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I haven’t finished my book of the month yet (I’ll blame it on February being a shorter month) so today I thought I’d review a fiction book just for fun. Everyone needs a fun fiction book in their life every so often. 😉
The book is Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer. In case you’ve never heard of Heyer, she was an author in the early 1900s and her books are comparable in some ways with Jane Austen’s. One big difference though is that while Austen tackled some complex themes in her novels, Heyer’s novels are purely for fun.
Heyer wrote many books – some of them I like a lot and there are some that I don’t care for – but Regency Buck is definitely my favorite. It’s a fun romantic story with moments that make you laugh out loud.
The story is set in the Regency era (hence the title) and follows the heroine Judith as she experiences life in London for the first time under the protection of her guardian, Lord Worth.
Here’s a brief description from the back of the book:
An altogether unsatisfactory arrangement
After their father’s death, Miss Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine travel to London to meet their guardian, Lord Worth, expecting an elderly gentleman. To their surprise and utter disgust, their guardian is not much older than they are, doesn’t want the office of guardian any more than they want him, and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the country.
With altogether too many complications
But when Miss Taverner and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles, Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards…
Unlike a lot of modern day novels (I’m looking at you, Christian romance) the romance is sweet but not ridiculously over done. The story plot also keeps you guessing which is a nice change from some extremely predictable novels.
And man, every time I read Regency Buck (yes, it’s been several times now) I end up laughing out loud at some point or another – Heyer is just really great at humor.
In short, if you want a fun, clean, easy read, check out Regency Buck!
Have you ever read any books by Georgette Heyer? If so which is your favorite? Share in the comments below. 🙂
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