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Lady Of Quality by Georgette Heyer
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Apr 30, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, historical, romance
Read in April, 2011

So close, but no. I could have loved this one – our heroine is not a fluttering 18-year-old, but a secure, independent woman of 29. And when the hero finally asks her to marry him, she says, get this, that she isn't sure, and then they have a mature conversation about how difficult it would be for her to give up her space and her freedom. Can you imagine?

But then the whole thing comes to a splintery end with no real conclusion aside from their inevitable engagement. And the really weird thing: Heyer usually has at least one disruptive or frustrating character, someone humorless or not so bright or too talkative or too fussy. But that person is treated kindly, with amused compassion and affection. Except for this one – the heroine’s lady companion -- who is just loathed and loathsome. It was odd and jarring, and not like Heyer.

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