Sunday, May 16, 2010

Review: Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

Cotillion Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To borrow a phrase from the book, this read is "all the crack" for me. Really reading this was like learning a new language and I loved every page of it. I think we should bring back phrases like "excessively handsome of you," or "behaving shabby" or "it's just not the thing."

Kitty Charing is an orphan whose guardian declares that he will bestow his fortune on whoever takes her hand in marriage, provided it is one of his several grand-nephews. Kitty enters into a sham engagement with her cousin Freddy to facilitate a lengthy visit to London and escape from her odious Uncle's house. Her month-long trip stretches to longer as she makes new friends and learns the ways of the ton.

A bit predictable, but it's ok because you really want what you think is going to happen to come to pass. With fantastic characters, hilarious dialogue, plenty of rakes, heroes and scandals, this is a really lovely read. I'll look forward to reading more of Heyer's work. Luckily she wrote more than 50 novels!
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Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I still haven't read a G Heyer -- what is taking me so long???

Shanda said...

You'll love them! They are just easy and fun and I love to escape into that time period.

Corinne said...

This is the only one I've read all the way through but I really liked it!