Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer

Genre: Regency Romance

Publication Date: 1962

GoodReads Synopsis: Tiffany Wield's bad behavior is a serious trial to her chaperone. "On the shelf " at twenty-eight, Ancilla Trent strives to be a calming influence on her tempestuous charge, but then Tiffany runs off to London alone and Ancilla is faced with a devastating scandal. Sir Waldo Hawkridge, confirmed bachelor and one of the wealthiest men in London, comes instantly to the aid of the intrepid Ancilla to stop Tiffany's flight, and in the process discovers that it's never too late for the first bloom of love.

Kathy’s Review: I started out really liking this one. I liked Sir Waldo and Ancilla, I thought they had good chemistry together and I liked the direction their story was going. Somewhere along the line they became overshadowed by all the many other characters and they were hardly together. By the end, I didn’t really feel much connection between them, I guess by that point it was expected that they loved each other and therefore no need to actually show emotion? The misunderstanding that separated them was interesting and I was hoping for a little more confrontation when Ancilla finally confronted Waldo about it, but I was disappointed with how the whole thing was handled. I did enjoy some of the side characters, even the spoiled Tiffany, who added some amusing moments to the story. Overall, it ended up being enjoyable read, but not my favorite Heyer novel.

Bookworm Rating: 3


  1. Thanks for the review, I've been looking for another good Heyer, so maybe I'll skip this one for a bit.

  2. yeah, it's one of my least favourite, too. but still, it's a Heyer!


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