The romance is very subtle; a very enjoyable mystery.
The gentleman was not so quiet...He was still a very strong character. It was a sweet story. I wish couple were in love for a bit more time in the book.
As with all the Georgette Heyer romances, The Quiet Gentleman is imbued with genuine Regency details - clothing, mannerisms, fads, types of transportation, and quaint euphemisms of the peroid. The hero and heroine never disappoint, remaining true to their personalities. I love the elegance and grace of this book and it's style - backed up by characters who could easily be your neighbor, friend or favorite uncle. This is must read for Heyer fans and a great introduction for those who are just discovering the Heyer world.
An unwelcome return . . .
Unscathed from the wars, Gervase Frant finally returns to his father's estate to claim his title as the new Earl of Stanyon. But his stepmother's resentment and his half brother's open disdain put a chill on Gervase's welcome. Now he must establish himself as the new head of the house . . . and ignore his family's rising hostility.
And a resented rival
Then Gervase's eye is caught by a lovely young woman -- the same woman already much in favor with his half brother. Now the brothers face direct competition as they bid for the lady's attentions. But as Gervase struggles to maintain a gentlemanly balance, he begins to find himself the victim of repeatedly cruel accidents. Soon it becomes increasingly clear that someone wants the new Earl of Stanyon dead . . .
A bit more mystery than romance, with a great deal of humor. One of my favorite Heyer romances!
Regency Romance. I am not a big fan of Georgette Heyer. I find her stories a little heavy and hard to read.
It's more a mystery and a story of family dynamics, as opposed to a straight laser focused romance -- but it was clear to me from the beginning the first time I read it that Gervase liked Drusilla from the beginning :) Many have had a problem with the ending - but I think Gervase did the right thing, the only thing that would have worked in that situation.