How can False Colours ossibly be considered a romance novel when the main character spends eighty Tocqueville percent of his time with his mother fifteenercent with his valet servants and friends and a Rebel Girls pitiful fiveercent with his belovedI actually enjoyed the first eighty or so A Treason of Thorns pages of this novel but by the time it became abundantly clear that the novel would consist of Kit spending his days with his mother the novel uickly too one a nails on chalkboard feeling It s extremely slow and lacking any sort ofropelling force to keep the reader interested in the storyKit s mother Lady Denville reminds me of how Lydia Bennet would act when she was older and had children frivolous racking up debts left and right and always always eye on the rize in this case marriage to someone wealthier The couple in False Colours Kit and Cressy were in reality uite likable but they get so little time together so little lay in the novel that the whole Martha, du nervst!: Von einem anderen Umgang mit Demenz point of the story is lostAnd I uickly lost interested in Heyer s novel and wound up skimming the last one hundredages because I couldn t stand it any longer Read it very uickly in one afternoon if you can it s such a frothy confection that there s no chance you ll be overwhelmed by it It s best read at speed because all the joy of this book is in the very silly twin swapping masuerade and the ridiculous secondary characters like corpulent Sir Bonamy Ripple what a name and fierce old match making dragon Grandmama I forget her name already but if you ve ever read a Heyer then you know the character I mean If you stop to think about it you ll realise that the lot is ridiculous the acing uneven and the central romance mysteriously absentI liked it very much but I always like best the light hearted ones where Heyer is as fond of her own characters as you are Everybody here is adorable despite not deserving to be so at all airheaded spendthrift mama self indulgent aristocrat bipolar brother Zeugen aus der Todeszone possessively devoted servants I love them all That s much better than the sourer Heyer s where the servants are stupid figures of fun the love rivals are joyless bluestockings and spoilt brats and the heroes are cold and masterful The hero here is the exact opposite thoughtful responsible humorous Despite spending no time at all with the heroine it s clear that she has to love him He s the only man in the entire Heyerverse with his head on his shouldersThis is very much the fun of the book Poor Kit s entire family is tangling him in a web of well intentioned deceptions and Kit s working like the dickens to extricate them all without a scandal It takes everyarticle of his diplomatic owers and it s simply delicious to see him bluffing his way gracefully out of some difficult social situations It s clearly a hereditary skill just watch his mama twisting everyone around her fingers despite being a erfect widgeon How can you not love them A
LOVELY LIGHT EASY READ JUST LIKElight easy read just like Georgette Heyer s romances This one stars one of her best male leads in Kit who is half of a The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives pair of identical twins Identical that is in appearance but not apparently in character and charm Her books are still the best Regency romances out there and they are certainly standing the test of time To me they are the literary euivalent of comfort food Well according toThe Georgette Heyer Theory of Regency Romance assuming a very many constants ineople s beliefs and The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride perceptions and assumptions based on absurd coincidences and the unfailing and obviously expected conclusion of a happily ever after False Colours is truly Georgette HeyerersonifiedThough this one is not my favourite of the lot it has a few things I much admire Kit for instance with his ingenuity and tact is a superb character Secondly The Fancot Twins together do capture my fancy But one feeling what the other goes through is doing it much too brown But again as I said it is The Georgette Heyer Theory of Regency Romance and there ought to be the unbelievable and outrageous to make it an out and out endearing storyIt seems impossible to believe in many things happening in the story in today s times but taking things with a inch of salt why not After all it is fiction and fiction is supposed to be just that FantasticKit is definitely one well thought after character I liked him to say the least He is intelligent witty and has a sense of humour all the things that are really appreciable Plus the love for his mother and twin is kinda cute For all his simplicity you just can t ignore him He is worth a dozen EvelynsI read at many laces about eople s opinions regarding Lady Denville being really annoying but I for my "part found her amazing I mean she is just so different She sure must be difficult to bear with "found her amazing I mean she is just so different She sure must be difficult to bear with real life circumstances a challenge even but there is no denying her being uite adorable For all her carelessness she does love her sons And she can cook up ingenious lans read scarlet fever just to get her way And how she takes things lightly is what really surprises me for how can a erson with tremendous debts ever feel so Light N Without A Jot n without a jot discernible care I couldn t fathomCressy is not one of my favourite Georget. When the charming but irresponsible Lady Amabel Countess of Denville is left a young widow the roblem of her mounting debts becomes acute So she is lucky to have such resourceful twin sons as Evelyn and Christopher Fancot to steer the family through a desperate intrigue to restore the Denvilles fortunes The danger is that at times the family's ressing financial needs are almost overshadowed by the even greater demands of young hearts But just when disaster seems certain their adorable Mama uite unpredictably saves the dayThe Honourable Christopher Kit Fancot on leave from the diplomatic service in the summer of 1817 is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of Te Heyer heroines I couldn t make up her character well as I could say of Frederica or Sophy or Venetia or Kit from Cotillion Could be my mistake or fault at reading between the lines but being described as reserved in the beginning she is anything but that Please correct me if I am wrongBonamy Ripple was fun to read about What a couple he should form with Lady Denville The scene of his undoing was hilarious What a spot he is in I did like him a lotI also do like the twins chemistry and love for each other I am much inclined to accept the unbelievable gut feelings or whatever those may be that they feel for each other to be true because it gives the story the impetus necessary I liked the Dowager excessively and she was very true to such real life tormentors that do exist Also I liked the secondary characters of Fimber and ChallowOverall Georgette Heyer took good care to Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians plan andlot the story amazingly just so that you are The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov persuaded to believe in the unbelievable No one can match her wit and humour with theen What I could actually want was an ending where everything was further elaborated and not just with Kit s Religion in the Ancient Greek City plan for the same Also how Evelyn sursuance of Miss Askham is taken care of could of course give us the happily ever after details of Evelyn s story but then Kit was the hero and he was shown to be achieving that And then some things are best left on their own to be understood by the clever reader It s always hard for me to review a Georgette Heyer book She s one of my favorite authors and I ve read most of her books many times Which makes it difficult to feign objectivity or even to avoid gushing like a little girlIn False Colours like other of her adventure flavored romances The Unknown Ajax The Toll Gate or The Talisman Ring for example the central romance is resolved between half and three uarters through the book 60% in this case I checked Unlike those others however the adventure side of False Colours is retty tame indeed there isn t much for the heroes to do besides wait for Kit s missing twin to show up And there s no malignant force to contend against Indeed all the factors of the dilemma they must extricate themselves from are caused directly or indirectly by the Fancot twins themselves or their motherSo you d think this book would be less enjoyable than others of its kind As you near the end of the book there s no real urgency or threat or danger And the romance is resolved uite satisfactorily thank you very much Yet the ending while a slower ace than you d expect is not only not a dead bore but is really uite enjoyable all the way to the very end Indeed though I ve read the book times than I can confidently state and I know very well how things will resolve I m not even a little bit tempted to simply stop reading once Kit and Cressy declare their devotion to one another or when even Evelyn shows up to tell them where he s beenThe thing is Heyer has A Companion to Vittoria Colonna populated the book with such engaging characters that you really aren t ready to be done with them until everybody is reasonably well settled The magic of the book is that you like Lady Denville the Dowager Stavely and Sir Bonamy even as you have to acknowledge the faults that cause so many difficulties And Lady Denville shines as a character you can t help but love Her love for her sons and basic good natured care for others is endearing even as you understand that her inability to control her impecunious habits is at the heart of Evelyn s difficultyAdd Heyer s deft hand with dialogue and the book is fun to the very end While not her best work or my most loved this continues to be on my high rotation list because I simply enjoy spending time with these characters Love love loveThis novel was so cute Ah I just want to give it and everyone in it a big hug 3 False Colours seems to be one of those lessopular Heyers because I had rarely heard of it knew nothing of what was going to happen and generally did not know what to expect beyond twins switching laces and family shenanigans But it was all so much fun What a wonderful rideI just loved the feels of this book so sweet soothing heart warming and gentle all interlaced with Heyer s signature wit and humour The family bonds were so strong and so touching too The Fancots were such a united family wanting the best for each other and trying to out kind the others it was so sweet Every scene was basically Lady Denville Oh my goodness my sons are the best I feel SO sorry for all the other arents my sons are the best I feel SO sorry for all the other La Partera: Story of a Midwife parents book is about a cute set of identical twins no wait Cute and marriageable identical twins Something like this but in Regency costume fans self vigorouslyAnyway The younger and sensible twin Christopher Kit senses Something is Wrong with his twin and returns to London from foreignarts only to find that his brother Evelyn has disappeared without a trace and it s imperative that Evelyn show up at a dinner to meet his wealthy fianc e s family Unfortunately for Kit and Evelyn their charming lovely mother is a complete spendthrift and unless Evelyn marries Cressy he won t be Given Control Of His Own control of his own and won t be able to ay off Mama s massive debts and Inancial and social ruin and than alarmed to find that his twin Evelyn the new Earl of Denville has disappeared without trace Handsome and eligible as the titled elder of the renowned Fancot twins was no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee's family For even though they did not love each other he could hardly embarrass the charming Cressida Stavely at her own engagement arty And if the match were wrecked it would dash the last hope of getting his lovely improvident mother out of debtThe incorrigible Lady Fancot ersuades her younger son to impersonate his twin just for one night she romises Kit appeared at the arty just in time to double for the missing Earl With his intellig. .
Escue the family from certain disgrace and he and Cressy both understand it s going to be a marriage of convenience So of course Kit is ressured by Mama into This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life pulling the old switcheroo except Evelyn keeps not showing up and Kit keeps getting thrown into Cressy s company and you canretty much guess where it s going from here But like most all Georgette Heyer books the fun is in the ride and the witty dialogue not so much in whatever surprises there are to be gleaned from a genre so littered with tropes Unfortunately the dialogue in this book didn t charm me as much as Heyer s dialogue usually does Partly it was because this book contained too much talk and too little action and romance there s 50 Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 pages of exposition at the start But mostly it was because too little time is spent with Kit and Cressy and their budding relationship and way too much time is spent with their foolishly extravagant Mama If you agree with Kit and Evelyn and apparentlyretty much every other character in this book other than their late and unlamented father that a lovely silly 40 something woman trying to act like a 20 year old who is utterly unable to manage her finances and who spends money she doesn t have like there s no tomorrow is charming and delightful and that she needs to be coddled and understood but in no case ut on a strict financial budget then maybe you ll enjoy this book than I didIt s too bad because I thought the basic lot had real Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People potential and I thought Cressy and Kit were a clever and entertaining couple other than his unfortunate tendency to indulge his motherA soft 3 stars There were some funarts but too few and far between There are many things I love about False Colours the hero Kit is one of my favorite among Georgette Heyer s men his mother Lady Denham is one of her most erfect wigeons and the Dowager and Sir Bonamy are delightful secondary characters But the novel makes its way only into my second rank of Georgette Heyer favorites because of the lottingKit Fancot the younger of a Zheng Guogu pair of identical twins comes home to London from his diplomaticost in Vienna because he has sensed that something is wrong with his brother Evelyn Lord Denham He discovers that Evelyn is supposed to turn up the next evening at a gathering of the relations of a woman he has roposed to Cressida Stavely but Evelyn is missing Kit agrees reluctantly to impersonate Evelyn at the arty in order to keep Evelyn s engagement to Cressy from being derailedIt turns out that Evelyn is absent longer than expected so Kit has to take his Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums place for than just one evening In therocess he learns a lot about his mother s disastrous debts and chaotic life and he forms an inappropriate attachment He must unravel the mystery of Evelyn s disappearance and disentangle the scandalous seuelae for the story to reach its happy endingThe setup is well crafted and the first half unfolds very romisingly In the early going I would have liked to have seen scenes showing the untenable situation that Miss Stavely is in rather than simply being told over
over that it is untenable was a missed comic opportunity in that situation and the scenes would have attached us to the heroine In the second half of the book the story becomes trapped at a country house and the action flags comic minor characters such as Ambrose are underused One or two other characters with crucial roles to lay such as or two other characters with crucial roles to Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms play such as Brumby never appear inerson There s even a slightly uncomfortable undertone to the character of Evelyn who seems almost bipolar to me The final dilemma doesn t seem to be as major a The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick problem as it is made out to be and its resolution again described and not acted out is onlyartial and feels like a letdown Nevertheless my love for the hero and delicious scenes like Sir Bonamy s final undoing carry me through and make this a very leasurable read Cradled by Georgette Heyer s delightful rose and hilarious dialogue I notice the flaws only in retrospect Did did this book I d never heard of until a week ago just ascend into my Top Five Heyer Novels I THINK YESI mean come ON Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns people Identical twins grown ass men twins switchinglaces Stern dowagers Marriages of convenience Boring relatives Large dandies wearing creaking corsets This book had it all As a friend has ointed out this book is one of Heyer s adventure stories and yet had little in the way of an adventure lot because while there were definitely hijinks even dare I say shenanigans the stakes weren t exactly urgent Which cleared the field for some of Heyer s most delightful characters and wittiest dialogue The Dowager Lady Denville mother of the twins is both a clever woman and a bit of an airhead and I adored her Her manipulations of 45I m gratified to say that Georgette Heyer s books hold up so well for me I never liked Charity Girl hadn t read Why Shoot a Butler before as I work through my goal of rereading all of them on Good Reads well maybe not My Lord John Helen a reader can only suffer so muchThis is one that has improved with time I have nowAND OVER THAT IT IS UNTENABLE
given it a rating of 45GH shows her trademark careful lotting tying up of loose ends Kit is oneit a rating of 45GH shows her trademark careful lotting tying up of loose ends Kit is one my favourit. Ence he succeeded in deceiving all Genocide of One present Kit is forced to continued the outrageous masuerade by the tangled affairs of his wayward family his rigid uncle Lord Brumby the surprisingly wily Sir Bonamy Ripple the formidable old Lady Stavely and Evelyn's betrothed Cressy But in the face of Evelyn's continues absence Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit And with his superb manners he not only charmed Cressy's formidable grandmother but made Cressy herself wonder if she could love her fiance after all The masuerade sets off a tangled seuence of events that engage Kit's heart far deeply than he'd ever anticipated with his brother's fiancee who might know much about what's going on than she cares to reveal.