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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

The Masqueraders - Georgette Heyer

My all-time favorite Heyer. Intrigue, romance, humor, wickedly clever characterization: what's not to love? A young man and his beautiful sister arrive in 1750s London, looking to establish themselves in society. Except that the young man is better known as Prudence, the young lady is her Jacobite brother Robin, and their father is playing a deeper game than either of them knows. When Prudence and Robin stumble upon the loves of their lives, romance wars with duty—and mayhem results.


If you like historical romance at all, read this one. Heyer is the grand mistress of the genre, even now. She does not disappoint.