Monday, December 3, 2012

Georgette Heyer

The Grand SophyThe Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have these four things to say about my new favorite author, Georgette Heyer:

  1. If you love Jane Austen, say yes to Heyer. The Grand Sophy is a good place to start.
  2. Heyer is not an Austen clone. Heyer's books are witty, light-hearted, and romantic, but they reflect a more modern sensibility and writing style. (Also, there are detailed descriptions of great clothes that somehow got left out of Austen.)
  3. Thank you, wonderful heroines! Heyer's heroines are charming, intelligent, and strong-willed. They are not humbled, tamed, or required to be anything other than themselves to find their perfect match, either. Thank goodness!
  4. There are SO MANY Heyer novels! She was a prolific writer, so once you're addicted, you can enjoy them for many years to come.

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