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Out this book is one of Heyer s adventure stories and yet had little in the way of an adventure plot because while there were definitely hijinks ven dare I say shenanigans the stakes weren t The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond role-playing game) [Box Set] exactly urgent Which cleared the field There are many things I love 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 nextvening 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 RckenYoga: Die DVD engagement to Cressy from being derailedIt turns out that Evelyn is absent longer thanxpected so Kit has to take his place for than just one Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen evening In the process he learns a lot about his mother s disastrous debts and chaotic life 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 happyndingThe setup is well crafted and the first half unfolds very promisingly In the Psychologische Homöopathie. early going I would have liked 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 sven 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 as it is made out to be and its resolution again described and not acted out is only partial and feels like a letdown Nevertheless my love for the hero and delicious scenes like 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 Something like 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 The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you e s family Unfortunately for Kit and Evelyn their charming lovely 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 switcherooxcept 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 like 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 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 too little action and romance there s 50 pages of xposition at The Start But Mostly It Was Because Too Little Time start But mostly it was because too little time spent with Kit and Cressy and their budding relationship and way too much time is spent with their foolishly xtravagant Mama If you agree with Kit and Evelyn and apparently pretty much R High Performance Programming every other character in this book other than their late and unlamented father that a lovely silly 40 something woman trying to act like a 20 year old who is utterly unable to manage her finances and who spends money she doesn t have like 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 llnjoy 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 ntertaining couple other than his unfortunate tendency to indulge his motherA soft 3 stars There were some fun parts but too few and far between Love love loveThis novel was so cute Ah I just want to give it and veryone in it a big hug 3 False Colours seems to be one of those 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 Scala for Java Developers expect beyond twins switching places and family shenanigans But it was all so much fun What a wonderful rideI just loved 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 forach other and trying to out kind the others It Was So Sweet Every was so sweet Every 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 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 The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur 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. Inancial and social ruin and than alarmed to find that his twin Evelyn the new Earl of Denville has disappeared without trace Handsome andligible as the titled Vermeer to Eternity elder of the renowned Fancot twins was no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee's family Forven though they did not love Heaven to Betsy each other he could hardlymbarrass the charming Cressida Stavely at her own ngagement party And if the match were wrecked it would dash the last hope of getting his 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. ,

A lovely light asy read just like all Georgette Heyer s romances This one stars one of her best male 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 the literary Cabaret 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 ll 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 and the ridiculous secondary characters like corpulent Sir Bonamy Ripple what a name and fierce old match making dragon Grandmama I forget her name already but if you vever read a Heyer then you know the character I mean If you stop to think about it you ll realise that the plot is ridiculous the pacing uneven and the central romance mysteriously absentI liked it very much but I always like best the light 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 love them all That s much better than the sourer Heyer s where the servants are stupid figures of fun the love rivals are joyless bluestockings and spoilt brats and the heroes are cold and masterful The hero here is the xact opposite thoughtful responsible humorous Despite spending no time at all with the heroine it s clear that she has to love him He s the only man in the ntire Heyerverse with his head on his shouldersThis is very much the fun of the book Poor Kit s ntire family is tangling him in a web of well intentioned deceptions and Kit s working like the dickens to xtricate them all without a scandal It takes Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice 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 twistingveryone around her fingers despite being a perfect widgeon How can you not love them How can False Colours possibly be considered a romance novel when the main character spends En plein coeur eighty percent of his time with his mother fifteen percent with his valet servants and friends and a pitiful five percent with his belovedI actuallynjoyed the first The Bookshop on the Shore 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 sxtremely slow and 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 debts left and right and always always ye on the prize in this case marriage to someone wealthier The couple in False Colours Kit and Cressy were in reality uite likable but they get so little time together so little play in the novel that the whole point of the story is lostAnd I uickly lost interested in Heyer s novel and wound up skimming the last one hundred pages because I couldn t stand it any longer 45I m gratified to say that Georgette Heyer s books hold up so well for me I never liked 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 careful plotting tying up of loose nds Kit is one of my favourite GH heros kindly witty handsome resourceful he is a GH Hero With A Career with a career of her rare younger sonsThe sensing something is wrong with older twin Evelyn now there s a nameis deftly doneFor me this is a fast moving plot partly because I wolfed it down in a day Reviewers who like action in their historical romances may prefer GH s Georgian romances or Beauvallet GH s Regency world is generally an unruffled ordered oneThe characters amusements in this book may be sedate by our standards but Kit Cressy are always busyThey play battledore shuttlecock as an x not very good badminton player I always pick up on this when it s mentioned billiards Kit also rides goes shootingBut there are a couple of flaws this when it s mentioned billiards Kit also rides goes shootingBut there are a couple of flaws do detract from the story The Grand Sophy spoiler ahead as wellview spoilerI do find the twin s mother Amabel funny charming It probably helps that I know plenty of people that weren t always MsMr Responsible as parents But as persuasive as the narrative of this book is I do find it hard to believe that a woman who absolutely adores her sons wouldn t make the smallest ffort to reform her The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life extravagant ways when she realises the burden of her debts will fall on EvelynFinancial difficulties played a large part in GH s own life in common with so many of her characters a lot of the problems are called by burdensome family members not taking responsibility for some bad monetary decisionsDo we give Amabel a pass because she adores her children when we condemn Lord Ombersley The Grand Sophy who is indifferent to his offspringHave to say noPoint 2 is that The Loving Mother accepting Evelyn at only 24 making a loveless marriage andven suggests Cressy rather than accepting one of her her many admirer s offers specially when one of them is uite fabulously wealthy GH does deal with this both by making Evelyn a bit of a financially irresponsible wild child showing the wonderfully named Sir Bonamy Ripple as a figure of fun but I m still not totally convinced hide spoiler 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. When the charming but irresponsible Lady Amabel Countess of Denville is left a young widow the problem of her mounting debts becomes acute So she is lucky 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 ven greater demands of young hearts But just when disaster seems certain their adorable Mama uite unpredictably saves the dayThe Honourable Christopher Kit Fancot on leave from the diplomatic service in the summer of 1817 is startled to find his ntrancing but incorrigibly xtravagant mother on the brink of Oh my sons I love 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 let 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 love with your fianc PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition 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 like that the whole time They lovedach other so much and they were all so kind Lady Denville seriously stole my heart though she was the sweetest most adorable Mama Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography 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 incrediblyngaging manners She s the perfect definition of a lovely pea goose Super cute and impossible to hate And her notions of The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, 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 paid life is GOOD 2 Economy is so super overrated Did you know that the less you try to spend the you will actuallynd up spending Think about it If you buy a cheap ugly dress to save money you ll find yourself totally incapable of actually wearing it so you ll nd up buying that xpensive gown anyways and thus have paid wayyyy than It s always hard for me 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 ven to avoid gushing like a little girlIn False Colours like other of her adventure flavored romances The Unknown Ajax The Toll Gate or The Talisman Ring for xample the central romance is resolved between half and three uarters through the book 60% in this case I checked Unlike those others however the adventure side of False Colours is pretty tame indeed there isn t much for the heroes to do besides wait for Kit s missing twin to show up And there s no malignant force to contend against Indeed all the factors of the dilemma they must The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl extricate themselves from are caused directly or indirectly by the Fancot twins themselves or their motherSo you d think this book would be lessnjoyable than others of its kind As you near the Exile and Pilgrim end of the book there s no real urgency or threat or danger And the ro Well according toThe Georgette Heyer Theory of Regency Romance assuming a very many constants in people s beliefs and perceptions and assumptions based on absurd coincidences and the unfailing and obviouslyxpected conclusion of a happily ver after False Colours is truly Georgette Heyer personifiedThough this one is not my favourite of the lot 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 to make it an and out ndearing 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 liked him to say the least He is intelligent witty and has a sense of humour all the things that are really appreciable Plus the love 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 Lady Denville being really annoying but for my part found her amazing I mean she is just so different She sure must be difficult to bear with in real life circumstances a challenge Hannah Montana: The Movie even but there is no denying her being uite adorable For all her carelessness she does love her sons And she can cook up ingenious plans read scarlet fever just to get her way And how she takes things lightly is what really surprises me for how can a person with tremendous debtsver feel so light 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 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 about What a couple should form with Lady Denville The scene of his undoing was hilarious What a spot he is in I did like him a lotI also do like the twins chemistry and love for ach other I am much inclined to accept the unbelievable gut feelings or whatever those may be that they feel for ach other to be true because it gives the story the impetus necessary I liked the Dowager xcessively and she was very true to such real life tormentors that do xist Also I liked 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 nding where verything was further Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts 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 happilyver 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 left on their own to be understood by the clever reader. 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 the limit And with his superb manners he not only charmed Cressy's formidable grandmother but made Cressy herself wonder if she could love her fiance after all The masuerade sets off a tangled seuence of vents that ngage Kit's heart far deeply than he'd ver anticipated with his brother's fiancee who might know much about what's going on than she cares to reveal.

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