniless Miss Hero Wantage, who has adored him all her life.
Not until a deep misunderstanding erupts and Sherry almost loses his bride, does he plumb the depths of his own heart, and surprises himself with the love he finds there. Reading georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen. Publishers weeklygeorgette heyer 1902?1974 wrote over fifty novels, mysteries, including Regency romances, and historical fiction.
. Heyer's heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, or address a lady. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history-when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day.
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Abigail wendover, on the shelf at 28, is kept busy when her niece falls head over heels in love with a handsome fortune hunter and Abbie is forced into a confrontation with his scandalous uncle. Miles calvery is the black sheep of his family- enormously rich from a long sojourn in India, disconcertingly blunt and brash.
But he turns out to be Abbie's most important ally in keeping her niece out of trouble. But how can he possibly be considered eligible when she has worked so hard to rebuff his own nephew's suit for her niece? And how can she possibly detach from an ailing sister who needs her? This is a heroine who has to be, literally, swept off her feet.
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One is from an older, very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behavior disgusts her; the other from the young, puppyish scion of a noble family whose relatives are convinced she is a fortune hunter. Beautiful deborah grantham, must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability, mistress of her aunt's elegant gaming house, preferably without accepting either of two repugnant offers.
I owe her many happy hours. Margaret Drabble"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable. Sunday Telegraph"Sparkling. Independent on Sunday"A writer of great wit and style. I've read herbooks to ragged shreds. Kate fenton, Daily Telegraph. Max ravenscar, comes to buy her off, an insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisals, uncle to her young suitor, escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion.
. My favourite historical novelist—stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing.
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A present deception. His clever and beautiful cousin anthea is sure there's more to the gentle giant than Hugo's innocent blue eyes and broad Yorkshire brogue would lead one to believe. When the irascible lord darracott's eldest son dies unexpectedly, the noble family must accept their estranged Yorkshire cousin as heir apparent.
Wonderful entertainment from first page to last. Chicago sunday TribuneA past dispute. But even she doesn't guess what he's capable of, until a family crisis arises and only Hugo can preserve the family's honor, leading everybody on a merry chase in the process. What readers say:"what Heyer does best: comedy, engaging characters, and excellent writing.
A very enjoyable romp with a positively masterly denouement. Georgette heyer reaches the pinnacle of her skill with this book. Among the best of Heyer's Regency novels ? very, very funny. The pitch-perfect comedy, as the Ajax takes the reins of the family, is fantastic. ". They are convinced he will prove to be a sadly vulgar person, but nothing could have prepared the beleaguered family for the arrival of Major Hugo Darracott.
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On the shelf " at twenty-eight, ancilla trent strives to be a calming influence on her tempestuous charge, but then Tiffany runs off to London alone and Ancilla is faced with a devastating scandal. A gallant rescue. Sir waldo hawkridge, comes instantly to the aid of the intrepid Ancilla to stop Tiffany's flight, confirmed bachelor and one of the wealthiest men in London, and in the process discovers that it's never too late for the first bloom of love.
A writer of great wit and style? I've read her books to ragged shreds. Kate fenton, entertaining read, full of deliciously entertaining character studies, witty dialogue, of course, Daily TelegraphWHAT READERS SAY ABOUT THE NONESUCH: "A lovely, a gentle secondary romance and, the main love story. Triumphantly good?Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.
India knight, Sunday TelegraphAn impetuous flight. Tiffany wield's bad behavior is a serious trial to her chaperone. This is another of heyer's 'older heroine' novels, romantic, subtle, and very enjoyable. Highly recommended!""one of the wittiest stories Heyer has concocted, that will have you chuckling to yourself.
The same flashes of wit, the wonderful dialogue, and the ridiculous intrigue that are all the ingredients of a first-rate Georgette Heyer.
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Lively, amusing. Done to a turn!"-Kirkus ReviewsA fateful mistake. When elinor rochdale boards the wrong coach, she ends up not at her prospective employer's home but at the estate of Eustace Cheviot, a dissipated and ruined young man on the verge of death. A momentous decision. His cousin, mr ned carlyon, persuades Elinor to marry Eustace as a simple business arrangement.
The plot involves comedy, espionage, cloaks and daggers, intrigue, and things going bump in the night - served with a sauce of witty repartee that is the Heyer hallmark. By morning, housebreakers, elinor is a rich widow, but finds herself embroiled with an international spy ring, uninvited guests, and murder.
Unforgettable. One of my favorites!""A delightfully funny and mysterious romp. Reading georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen. Publisher's Weekly. And mr carlyon won't let her leave. What readers are saying about The Reluctant Widow"Delightful and purely entertaining.