Sunday, March 24, 2013

Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer

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Charity Girl
by Georgette Heyer

ISBN-13: 9780525079767
Hardcover: 253 pages
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Released: 1970

Source: Bought through

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Lord Desford's parents would like to see him married, but he rejected their choice of Miss Henrietta Silverdale many years ago. He is still close to Henrietta, though, since they were childhood playmates and the best of friends.

When Desford helps Charity Steane to travel to her grandfather after she runs away from her horrid aunt's house, he finds himself in a pickle: the grandfather has left London without telling anyone where he was headed. Desford leaves Charity with Henrietta and goes in search of her grandfather, but he's in for a series of surprises.

My Review:
Charity Girl is a historical romance novel set in England during the British Regency period (1811-1820). As usual for Heyer, the story was very funny. There was a nice level of historical detail woven into the story, and the characters were all enjoyable. It was clear which woman was best suited to Desford, and it was fun seeing how they would finally end up together. The only reason this book didn't quite rate among my very favorite Heyer's novels is that a few scenes ran on a little too long, in my opinion.

There was no sex. There was some explicit bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this humorous romance.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

THANKS for sharing...nice post.

Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved April Edition. I am in the list as #21.

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