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Charity Girl A fine, good Heyer s Regency novel One of shorter One of her last and I could have seen her professional pen here One may say Good job.Yes, I have noticed many similarities with her other stories, e.g The Foundling , but it didn t bother me because I found here engaging characters Simon was like some splendid heroes from her other romances, Lady and Lord Wroxton had an interesting own story I am sure and so beloved Heyer s language dialogues.In my opinion, this book had also something im A fine, good Heyer s Regency novel One of shorter One of her last and I could have seen her professional pen here One may say Good job.Yes, I have noticed many similarities with her other stories, e.g The Foundling , but it didn t bother me because I found here engaging characters Simon was like some splendid heroes from her other romances, Lady and Lord Wroxton had an interesting own story I am sure and so beloved Heyer s language dialogues.In my opinion, this book had also something important to tell Reading it I was thinking about charity girls All those girls women of those times Girls which hadn t the meaning As a rule, women had less possibilities than today, but charity girls had even less I suspect, that many of them would have had better happier life if they had lowered their status getting married with a farmer or a clerk or even working some lighter physical work But they were slaves of their class.So, because it was good written with a deeper level , pure Heyer and I have a nice time I am giving it 4 stars.But I have to admit it hadn t a spark This spark which made some of Heyer s stories simply marvelous, genial For example an adventure in The Foundling, Dominic in Devil s Cub, banter in Faro s Daughter, Sophy in The Grand Sophy This sparkle, which makes that I want to read it again, even before I finish the book After rereading The Foundling Cousin Kate having an improved opinion of both, I did hope my assessment of Charity Girl would improve I didn t expect to like this novel, mind, but hoped to find it an average read Wrong Charity Girl is still terrible owes a lot to The Foundling Sprig Muslin both far better books Reading Kloester s biography it sounds like GH wasn t well when she wrote this genuinely thought she had written a good book To be honest I had hoped on her usual diet of After rereading The Foundling Cousin Kate having an improved opinion of both, I did hope my assessment of Charity Girl would improve I didn t expect to like this novel, mind, but hoped to find it an average read Wrong Charity Girl is still terrible owes a lot to The Foundling Sprig Muslin both far better books Reading Kloester s biography it sounds like GH wasn t well when she wrote this genuinely thought she had written a good book To be honest I had hoped on her usual diet of dexdrine, gin cigarettes, she had phoned this one in That at least would have been an excuse Not much actually happens in this book, the hero heroine spend very little time together the ending feels rushed I have read enough times in GH s works about inn servants not being allowed to handle a hero s boots, in case they put a thumb mark on them I did like some of the minor characters most notably Simon view spoiler Wilfred Steane s first scene, while laboured, gave me a chuckle hide spoiler Now to proofreading criticisms of this particular publication Arrow Page 164, Peccavi is not in italics, but it is in my old Pan copy The italics make it clear it s a foreign word When I first read it I thought it was a typo Worse, they talk about a bumblebroth in the book, but it s called a humblebroth on the back cover Very sloppy.The other GH Regency I didn t think much of was Lady of Quality I may put off that reread for a while A Young And Lovely Runaway Alone On The Road To London Miss Charity Steane Is Running Away From The Drudgery Of Her Aunt S Household To Find Her Grandfather Not Expecting Her Visit, The Old Gentleman Is Not In London But Is Away In The Country The First Time The Young Viscount Desford Saw The Girl, He Thought She Was A Child A Child In Trouble, Running Away But She Was A Girl Nearly Seventeen And When Viscount Encounters Her Walking To London Alone, He Feels Honor Bound To Assist Her But After Desford Rescued Her, Everyone Assumed That He Had Run Off With Her A Scandal Broth In The Making, And Dashing About The Countryside Together, The Viscount Must Prevent His Exasperating Charge From Bringing Him Ruin Upon Herself And Him Now In Disgrace, Desford Had To Find The Truth Behind Cherry S Strange Behavior Before His Own Life Came ApartWho Else Should He Turn To In Such A Scrape But His Childhood Playmate, Henrietta Silverdale And Although They Refused To Oblige Their Parents By Marrying, They Have Always Been The Best Of Friends But As Desford Pursues Cherry S Grandfather And Father Around The Seedier Fringes Of Society, Hetta Is Forced To Wonder If He Might Not, At Last, Have Fallen In Love Without The Timely 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Kirby – 9facts.co.uk Hetta Is Forced To Wonder If He Might Not [ PDF ] ✐ Wise and Otherwise/The Old Man and his God/The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk Author Sudha Murty – 9facts.co.uk At Last [Epub] Indian Renaissance By Sanyal Sanjeev – 9facts.co.uk Have Fallen In Love Without The Timely Intervention Of His Brother And Hetta S Suitor Gary Nethercott [Read] ➻ The Indian Renaissance ➸ Sanjeev Sanyal – 9facts.co.uk Desford Is In Danger Of Making A Jumble Of His Affairs Not one of Heyer s best, but an enjoyable read This one is mostly a comedy of manners, and while it s never laugh out loud funny, I read it with a smile on my face.The romance is quite weak, although I was glad that the story didn t go in the direction I first expected These are not modern romances so you must be prepared to enjoy the spectacle of wealthy gentlemen coming to the rescue of hapless females, but Heyer usually comes through with a balanced match.The prose does bog down a little wh Not one of Heyer s best, but an enjoyable read This one is mostly a comedy of manners, and while it s never laugh out loud funny, I read it with a smile on my face.The romance is quite weak, although I was glad that the story didn t go in the direction I first expected These are not modern romances so you must be prepared to enjoy the spectacle of wealthy gentlemen coming to the rescue of hapless females, but Heyer usually comes through with a balanced match.The prose does bog down a little when Charity s father shows up There are rather too many obnoxious speeches from him and too many indignant explanations on the part of the hero s friends The book is also jam packed with the typical Regency slang, enough to be annoying if you were to read two or three of these books in a row I m familiar with most of the slang by now, but there are still a few mysterious expressions 1.5I ll just leave this as an explanation for myself I cannot believe the same person wrote The Grand Sophy wrote this You never get the feeling of who should be together One of the positive things in this story is the hero himself He is rarely with the heroine since he is trying to solve Cherry s problem so that could be the reason The rest of them are as annoying as they can get I neither liked snobbish Henrietta, nor Cherry one of the dumbest characters I ve come across in fiction Ev 1.5I ll just leave this as an explanation for myself I cannot believe the same person wrote The Grand Sophy wrote this You never get the feeling of who should be together One of the positive things in this story is the hero himself He is rarely with the heroine since he is trying to solve Cherry s problem so that could be the reason The rest of them are as annoying as they can get I neither liked snobbish Henrietta, nor Cherry one of the dumbest characters I ve come across in fiction Everyone else is either horrible and selfish or simply dumb Except Desford.I admit that the beginning of the story is pretty good and funny so there s that This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I enjoyed reading Charity Girl very much but this is the first Heyer book I have read that slogged through the middle before bringing me to a delightful conclusion I am a true fan of Georgette Heyer s clean romances and even though this is not her best offering, I still crossed the finish line with a smile More a comedy of manners than a romance, Charity Girl has a buffet of regency slang terms that kept me in good humor throughout the entire narrative That said, many things crossed my mind wh I enjoyed reading Charity Girl very much but this is the first Heyer book I have read that slogged through the middle before bringing me to a delightful conclusion I am a true fan of Georgette Heyer s clean romances and even though this is not her best offering, I still crossed the finish line with a smile More a comedy of manners than a romance, Charity Girl has a buffet of regency slang terms that kept me in good humor throughout the entire narrative That said, many things crossed my mind while I was reading this book One of them was that the hero is almost too nice and too absent for much of the book No, really, he s a great guy and that s a good thing It s just that in other Heyer romances, the reformed rakes have been muchentertaining Maybe it s justsatisfying to read about a hero that is willing to mend his ways for the sake of love The bottom line is, many readers will be tempted to set this book aside when they get toward the middle and they are nodding off due to the leisurely pace and the characters seem to be going around in circles Do not be fooled by this Heyer is shamming you The ending is not to be missed and by the way, everyone gets what they want in the end I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood to read a regency romp Is that a thing This is a very delightful regency romp Someone stop me Buddy read with my friend, Anne Another enjoyable read from Heyer but not one of her best I think Other than Des running around the country like a headless chicken, not a lot happens It s muchdialogue than action but the dialogue is brilliant as usual This is one where the romance almost happens off the page It s insinuated and early on we realise that view spoiler Hetta loves Des hide spoiler but is keeping it to herself I like Des A good man who does all he can in his power to help people in need Lady Sil Another enjoyable read from Heyer but not one of her best I think Other than Des running around the country like a headless chicken, not a lot happens It s muchdialogue than action but the dialogue is brilliant as usual This is one where the romance almost happens off the page It s insinuated and early on we realise that view spoiler Hetta loves Des hide spoiler but is keeping it to herself I like Des A good man who does all he can in his power to help people in need Lady Silverdale is one of the most self centered people ever and would give you the vapors just having to read about her The introduction of view spoiler Charity s father hide spoiler livened it up towards the end as it had a danger of falling flat All in all a good read Charity Girl is one of Heyer s last novels, and one of the ones with amature hero and heroine which means the romance is so subdued as to be invisible to some readers But it s quite to my liking, being about friendship and trust, compatibility and companionship.Ashley Carrington, Lord Desford, has been on the town nearly a decade and has avoided parson s mousetrap His parents tried to arrange a marriage for him in his youth, to his childhood friend Lady Henrietta Silverdale, but they we Charity Girl is one of Heyer s last novels, and one of the ones with amature hero and heroine which means the romance is so subdued as to be invisible to some readers But it s quite to my liking, being about friendship and trust, compatibility and companionship.Ashley Carrington, Lord Desford, has been on the town nearly a decade and has avoided parson s mousetrap His parents tried to arrange a marriage for him in his youth, to his childhood friend Lady Henrietta Silverdale, but they were just that friends and the plan came to nothing Now in their late twenties, they both seem content with their single state, though alert readers may question why Henrietta is refusing so many suitors when she lives with such a tiresome mother, and why Desford doesn t like any of her suitors On a visit to relatives, Desford meets a young girl, Charity Cherry Steane, who is the oppressed poor relation of a harpy who s giving a country ball to begin the process of introducing her beautiful daughter into society Instead of falling for the beautiful daughter, Desford would rather spend time chatting with the sweet but pathetic Cherry On his way back to London the next day, he encounters Cherry trudging along the road, having run away from the cruelties of her aunt s household.Readers of Heyer will realize at this point that Cherry is destined to play a pivotal role in Desford s future After realizing she can t be persuaded to return to her aunt s household, he agrees to convey her to London so she can throw herself on the mercy of her grandfather, whom she has never met Of course, this plan goes awry, and Desford can think of nothing better to do than to leave her in the care of his old friend Hetta while he scours the countryside for the errant grandfather.This pursuit takes up much of the story, and both Desford s family and Hetta s get dragged into the mess Along the way we meet several of Heyer s delightfully outrageous characters, both above and below stairs and somewhere in between, and our hero gets a chance to learn something about himself There are elements that echo earlier Heyer novels, but the pieces are shaken up into new patterns so it didn t feel repetitive to me I enjoyed the self possession of the protagonists as they sought to unravel the tangle they found themselves in The romance won t get you all hot and bothered, but I enjoyed the challenges and resolution Is this even a Heyer novel What is this Okay, alright, I know I m being harsh The quality is there The gorgeous writing is there The delightful slang, elegant turn of phrases and general Heyer feels are there BUT Who on earth are those flat, boring, two dimensional characters What the heck is that plot Where is all the fun The humour, the sparkle, the wit After having read such masterpieces as These Old Shades, Wow The first Heyer I geniunely, completely disliked The plot has been done much better before By Heyer Many times There were no hijinx Just an annoying search for equally annoying, selfish, awful people who weren t even amusing to hear about The characters were barely people, and when they were, they were terrible or irritating, with the possible exception of the hero, and that s only because he s off stage or being perfect the whole book I didn t want to spend time with any of these pe Wow The first Heyer I geniunely, completely disliked The plot has been done much better before By Heyer Many times There were no hijinx Just an annoying search for equally annoying, selfish, awful people who weren t even amusing to hear about The characters were barely people, and when they were, they were terrible or irritating, with the possible exception of the hero, and that s only because he s off stage or being perfect the whole book I didn t want to spend time with any of these people The heroine is a priggish, narrow minded snob, as is everyone else in the book It s incredibly classist for a book about Charity, and the characters spend most of their conversation talking about which family is better than that family, selfish feuds from twenty years ago, and bad blood I have no idea why the hero would care for the heroine Its never really explained to us, and its certainly not shown, which makes the happy ending somewhat out of left field The stock supporting characters, who are usually the comic relief were not at all funny In the least The pairings were contrived, the plot progression a yawn, and I have no idea how she filled 300 pages with the vicious nothingness that was this book.All in all, I ve probably read 20 something Heyers I suppose its a good average that it took me this long for me to really dislike one of her books


About the Author: Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.


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