Monday, September 2, 2019

Georgette Heyer’s BLACK SHEEP - A Classic Heyer Regency to enjoy!

September is Regency month on the blog and I’m beginning my reviews with a classic by Georgette Heyer I only read this year.

Set in Bath in 1816, this is the story of Abigail Wendover, 28, who, along with her sister Sabrina, has raised her young niece, Fanny, an orphan. It seems Fanny has fallen in love with a handsome fortune hunter and Abbie must enlist the aid of his uncle, Miles Caverleigh, who has returned from India where his family sent him for sins undisclosed, the black sheep. Miles is charming but often improper in his bantering speech. (Heyer did a splendid job bringing him to life on the page!) Abby is intrigued.

I give Heyer credit for creating a hero who has no respect for society’s rules. He’s just what Abby needs to pry her from what has become a too comfortable single life. He may not be terribly handsome but he is unique and will never bore her. And he appears to love Abby, who he calls by pet names like “pretty pea goose”.

Meanwhile Miles doesn’t want to get involved in the affairs of a nephew he has never even met but as he loves Abby, he has little choice. And such a clever man he is!

A delightful Heyer Regency tale that will warm your heart and keep you entertained.

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