Like vintage champagne served with an EXUISITE ENTREMET READ A LONG LONG entremet Read a long long time ago review also long verdue because people tend to ask when I scoffGeorgette Heyer wrote a pretentious anachronistic pseudo scientific retcon version Remarkables of the regency era concentrated her allegedly so realistic writingn less than 300 people and those few they interacted with within a world spanning empire Citizen Outlaw obliterated in a fell stroke everything else happening during a time which wasne A Pimps Life of the most importantf industrialisation and science not to speak Gigolos Get Lonely Too of featuring the major political upheavalf an entire
continent And she all but killed doing all the above any serious engagement f female writers And she all but killed doing all the above any serious engagement f female writers said era Not just that her books and how they reduce everything to a mere play Temptation (The Hunted of manners forr less silly goals are cause and reason for the continued contempt people direct at female romantic writing about that era Or even just female writing I can t even scorn those who do so because they are absolutely completely rightWhere Jane Austen wrote acerbic brilliantly sarcastic and ften even cynical accounts f what it meant to be female and constrained by the rules and laws f that era and how women were reduced to hunt and grovel for male support and left not the slightest doubt about how she despised this Georgette Heyer erects some fantasy Disney world in which she feasted The Empire sexism misogyny and classism Which is morbid Indeed there are enough scholars who have proven that Heyer looked at the Regency from the point f view f a negatively thinking sexist racist classist and terminally reactionary 20th century conservative who not nly was worse than any and all An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of her contemporaries she also is much much worse than anyf her ilk Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of the Regency era And she traded these negative properties to the majorityf the contemporary authors trying hard to emulate and repeat her writing style because well because she invented it Looked at without the rose coloured glasses this is toxicI wish she had stayed with her crime novels and never unleashed her dolls house version Everlost (Skinjacker, of Regency Gah Flushed with success from my recent rereadf Venetia I cast caution to the wind and decided to take The Lennon Prophecy on another Georgette Heyer Regency novel I should have known I wasn t mentally up for another contrived plot yet Even Heyer s witty writing didn t save thisne for meDeborah Grantham is a 25 year Japonia w sześciu smakach old with decent parentage but gambling runs in the family and betweenne thing and another she s ended up as a faro dealer at a London gambling house run by her aunt She s beautiful enough that she s attracted some attention from gentlemen who freuent the gambling house Mostly it s the wrong sort Aqidah Islam of attention but there s Lord Adrian the 20 yearld heir to the Mablethorpe title who has fallen head Tank! over heels for her and wants to marry her His mother and uncle want to suash this inappropriate romance and they have two months to do it before he turns 21 and gets controlf his fortune So Adrian s uncle Max Ravenscar tracks Deborah down and decides the best way to handle her is to Geek Feminist Revolution offer to pay her money a lotf money to send Adrian packing Deb and her aunt are in desperate need Lucky Luciano of money but Deb finds Max sffer so vastly insulting WHY that she not A Reader& only turns down the money she declares that she ll wed Adrian just to spite Max even though she actually has absolutely no intentionf marrying young Adrian And so begins a battle royale between this The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness obstinate couple andf course we all know where it s going from there but the fun is in the journey Except it just wasn t that much fun for meLook I get that Regencies aren t exactly the poster child for plausibility When you look up the word contrived there s a picture Churchill of a Regency romance therer should be anyway And I ll confess that when I like the main couple and the plotline I ll do contrived plots with the best Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of them like Loretta Chase s Knave s Wagerne Jean-Paul Sartre of my guilty pleasures So what it comes down to is that I didn t liker care for the characters r their choices enough to really make this book a winner for me Deb is basically an intelligent kindhearted cultured person but being around Max brings ut the worst in her Her decision making process around him is knee jerk and irrational and I just don t do irrational Max well he s kind In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, of a jerk even at the bestf times though he does care about his family And they both have a sense How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper of humor which saves the story from going completelyff the rails The secondary characters didn t help me Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, out a lot here Deb s aunt isne Bambi and Me of those extravagant spendthrift creatures that I dislike so much in fiction you see her counterpart in False Colours where she annoyed me even Adrian though he has potential is young and foolish Deb s brother mostly grovels and sonBut mostly this story revolves around. Are convinced she is a fortune hunterLady Mablethorpe was aghast Her young son Adrian wanted to get married Miss Deborah Grantham a gambling club wench Thus she sent her trusted nephew the vastly wealthy clever and imperturbable Max Ravenscar speeding to the faro tables to buy the hussy Pocahontas off A renowned gamester and the first town that he is untroubled by a romantic disposition Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference preferring horses cockfighting Bala Santa or cardsTo Ravenscar's surprise Deb turnedut to be besides rem. ,
Update I just reread this April 13 14th 2015 and it is every bit at good as the first time Far fetched and comical it was and it is every bit at good as the first time Far fetched and comical it was the sort Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of book I needed It had me laughing several times Georgette Heyer has written silly spoilt and ridiculous heroines she has made witty wize and winsome heroines Deborah Grantham is the best minxf all She is Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack onalmostn the shelf and has little chance f making a match Her aunt has a gaming house with a EO table
and faro which adds up against her She also has an abominablefaro which adds up against her She also has an abominable thankfully not like the heroin in Bath Tangle but ne singularly her Wolfsong own Max Ravenscar the Hero is appalled when he learns that his young nephew plans to marr 2019 ReviewMax Ravenscar s kidnapping is trulyne Ultimate Memory Book of my favorite scenes in allf Heyer s works I love the banter between him an Deb the dismissal Pelnrušķis un trollis of her brother the moment he walks back into the house when everyone thinks he is tied up in the basement It is all gold pure gold 2018 ReviewSo much witty banter Deb certainly represents anlder Heyer heroine but she comes across emotional maybe Or perhaps impulsive is a better word like a younger heroine 2017 ReviewOnce again breaking my rule about not interfering with past ratings to bump this Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) one up a star I really do love Faro s Daughter It would make a hilarious movie Also Deb 3 Girl has guts In all my previous readings though it neverccurred to me how uickly everyone falls in love Everything takes place in less than two weeks 2011 Review Faro s Daughter isn t O Mistério do Infante Santo onef Heyer s popular books and I picked it up half expecting it to be a disappointment I was pleasantly surprised When Max Ravenscar discovers his young nephew has fallen in love with a girl from gambling house he is uite determined to do everything in his power to stop the marriage Surely a bribe Disgrace (Department Q, ought to workWhat he does not expect is Deborah Grantham Outraged andffended that he would try and bribe her Monsoon off Deborah is determined to get revenge even if that means marrying his youngsterf a nephewA very cute very humorous novel full Slice by Slice of romp and Heyer humor I uite enjoyed this book It even beatsut These Old Shades in the three star section Deborah is a great deal like Sophy from The Grand Sophy and as that is my favorite Heyer book it stands to reason I d enjoy this Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) one too It is a highly imporobable story filled with kidnapping and falling in andut love and rather unsavory characters but Ice Maiden overall completely fun The ending is a little rushed and the hero s falling in love might be a bit fast but the witty dialogue and ridiculous circumstances the characters find themselves in uite makes up for it A very enjoyable novel My Heyer reccomendations go like thisrder then The Grand SophyFredericaCotillionFaro s DaughterArabellaThese Old Shadesand the Nonesuch HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST HEYER I VE READ YETDeborah Grantham is a well enough born miss who due to her father s impoverished circumstances ended up being raised by her aunt Lady Bellingham who runs an exclusive gaming house in London In any case a little lord with a bad case Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of puppy love gets into his head that he wants to marry her and even though she never had any intentionf accepting his Seducing the Heiress older scowly cousin Mr Ravenscar decides to save little Adrian from the alleged fortune huntergaming wench I repeat Deb at no point even considered accepting Adrien s proposal But Deb and Mr Ravenscar are twof the BIGGEST DRAMA UEENS to ever exist and that s why this novel is so amazinghilarious She is so And Cowboy Makes Three offended that he thought she was a hussy and he is so thoroughly annoyed by not getting his way fornce that they both come up with increasingly absurd ways to piss each Teasing Her SEAL otherff leaving everyone else around them to reach for their smelling saltsThis is like Pride Prejudice Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, on crack indeed you may pick upn certain turns A Valentines Wish of phrase that are straight from that bookI have to say I haven t laughedut loud this many times reading a book in ages in fact I read the last 15% Paixão Sem Disfarce or so whilen a treadmill at my gym just now and people thought I was going mental no Rain one is supposed to look that happyn a treadmill5 In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover of the easiest stars I ve ever given ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is theutside I Met Someone of enough I pity the fool who doesn t indulge in theccasional Heyer A diet Quantum (Captain Chase of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueenf Puddings for lunch and a Pavlova for dinner but damme how they are like vintage champagne served with an exuisite entremet ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the The Other Islam outsidef enough I pity the fool who doesn t indulge in the ccasional Heyer A "diet f them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen f Puddings for "of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen f Puddings for and a Pavlova for dinner but damme how they are. Skilled in the art Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault of card playing Deborah Grantham a gambler's daughter uses that skill as her sole meansf support as mistress f her aunt's elegant and exclusive gaming club in 18th century London The beautiful young must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability preferably without accepting either f two repugnant Canada offers One is from anlder very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behavior disgusts her; the The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover other from the young puppyish scionf a noble family whose relatives.