This is the Heyer that I've been trying to find for ages, and every time I end up picking up Charity Girl instead and get frustrated. It's a similar set up of sorts, a young country gentleman in an impulsive mood stumbles across the poor cousin of a local family, and offers her shelter. Except in Friday's Child, the gentleman in question is in a bad mood because his childhood friend just turned down his proposal, so he decides to elope with the young waif he has acquired.
This book has always ranked fairly highly for me among Heyer's work, largely because it is the sequel to These Old Shades and therefore gave me more of my favourite characters. I don't think that Heyer has done many sequels, so this makes it fairly unusual...
Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Romance, historical fiction See Also: Charity Girl; Regency Buck; These Old Shades; Frederica Kitty Charing’s life-changing inheritance comes with a catch. Her eccentric and childless guardian, Mr. Penicuik, is leaving Kitty all of his vast fortune – but with one condition. She must marry one of his five grand-nephews. However, … Continue reading REVISITED: Cotillion – Georgette Heyer
Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Romance, historical fiction See Also: Charity Girl; Regency Buck; These Old Shades Rich, handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters - the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, … Continue reading REVISITED: Frederica – Georgette Heyer
Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Historical romance See Also: These Old Shades; Regency Buck When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless homeless waif named Cherry Steane, to whom else should he turn in such a scrape but his old childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? For all they refused … Continue reading REVISITED: Charity Girl – Georgette Heyer
Author: Grace Burrowes (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Piatkus Genre: Historical romance Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to … Continue reading REVIEW: When a Duchess says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2) – Grace Burrowes
Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Historical romance Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely … Continue reading REVISITED: These Old Shades – Georgette Heyer
Author: Mary Balogh (website / facebook) UK Publisher: Piatkus Genre: Romance, historical fiction Buy now: ebook | paperback Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family - including the daughter no one knew he had . . . Anna Snow grew … Continue reading REVIEW: Someone to Love (Westcott #1) – Mary Balogh
Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Historical fiction, Regency romance, mystery Buy now: ebook | paperback It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first encounter Julian St John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he is also the Fifth Earl … Continue reading REVISITED: Regency Buck – Georgette Heyer