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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Feb 03, Naksed rated it it was ok Shelves: She stutters and is described as the least attractive of her sisters. Richard Armitage is incredibly good at using his voice to give marrriage to an incredible parade of convincing characters, from young, brave, hsyer bit naive Horatia with her stammer to funny, adventuresque Pel and Pom, from delicate, beautiful Elizabeth Winwood to gallant, treacherous Lethbridge. Now having read or listened to quite a few of Georgette Heyers novels, I must say – at the risk of ruffling many sensibilities — that I enjoy her work just a little better than Jane Austen’s.
I think one of my favorite things about this convemient is that there is no Big Misunderstandings. Every word used in her sentences conveys just the right nuance of meaning.
This is an abridged version, and naturally it is possible that what is left out includes some favourite passages and set-pieces for many readers, for Heyer does not waste heye word on anything that is not designed for entertainment. Furious, Horry rushes away running into Lady Caroline Massey who recognizes her. Intrigued by this young, brave girl, he is tempted and soon sees the logic, agreeing to her proposal.
Rule will always be dear to me. It took me quite some time to get through this audio book – but not because it wasn’t delightful!
The Convenient Marriage, by Georgette Heyer
I shudder to think. I enjoyed my first Georgette Heyer novel and would read another. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer. When Horatia is running away from a man who kidnapped her and who she thinks she killed she runs into her brother and his friend and the conversation goes like this: Who knew a marriage of convenience story could be so boring? The two marry, much to the titillation of teorgette, and Horry soon takes up georgwtte occupations of the idle rich, viz.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. He wandered over to the table and sat down. The fact that she reacts to her brother’s plan to stage a highway robbery as “the cleverest notion she had ever heard of” has my eyes rolling off the marriiage.
Click on image to read the story. Anyway, this book is a tremendous amount of fun. However when he goes away Horatia gets herself into a very awkward situation and has to enlist the h A wonderful tale about the incorrigible Miss Horatia Winwood. And now I will comfort myself by downloading more of her lovely stories This book demonstrates that creating weird psychological tests for your partner and withholding your feelings are not very romantic, either. I admit to hoping, just for the merest instant, that it was the Earl of Rule who had ridden up to save Horatia, but as soon as Lethbridge was mentioned… poof went that scheme.
The plot is outrageous and at times manic, with more banging doors than a Whitehall farce, and, oh bliss for Richard Armitage fans, a duel.
Lovely blog, otherwise, too! Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Marriagr left with some serious feels after the last couple of pages of this book and as a consequence I’m upping the rating. I adored Horry — is that too Ticky of me? I was very close to skimming which I just don’t do with Heyer books. With two unmarried younger sisters, prim Convenkent and impulsive Horatia, and their self-indulgent elder brother Pelham about as much help to his family as a rainstorm at a picnicshe must marry well.
The great thing about this book is that Horatia is actually, genuinely normal. I don’t much care for the hero. Lord Dolphinton neyer an inspired character, truly. When the wealthy and eligible Earl of Rule proposes marriage to Elizabeth Winwood, she resigns herself to marrying against her will to rescue the fortunes of her impoverished family.
View all 16 comments. Be still my beating heart! To ask other readers questions about The Convenient Marriageplease sign up. While she is away fixing her dress, he incapacitates Lethbridge and dresses himself in Lethbridge’s mask and domino. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer’s greatest asset.
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She attends a ball and upon getting in her carriage to go home, is kidnapped and taken to Lord Lethbridge’s house where he intends to ruin her to gain his revenge on Rule. At one point, the hero says the heroine treats him georrgette an indulgent father”, barf. I was just looking for a good trashy romance read and picked this up simply because of the title. What would have happened if Darcy had married frivolous ocnvenient headstrong Lydia Bennett instead of her more sober sister Elizabeth?
Escorted by Lethbridge, he sees their friendship as the perfect opportunity to ruin her reputation and punish Drelincourt for thwarting his elopement with his sister Louisa years before. Historic romance h proposes to H to free her sister.
Highclere Castle Floor Plan: There is generally a great deal of witty, fast-paced dialogue among the protagonists, and in terms of romance, more talk than action.