The Masqueraders Author:Georgette Heyer She could disguise everything -- except her love for him . . . — Prudence Marriot, along with her roguish brother Robin, is the darling of high-society London -- but the two rarely appear as themselves. Instead, Prudence disguises herself as a young lad named Peter, while her brother dons the fashionable attire of a gentlewoman. Their cost... more »umes serve as a useful decoy to protect the Marriot family . . .
But when she meet Sir Anthony Fanshave, Prudence wonders if she has finally met her prince. The elegant Sir Anthony is everything Prudence has ever wanted. The only problem is that Sir Anthony has never met Prudence . . .only a young, handsome fellow named Peter. In revealing her true identity, she risks losing everything she holds dear . . .« less
This is my first book by this author. I admit that the the first chapter was a bit difficult to get into. There was a lot of action, but my initial thought was, "what is this foolishness?" However, by the second chapter, I was totally engrossed in the book. The plot is so original; I have never read anything like it. There are so many twists and suprises. I love all of the main characters. The father was especially entertaining; he is the most concieted and humorus character I have ever come across. All that to say that I will be reading more books by this author. This book is definately a keeper.
Ms Heyer showed us that a hero and heroine could be sensible, quietish and pleasantly good looking and still be the kind of hero and heroine that most readers would thrill to -- heroes and heroines didn't always have to be devastatingly good looking or rakish.