I’ve been on a Georgette Heyer binge, rereading Sylvester, The Grand Sophy, and The Corinthian. If you haven’t read these novels, and love Regency romance, you have a treat in store.
Georgette Heyer is the queen of Regency romance of course, and she’s amazing. I reread my favorite Heyers often, and each time, I find something new in the books to love.
Her humor is gentle, but often a laugh-aloud joy.
Regency romance: what’s next for the Eardleys?
With two novels released in The Eardleys of Gostwicke Hall series, what’s next?
Next is the story of Lady Kingston — Anne.
While Melly from The Lady And The Rake: A Scandalous Arrangement, and Elaine from The Lady And The Duke: A Dangerous Season, are both young innocents, Anne is a widow, and she’s older, at 25.
Anne is an independent woman
In the Regency era, wealthy widows had considerable independence. Lord Kingston was wealthy, and on his death Anne inherited his entire estate. She was far from happy in her marriage, and she’s living alone at Kingston House in Berkeley Square when her story opens.
Anne’s now the head of her family; she controls the income of its members. So when Lady Fraser, her husband’s sister, tells Anne that it’s her duty to bring out her daughter Eva, Anne agrees.
She wants to help her niece because she’s kind. But she’s also discovered that as a wealthy widow, she’s a magnet for unwanted male attention. In tall, thin, and plain Eva however, Anne gets a lot more than she bargained for.
When “wealthier than Croesus” Lord Delmere delivers Eva to Kingston House Anne is immediately attracted to him, but she’s decided that she’ll never remarry. Not merely because her marriage to Kingston was painful, but also because she has a secret she will never reveal.
Delmere’s wary of entanglements too. He’s been married twice, and became a widower twice. Another marriage is impossible.
Anne’s story will be released later this year. Watch for it if you love Regency romance too.
The Lady And The Rake: A Scandalous Arrangement
Melisande Eardley has a temper, and that temper gets the better of her.More info →
The Lady And The Duke: A Dangerous Season
Her sister Catherine believes that Elaine's hair tells you everything that you need to know about her. It's flame-red. When Sir Oliver Destry trifles with Elaine, she decides on revenge. Elaine soon discovers the truth of the old saying that if you want to make the gods laugh, just tell them your plans.More info →