Monday, January 11, 2010

Arabella by Georgette Heyer

Genre: Regency Romance

Publication Date: 1949

One Word Review: Charming

Synopsis: Arabella Tallant, the beautiful daughter of an impoverished clergyman, comes to London for her social debut and almost immediately runs afoul of Robert Beaumaris, a wealthy, eligible aristocrat. Beaumaris suspects that Arabella engineered a carriage accident in order to meet him; Arabella, in a rage, leads him to believe that she is the heiress to a massive fortune and thus quite uninterested in his own riches. -GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: I LOVED this book! It was such a fun read with a very likable heroine, not to mention a very agreeable leading man, Mr. Beaumaris. Arabella is full of spunk and is not afraid of speaking her mind when she feels an injustice has been made, and somehow Mr. Beaumaris is the lucky one she turns to for assistance. I’m getting a little ahead of myself though, when first meeting they don’t care for one another. When Arabella overhears a *shocking* conversation between Mr. Beaumaris and Mr. Fleetwood, Arabella concocts an outrages story that she is an heiress and goes about trying to put Mr. Beaumaris in his place. There are a lot of fun interactions between the two, and like Mr. Beaumaris you can’t help falling in love with Arabella. The story moved along quickly and I was sucked in after the first couple chapters. I liked Mr. Beaumaris from the beginning but really grew to love him as the story went on. I couldn’t help thinking what a fun movie this would make. So far I have loved all three Heyer books I’ve read, I can’t wait to pick up another one!

3 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are loving Heyer books!!! There really is something about reading them that draws you in. Everytime it takes me a couple of chapters, and then I am HOOKED. I too, think a lot of her books would make fun movies:). Great Review as always!

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  2. It sounds very like Pride and Prejudice which can only be a good thing.

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  3. I love Heyer books too. I'll have to try this one soon.

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