Friday, February 12, 2010
Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer review
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 2010
A swashbuckling tale set in the second half of the 16th century, when Elizabeth was on the throne and the Spanish Armada ruled the waves. Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, pirate and nobleman, captures a Spanish galleon and discovers a lovely lady on board. Chivalrous to the core, he woos and wins her heart, then returns her and her father to their homeland, vowing to come after her—even though there's a price on his head and discovery of his identity will mean certain death. In the midst of much adventure, Beauvallet masquerades
as a Frenchman, is betrayed, and must fight his way to freedom while stealing the lady willingly away…
In her signature style, Heyer has mastered the vernacular of the time, bringing to life an era of daring heroism and harrowing adventure, all intertwined with a breathtaking love story.
This was my first time reading a Georgette Heyer novel, and let me start by saying that I was not disappointed. From the first page to the very last Beauvallet was full of action and adventure, not to mention romance. Wrote in an Elizabethan era tone, with a rumbustious attitude that will have you ready to board a pirate vessel, this is the perfect novel for those seeking adventure. With lovable characters that captivate you, and an intriguing plot that will hold you captive until the very end, you will want to read this book straight through. Beauvallet is truly a book for those who love historical romance. I guarantee that by the end of this book a dashing pirate will have captured your heart.
About Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer’s sparkling novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers. She wrote over 50 books, including Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. She was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.
Georgette Heyer was known as the Queen of Regency romance. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history—when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day. Heyer’s heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, and address a lady. And her sense of humor is superb.
This book was provided to me thanks to Sourcebooks.