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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer

This is the first time that I've read a Georgette Heyer novel and I loved it. It was like stepping back in time to live with real people. The way Heyer supplied so many small details that give you such a complete picture of what life must have been like in the Regency period in England.

The romantic plot centres on a Viscount who reluctantly enters into a marriage of convenience with a wealthy commoner's daughter due to his father's death and substantial family debt he has inherited.

For much of the novel Adam is in love with Julia, and Jenny his loving and long-suffering wife waits with patience and kindness. Adam is a quiet man of the gentry who is constantly at odds with his father-in-law who is very wealthy and wants to shower Adam and his daughter with generous gifts, most unwanted.

I couldn’t help comparing Georgette Heyer to Jane Austen. I certainly enjoyed her writing as much as I do Jane Austen, perhaps even a little more because of the wonderful details.
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1 comment:

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I love Georgette Heyer...she's also such a fun read!