The Convenient Marriage
When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original p...more
I had not read The Convenient Marriage before this new Naxos Audiobooks recording happily landed on my doorstep. I will confess all up front. I did the unthinkable. I read the complete plot synopsis on Wikipedia before I delved into the first chapter. *horrors* Don’t even think about following my example. It will spoil the most enjoyable aspect of this novel – surprise!
The Convenient Marriage is one of Georgette Heyer’s more popular Geor...more
I enjoyed the audio version to a degree of about 5 stars. I mean, Richard, honestly....And then the fact that I listened to it with my Awesome Older Sister and we sat in her room, drinking Mountain Dew and Sparkling Apple Cider and eating Hershey's Cookie 'n Cream bars and Nuggets (yum), giggling, and commenting. So much fun....So, yeah.
I'll be honest: when I found out that Richard Armitage read this, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of the audio version.
His voice is specta...more
Horatia is kind of an idiot, isn't she? 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...more
Who knew Heyer could be so bad?
OK, on to some of the main problems with this book:
Well, the heroine stuttered. Hey, I've got nothing against stuttering (I did it for a while a long time ago), b-but I d-don't w-want to r-read it in a b-book e-every s-sentence the h-heroine m-makes. V-very a-annoying.
Heroine is a stupid, vapid one. Perhaps she changes later, but I'm not willing to w...more
The book wasn't my favorite. It's about three daughters of a viscount who gambled away part of the family fortune before he died, and the only son gambled away t...more
"How can you laugh Mom when I'm in such a sad part?"
Excuse me! We are clearly NOT reading the same book!
Horatio Winwood, the youngest daughter of the impoverished Winwood family proposed to the the Earl of Rule AFTER he proposed to her oldest sister because she knows that this marriage would be disastrous. Her beautiful oldest sister...more
On the other hand, as an English professor, I'm mortified by the last page. I've read GH's books since I was a teenager. Then I didn't know any better than to expect amazingly stupid heroines (who all have grey eyes), enigmatic heroes, and lots of swashbuckling.
Still, I'm an adult now. I was enjoying the book most of the way through. I knew what to expect. However, when Richard was about half-way through Chapter 22, I...more
So you see, in a very round about way, this book first introduced me to Heyer. Unfortunetely, it isn't her best.
Take the novel...more
The great thing about this book is that Horatia is actually, genuinely normal. She stutters and is described as the least attractive of her sisters. And yet! She's the heroine! It's not an ugly duckling story because she stutters and is...more
Evlenme vaktinin geldiğine karar veren Kont rule,kendisi için en mantıklı ve uygun olan seçimi yaptı.Eş olarak seçtiği leydi de Kontun teklifini kabul etti.Fakat leydinin düşünmeden hareket eden aceleci ama çekici kız kardeşi horatia'nın başka planları vardı.Ablası Lizzie sevdiği adamla evlenirse ,kendisi de Kontla evlenebilirdi!Horatia'nın cesareti,ailesini şaşırtmakla kalmadı,Kont'un da aklını karıştırdı.Horatia Kont için en uygun eş olmayabilirdi ama bir insanın onun yanında...more
Which book is this the plot to? It could be almost any of...more
The premise of the book is that the very wealthy Lord Rule feels compelled to offer marriage to a girl who doesn't want it, but knows she must accept because her family is nearly indigent. The girl's youngest sister, Horry, who stammers rather seriously, goes to Lord Ru...more
I excerpted much of the following from the website Heyerlist dot org which says it well – what to expect when you read this book.
The Earl of Rule (Rule) is 35, proud, wealthy. He has a pleasant, mocking, lazy charm which belies his keen mind and iron will.
The Winwood family has title but no money. Rule doesn’t know much about her but decides to marry the eldest...more
Headstrong and outspoken (despite a stammer) 17-year-old Horatia saves her two elder sisters from sacrificing themselves upon the marriage altar for the good of the family. Her family...more
|Springhill Counselling Group Reviews: Strengthening the Marriage||2||6||May 04, 2013 02:23am|
Georgette Heyer was an intensely private person. A best-seller all her life without the aid of publicity, she made no appearances, never gave an interview, and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. Heyer wrote very well-researched historical fiction, fu...more
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Lethbridge passed his hand across his eyes. "I'm not," he replied in a faint voice.
"No. I'm sorry," said the Viscount simply. He wandered over to the table and sat down. "Horry said she killed you, Pom said So she might, I said No. Nonsense."
Lethbridge still holding a hand to his aching head tried to pull himself together. "Did you?" he said. His eyes ran over his self invited guest. "I see. Let me assure you once more that I am very much alive."
"Well I wish you'd put your wig on," complained the Viscount. "What I want to know is why did Horry hit you on the head with a poker?"
Lethbridge gingerly felt his bruised scalp. "With a poker was it? Pray ask her, though I doubt if she will tell you."
"You shouldn't keep the front door open," said the Viscount. "What's to stop people coming in and hitting you over the head? It's preposterous."
"I wish you'd go home," said Lethbridge wearily.
The Viscount surveyed the supper-table with a knowing eye.
"Card-party?" he inquired.”
"No," said Rule, with a faint smile. "I won't do that. But I will engage not to marry your sister. It's not necessary to offer me an exchange, my poor child."
"B-but it is!" said Horatia vigorously. "One of us m-must marry you!”