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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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Here she makes the distinction between a Macaroni and a Conenient View all 7 comments. I suspect that the average Heyer reader knows the costume of the time and could appreciate all those descriptions in their full splendour; being ignorant, I skimmed them, georegtte I had tremendous fun trying to imagine Crosby Drelincourt.

Bookfoxes Kirsty and Hilary are agreed on that, though one 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. The age difference is necessarily unsettling, and I can never switch off my modern sensibilities when something like this crops up in historical fiction. Although this book is considered a Regency romance, it is set a little early, in Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

WordPress keeps the revenue. Horry proposes a marriage of convenience to Lord Rule with the promise that she will not interfere with him after they are married. His affair with Lady Massey was something I could not but disapprove of, as well as the fact that he did seem to be beorgette little less than energetic in his pursuits.

Despite her imperfections which can be ascribed to the inexperience of a teenager, Horry has a good heart, a fierce loyalty to those that she loves, and a sort of innocence about her that is endlessly endearing. Though perhaps this behaviour is understandable in a newly married young woman at the tender age of seventeen, I am the same age, and I declare I should be far too embarrassed to squander the fortune of a man I had only just married.


She had all the moxy I like in a heroine, but her leap before looking and then going, ‘Oh, dear! Which is the best to start with?

One of her earlier books and set in the Georgian Era, the writing does not yet possess her command of the genre as she shows in later years, yet her descriptive style was already fully developed. The novel takes another twist and the reader now enters the realm of slapstick comedy, keystone cops and all.

The Convenient Marriage, by Georgette Heyer

The Viscount surveyed the supper-table with a knowing eye. How on earth did I only give this 4 stars the first time?!?

She’s much better then this. I love that she goes full Duchess of Devonshire – gambling, spending, gamboling around town with a group of cads. I bet you didn’t. I just love his voice.

Review of “The Convenient Marriage” by Georgette Heyer | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. How we feel about a book really does depend on where we are at in a particular time in our lives. The scenes with her are just painful you want to take a shotgun to the earl but other than that, it’s great fun, and the Georgian era is beautifully evo When Horry goes to the remote, sophisticated Earl of Rule to offer herself as the Family Sacrifice in her older sister’s place, the earl surprises everyone by accepting her proposal.

Add in a duel, msrriage sword fight, highway robbery, abduction, switched identities and scandalous behavior, and you are in for comedic high jinxes and uproarious plot twists. Horatia calls upon her brother Pelham and his friend, Mr Pommeroy, to restore the brooch to her before Rule returns from his estate.

Any narration completed by Richard Armitage would be a bonus no matter what the title! Seventeen-year-old Horatia marries Rule to save her family from penury after her georgete Pelham gambles away their fortune.

The impetuous and very young Horry Winwood marries Lord Rule who is old enough to be her father to save her family from ruin. Certainly you could not blame poor Horatia for being taken in.

They are unsuccessful because Rule’s jealous cousin, Mr Drelincourt, has found the brooch at Lethbridge’s house and has immediately set forth for Rule’s country estate to share this news. Do you think I should say something about the story? This book demonstrates that creating weird psychological tests for your partner and withholding your feelings are not very romantic, either.


These are all rich white people spending money profligately which was quite possibly made from exploiting colonial subjects, and certainly with no regard for the hardships of the poor.

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer, A Review | Jane Austen’s World

She is a real challenge for a reader-out-loud, as she is a seventeen-year old aristocratic young lady who convenlent a speech impediment. Search Vulpes Libris Search for: Her youngest sister Horatia Horryjust seventeen, saves the day by offering to marry the formidable Earl herself, a marriage of convenience with a man twice thf age. Lethbridge overtakes Drelincourt on the road and wrests the brooch from him. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I have read just one book by Heyer and come to hate her very name, but it was only a matter mqrriage unfullfilled expectations I expected another Austen and found romance, which I loathe. I am looking forward to reading more of her work.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Horatia, learning that Pelham has not recovered her brooch is miserable and anxious because she wants to act on thf feelings for her husband, but can’t while she still believes Lethbridge has the brooch in his possession. I do so hate it when audio-books are abridged; generally because I dislike missing out on any part of the story, and more particularly in this case because anything that kept Richard Armitage talking for longer had to be a good thing.

What was the story of what happened between Louisa and Lethbridge? The couple marry, they honeymoon, they return to London and live … not so happily after.

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