I have heard about Georgette Heyer for years and just happened to find her books at the local Kewaunee library. Georgette Heyer wrote novels primarily in the 1940's and 1950's and is known for her rich historical research and detail.
In the past few weeks I have read Sylvester and Arabella and enjoyed both novels extremely. They are both romance stories set in the regency era - the same era that Jane Austen's novels take place in. Both novels were a light hearted romance without the gratuituos sex that is found in so many romance novels of the past thirty years or so. They were a nice, relaxing read. They reminded me of a Jane Austen type romance, but the language style was more twentieth century.
If you love Jane Austen or historical fiction in general and are looking for a good book - I highly recommend Sylvester and Arabella.