Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
Casablanca Press/Sourcebooks Inc
Georgette Heyer is arguably the best writer of Regency romantic fiction. She’s inspired a legion of writers and still has the power to hold generations of readers absolutely spellbound with her captivating tales of intrigue, humour, passion and romance.
Undoubtedly, one of her finest books is the delightful Cotillion which tells the story of Catherine ‘Kitty’ Charing, a young orphan who is set to inherit a fortune for her guardian, Mr Matthew Penicuik, providing that she weds one of his great-nephews. But how could she possibly opt to marry an irascible rake like Captain Claud Rattney? Or Lord Dophinton, still tied to his mother’s apron strings, Or the useless Frederick Standon when she’s passionately in love with the dashing Jack Westruther? So Kitty hatches a devious plan which would propel her into the arms of the man she thinks she’s in love with.
But things never go quite as expected…
Georgette Heyer’s books are as wonderful today as they were when they first published. Rich in humour, romance, period details and wonderful characterization, Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion is another classic by the grande dame of the Regency romance!
Five red roses. JB
Posted by Anne Herries Author at 00:11