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.
Heyer is a good writer of the Romance genre. She has great characters.
A quintessential Heyer. A charming, sweet period romance.
Good solid plot and story. I could not help liking the father and had to reread the first chapter after I figured out how it was being told...lol... loved the story. I could still put it down though and did not feel like I had to finish it in one setting. Hence, the 3.5 stars...
Brother and sister trying to evade the authorities (they're Jacobitea) by switching identities and genders, but they get caught up in the beau monde by coming to the rescue of an eloping heiress with second thoughts. Always a tom-boy, I loved the heroine's strength and non-conformism. The hero is placid and intelligent with surprising depths of humor. As usual, her secondary characters are brilliant, with the heroine's father stealing the show.
This was a fast moving attention holding story. A good read!
Haven't read this. It's part of my daughters' completed section of romances.