A Civil Contract [Georgette Heyer, Phyllida Nash] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A five-star job of sheerly delightful romance writing. 27 Nov Guest review by Laura A. Wallace A Civil Contract is an atypical Georgette Heyer novel. While the setting is firmly Regency, beginning at the. 25 Aug Guest review by Elaine Simpson-Long of Random Jottings I was 15 when I first read A Civil Contract and I remember being slightly.
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A Civil Contract
And she somehow managed to make a completely vulgar character affable and charming in his own right in the way the dad was portrayed. Jenny argues to herself “they would have many years of quiet content: She’s also possessed of a meek nature that rarely takes heyed lordly husband to task for all his slights to her and she seeks only to make him comfortable.
No clever, witty talk? I say, even phenomenal. Most romances end with the wedding or the proposal. I must thus conclude that contentment is that warm, calming feeling one may experience, if lucky, from having truly lived life.
Thinking that nobody would want to read her thoughts on books as well as opera and life in general, she finds blogging to be enormous fun and very satisfying. She seemed to derive some slight comfort from the reflection that Lydia had always been just like her father; but that damsel’s imperfections naturally challenged comparison with geotgette infant Maria’s virtues, and led the widow to bemoan the cruelty of Fate, which had reft from her the two children who would have supported and consoled her in her hour of need.
Lydia agreed to this, though doubtfully, observing that Charlotte was very virtuous too. More Comments Check for New Comments.
It seems but yesterday that we were eagerly perusing the account of that engagement, with the words of commendation bestowed by Lord Wellington on the officers and the men of your lordship’s Regiment! She’s selfish and manipulative. There is also a bittersweet flavor. And when Adam’s teenage sister starts talking gforgette marrying an old man for his money or pursuing a career as a stage actress, that’s the last straw.
A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
It is deeply satisfying in a way that her others, though all wonderful, are not. Lord Lynton, while bluff and good-natured when confronted with any of his offspring, had not been cojtract with domestic virtues.
Heyer even incorporates this break into the story itself: Heyer was trying to convey the realities of an arranged marriage but I read romance novels for the happy ever after and the ending of this novel was anything but. Lady and Lord Oversley and Charles — by Jove, they stand in front of my eyes as though I had visited them yesterday, the whole dramatis personae.
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The characters are all kind and decent even the beautiful but tiresome Julia. This is xivil excellently written novel, unfortunately it is not very romantic.
So, though his heart is Julia’s, Adam marries Jenny – who secretly loves him.
Yes, it isn’t a witty Regency romance. Hi Jessie, Georgette Heyer wrote over 50 novels, many of which are Regency-era. Someone Like Me by M. Mr Wimmering set his fingertips exactly together, and replied evasively: Heyer such is a master at taking her readers to a time and place that the reader feels swept up in anxiety of London as they wait to see if Wellington has won icvil lost at Waterloo. But honestly, how it was it made the story and book more wonderful.
It would have been easier for the wealthy, with their separate bedrooms and almost separate lives for men and women, and the formality of Regency manners would have helped, but even so, most modern Regencies gloss over the difficulties.
Although the entire story is set in England, and the scene is mostly either London or the fen country, the whole plot rests on the Battle of Waterloo. He’s lived with the knowledge of his father’s hedonistic lifestyle his entire life but couldn’t do anything to stop his father from ruining himself. View all 35 comments. A Civil Contract isn’t quite like any of those.
Friday’s Child Regency Romances. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Oversley has done business with a man named Jonathan Chawleigh, a Cit, or City man of incredible wealth openly shopping for a title for his daughter.
This is the only Heyer novel to my knowledge in which the heroine has a child.