Books by Georgette Heyer

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The Quiet Gentleman

Good prose is the one thing that can elevate a book from greatness to splendor, so when I want a real Regency I turn to Georgette Heyer. However, The Quiet Gentleman is proof positive that excellent prose alone does not an excellent book make. Gervase Frant, newly minted Earl of St. Erth, has fin ...

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Faro’s Daughter

I have very strong feelings about Georgette Heyer’s books. The writing is always impeccable. I love her style, love her masterful use of the English language. Whenever I read her books, I’m so glad I can read them in the original English so nothing is lost in translation. However, the plot is wh ...

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An Infamous Army

It feels as though I am committing some form of romance sacrilege when I give Georgette Heyer at B+. Still, even though I enjoyed An Infamous Army, it just didn't quite rise to DIK status. The book is set in Brussels in the months leading up to the Battle of Waterloo and it describes the almost fre ...

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Arabella

Arabella Tallant is the daughter of a vicar, and when she gets the opportunity to spend the season in London with her wealthy godmother, it's a dream come true. Much is riding on Arabella's season, as she has seven younger siblings who will need help with their own launches into the world. Arabella ...

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The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer’s Regency Romance written in 1950, is a witty comedy of manners which will not fail to delight the sainted Georgette’s admirers and might well prove to be a keeper for others as well. Lord Ombersley’s family is in a sad scrape. Due to his financial ineptitud ...

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The Nonesuch

Sometimes, when I've just finished reading a stream of one kind of romance novel, I start to feel that just maybe I've gone overboard. My head feels as though I've consumed too many mental Milky Way bars. I long for something with more substance, meat and potatoes, if you will. Maybe I'm not in the ...

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Beauvallet

Think Georgette Heyer, and you automatically think Regency. And for the most part that's a valid association. This remarkable storyteller penned many of the best-loved Regencies of all time, yet we often forget that she used other time periods, as well. And she did just as outstanding a job in bring ...

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These Old Shades

When Laurie first asked me to do a review of a Georgette Heyer book, I was a little reluctant. I adore Georgette Heyer, I think she's one of the finest writers I've ever read, but I'm not comfortable doing reviews. Actually, I've never done one, but what can you say about Ms. Heyer except that she's ...

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Powder and Patch

When I was about sixteen, one of my sisters introduced me to Georgette Heyer's work through Powder and Patch, a deliciously frothy Georgian. (Incidentally, I still have that copy, a PAN paperback that cost 2/6 -- about a quarter. On the front, it describes the book as "A gay romance of the 18th cent ...