Summary

When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans . . .
©1934 Georgette Heyer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maureen on 23-01-11

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

Another enjoyable Georgette Heyer and this time by a new reader. I thought she did very well to maintain Horatia's attractive stammer all the way through. These books are sheer escapism and just what is needed!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 07-09-14

Good fun, beautifully read

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This story is a good standard Heyer romp with some wonderful supporting characters like Pom, Sir Roland Pomeroy. His well meaning and chivalrous attempts to help her brother Pelham rescue Hero (who is actually the heroine) keep falling flat because the poor man is just not very bright.

The background is a marriage of convenience between a teenage bride and a 35 year old groom. He falls for her, she for him but the little matters of his long term mistress (pre-marriage) and her determination not to wear her heart on her sleeve lead to a lot of problems. It's got the lot from Almacks to highwaymen - and an attempted hold up that goes gloriously wrong.

It's one where the comedy seems to come across better when heard than read and Caroline Hunt does that excellently. Shame she hasn't read more Heyers. Recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Yvette on 26-10-10

Yeah! They fixed it!

Its another great Georgette Heyer story! I am sooo glad that I kept looking for this, so that I got it almost as soon as it was fixed. (... and it only took them almost 5 months ...)

It is fun, light, and I often just laughed out loud. (Just another crazy lady laughing to herself at the mall...) I enjoyed Caroline Hunt's characterizations, too. If you like Georgette Heyer, you'll love this one!

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 27-12-11

great story okay narration

I really enjoyed Georgette Heyer's story. Great characters laugh out loud situations. It took me a while to get used to the narrator's voice for Horatia. I got used to it after a while, but I think the stutter could have been handled better.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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