You know, I’ve read just one book by Georgette Heyer — THE CORINTHIAN. Which was totally charming. I know, I KNOW, there are ten thousand regency romances out there, but Heyer’s are just so charming, which I expect you all know already, right?
I’d heard that FALSE COLORS was good, so I picked it up from Audible. It’s got a mistaken-identity plot involving identical twins, one of whom has vanished (shortly after getting engaged), and the other of whom takes his place so that the engagement won’t founder.
Of course this is ridiculous, but the story is amazingly engaging. Somehow. Despite the huge number of pages devoted to people just standing around talking. How does Heyer do that, anyway?
Well, the charming dialogue, that’s one key; and then the characters are also engaging and charming. I do really love Kit (the twin who is the protagonist) and his flighty, irresponsible, charming mother; and the sensible Cressie (his twin’s fiancee).
So I asked Maureen E for suggestions for other Georgette Heyer books to try. This turned out to be a really good idea because I got this link to a whole lot of Heyer reviews! And Deb Coates weighed in, too. All very helpful and that should take care of my Audible needs for a while!
That leaves just one question. Should I go on with FALSE COLORS for twenty minutes twice a day while driving back and forth to work? Or set it aside until November 1st when I have a five-hour drive? Decisions, decisions . . .
In the meantime, though, Heyer fans can certainly enjoy checking out Maureen’s Heyer page. And, if you have a particular favorite, which one is it?