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What would have happened if Darcy had married frivolous and headstrong Lydia Bennett instead of her more sober sister Elizabeth?

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The Convenient Marriage

But there is bad blood between Horry’s husband and her new acquaitnance, and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick.

To compare Heyer with Austen is like comparing an inflatable back yard kiddie marrizge with an Olympic natatorium. I also have to give much credit to Pom and Pel for making this story so hilarious!!! My advice is, however, try to georgetfe the book, if you can, before you listen to the audiobook.

His skill in the quieter passages was as great, and he does the right thing with the voices of women characters by not raising the pitch of his voice he does for one character in TCMbut more of that anon.

I do not find her heroes interchangeable. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I confess I have hardly ever enjoyed reading about a villain more than I enjoyed reading about Lethbridge. The plot is well paced, the characters wonderful, and while her talent for drama sometimes had me in tears, her shining humour kept me smiling and laughing during those slightly less serious parts of the book. Frederica, Black Sheep, or the Reluctant Widow are among my favorites.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He gives the impression that he is always withholding a smile when he is at his most decorous and that when he is smiling placidly at you is when you are actually in the most danger.

Georgette Heyer makes it clear that Robert is a villain, but her genius is in making you hope, making you almost believe that he is genuine. Egorgette them it wouldn’t have been half as good! I am not a good judge of conevnient well the mystery is planned, since I tend to get more caught up in the characters, how the dialog is handled and if they stay in character, rather than plot twists.

Plus, the whole tone of the book is so delightful.

The Convenient Marriage: Georgette Heyer – The Idle Woman

Heyer has a very funny sense of humor and a real talent for putting it down on paper, and in this book there were times I laughed almost through a whole chapter. Handsome and elegant Marcus Drelincourt, Earl of Rule, is comfortable in his bachelorhood.

Paperbackpages. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Friday’s Child Regency Romances. Everybody, likable or more likelyhighly unlikable is somehow believableeven though there is more than a touch of Cold Comfort Farm here and there.

On the one hand, you have a lovely and hilarious heroine. It’s a little creepy to think of someone so immature being married at all. Strengthening the Marriage 1 28 May 04, This is basically April Lady except with a more sassy heroine and slightly more interplay between Rule and Horry.

He is a gent, although not a gent, if you see what I mean. I have read a book from Barbara Cartland with similar plot!

Subscribe to this site’s feed via FeedBurner or click here for an email subscription. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I was hoping for a little more, especially since Horry got on my nerves after a while, but it was still a good book.

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Books by Georgette Heyer. If the author had been convenidnt on satirizing the decadent, atrocious upper classes of England in the 18th century, interested only in gambling, dandifying t What would have happened if Darcy had married frivolous and headstrong Lydia Bennett instead of her more sober sister Elizabeth?

And badass, of course.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Then we get a lovely, lovely, marvellous declaration scene between Horry and Rule and I could almost forgive all the boredom before.

But conveniejt is bad blood between Horry’s husband and her new acquaitnance, and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick. It turns out that much like her maarriage, she’s got a weakness for gambling. Venetia and the Grand Sophy and the Reluctant Widow. Georgefte wedding takes place and, as tacitly agreed upon, the Earl continues his association with his mistress, Lady Caroline Massey. Aug 10, Jeanette rated it really liked it.

This story seems like a model for those dumb “stupid misunderstanding” romances that abound. He, equally, is allowed to be a louche, lazy, clever, rather alpha upper class man and that’s kind of great.

She’s much better then this. Apr 20, Miriam rated it liked it. I also had no idea that one of my favorite Sci-Fi authors, Lois McMaster Bujold, was a fan and influenced by these books although now that I’ve read a few of Heyer’s books, georgegte really, really obvious.