Saturday, December 6, 2008

Charity Girl

Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
Originally published:  1970
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca:  September 1, 2008

rating: 3 of 5 stars

Viscount Desford is an unmarried gentleman who finds Charity Steane running away from her aunt's household on the way to London. Rescuing her puts Desford in a social pickle and he turns to his best friend, Lady Hetta Silverdale, for help. Bound by honor, Desford goes on a search to find Charity's missing grandfather.

I liked Charity Girl, but it was missing something I found more readily in Regency Buck. Perhaps it was that little element of intrigue that kept me turning pages in Regency Buck. Interestingly, Charity Girl was written about 35 years after Regency Buck, and I definitely noticed a difference in her writing style.  I found Charity Girl a tad heavy on the Regency period slang and wished I had a dictionary nearby on a few occasions!

Overall, Charity Girl was a nice easy romance. I will continue searching out Georgette Heyer books for my future romance literature fix. She is one of my favorite authors that I discovered in 2008!

Thanks again to Danielle at Sourcebooks for the chance to review this book.  


Becky said...

I am enjoying this one. But it's definitely not one of the "best" ones by Heyer. I haven't quite finished mine yet but a review will be coming soon :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for entioning Regency Buck... i will get that.. and i m joining the challenge as well.. i have heard of Heyer so much in this year :)

Booklogged said...

Haven't read Heyer yet, but she's going on my list.