Friday's Child Author:Georgette Heyer To orphaned, pixie-ish Hero Wantage, it seemed like a star-studded dream when dashing Viscount "Sherry" Sheringham asked her to be his bride-for although she knew it was a marriage of convenience (his convenience), it eliminated the depressing prospect of life as a governess. — But their marriage soon became a frenetic comedy of errors, as Hero t... more »ried to keep up with the fashionable and very unfamiliar society in which she now found herself. From chariot races to gambling tables to exclusive drawing rooms, an exasperated Sherry followed in his wife's wake, trying to clear the air after her well-intentioned but scatterbrained escapades. And it was with great surprise that both Hero and Sherry discovered that even a marriage of convenience can turn into a love affair, under certain circumstances....« less
This was an absolutely charming story of a young man who marries the first female he meets after an exasperating discussion with his overbearing mother (about his not marrying the woman she wants him to). The characters are fun and extremely likable. The only negative, (and perhaps it's not really a negative, due to the fact that the book was written in 1936 after all) was the overall language and slang used. The book was at times difficult to "get the meaning" of what was said. Overall, I laughed out loud, and I loved it. without anyone having sex!! How refreshing!