The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon. All hail the queen of the Regency romance, whose glorious romps demand. WHY READERS LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER AND THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE: The story concerns love and marriage, trust and friendship, gossip and. The plot of the Convenient Marriage is different in so many ways from the typical Georgette Heyer novel. One is the tenderness with which the.

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I don’t know if I really believe that someone like the Earl would fall in love with a silly seventeen year old girl, but I rather enjoyed suspending my disbelief on that. Of course, Lethbridge finally admits to Marcus that he committed no such act, but he also admits that had he not been hit on the back of the head with the poker, he would have done so.

I know I will be yanking out my copy to reread that scene for years to come. I could ask nothing more of The Convenient Marriage than what it had delivered. Too bad because I was initially enchanted by the humorous writing and the obviously Herculean effort to render the historical setting as vividly as if one were stepping through the pages of this book straight into an English drawing room of the Regency period where the butler would offer you a glass of ratafia while the gentlemen admired your newest powdered, lavender-scented coiffure a la Grecque a boucles badines.


Men’s hair styles at the turn of the 19th century.

When she gives up the lock of her hair, Rule masquerading as Lethbridge steals a kiss. Hers was a marriage made not in heaven but in the coolly logical mind of a very self-possessed young. I loved Lord Rule but sadly he wasn’t present substantially throughout the book as one may expect! She is surprised when the Earl arrives and returns her brooch to her. His eyes ran over his marriag invited guest. heher

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon

While allegedly “historically” accurate, I don’t think having your hero engage in adultery with his mistress is “emotionally” accurate. Instead, immediately after the marriage Horatia becomes this whole different character that seemed to have maneuvered everything so she can live the high life.

Without them it wouldn’t have been half as good! I was very close to skimming which I just don’t do with Heyer books. Cobvenient me of new posts via email.

Hey Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. The core romance of this book really worked for me. How does that play for you? And how did you feel about the sheer bonkers-ness of the plot? I love that she goes full Duchess of Devonshire – gambling, spending, gamboling around town with a group of cads.

Her husband however is quite capable of handling any situation. Here she makes georgtete distinction between a Macaroni and a Buck:. But in order to do this, Elizabeth will have to give up all hope of marrying her true love, the respectable but poor Edward Heron.


Bookfoxes Kirsty and Hilary are agreed on that, though georgette has gone for the printed word and the other for a rather special audiobook version rather special, that is, ahem, if you happen to be a fan of Richard Armitage. Sep 16, Wollstonecrafthomegirl rated it really liked it.

Plus, the whole tone of the book is so delightful. He agree, and dazzling Horatia married the powerful Earl of Rule. I think it would have been perfect except for cknvenient utterly cliche Evil Mistress, that seems to have been a standard of romances at that time.

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A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. I love entering her world. She mentions this twice, and it sounds unhygienic, not to mention really strange-looking. He is patient, generous, humorous, tender, and most helpfully, smarter than anyone else around him. Nothing more endearing than a good loser. I loved Rule, especially in the second half of the book when he finally starts to do things and everyone thinks he doesn’t know anything but he does and I thought he was pretty good at manipulating people