Saturday, August 1, 2009

Book Review: The Corinthian

The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer

Penelope Creed will do anything to stop the marriage she is being forced into. Even if it means dressing as a boy and running from London. On her way she meets Sir Richard Wyndham. Sir Richard knows he can't let Penelope run around the countryside on her own - so he offers to be her protector. What happens when he can't escape her love?

Penelope doesn't want someone who is there to watch over her - she only wants to find her true love. So she will do whatever it takes to get away from Sir Richard. Peneolope is an heiress who has yet to find her way into society and Sir Richard is the "Corinthian" of the London society

Thoughts: As with many of Heyer's books this starts out with a simple story that is intertwined with with madcap episodes of a girl who can get into trouble. For me this is an interesting book but there were parts of it that wasn't my favorite book. Probably the fact that the details of society, costumes, inns, etc got to be a little to much for me. But for those that can't wait to have the descriptions be accurate and life like this book is definitely for you.

Like many of the hero's in Heyer's books - Sir Richard is bored with life and seems like he will never marry. Enter a heroine who is young and naive and yet can't stay out of trouble. I see how Heyer is considered the mother of the modern historical romance as many of her books when thinking about them compare to the same stories I read all the time (each of course with their own twists and subplots).

What genre would you consider this?
Historical Romance


1 comment:

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I have yet to read Georgette Heyer. This one looks good.