Friday, December 18, 2009

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer outdid herself with this one. This is going in my top five for sure! The whole girl disguising herself as a boy thing always had me intrigued, Heyer added humor and BAM! A hilarious romp.

The Duke of Avon is strolling home one night and happens upon a ragamuffin fleeing from their nasty guardian. The Duke buys Leon and makes him his page and soon figures out that Leon is actually Leonie and that a mystery surrounds her.

As usual, I enjoyed the side characters more so than the main. Rupert had me cracking up every time he spoke and I just loved Fanny's silliness. Of course, I just loved Leonie, as well. She was a very outspoken heroine, not at all the norm.

When a Heyer novel makes me grin like a silly person without realizing it, then it is definitely a keeper! These Old Shades is a true Heyer classic! On to Devil's Cub!


Lisa said...

I have never read any Heyer and had no idea when I first started seeing these books that they were so funny. I'm definitely going to have to pick up some Heyer!