Saturday, June 11, 2011
Romance Book Review: The Quiet Gentleman
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Purchase this book here through Amazon
This popular Regency Romance was first written in 1951. The author, Georgette Heyer, was considered the first author to set off the craze of historical romance as a genre with Regency as a sub-genre.
The Quiet Gentleman is described in Wikipedia as a "Regency novel set in the spring of 1816, after the Battle of Waterloo, it is the story of the return home of the Seventh Earl of St Erth, who is returning home from his service in the British army to claim his inheritance.
The Quiet Gentleman was re-released on June 1 and is already number 6 on the Amazon best sellers Regency list.
Amazon write that Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.
Less than a hero's welcome...