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Venetia by Georgette Heyer
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Jul 08, 10

bookshelves: romance
Read in March, 2007

Venetia killed me this week. I adore Georgette Heyer's novels, but every single one that I've read, it's taken me at least a day to get into the novels. Her prose and language take me out of modern writing and it's a shock to the mind to have to adjust and read more than every 3rd or 4th word of each paragraph.

That said, this was strange. I thought the premise was a bit silly, and the reviews misleading in, 'Ms Heyer's greatest book!' Venetia, is a country lass. She's not overly rich or poor for that matter, but as long as her brother is off glavanting around in Europe, she's stuck at home looking after the household affairs.

Along comes the rake who proceeds to sweep her off her feet in an unexpected romance, for both of them. Forced by his overwhelmingly gentlemanly manner, Rake proceeds to let her go telling her there's so much out there for her. The ending romp is as fun as any other novel, but I wasn't as amused with this novel as the previous ones. I'm hoping to read Cotillion next, as the recs for that novel are from a somewhat more reliable source.
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Lani I think you will enjoy Cotillion more

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