Have you ever heard of author Georgette Heyer? No? Then let me have the pleasure of introducing you to one of the most beloved authors of historical romances ever.
From her site : "Georgette Heyer (August 16 1902 - July 4 1974, pictured left) was an amazingly prolific writer who created the Regency England genre of romance novels." She wrote at around the same time as Jane Austen did. But Austen's novels were contemporary to that era while Heyer was even then writing of a bygone era full of rascally Lords, conniving Ladies, wicked humor and madcap capers, all with an underlying theme of romance.
I picked up a Heyer book by accident while browsing the romance shelves in my local library. It had been accidentally shelved in the contemporary section, instead of historical. I was going to put it back but then I made the mistake of turning to the first page. I don't remember what the line was, but it had the effect of making me want to read that book. I was back a few days later when I checked out a handful of her books. And so on and on, until I'd exhausted all the Heyers my library could provide.
That was quite some time ago, maybe even as far back as a decade. But I still have very fond memories of those books. Which is why I was overjoyed to learn that The Historical Tapestry blog is giving away 3 Heyer books during their month-long 'Season of Heyer'. There will be reviews, giveaways, guest-posts and more during this time. Just leave a comment on any Heyer post and you'll be entered to win :
The Spanish Bride
Go to Historical Tapestry for more details.
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