Guten Tag, Leute! Today I thought that I’d contribute to Gabby over at www.gabbythewriter.wordpress.com‘s Recommendation Thursday!
“I owe her many happy hours.” – Mary Drabble about Georgette Heyer
Since this April, Georgette Heyer has quickly become one of my favorite authors of all time. Heyer is particularly well known for her Regency Romances and is often considered the creator of the genre. While her Regency Romances are by far her most well known works, she also wrote historical romances that took place in the Georgian/Victorian eras and she also wrote several mysteries.
I’ve heard many people tell me that they have tried reading Jane Austen’s novels only to find that the writing style was difficult for them to get into. If that’s the case with you, Georgette Heyer might be a good alternative to try. Heyer took a lot of inspiration from Austen and wrote in a somewhat similar style. While Austen generally wrote about the every day Georgian person, Heyer tended to write about the flamboyant side of life. Both are very entertaining authors to read from.
Heyer’s novels always have this uncanny ability to make me laugh and smile and I truly believe that this is one of the main reasons she has become one of my favorite authors in such a short amount of time. Her characters are ever fun and sweet and I don’t think that I’ll ever tire of reading about them!
So, which Heyer novels would I recommend? Well… here are a few!
- Friday’s Child – This was the first Heyer novel I read and it is definitely my favorite! It’s a super cute, sweet story and I just love it so much!
- The Convenient Marriage – Since April, I’ve already read this one twice. That’s how good this book is! This book’s characters are very endearing and I’ve found that this book gets better each time I reread it!
- These Old Shades – Some of the dialogue in this book was so hilarious that I had a few laughing fits while reading it! The characters in this book (especially the Duke of Avon) are rather flamboyant and are quite a bit of fun to read about! If you like morally grey characters, then I’d highly recommend this book!
- Faro’s Daughter – If you like a good hate-to-love story, then you’ll really like this one! This book is full of hilarious scenarios and I absolutely adore it!
Anyways, those are some of my Georgette Heyer recommendations for y’all! Danke und tschüss!