The Nonesuch

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by Georgette Heyer

Published 1962

So, I have, including this one, EIGHTEEN books to review.  I’m almost a month behind, I fear.  Hopefully I will get a big chunk of those knocked out today, but I apologize if you actually follow me and are suddenly inundated with emails of me rambling on about books.

I really enjoyed The Nonesuch.  Heyer’s books are fairly predictable; she is my go-to I-really-just-need-to-relax-not-think author.  Still, I always enjoy her dialogue and character development.  A witty, frothy kind of book, it was an easy 4/5.

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The Talisman Ring

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by Georgette Heyer

Published: 1936

This is another delightful book by Georgette Heyer, and although I did not love it quite as much as Friday’s Childit may be a close second.  This one was fun because of the mystery.  The characters interacted wonderfully, and, as usual, even the villain was a bit likable.  The pacing of this story was excellent as well.

For me, the only strange part was that this was a completely third-person  narration.  I don’t know how else to say it.  Heyer basically never told us what anyone was thinking or feeling; that was left to be inferred by her descriptions of expressions, reactions, and conversations.  It was interesting, but not very personal.

Still, this was an overall wonderfully fun story, and one that I will probably add to my collection soon.  5/5.

Friday’s Child

 

by Georgette Heyer

Published: 1944

I loved this book!  I actually will probably end up purchasing it; it may be my favorite Heyer book that I have read to date (and I have read several!).

And it could be because I really enjoy stories that begin with the wedding instead of ending with it.  The characters of this tale are just sweet and endearing and I loved reading about them.  The dialogue is so much fun, and the plot has just enough friction between the characters without being annoying.  The title comes from the poem about the characteristics of children born on various days of the week–

Friday’s child is loving and giving…

And the young heroine of the story is just that.  The love and patience she shows to her husband is lovely to behold, and watching Sherry learn to cherish and appreciate his wife is beautiful.  If you’ve never read a Heyer book, Friday’s Child is a wonderful place to start.  5/5.

Regency Buck

by Georgette Heyer

Published: 1935

I do love Georgette Heyer, and am slowly reading my way through all of her books owned by my library.  They are light-hearted and happy and super relaxing.

This particular one was a bit heavy on the drama for me, but was still a fun tale with witty dialogue and some good lessons on growing up.  While I guessed who the real villain was early on, it was fun to see how the plot unwound.  My only real beef with the story was that the friendship between the heroine and the hero did not seem very well developed, thus making it a bit unbelievable when they fell into each other’s arms in the end.

Still, an all -around good time, 3/5.