Condannata a vivere nella solitudine della tenuta di famiglia nello Yorkshire da un padre misantropo, alla sua morte la bella, intelligente e indipendente Venetia Lanyon deve per giunta occuparsi della proprietà: il fratello maggiore, infatti, ha preferito dedicarsi alla carriera militare e il minore è preso solo dai suoi libri.
Un giorno il vicino di tenuta, Lord Damerel, torna a casa e, dopo un incontro casuale tra i due, la vita di Venetia viene sconvolta dal gentiluomo dalla pessima fama di libertino, che tuttavia si comporta con lei in modo corretto, riuscendo a portare una ventata di novità alle sue giornate noiose. La loro amicizia, fondata su un’intesa che si consolida ogni giorno, scatena molti pettegolezzi e il morboso interesse di parenti e amici...
- ISBN: 8833210278
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 400
June 2019 reread with the Georgette Heyer group! News flash: I'm not 18 any more. So even though I still have a soft spot for romances in general and Regencies in particular, my appetite for reading about sweet, silly young girls who do brainless things and have Big Misunderstandings with the guy has Leggi tutto
Chapter 1 , in which I continue my love affair with a most enchanting author! Chapter 2 , in which Venetia is established as a heroine of much wit, honesty, and vitality. Chapter 3 , in which Venetia is contemplative of the rakish Lord Damerel and her brother Aubrey takes a wracking spill. Chapter 4 , in w Leggi tutto
Yorkshire, 1818 *WARNING! Spoilers, gushing, swooning, quoting and rose-petal strewing ahead! ;) (no orgies though, I promise -- read on safely :P)* O Venetia ! Thou hast utterly captured my soul! "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." And a Damerel by any other name would be just as swoon-wort Leggi tutto
I read the Arrow, but I think Arrow got it completely wrong with the cover art on their edition - a plain redhead Venetia, a bland looking, curly haired Damerel! Faugh! I still do have my old falling apart Pan & checked some of the Regency slang to make sure there were no typos (as far as I could te Leggi tutto
This is a sweet little historical romance with a hero and heroine who are like minded in being, smart, witty and refreshingly honest with each other. Unlike most of this genre, the virginal lady knows exactly who the rake is and loves him anyway, because she can see that beneath the veneer of ugly b Leggi tutto
Enjoyed the story very much. Venetia's sense, sass and humour is nothing short of amazing. The hero was cut out along the usual lines of generic, worldweary, byronic rake and I found him quite meh, but I got used to him in the end.
Here's the thing: This book is one of my all-time favorite books. I've read it so many times by now that I lost count. And yet I never wrote a review, because I could never really find the right words to do this book justice. When I finally convinced two of my good friends to give this book a try, y Leggi tutto
I am one of those who steered clear of Georgette Heyer for years, even though I heard the comparisons to Jane Austen, I was afraid they were formulaic romances. To my surprise it wasn't what I feared all those years and proved that breaking out of one's reading comfort zone can be quite rewarding. T Leggi tutto
Never in my life have I been so glad of a rainy afternoon. Never so glad that I was bored and typed a name into a search bar to see what would come up. It was in this slightly unorthodox way that I originally discovered Venetia . In a fit of utter boredom I typed the name “Richard Armitage” (he'd rec Leggi tutto
One of my favorite Heyer romances, I enjoyed listening to this with my youngest as we commuted to and from her school (which is on the way to my work). I'm so glad we've started listening to these outstanding novels (we started with The Grand Sophy). Not only are the stories great, but discussing th Leggi tutto
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