I am a guest reviewer today on Austenprose for Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer as part of the Celebrating Georgette Heyer month. If you like funny novels, and enjoyed Austen, but are looking for something new - I suggest picking up a Georgette Heyer novel! Heyer's novels are great regency romances filled with great with and great historical detail.
Sprig Muslin is a light and funny Regency novel that showcases Georgette Heyer’s wit. I really enjoyed it and it made me laugh out loud several times! Sprig Muslin was first published in 1956, but the novel is set in 1813. The main action of the novel takes place in London, Chatteris (in the Fenland District of Cambridgeshire, England) and the roads in between.
This novel tells the tale of Sir Gareth Ludlow. His high spirited fiancée died in an accident many years previous to the start of the novel. Gary has decided he will never find love again and to just marry a friend, Lady Hester Theale, for convenience. Lady Hester is 29 and labeled an old maid – she also has ideas of her own about getting married!
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