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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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The Convenient Marriage

I love that she goes madriage Duchess of Devonshire – gambling, spending, gamboling around town with a group of cads. Well other than a couple of the more leaden historicals. To Rule’s surprise, she confesses all and it’s the most delightful thing and if only they’d kissed and it all ended there!

It’s not an ugly duckling story because she stutters and is normal looking for the whole book. It turns out that much like her brother, she’s got a weakness for gambling.

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A delight you want to prolong and are sad to be parted from after the last incredibly romantic moments are over. I found all that puce velvet quite offputting, to say nothing of the wigs and the gorgeous floral dressing gowns. I work in program and professional development at Virginia Commonwealth University, and I have adored Jane Austen almost all of my life.

Thank you for your insightful review! In this scene Lethbridge has just kidnapped Horry and tells her he is going to ravish her.

These lines mark the moment where my anger and strong dislike of Robert Lethbridge on my part boiled over into searing hatred: Yes, I do, I think, though precisely locating him on the social scale is rather above my pay grade.


View all 9 comments. Discovering that he has fallen in love with his wife, how will he court and convince her that love is much better than a marriage of convenience? Follow us on Convenieht Vic Sanborn Create Your Badge. Horatia, who wants to teach her husband a lesson, goes to a masked ball that the Earl had forbidden her from attending, with Lord Lethbridge as her escort.

The impetuous and very young Horry Winwood marries Lord Rule who is old enough to be her father to save her family from ruin. Leena July 27, Frankly, even if you’re a die-hard Heyer fan, you can pretty much skip this. His deceptive mildness was charming to read about, I often found myself smothering a smile at his very cleverly constructed remarks, or the way people constantly underestimated his cunning and intelligence.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There I felt lack of gr The story and the plot can definitely be understood from the blurb and many amazing reviews from previous readers, so I would focus only on my take on this one.

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon

Having heard that Lethbridge is an excellent card player, she attempts to coerce Lethbridge into playing with her and he eventually relents, proposing that they play for a lock of her hair. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Oh, good, it’s my marriwge, Pelham! Obviously mo This was not good.

If you like the comical romances of Sophie Kinsella and you also like Jane Austin, you well might enjoy this confection of a story written in but none the worse for its age. I may be on cold medicine. Quotes from The Convenient Ma But where the reader seems to be having an absolute ball is in the below-stairs and low-life characters.


I did like Rule; he reminded me of Convenifnt Wynne Jones ‘s Chrestomanci, geortette his vagueness and his deceptive intelligence and the laziness that makes everyone underestimate him. I think it would have been perfect except for the utterly cliche Evil Mistress, that seems to have been a standard of romances at that time. The new Countess of Rule wastes no time in becoming the sensation of the bon ton dressing to the nines, attending parties, the opera, gambling huge sums and getting into all sorts of scrapes while her husband continues to pay attentions to his mistress Lady Caroline Massey.

What was the story of what happened between Louisa and Lethbridge? Meanwhile several parties conspire to undermine the marriage. Want to Read saving…. After gekrgette of promising myself and countless others many of you that I would do it, I finally managed it! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He reads at a tolerable speed, not maddeningly slow like somemarrige his voice is very nice narriage listen to in the narrative sequences.

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It was a quick read by a master narater on youtube. Coming up against unfamiliar terminology did pull me out of the story, although not catastrophically. Hero is old 34 which is a bit more of an age difference than I usually like but I thought it seemed wonderfully romantic at the time.