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Me & Georgette

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Devorah Asher is blessed with beauty, brains, and a great collection of Georgette Heyer novels. What 30-year-old Devorah doesnt have is one of the most highly prized commodities in her Orthodox Jewish communitya husband. Even when an eligible man does appear on the scene, she fumbles the opportunity by falling off a chair...and landing in Georgette Heyers Regency England. ...more
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published March 5th 2014 by D.B. Schaefer
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Jun 11, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own-on-kindle
Time-traveling and Heyer addicted heroine? Heck yes, count me in!!
Devorah Asher is a 30-year-old modern Orthodox Jewish woman in possession of a successful career and a collection of Georgette Heyer Regency Romance novels. This is not enough for her mother, grandmother or best friend. They desire above all else for Devorah to settle down and marry a suitable gentleman. Devorah has not found Mr. Right just yet. All the men left in the community are widowed or divorced and she'd rather not. When Devorah's best friend tries to fix Devorah up with her husband's ...more
Mirta Ines Trupp
Charming and satisfying- definitely checked a lot of my boxes! As an avid fan of all things Regency (Victorian, Edwardian...well, all things Period Drama) and having a strong affinity towards Jewish Historical Fiction, this was absolutely a must read for me. While I occasionally found myself being reminded of Mr. Collins, Caroline Bingely, and even Lady Catherine de Bourgh, I stopped and allowed the author and her characters to weave their own stories and create new images. I am Jewish; however, ...more
Katie Kofemug
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a Fun book!
"She knew, then, what had come of reading too many Georgette Heyer novels."

Though I love Dr. Who and Back to the Future, I usually avoid time traveling romance books like they are loaded with transfats and over processed sugars. They cannot end satisfactorily for me. Someone in the timeline is going to suffer, even if it isn't the romantic couple, it is family or others left behind at one end of the time stream or another. When I want to read about paradoxes and continuums of
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Georgette Heyer in Brooklyn

I really enjoyed this truly bizarre combination of a Heyeresque Regency romance, an Orthodox Jewish heroine in a Brooklyn neighborhood, and time travel!
Sophie Schiller
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: time-travel
Brooklyn Meets Bronte in this Delightful Romp
Devorah Asher is a frum 21st century New York Yuppie with a problem of epic proportions: she's thirty-ish and single, and an avid reader of Regency Romance novels. Rounding out the mix she's been relegated to the "difficult case file" of every shadchan in Brooklyn. When a crack on the head leaves her out cold, Devorah is whisked back to the early 19th century and into the household of the very handsome, very charming Duke of Ravenscroft, which turns
Miriam Drori
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes small details cause me to take off a star even though the book is excellent. Other times I fall in love with a book and am willing to overlook any potential problems.

An orthodox Jewish American woman, who loves to read Georgette Heyer novels, finds herself transported into Regency England. The premise is unbelievable, of course, but could it work? I was doubtful at first. But as I read on, I found myself absorbed in this story, which has been written and edited so well.

Yes, there were
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ugh, big disappointment. I have loved and read Georgette Heyer for 40 years, so I was very much expecting to enjoy this book. It started out really strongly for me, and if the jump back to Regency time hadn't happened I probably would have liked it. However, there were plot points that had huge holes, and while I really enjoyed the Jewish parts at the beginning, it just seemed forced in the Regency portion, and I kept thinking that Georgette Heyer would be turning in her grave if she read it. ...more
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this novel. Although I was confused by the time travel aspect, I found it delightful. The prose had a poetic feel, and the protagonist was someone I could relate too in a fun way. Her being Jewish definitely put a twist to the typical Regency themed novel. I think that is one of the aspects I liked the most about it.

Overall, it's a good, clean, entertaining romance for fans of Regency England. I hope to see more books by this start-up novelist! :)
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: time-travel, romance
I put this book on my Romance shelf, but perhaps this is more accurately described as a romantic farce. As the reader, I didn't feel like I spent enough time with any couple (and there were several) to feel the chemistry of the romance building. There wasn't enough time given to the time travel, either, and the ending was abrupt. Still, the only reason any of this bothered me was because I enjoyed reading about these characters and wanted more. I understand that this is the author's debut novel. ...more
David Barber
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and genre bending

I can't really say much about this book without giving things away. And I'm still not sure about a couple of details that require more thought. All of which is to say that this was an excellent book, well worth reading.
Ann Brookens
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A lovely book invoking the spirit of Georgette Heyer, with an unusual heroine who loves her books as much as I do. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Kate Martyn
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nearing thirty and unmarried, successful career girl, dutiful Orthodox Jewish daughter and Georgette Heyer fan Devorah Asher somewhat wearily caves into the urging of family to meet just one more eligible suitor. However, the little rebellious kink in Devorahs filial piety makes her somewhat mischievously decide to go all the way with her Purim dress-up costume. No token clown wig or funny glasses for her a full regency rig-out astonishes her family and appears to scare off her suitor. Mission ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ms Shaefer has certainly managed to mimic Jane Austens style in this light and unusual romance. Her characterisation uses irony, humour and sparkling wit and a good dose of bitchiness to she show us the personalities of the society-obsessed women, whereas their menfolk seem totally immune to the rules of so called propriety.

The premise is interesting, in that a Georgette Heyer-obsessed young woman finds herself in that era with no explanation, or exit route. If this phenomenon happened to me, I
Nadine Keels
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
"...[Devorah] would be exceptional if her thoughts did not fan that tiny spark into a small flame that hissed, on occasion, Maybe this time."

I enjoyed this novel. Finishing it in less than twenty-four hours, it's the quickest I've read a novel in quite some time. Much of the comedy in it reminded me of reading The Importance of Being Earnest. The mix of historical English and enduring Jewish culture with time travel was an interesting one.

But I am not really a gentleman, Jonathan said. I am just
N.W. Moors
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My sister introduced me to Georgette Heyer when we were both very young and I've never stopped reading regency romances. So when I saw this book I knew it was for me. It's a lovely story, well-written and in the style of Georgette Heyer. Devorah Asher is an Orthodox Jewess living in present day Brooklyn who is a huge fan of Heyer's books. When she falls and hits her head, she is transported back to the Regency era.
Every character is well-drawn and the plot resolves itself in true Heyer style.
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: cross-time
neither terrible, nor great. I'm not a huge aficionado of Heyer yet, but the author seemed to hit all of the tropes. As with other time travel regency novels, the heroine seems to feel no excitement at being in the world she supposedly is a fan of. I'm not sure why that is, but it bugs me a little. I also found the strictness of the Jewish laws as being more of a hindrance for the setting. reading the description for the book, I thought there would be some nice parallels between the marriage ...more
Jodi Woody
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun read! I like Regency Romance and this one was not your typical storyline. A modern, 21st century Jewish career woman is thrown into the past. What a mixed up event. If you like Regency, you'll love it. I give it 4 stars. I really liked it. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I can recommend this to everyone. No sexual content and no swearing.
Kilian Metcalf
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you are a big Georgette Heyer fan, you will enjoy this book as much as I did. It is not an imitation Heyer story, more of an homage. Schaefer deftly handles the challenges of time travel, including whether to reveal the truth and how to get back. Very clever resolution. I liked this book very much and look forward to more from this writer.
Helene Triebwasser
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book. I had to read all in one shot because the story line kept me going (ie what next would happen to Devorah). The book was definitely in the spirit of Georgette Heyer and I love her books. The book was easy reading and a lot of fun. Keep up the good work, can't wait to read the next book.
Elizabeth Bailey
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a fun romp with a different take on a time jump story. As a Heyer aficionado, I picked it up with interest. I found the difficulties the heroine had in adhering to her Jewish religion in the Regency setting quite fascinating.
Allison Kohn
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An exceptional read

I loved this book because it made me laugh a lot, because it reminded me of Georgette's books and she was my number one favorite for years, and because it was fun reading about the trials and triumphs of a Jewish woman in Regency England. It is good reading.
Janice Fahrney-rudeen
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Deborah or Dorothy?

Very amusing read and I thoroughly enjoyed the ending! The descriptions of the clothing was a real joy for me too.
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