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: Rachel Winters (twitter) UK Publisher: Trapeze Genre: Romantic comedy, contemporary fiction Can you fall in love like they do in the movies? It's Evie Summers's job to find out. Because if she can't convince her film agency's biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The … Continue reading REVIEW: Would Like To Meet – Rachel Winters
August! This year seems to be flashing by so quickly, but I have to say I have been enjoying the nice weather. More time to sit in the garden and read my books. Have you had any good books set aside for the summer? Or are you saving them up for holiday reading? REVIEWS Legend … Continue reading BLOG: June and July Round-Up
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: Sophie Page (website) UK Publisher: Arrow/Cornerstone Digital Genre: Romance, contemporary fiction Buy Now: ebook | paperback Bella Greenwood isn't a fairytale girl. If pushed, she'd probably tell you that her perfect wedding would involve a handful of close friends and family. But as she's never met anyone she'd like to marry, it's a moot point. … Continue reading REVIEW: To Marry a Prince – Sophie Page
Author: Alison Goodman UK Publisher: Walker Books Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance Buy Now: ebook | paperback See Also: The Dark Days Club Brighton, July 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall is spending the summer season in Brighton, where she will continue her Reclaimer training and prepare for her duties as a fully fledged member of the Dark Days Club. … Continue reading REVIEW: the Dark Days Pact – Alison Goodman
Author: Zoe May (website / twitter) UK Publisher: HQ Digital Genre: Romance, contemporary fiction Buy Now: ebook After being jilted at the altar, high-flying journalist Sam doesn’t believe in love any more – and she certainly doesn’t believe in fairy tales! So, when she’s asked to cover the Royal Wedding, it’s the lastthing she wants to … Continue reading REVIEW: How (not) To Date A Prince – Zoe May
Author: Connie Willis (website) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Sci-fi, romance Buy Now: ebook | paperback Briddey is about to get exactly what she thinks she wants . . . Briddey is a high-powered exec in the mobile phone industry, overseeing new products from concept ('anything to beat the new apple phone') to delivery. And she works with … Continue reading REVIEW: Crosstalk – Connie Willis
Author: Stephanie Garber (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, romance Buy Now: ebook | paperback Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . . Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the … Continue reading REVIEW: Caraval – Stephanie Garber