Monday, February 14, 2011

The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer

genre: adult fiction/historical fiction

Travel with me to 19th century England and meet Eustacie, the French granddaughter of an old English landowner. Despite a perfectly convenient marriage having been arranged for her, Eustacie's love of adventure soon leads her to a run-in with a band of smugglers and more "adventure" than she could have hoped. There are ruffians of every kind, accused murderers, sensible chaperons and the linchpin? The Talisman Ring. It's the key to proving the innocent of said accused murderer and without it, Eustacie may never find the true adventurous life she so desperately desires.

For a romantic story, this one is quite silly and delightful. Eustacie and her chaperon, Sarah, have such an overpowering desire to be a part of all the excitement, their conversations gave me a few actual chuckle out loud moments. I think it went on a bit longer than necessary and maybe required me to suspend my disbelief a little more than usual, but Heyer creates memorable characters and I do enjoy going along for the ride.

1 comment:

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

Is this your first attempt at Heyer? Why do I remember thinking you'd tried to read her before and gave up?

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