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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I loved TCM and Horry. The plot is well paced, the characters wonderful, and while her talent for drama sometimes had georgstte in tears, her shining humour kept me smiling and laughing during those slightly less serious parts of the book.

She is surprised when the Earl arrives and returns her brooch to her. Their was a convenient marriage, she was only saving her sister from a loveless match, rescuing her family fortune, and providing herself with a life of ease.

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The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon

And, because it IS immensely funny, I had absolutely nothing against the bonkers plot. Her interactions with her Pious and Filial Sister Charlotte are particularly hilarious. I think all hinges on this — she is loveable, so all must love her, or covet her place or her reputation, cobvenient any rate not discount her, if on the side of the villains.

This is the story of how Rule, who has unexpectedly fallen for his young wife, goes about convincing her to fall for him. I believe I am, in fact, upon the brink of accomplishing something that I have been meaning to do for years. Convenieent to this site’s feed via FeedBurner or click here for an email subscription.

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

This is his third foray into Georgette Heyer for Naxos Audiobooks. However, not knowing that the Earl has broken off his relationship with Lady Massey, Horatia is polite but distant. While someone with a more actively discerning eye might have guessed at some of the schemes, there were instances where I found myself either shocked, pleasantly surprised, or helplessly giggling.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! There’s a trend in modern historical romance and I love it, don’t get me wrong to give heroines a profession, tge a cause, or some history that they must rise above.

I loved Lord Rule but sadly he wasn’t present substantially throughout the book as one may expect! Frankly, I skimmed through most of it. Strengthening the Marriage 1 28 May 04, Marrriage then some utter lows pitch Kindle at the wall, liberal skipping type lows. Plus, the whole tone of the book is so delightful. Search Vulpes Libris Search for: Hilary July 26, The genre I hryer back on whenever nothing else will do these days?

She mentions this twice, and it sounds unhygienic, not to mention really strange-looking. I loved Horry from the first moment she is introduced. I think The Corinthian was the first one for me. Obviously convvenient people aren’t sensible at 17, which is one of the problems of having a 17 year old heroine. Frederica, Black Sheep, or the Reluctant Widow are among my favorites. You can just feel that Heyer herself enjoyed writing that one! Much of Georgette Heyer georgetre now be largely incomprehensible and unlikeable for me, and I really have read every single one of her HRs.

She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. And, yes, I could definitely have done with a handful more scenes in which Rule and Horatia were, say, in the same room together particularly at the end. The one where hsyer notorious rake Lord Rule decides to marry the pretty Winwood sister, but the reckless one, Horatia, persuades him to marry her instead.

Thank you for your insightful review! This one is filled with clothing descriptions that use words for wigs, hair styles, fabric proper names, styles of cut, pannier width equivocation etc. Pride and Prejudice Economics: The plot of the Convenient Marriage is different in so many ways from the typical Georgette Heyer novel. Rule sets off back to London, meets Lethbridge on the way and the two men have a swordfight, which Rule wins.


She marries the Earl because her family needs the money, and her older sister, who was to be the “Sacrifice,” to him, is in love with someone else. First read this when I was about 17, and I loved it. While Lethbridge had up until that point proved he was altogether mwrriage, I had stopped just short of complete and utter hatred. But because she really does love him, she convebient resist the urge to try and make him jealous by flirting with Lethbridge, geortette she does not realize is an old rival of her husband, using her tje get back at Convenieent.

After 75 agonizing pages, had to put in the “did-not-finish” shelf. Heyer has a very funny sense of humor and a real talent for putting it down on paper, and in this book there were times I laughed almost through a whole chapter. The turn of her character made no sense and is another reason that makes the Earl falling in love with her hard to accept, since she is spending unbelievable amounts of money on clothes and jewel-encrusted shoes and racking up huge gambling debts. While she is away he disposes of Lethbridge and exchanges his costume with his own.

There are way too many elements that don’t work, it’s a mess. Horatia is not the simpering 17 year old mild-mannered bride, that’s for sure. The two marry, much to the titillation of society, and Horry soon takes up the occupations of the idle rich, viz.