I like Robin and Letty, but their romance plays second fiddle. This novel is among my personal favourites, although it is not as much popular among Heyerites. I found his romance rather unlikely, probably what annoyed me the most about this book, and at one point I decided he would make a terrific bad guy, 'cause I was getting kind of sick of him. Evidently the gentleman had been drinking. The masquerade is that Robin poses as the daughter and Prudence as the son.
His scam is so outrageous it brings to mind Napoleon himself. But Letty has realized that Markham is an unkind brute and is trying to back out. A pretty pair, in all, with the easy ways of the Quality, and a humorous look about the eyes that made them much alike. Prudence and Robin have had to change their identities because of their father's involvement in the Jacobite Rebellion. During the travelling to London to meet their eccentric and rather wayward father, they take a break for a meal, and overhear what is clearly a reluctant elopement.
Helen is a 29 year old book lover from the North East of England. And as these hugely succesful reprints have shown, she still has a large devoted readership. I found Prue and Tony's romance more interesting than Robin and Letty's, primarily because, while Letty seemed a good match for Robin, her flightiness was a bit much for me at times. Pacing prob My Seventh Georgette Heyer The Masqueraders: cross-dressing, duels and not one, but two love matches. Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise. Sir Anthony was a different type of Heyer hero since he was not the lead figure in the book — the Merriotts father grabbed and kept that role — and not the loudest either. On my rereading its still a Five.
Did you fleece the wolf? Tony quickly sees through her disguise, repeatedly gets to rescue her, and shows a tendency to try to prevent her from making her own decisions, or live the life she has long been living. They overhear a young girl pleading with an aggressive suitor. Peter Merriot, who is, as Sir Anthony thinks, rather sharp at cards for a man so young. But, as I made myself read on, the story did pick up again, and the plot resolved itself neatly, which is one of Ms Heyer's great skills. Robin made me laugh so much when he was acting Miss Merriot!! I have to say, he is my favorite in this book; I adored him.
The maid bore off all that remained of the capons through the door that led into the passage. Helen is a 29 year old book lover from the North East of England. Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Absolutely outstanding Georgette Heyer novel. And it's quite an exciting story, between the disguises and the lost heir - not to mention a runaway bride, and a compromising document that may undo them all.
I can't imagine the lives that Robin and Prudence have led with their father who believe the impossible is always possible. They stop at an inn and discover an elopement in process: Letitia Grayson, a lovely and naive young heiress, is running away with Gregory Markham. . Prudence and Robin quickly devise and execute a daring rescue plan. I haven't read it for quite a few years, and I'd forgotten almost all of it, so it was almost like a new read.
I love Sir Anthony of the sleepy eyes that see all. The Masqueraders is a wicked delight, worth more than its weight in gold. Though that man arrived a tiny bit too late to see all of the action, he was amazed at the story his sweet young friend told of her rescue. I'll drag your name into the dirt! My girlfriend gave this to me, saying it was her favourite 'comfort reading' book. The mysteries, fights, intrigues, even blood and violence. You may say that I pull a string here, and a string there, and the puppets move.
You can read the rest of this review at. She has some truly original characters in here and now on this third-read through I finally appreciate them more. He was conceited, arrogant and a scheming rogue — but he was also hilarious and capable of coming up with such ingenious schemes that maybe his arrogance was justified. She wore her fair ringlets en demie toilette, free from powder, with a blue ribbon threaded through, and a couple of curls allowed to fall over her shoulder. A fun story, rather confusing.
Robin, who is smaller than the average man, is able to take on the characteristics of a flighty young society woman in a way that's sympathetic. There were lights in the windows, and a post-chaise drawn up in the court before it. While most Heyer Heroes are in the tip-top of fashion, he is. On the way to London, they rescue a damsel in distress, Letty Grayson, a rather silly young girl who thought it would be romantic to elope to Gretna Green; too bad she chose to run away with the villain. I cannot recommend this book enough, if the first chapters bog you down keep going, it is so worth it in the end! Is he or is he not the heir to Barham? This masquerade becomes complicated once the siblings met Sir Anthony and Leticia, an heiress.