NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


by Georgette Heyer

When Viscount Desford finds Charity Steane on the road to London running away from her aunt's house, he has no idea the trouble he's about to unleash when he offers to assist in her quest.

While it seems you really can't go wrong with a Georgette Heyer book, I didn't feel that Charity Girl quite lived up to my high expectations of her work. As I similarly said in an earlier review of an Agatha Christie novel, when a person produces as much material as Heyer did, there are bound to be a couple books that aren't quite as satisfying as my favorites. The beginning of the story put me in mind of Cinderella, the ending is absolutely adorable, but it seemed to take a long, long time to get to get there. If you're already a Heyer fan, this is a perfectly good book to wile away a few hours, but I don't think this is one that will turn a newbie into a dedicated follower.


Anonymous said...

That's too bad. I am really disappointed when that happens!

Lezlie said...

J. Kaye ~ Part of it is me, too. I'm very "historicaled"-out right now and need to read something else. However, I had committed to this book and was very impatient to finish it. That being said, I still don't think it was as good as Cotillion, for example, or I wouldn't have felt that impatience quite so strongly. This is the last ARC I have, and I won't be requesting any in the near future. It's time to just read whatever I want, whenever I want for a while. :-)


Darlene said...

That's too bad Lezlie but you're right you know-when they put out that many books I say it's impossible not to have a few that just don't cut it as much.

I'm with you on wanting to read some of own stuff when I want but I still have quite a few review copies to go. I want more of an even balance next year between the two.

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ We all need that break once in a while. It's just so addicting to get those ARCs!