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by Georgette Heyer
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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 5 years ago
This was the first novel by Heyer, and also it had its share of problems, it read very well, showing the hand of the future master of the romance genre. The novel is set not during Regency – that period will be introduced into Heyer’s fiction later – but vaguely in the middle of the 18th century. Tr...
Pinkkitty
Pinkkitty rated it 6 years ago
My dear Mrs. Girraffee introduced me to this author. This is not one i was able to finish. I have enjoyed all the other books by this author. I intend to try again to read this book.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Fun, regency romance by the master.
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 7 years ago
Wonderful narrator. Fun book. It was her first. Rather well done for such a young writer.
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 7 years ago
When he was young, Jack Carstares took the blame when his younger brother was caught cheating at cards. He was ostracized from society and fled to the Continent, where he eventually made his fortune gambling and teaching fencing. Now he has returned to England, where he plays at being a highwayman...
Here There Be Books (BL)
Here There Be Books (BL) rated it 7 years ago
[b:The Black Moth|311322|The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1216233787s/311322.jpg|2651650] is [a:Georgette Heyer|18067|Georgette Heyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1336748892p2/18067.jpg]'s first book ever written, when she was 17 and wanted to cheer up her sick brother. ...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 7 years ago
Soooo. Heyer's first novel, written at the age of 15 for her sick brother. Commendable, yes. Well written, not so much.The prose is about the same as her later books. Dialogue slightly lacking. Plot completely out of wack. Characters...don't ask.You might think this is Jack and Diana's story. You'd ...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 7 years ago
Well, you can definitely tell that it was her earliest. Much more juvenile and cliche. The villain? Much too romanticized. The man carried her off against her will to marry him against her consent. Not romantic. Not proof that he loves her. Exactly the opposite. And even the estranged brothers bit w...
Reading a Thousand Lives
Reading a Thousand Lives rated it 8 years ago
I'm kinda surprised by the criticism, honestly. It's a fun little novel, very light, not much substance but an entertaining read. It also has a lot more action that I generally associate with Heyer's work. It was Heyer's first novel and for anyone that's read any of her other work that's pretty obvi...
jemidar
jemidar rated it 9 years ago
This is a fun romp with Dukes, Earls, Ladies, damsels in distress, card cheats, highwaymen, duels, sword fights and true love. It also has wonderful characters, wit, humour, adventures aplenty and is thoroughly enjoyable.
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