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Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
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May 22, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-fiction, historical-fiction, romance, regency
Read from May 22 to 25, 2010 , read count: 1

Rejected by the woman he loves, Lord Sherry declares that he will marry the first woman he sees. This turns out to be his childhood friend, Hero, who has loved Sherry for years. Sherry dubs Hero "Kitten" and takes her to London, where they begin their "marriage of convenience." Poor Hero has never before been to London or been presented to society, so she is constantly getting into scrapes, from which Sherry must rescue her. Marriage is not at all what Sherry had expected, and he begins to think perhaps he has made a mistake in marrying Hero. It is up to his three best friends, who have come to love Hero as a sister, to make Sherry realize just how much Hero and the marriage means to him.

This was my first Georgette Heyer, and, I must say, I rather enjoyed it. I am sort of surprised that so many people call her a modern (relatively speaking) Jane Austen. Yes, her books take place in Regency England. But, other than that, I didn't really see much similarity between Heyer and Austen. I would never have mistaken this book for an Austen. Nevertheless, quite an enjoyable read. As I have mentioned in past reviews, I have a fondness for stories where people who get married for convenience eventually fall in love. This version of that plot did not disappoint.

I will definitely read more Heyer books in the future. She seems to write pleasant, clean love stories based in Regency England - how can I go wrong?

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