Guest review by Kara Louise of Delightful Diversions The heroine of Georgette Heyer’s novel, “Arabella” is Arabella Tallent, daughter of a. Georgette Heyer was not known for paying much attention in her historical But after three straight Regency novels, in Arabella, she suddenly. Arabella. Georgette Heyer. Buy This Book. Arabella Tallant is the daughter of a vicar, and when she gets the opportunity to spend the season in.

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Pandora’s Box

It is well paced and ridiculously diverting. Once hyeer a time, in a sheltered and remote Yorkshire village, there lived the Tallant family, of which Arabella was the eldest and prettiest daughter.

The only moments in which she is not sure about her actions and her behaviour are the ones she spends with Mr.

Everybody swoons over Mr. Goodreads helps you keep track of books arabelal want to read. Arabella overhears this and lets him know, that she, too, hopes to have a Season in London free of the slavering money-grubbers after her wealth.

That alone ruined him for me.

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Ness considers Arabella to be a fan favourite, “with passages that are among [Heyer’s] very best, and some of her most ironic writing. Loved getting the hero’s perspective via fireside chats with his scruffy mutt.

I’m not against mature scenes in romances, they happen, but this is a genre I feel that absolutely must stay pure!!! Of course, it has a lot of the ingredients found in Georgette Heyer’s brain candy regencies, such as a debutante seeking an advantageous marriage, a swoon-worthy hero, trials and tribulations, and a misguided sibling. aabella


Beaumaris realizes she’s making this all up and is vastly amused, but his more gullible friend believes the story, especially after Beaumaris tongue firmly in cheek confirms that of course he knows of the Tallant fortune. These acts of charity aranella involve a very reluctant — and bemused — Mr.

On her way there, her carriage has an accident and she has to stop over at the hunting box of Robert Beaumaris, the Nonpareil of arabellw town and one of the wealthiest men in England. And the best part about him and the book? Oct 16, Seema Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: We have some wonderful fops and dandies in this book.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Recommended georette Susan in NC by: My favorite moments were also between Mr.

So despite Arabella’s and her father’s Arabella is one of the more charming and funny Georgette Heyer books that I’ve read, with a major plus in the form of one of my favorite Heyer book boyfriends, Beaumaris.

I took an instant dislike to Robert Beaumaris, but his behaviour over Jemmy and especially Ulysses won me over. Just the way he attacks the whole situation Georgette Heyer’s Regency World. I’m not sure what to make of Beaumaris. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


I kinda lost a little interest when the chapters focused on Bert This is why I love goodreads: On the other hand, the hero, Mr. Refresh and try again. Between scorning female company, declaring her numerous children to be idiots, and startling even her grandson with her language, she was pretty much the best character xD Like I said before, my two words for this book are incredulous and amused.

Still a great read and the conversations Beaumaris had with Ulysses were priceless! Mr Beaumaris eventually falls in love with Arabella and proposes. Nov 30, Kelly rated it it was ok Shelves: She never expected to fall in love. Ah, to have a London Season and go shopping in Bond Street, entertain callers all morning and be sought-after by all the gazetted fortune hunters for miles around!

Arabella — All About Romance

Her little, innocent lie allows her to live the most beautiful of all the adventures: The characters are first rate. However, this beginning misunderstanding hero thinks heroine is after his money is absolutely classic.

Through circumstances, she is led into hoaxing herself as an heiress and is then led into the repercussions of that one lie.