This post is a counter post to 10 Reasons Why I Can’t Read Georgette Heyer by Zarabeth. I was surprised but not upset with Zarabeth’s reaction to Georgette Heyer’s writing style. It does take a little getting used to and in my opinion the hardest Heyer to read is your first. This will probably not be the case if you read a lot of historical fiction. Trust me, the pages will soon begin to fly as you read Heyer. Here are some reasons to love her:
- Georgette Heyer novels have characters that steal into your heart and mind.
- Georgette Heyer novels are stories that are worth rereading over and over.
- Georgette Heyer writes farces that make you laugh out loud and shake your head in gentle amusement.
- Everyone seems to have a favorite or two Georgette Heyers they grew up with.
- Where else can you encounter thief cant and learn words like snabble and snaffle?
- Georgette Heyer provides it all from spinsters to female gamblers, from dandy heroes to brooding alphas, and from enemies to best friends. She has a whole gamut to choose from.
- Jane Austen fix. Need I say more?
- Fairly unusual character names like Lizzie Winwood, Marquis of Alverstoke, Vidal, etc.
- Reading Heyer with those glorious new tradeback covers from Sourcebooks is an experience not to be missed. Aren’t they just gorgeous? Strokes glossy cover… yum. Which are your favorites?
- All of Heyer’s novels are filled with sweetness and chastity. Like a fairytale all HEA are sealed with a kiss!
Now if you have read a Heyer and both Zarabeth’s and mine arguments about Georgette Heyer – where do you fall?
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