Apr 08, 09
Read in April, 2009
As with any Georgette Heyer novel, my inner militant feminist found some things to complain about. But I loved that the main characters had a good sense of the ridiculous, and even more I loved the way that Venetia's plans won out in the end. All too often Heyer's heroines marry people they only just now realized they were attracted to, are totally dependent on the men to arrange things, or lay out lots of plans which are foiled, forcing them (again) to go along with the men arranging their lives. Not Venetia! When her plans are foiled, she just makes better ones...