The Convenient Marriage (Regency Romances) [Georgette Heyer] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A writer of great wit and style. 31 Dec The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon. All hail the queen of the Regency romance, whose glorious romps demand. 1 May The plot of the Convenient Marriage is different in so many ways from the typical Georgette Heyer novel. One is the tenderness with which the.

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I do not make money off this blog. I was just looking for a good trashy romance read and picked this up simply because of the title.

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You must be a registered user to subscribe to threads. Horatia Winwood plain, stammers offers herself in place of her lovely, shy sister to the Earl of Rule slyly intelligent for marriage.

The voice that Richard Armitage gives her is a contralto one, which feels just right, and he manages the hesitation and stammering perfectly to make her a rather moving as well as a loveable heroine. It took sixteen books, but in The Convenient Marriage Heyer finally created the voice and tone that she would later use to create her Regency world: The impetuous and very young Horry Winwood marries Lord Rule who is old enough to be her father to save her family from ruin.

She made it abundantly clear throughout the book that the match between her and the hero was a disaster. I think they were left onstage a bit too long.

Georgette Heyer’s novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. Oh, good, it’s my brother, Pelham! The plot of the Convenient Marriage is different in so many ways from the typical Georgette Heyer novel.

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Or rather, she starts off very promising indeed and then proceeds to be rather hysterical for cohvenient next couple hundred pages. The first thing that struck me was how very funny it was. Vic Sanborn Create Your Badge. Contact Follow us on Twitter: Frederica, Black Sheep, or the Reluctant Widow are among my favorites.

Pel and Pom started off entertaining, but there’s a steep line of diminishing heeyer on fools like that: Over all the book is a good and diverting read, goes without saying that ocnvenient is of course splendid and superior having come from GH’s pen. I bet you didn’t.

View all 5 comments. I mean, a little boldness is refreshing in a Regency heroine, but Horatia seems like an eighth-grader who can be induced to do anything by being told th The one where the notorious rake Lord Rule decides to marry the pretty Winwood sister, but the reckless one, Horatia, persuades him to marry her instead.

Struck by the simplicity heyyer her argument and charmed with her slight stutter and forthrightness, the earl agrees to wed Horatia instead.

Plus, she’s a compulsive gambler, which is something I’ve never, ever seen in a romance heroine before and makes her kind of interesting. Horry proposes a marriage of convenience to Lord Rule with the promise that she will not interfere with him after they are married.

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I had no idea it would turn out to contain, without question, one of my favorite proposal scenes ever. But still great fun! Her youngest sister Horatia who stammers decides to take matters into her own hands, meeting with the Earl and persuading him to marry her instead of Elizabeth, thus leaving Elizabeth free to marry her true but far less eligible love. She had the knack of confenient that certain mental connection between her central characters, and the romance flows effortlessly from that.


Lethbridge gains Horatia’s favour by staging a hold-up of Horatia’s carriage, where he heroically rides up to save her from mmarriage highwaymen.

The Convenient Marriage, by Georgette Heyer

Refresh and try again. I found April Lady quite mindboggling, actually: Read by Richard Armitage. I think The Corinthian egorgette the first one for me. Social Classes in England, But the ending was sweet, and touching… and altogether perfect. This is not, as it happens, because she is sleeping with two men; many members of the ton do not know about, or greatly care about, this sort of thing. Added to the mix is a Dandy in the form of Mr. His only flaws are of laziness and far too much indulgence of his young wife.

Richard Armitage is incredibly good at using his voice to give life to an incredible parade of convincing characters, from young, brave, a bit naive Horatia with her stammer to funny, adventuresque Pel and Pom, from delicate, beautiful Elizabeth Winwood to gallant, treacherous Lethbridge.

Hers was a marriage made not in heaven but in clnvenient coolly logical mind of a very self-possessed young.