Review: The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (New Author Challenge)

convenient-marriagefrom the back of the book:

Horatia Winwood is simply helping her family

When the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie, Horatia offers herself instead. Her sister is already in love with someone else, and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family’s happiness. Everyone knows she’s no beauty, but she’ll do her best to keep out of the Earl’s way and make him a good wife. And then the Earl’s archenemy, Sir Robert, sets out to ruin her reputation…

The Earl of Rule has found just the wife he wants

Unbeknownst to Horatia, the Earl is enchanted by her. There’s simply no way he’s going to let her get into trouble. Overcoming some misguided help from Horatia’s harebrained brother and a hired highwayman, the Earl routs his old enemy, and wins over his young wife, gifting her with a love that she never thought she could expect.

I am so happy to have found Georgette Heyer. Her books are very Austen-like. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of the story. Heyer uses a lot of the slang of regency England and it was kind of a game with myself  figure them out.In The Convenient Marriage the heroine is young, way to young to get married, but does so anyway to save her sister from a love-less marriage. The story is funny and the characters are easy to love. There were times when I wasn’t sure is the Earl of Rule was really meant for Horry, but by the end of the book everyone has their happily ever after.

I recommend this book for anyone who loves Jane Austen and everything regency!

the book girl give The Convenient Marriage 4/5!

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