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False ColoursStants in people s beliefs and perceptions and assumptions based on absurd coincidences and the unfailing and obviously expected conclusion of a happily ever after False Colours is truly Georgette Heyer personifiedThough this one is not my favourite of the ot 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 pinch 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 iked him to say the east He is intelligent witty and has a sense of humour all the things that are really appreciable Plus the ove 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 places about people 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 in real Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries life circumstances a challenge even but there is no denying her being uite adorable For all her carelessness she doesove her sons And she can cook up ingenious plans read scarlet fever just to get her way And how she takes things Local Girls lightly is what really surprises me for how can a person with tremendous debts ever feel soight n without a jot of discernible care I couldn t fathomCressy is not one of my favourite Georgette 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 A Is for Awful 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 didike him a otI also do ike the twins chemistry and My Little Half-Moon 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 Iiked the Dowager excessively and she was very true to such real Hello, Good-bye life tormentors that do exist Also Iiked the secondary characters of Fimber and ChallowOverall Georgette Heyer took good care to plan and plot the story amazingly just so that you are persuaded to believe in the unbelievable No one can match her wit and humour with the pen What I could actually want was an ending where everything was further elaborated and not just with Kit s plan for the same Also how Evelyn s pursuance 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 A Succubus for Freedom and other tales of Obscene Orgies left on their own to be understood by the clever reader Aovely From Z to A-Lister: How To Build Your Personal Brand light easy read justike all Georgette Heyer s romances This one stars one of her best male خلقیات ما ایرانیان leads in Kit who is half of a 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 theiterary euivalent of comfort food Read it very uickly in one afternoon if you can it s such a frothy confection that there s no chance you l 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 book is in the very silly twin swapping masuerade the ridiculous secondary characters ike corpulent Sir Bonamy Ripple what a name secondary characters A Fatal Debt: A Novel like corpulent Sir Bonamy Ripple what a name 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 youl realise that the plot is ridiculous the pacing uneven and the central romance mysteriously absentI The White Ballets liked it very much but I alwaysike best the ight 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 possessively devoted servants I ove them all That s much better than the sourer Heyer s where the servants are stupid figures of fun the ove 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 ove 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 The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College like the dickens to extricate them all without a scandal It takes every particle of his diplomatic powers 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 perfect widgeon How can you notove them How can False Colours possibly be considered a romance novel when the main character spends eighty percent of his time with his mother fifteen percent with his valet servants and friends and a pitiful five percent with his belovedI actually enjoyed the first eighty or so 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 Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin lacking any sort of propelling 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 debtseft and right and always always eye on the prize in this case marriage to someone wealthier The couple in False Colours Kit and Cressy were in reality uite Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South likable but they get soittle time together so Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices little play in the novel that the whole point of the story isostAnd I uickly Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism lost interested in Heyer s novel and wound up skimming theast one hundred pages because I couldn t stand it any Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas longer. Ence he succeeded in deceiving all 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 theimit And with his superb manners he not only charmed Cressy's formidable grandmother but made Cressy herself wonder if she could ove 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. E Colours seems to be one of those Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread less popular 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 places and family shenanigans But it was all so much fun What a wonderful rideI justoved 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 parents out there who can t possibly have sons as awesome as mine Ah I am SO Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes lucky No joke though she really says that at some point Kit Aww I missed you Mama hugs Let me help you with anything I can even though I hate this masuerade of taking Evelyn s place Evelyn Mama hugs Let me settle your debts Let me help you And Kester thank you so much for helping me Lady Denville Oh my sons Iove you both EUALLY Let s have some UAILS to celebrate the return of Evelyn Kit Eve it s okay bro I can handle Mama s debts Evelyn No no It s my responsibility Kit No seriously I got this Lady Denville Wait I have a better idea but et s not have uails after all Evelyn Oh oh Mama is wearing her mischievous face again Kit Oh by the way Eve sorry for falling in ove with your fianc e I know she s technically yours so Evelyn Oh noooo It s okay You can have her Lady Denville Ah I LOVE MY SONS GROUP HUUUUUGSeriously it s ike that the whole time They oved each other so much and they were all so kind Lady Denville seriously stole my heart though she was the sweetest most adorable Mama ever and she was such a crack up Still relatively young she s 43 the widowed Lady Denville is incredibly beautiful has an incredible amount of suitors dangling after her spends an incredible amount of money and has an incredible amount of debts True she is also incredibly silly and she s not terribly bright but also has an incredibly big heart and incredibly engaging manners She s the perfect definition of a She Weeps Each Time You're Born lovely pea goose Super cute and impossible to hate And her notions of economy oh my gosh please we must take a moment to appreciate them Spending Your Money Wisely by Amabel Fancot Lady Denville1 The first rule to remember is that if you can pay your interest YOU ARE OKAY Interest paidife is GOOD 2 Economy is so super overrated Did you know that the ess you try to spend the you will actually end up spending Think about it If you buy a cheap ugly dress to save money you l find yourself totally incapable of actually wearing it so you Seven Days, Seven Dinners ll end up buying that expensive gown anyways and thus have paid wayyyy than you would have in the first place if you d only stuck to the expensive gown Cheap gown expensive gown expensive than just expensive gown3 Let s also not forget the element ofuck here For all you card players and gamesters out there THE LUCK WILL TURN ONE DAY I mean it just has to right It can t stay bad forever4 Okay so if you do actually find yourself indebted at some point and you have nothing to stake be sure to have some copies of all those ugly heirloom brooches and family jewels that you never wear Life savers those I tell you5 And finally well remember some principles of kindness When you already owe a ton of money to your milliner and she s trying to sell you another hat that you really can t afford You buy the hat Because it s only nice to spend at those places where you already owe a ton Like oh yeah sorry I owe you hundreds and hundreds of pounds A Northern Light let me compensate for now by adding another one of your charming creations to my collectionadydenvillelogicThe book is FILLED with her hilarious If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas little comments and notions on spending money and you re just thereike oh my goodness she can t be serious but it makes you augh at the same time because she s just so adorable And her devotion to her sons She Would Literally Die For Them literally die for them she had to And the best part Her sons so totally feel the same way heck they are at their wits very end trying to find a way out of the enormous mountain of debts without creating a scandal False Colours is a ot comedy of manners and family oriented than romance but I Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, loved Kit and Cressy aot nonetheless and thought they made a charming couple definitely perfect for each other The story is almost entirely told through Kit s point of view and Cressy only plays a secondary role in the book but she was definitely admirable and everything I saw from her I iked She was bright intelligent wasn t afraid to stand up to people and speak her mind but remained ady White Water like and proper the entire time and never crossed theine of becoming a hoyden I also The Slave Dancer loved her sense of humour she was always ready toaugh and thought everything a good joke rather than becoming offended at every turn a good thing since the family she got tangled with most definitely Special Agent loved a goodaugh I wish the romance had been a bit developed for it wasn t much beyond we took a few walks in the rose garden and fell in Sleep with the Fishes love type of thing but as it wasn t exactly the point of the story and since Cressy wasn t exactly a main character it made sense that it was a simpleress all consuming romance Some parts were a The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History little slow and the overall pace of the book isn t very fast but it made for a charming sunny and appeasingittle story and Lady Denville s romance with Sir Bonamy was just icing on the cake Seriously it was the cutest and most hilarious thing ever Will you think me very saucy if I say that never did a knight thoroughly deserve to win his ady than you dear sir No no protested Sir Bonamy much discomposed Nonsense Very obliging of you to say so but no such thing As a matter of fact I m a baronet Such a fun ovely Regency romp set in the country one I whole heartedly recommend to fans of the genre It s completely delightful and oveableGroup read with the Georgette Heyer Fans group for September 2015 It s always hard for Heyer Fans group for September 2015 It s always hard for 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 ike a Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life little girlIn False Coloursike other of her adventure flavored romances The Unknown Ajax The Toll Gate or The Talisman Ring for example the central roman Well according toThe Georgette Heyer Theory of Regency Romance assuming a very many con. 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 ove each other he could hardly embarrass the charming Cressida Stavely at her own engagement party And if the match were wrecked it would dash the ast hope of getting his 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate lovely improvident mother out of debtThe incorrigible Lady Fancot persuades her younger son to impersonate his twin just for one night she promises Kit appeared at the party just in time to double for the missing Earl With his intellig. 45I m gratified to say that Georgette Heyer s books hold up so well for me I neveriked 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 now given it a rating of 45GH shows her trademark carefu 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 people Identical twins grown ass men twins switching places Stern dowagers Marriages of convenience Boring relatives Large dandies wearing creaking corsets This book had it all As a friend has pointed out this book is one of Heyer s adventure stories and yet had The Oxford New Greek Dictionary little in the way of an adventure plot 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 her friends and family all for their own good of course dear one were perfection I also adored her devotedongtime admirer Sir Bonamy which his glorious detailing of the fine meals he enjoys and his fantastical dressing gowns The twins are charming you can see why they would be sought after husbands for young The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece ladies and Cressie the proposed bride is a delight herself The reader of this audiobook Phyllida Nash soundsike Judi Dench and did a bang up job with all the voices Not only that but she seemed on the verge of breaking into a The New Job Security laugh herself on several occasions which was perfect for this story Just an A job all around There are many things Iove 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 perfect 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 plottingKit Fancot the younger of a pair of identical twins comes home to London from his diplomatic post 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 proposed to Cressida Stavely but Evelyn is missing Kit agrees reluctantly to impersonate Evelyn at the party in order to keep Evelyn s engagement to Cressy from being derailedIt turns out that Evelyn is absent The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) longer than expected so Kit has to take his place for than just one evening In the process heearns a The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis lot about his mother s disastrous debts and chaoticife 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 promisingly In the early going I would have iked to have seen scenes showing the untenable situation that Miss Stavely is in rather than simply being told over and over that it is untenable there 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 play such as Lord Brumby never appear in person 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 problem "to me The final dilemma doesn t seem to be as major a problem it is made out to be and its resolution again described and not acted out is only partial and feels ike a To Helvetica and Back letdown Nevertheless myove for the hero and delicious scenes is only partial and feels Simple Art of Greatness like aetdown Nevertheless my Where the Heart Waits love for the hero and delicious scenes Sir Bonamy s final undoing carry me through and make this a very pleasurable read Cradled by Georgette Heyer s delightful prose and hilarious dialogue I notice the flaws only in retrospect This book is about a cute set of identical twins no wait Cute and marriageable identical twins Somethingike 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 foreign parts 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 ovely mother is a complete spendthrift and unless Evelyn marries Cressy he won t be given control of his own fortune and won t be able to pay off Mama s massive debts and rescue 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 pressured by Mama into pulling the old switcheroo except Evelyn keeps not showing up and Kit keeps getting thrown into Cressy s company and you can pretty much guess where it s going from here But ike 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 A Burglar's Guide to the City 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 tooittle action and romance there s 50 pages of exposition at the start But mostly it was because too The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth 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 apparently pretty much every other character in this book other than theirate and unlamented father that a American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago lovely silly 40 something woman trying to actike a 20 year old who is utterly unable to manage her finances and who spends money she doesn t have ike there s no tomorrow is charming and delightful and that she needs to be coddled and understood but in no case put on a strict financial budget then maybe you l enjoy this book than I didIt s too bad because I thought the basic plot had real potential and I thought Cressy and Kit were a clever and entertaining couple other than his unfortunate tendency to indulge his motherA couple other than his unfortunate tendency to indulge his motherA 3 stars There were some fun parts but too few and far between Love Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul loveoveThis novel was so cute Ah I just want to give it and everyone in it a big hug 3 Fals. When the charming but irresponsible Lady Amabel Countess of Denville is Spain in Mind left a young widow the problem of her mounting debts becomes acute So she isucky 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 pressing 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 eave from the diplomatic service in the summer of 1817 is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of .