April Lady (ebook / PDF) author Georgette Heyer



10 thoughts on “April Lady

  1. says:

    Final comments and a DNF So after a helpful discussion in the comment thread below I read the first chapter in which the heroine Nell who's been married for a year to a nice and wealthy handsome and titled guy acts like an idiot and annoys me in ways than I want to count Okay actually I will count She's been wildly extravagant in

  2. says:

    35★ Look even a weaker GH romance is still head shoulders above romances by other writers so I have to rate GH's novels against each other sadly although I am very fond of Nell Giles this isn't one of GH's bes

  3. says:

    I know I was supposed to love this ButThe characters were enough to drive a saint batty Cardross was an idiot How can he except his wife to know he loves her if he never tells her and when anything comes up he immediately assumes the worst about her And let me not leave his wife out of the blame Nell was a goose for not telling Cardross the whole truth from the beginning I really don't know how she planned to explain herself the

  4. says:

    Love love love Georgette Heyer No one can do it uite like her although many try Her characters are so charming her take on the period so appealing and her plots so melodramatic and entertaining I love every moment of each of her books This particular book is not one of my most favourites but it is still delightful I have to admit to a few almost tears at the end happy ones of course as Heyer always writes the best happy endings For me she

  5. says:

    As a number of other reviewers have pointed out this amusing but unsatisfactory confection is a less well done reworking

  6. says:

    What a good story April Lady resembled The Convenient Marriage a lot but the heroine in this one was far enjoyable Lady Nell is young inexperienced innocent and repeatedly called a goose but for all that I loved her and didn't think she was silly at all She was the sort of girl I would love to have as a friend I could relate to her in many ways and I felt very bad for her when things escalated so dramatically after she chose to h

  7. says:

    This was a very good historical romance novel This is the second book I have read by this author Both books were replete with simpering women

  8. says:

    No Just no I tried but I just couldn’t with this book FULL REVIEW IN MY BLOG

  9. says:

    Romance writers take their reputation in their hands when they spin a tale about an already married couple The misunderstandings of married life have a very different flavor from those of courtship and where is the thrill of the chase Georgette Heyer surely understood this but perhaps she liked setting herself a challenge for she wrote several novels about married couples and their tortuous path to true love April Lady introduces us to Lo

  10. says:

    reread 2810 to 2910Gawd why do I stay up and read I always get such massive headaches in the morning I thoroughly enjoyed rereading this missed Heyer alot and I guess I've been in the mood for a good pure light romance lol initially wrote 'rance' and this is why I should never try and review at 2am in the morning lolNell is a bit of

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S is aghast at the idea that his lovely new wife might be the culprit but he soon discovers the truth about Lady Nell's situation And between his concern over his wife's spending sprees rescuing her impulsive brother from one scrape after another and attempting to prevent his own half it's no wonder the much tried earl can't see where he's gone wrong And now owing a shocking amount of money Nell doesn't dare tell him the truth that she's loved him from the first and thought he'd married her for convenien Romance writers take their reputation in their hands when they spin a tale about an already married couple The misunderstandings of married life have a very different flavor from those of courtship and where is the thrill of the chase Georgette Heyer surely understood this but perhaps she liked setting herself a challenge for she wrote several novels about married couples and their tortuous path to true love April Lady introduces us to Lord Cardross and his recent bride Nell Nell is fourteen years her husband s junior a damsel scarcely out of the schoolroom when she caught his eye She is innocent and naive we are told while Cardross is a man of the world hardened to the wiles of ladies of ton until he finds himself bowled over by Nell s charms But Nell s mother has told her not to expect love from her husband and trained her to meet his predicted infidelities with complaisance Cardross meanwhile tries not to frighten his young bride with passion so each winds up believing that the other doesn t really care Nell s extravagance also feeds their misunderstanding and she becomes panicked and unable to confide in her husband Her rackety brother is at hand to turn to instead and of course he manages to make things worseCardross also has a young and headstrong sister who is in love with an unsuitable man and a few of Heyer s stock characters the high stickler cousin the inarticulate friend the censorious aunt round out the cast It s hard to care about the hero and heroine Nell is a pretty wigeon who nevertheless assumes an air of dignity and wisdom when it is convenient to the plot and the plot also forces Cardross to act a bit the tyrant or at least the prosy schoolmaster than is pleasing We are told a lot of the setup in narrative instead of learning it for ourselves in fully realized scenes The story is a bit thin revolving almost entirely around efforts to pay a debt and altogether this book feels as if Heyer wrote it in her sleep Of course Heyer could write romance in her sleep far handily than most authors can do on their best days so this book is pleasing enough But once one has savored the pleasures of her best work it is hard not to be disappointed by this half hearted effort Marriage by Deception young bride with passion so each winds up believing that the other doesn t really care Nell s extravagance also feeds their misunderstanding and she becomes panicked and unable to confide in her husband Her rackety brother is at hand to turn to instead and of course he manages to make things worseCardross also has a A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House young and headstrong sister who is in love with an unsuitable man and a few of Heyer s stock characters the high stickler cousin the inarticulate friend the censorious aunt round out the cast It s hard to care about the hero and heroine Nell is a pretty wigeon who nevertheless assumes an air of dignity and wisdom when it is convenient to the plot and the plot also forces Cardross to act a bit the tyrant or at least the prosy schoolmaster than is pleasing We are told a lot of the setup in narrative instead of learning it for ourselves in fully realized scenes The story is a bit thin revolving almost entirely around efforts to pay a debt and altogether this book feels as if Heyer wrote it in her sleep Of course Heyer could write romance in her sleep far handily than most authors can do on their best days so this book is pleasing enough But once one has savored the pleasures of her best work it is hard not to be disappointed by this half hearted effort

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Despite the scandalous blemish on the family name of his 18 year old bride Lord Giles Cardross is convinced beautiful Helen cares for him When newlywed begins to fill her days with fashion and frivolity her husband has to wonder whether she really did marry him for his money as his family so helpfully suggests He thought they were marrying for love but as the bills and extravagant debts begin to mount up Giles begins to suspect that perhaps his adored wife isn't as innocent as he supposed Especially sinc I know I was supposed to love this ButThe characters were enough to drive a saint batty Cardross was an idiot How can he except his wife to know he loves her if he never tells her and when anything comes up he immediately assumes the worst about her And let me not leave his wife out of the blame Nell was a goose for not telling Cardross the whole truth from the beginning I really don t know how she planned to explain herself the deeper she went But she was sweet and so I did like herThen we have the abominable Letty oh she was awful Almost but not uite a Tiffany Wield Spoiled rotten Couldn t abide her Dysart was Nell s reckless brother he was probably the most amusing character if a trifle daft But even he didn t live up to my expectations Sadly these characters just were not Rule Horry Pelham and Rupert This was no new and improved The Convenient Marriage but a rehashing with duller characters I missed Horry s witty remarks and Rule s dry humor and Pelham s helpful monkeying While reading that I couldn t stop laughing while reading this I didn t laugh once I did smile at the end but I guess I m just disappointed I didn t find this humorous And that this Was supposedly about Nell and Cardross but they never felt like a true couple to me Did they even go anywhere together in this book I don t recall He never seemed to do anything with her she was just like a pet feed her clothe her and pamper her But heaven forbid you let her know you love her She has to guess by your kind acts towards her family Bah Heyer has done better couples in my humble opinion Now to admit it I never intended to like this than The Convenient Marriage and I didn t G a few swears a past mistress and nothing else Matthews Choice year old bride Lord Giles Cardross is convinced beautiful Helen cares for him When newlywed begins to fill her days with fashion and frivolity her husband has to wonder whether she really did marry him for his money as his family so helpfully suggests He thought they were marrying for love but as the bills and extravagant debts begin to mount up Giles begins to suspect that perhaps his adored wife isn't as innocent as he supposed Especially sinc I know I was supposed to love this ButThe characters were enough to drive a saint batty Cardross was an idiot How can he except his wife to know he loves her if he never tells her and when anything comes up he immediately assumes the worst about her And let me not leave his wife out of the blame Nell was a goose for not telling Cardross the whole truth from the beginning I really don t know how she planned to explain herself the deeper she went But she was sweet and so I did like herThen we have the abominable Letty oh she was awful Almost but not uite a Tiffany Wield Spoiled rotten Couldn t abide her Dysart was Nell s reckless brother he was probably the most amusing character if a trifle daft But even he didn t live up to my expectations Sadly these characters just were not Rule Horry Pelham and Rupert This was no new and improved The Convenient Marriage but a rehashing with duller characters I missed Horry s witty remarks and Rule s dry humor and Pelham s helpful monkeying While reading that I couldn t stop laughing while reading this I didn t laugh once I did smile at the end but I guess I m just disappointed I didn t find this humorous And that this Was supposedly about Nell and Cardross but they never felt like a true couple to me Did they even go anywhere together in this book I don t recall He never seemed to do anything with her she was just like a pet feed her clothe her and pamper her But heaven forbid The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, you let her know Hers to Protect you love her She has to guess by Her Small-Town Hero your kind acts towards her family Bah Heyer has done better couples in my humble opinion Now to admit it I never intended to like this than The Convenient Marriage and I didn t G a few swears a past mistress and nothing else

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E as of late she's been unable to look him in the eyeImpetuous Lady Helen Cardross had collected uite a basket of little white lies in her efforts to help those less fortunate than herself There were for example; her own dashing debt ridden brother and her husband's love sick youthful sister But to her adored and adoring lord and master there could be no dissembling of integrity honor or truth One faced up to grim reality unless one were Lady HelenWhen his family's priceless jewels disappear Lord Cardros As a number of other reviewers have pointed out this amusing but unsatisfactory confection is a less well done reworking of the theme of Heyer s earlier The Convenient Marriage that is the love match in which neither spouse realizes that the other loves him or her This time we unfortunately have no grounds for the love itself which given the unattractive traits they exhibit during the course of the story leaves the reader with little sense of romance The secondary romance of the hero s unbearably spoilt and self centered little sister was even less supported as Letty behaved in ways that clearly distressed her better mannered beau and no explanation for their mutual adoration is ever evinced Heyer has written other romantic pairings with eual lack of sense but usually they possess charming personalities Still I was not unsympathetic to Cardoss and especially Nell who was very young and behaving as her mother had raised her to do And it was nice that her brother although a wastrel did his best to find a way to help her All in all a decent read but not an exceptional one not recommended for those who aren t already Heyen enthusiasts