(epub Ebook) An Infamous Army AUTHOR Georgette Heyer

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Her a new conuest by storm She is the talk of the ton She flirts shamelessly dresses outrageously and scandalizes polite society That doesn't stop one of her adorers the dashing Colonel Charles Audley an aide de camp to the Duke of Wellington from falling madly in love with the beautiful young widow and proposing marriage Threatened by the growing tide of scandal she allowed Colonel Charles Audley to claim her for his brideThe eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo their betrothal falls apar I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected Too much military and hard to understandREVIEWER S OPINIONI think it might be better to READ this book rather than LISTEN to it as an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military planning and battle action I needed to see diagrams and pictures It was also hard to follow the various officers names by listening as opposed to reading I understand the author did a lot of research in order to be accurate about the Battle of Waterloo The narrator spoke too fast for me which did not helpI may be off on my percentages but it feels like half the book is about a relationship between an army officer and a widow The other half is about military planning and fighting the Battle of Waterloo This is NOT for someone wanting interesting and fully developed romantic relationships I never understood what they saw in each other It was just instant attraction at first sightTwo characters in this story Barbara and George are the grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely a stand alone bookThere is a mystery about Lucy and her love interest a minor third story I can t remember how that was resolved or even if it was It needed explanation or it could be my own bad memorySTORY BRIEFColonel Audley sees Barbara at a ball and falls in love at first sight Barbara is a notorious widow who is unlikeable mean vain and spoiled She is beautiful and loves to flirt She falls for the Colonel as well but her bad behavior causes problems Lucy is sad and we don t know why until much later in the book The Battle of Waterloo is the second story Colonel Audley is part of the actionDATAUnabridged audiobook length 14 hours Narrator Claire Higgins Swearing language none Sexual content none Setting 1815 Brussels and Waterloo Belgium Book Published 1937 Genre historical military fiction with a side of romance The Doctors Dating Bargain polite society That doesn't stop one of her adorers the dashing Colonel Charles Audley an aide de camp to the Duke of Wellington from falling madly in love with the beautiful young widow and The Collection proposing marriage Threatened by the growing tide of scandal she allowed Colonel Charles Audley to claim her for his brideThe eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo their betrothal falls apar I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected Too much military and hard to understandREVIEWER S OPINIONI think it might be better to READ this book rather than LISTEN to it as an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military Whispers of Feathers planning and battle action I needed to see diagrams and Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal pictures It was also hard to follow the various officers names by listening as opposed to reading I understand the author did a lot of research in order to be accurate about the Battle of Waterloo The narrator spoke too fast for me which did not helpI may be off on my Entrepreneurial Vernacular percentages but it feels like half the book is about a relationship between an army officer and a widow The other half is about military Advanced C Programming by Example planning and fighting the Battle of Waterloo This is NOT for someone wanting interesting and fully developed romantic relationships I never understood what they saw in each other It was just instant attraction at first sightTwo characters in this story Barbara and George are the grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely a stand alone bookThere is a mystery about Lucy and her love interest a minor third story I can t remember how that was resolved or even if it was It needed explanation or it could be my own bad memorySTORY BRIEFColonel Audley sees Barbara at a ball and falls in love at first sight Barbara is a notorious widow who is unlikeable mean vain and spoiled She is beautiful and loves to flirt She falls for the Colonel as well but her bad behavior causes Poslije svega (After, problems Lucy is sad and we don t know why until much later in the book The Battle of Waterloo is the second story Colonel Audley is Die Herrenschneiderei part of the actionDATAUnabridged audiobook length 14 hours Narrator Claire Higgins Swearing language none Sexual content none Setting 1815 Brussels and Waterloo Belgium Book Published 1937 Genre historical military fiction with a side of romance

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An Infamous Army

T It isn't until Charles marches off to fight Napoleon that Barbara discovers where her heart lies Now she can do nothing but wait as the battle rages praying for the safety of the one man who can set her free from her wild impulses But as the clouds of war gathered he turned from her in a sudden mysterious indifference Stunned bewildered Barbara wondered what secret she must fathom what new seduction must she devise to regain the one man who she ruefully realized had truly claimed her hear This book has two sides In other words you will find two books inside1 It is definitely a tribute to Duke of Wellington and his army which fought at Waterloo And it is great tribute Heyer had to spend many hours to get so historically accurate descriptions Really I don t even know what I can say If someone likes to read about wars war strategies and so on he will think of this book like of a jewel I love historical fiction Nonetheless although I appreciate value of Heyer s work I confess I have skipped many sites and battle descriptions I haven t had a mood for such knowledge But I know where I can find it when I will be interested Still I have read with pleasure about other historical facts 2 It is classical romance of Heyer Witty with small surprises with interesting charactersThere are two aspects two things I will remember especially from this bookOne is a history of Harriet and Peregrine They are characters from Regency Buck We see them in An Infamous Army as a married couple Their relationship is portrayed interestingly You will be reminded that there is a real life after Happily Ever AfterSecond is Harry s attitude to the war His awakening of delusion is sadIf I gave stars according to my pleasure from reading in this particular time I would give four stars But I can appreciate the whole book with parts which I haven t thoroughly read

CHARACTERS An Infamous Army

In the summer of 1815 beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation Brussels is the gayest town in Europe And the red haired widow Lady Barbara Childe renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful is at the centre of the social whirl and of all that is fashionable and light hearted However the city was a nest of intrigue Napoleon threatened Europe but the talk was only of this dazzling and tempestuous young Every brilliant ball supper and concert in the feverish spring seemed to bring Warning there may be spoilers for Regency Buck Devil s Cub in this reviewas GH uses characters from both in this bookMy good GR friend Hana has covered the historical side of reviewing the book I don t feel I can better her comments This is her review linked to with her permission I will mention that GH was meticulous in her research at the back of the book is what she calls the short bibliography that runs to two a half pagesI wasn t so keen on this book in my younger days if GR had been around then I would have given it a solid 35 as in found the history a bit indigestible I loved the romance but on subseuent readings I just skimmed through the history reread Bab s Charles love story That s right folks I breezed through the Battle of Waterloo I thought there was even history than there was On this reading I would put romance Regency life at around 75% war story 25%This read I simply accepted that I wasn t going to remember every real life character just went with the flow I m not a big war story reader at any time but GH s description of soot blackened faces horses being shot under riders ring true Anyone thinking that the name Grouchy must be a typo anyone who reads the Arrow editions of GH s books can certainly be forgiven for that It isn t Real life person Here he is I was always glad to see one of my favourite secondary GH characters Charles Audley given his own romance but on my first reading I wasn t that keen on Barbara Each reading I have come to love Barbara view spoiler After a deeply unhappy first marriage we are never told explicitly what exactly Jasper Childe did any suggestions or guidance madden her make her plunge into even outrageous behaviour In our times her actions would at worst look like attention seeking behaviour In the early 19th century scandalous Barbara is given some of GH s best lines Like The devil you have There it is off at last You may have perceived that I have been tugging at your ring for the last ten minutes It should of course have been cast at your feet some time ago but the confounded thing was always too tight Take it I think the instant love rings true My Kiwi dad Canadian Mum met during WW2 really only knew each other for 2 weeks before they married I think GH captures very well that spirit of recklessness that feeling you may only have nowOther than Charles does introducing characters from previous books workJudith on this reading yes although when I was younger I found her middle aged dull This time I find her well meaning valiant in caring for the wounded Flawed of course as she is also very judgementalWorth a pass although he is a spectator I don t like seeing my heroes become thatPerry Harriet yes I think marrying them so young in Regency Buck that GH decided to continue their story what was likely to happen in such a young marriage when one partner was so immatureDominic Mary Mary was fine but because of the way GH portrays Dominic this time as a uerulous rather ridiculous old man I rather wish Heyer hadn t brought them back I don t think they were necessary to the story at all I nearly knocked half a star off my ranking for what GH did to one of my favourite leading menOverall I m thankful these are the only characters that GH reused in her romancehistoricals Any time I ever wish Thomas Sylvester Jessamy Fredrica or above all Gideon The Foundling had been given their own story I will reread Dominic s role in this bookWorth who GH portrays as omniscient is discouraging about the chances of his brother Bab being happy together but he also was unsurprised that a crisis brought out the best in her After the war Charles will need her Will they be happy I certainly wouldn t describe my parent s union as a fairy tale but they remained together hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “An Infamous Army

  1. says:

    Warning; there may be spoilers for Regency Buck Devil's Cub in this reviewas GH uses characters from both in this bookMy good GR friend Hana has covered the historical side of reviewing the book I don't feel I can better her comments This is her review linked to with her permission I will mention that GH was meticulous in her research at the back of the book is what she calls the short bibliography that runs to two a half pages

  2. says:

    This was a bit of a mash up part romance with an unpleasantly self absorbed heroine part history lesson meticulously researched and well told T

  3. says:

    Although I had read three other Georgette Heyer novels before this one those were all detective stories instead of the historical roma

  4. says:

    This is exactly the bracing kind of story I needed Jolly good fun as the general population of characters in this book would say Georgette Heyer has always been good at adventure stories set amongst the British upper class but in this she has far outdone herself Her research is astounding The second half of the book largely consists of an

  5. says:

    I'm not sure this novel worked particularly well The divide between the ball room romances and the military maneu

  6. says:

    I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected Too much military and hard to understandREVIEWER’S OPINIONI t

  7. says:

    Heyer's forte was historical research and it really shines through in this book The last 13 of the novel consists of a detai

  8. says:

    What did I know about the battle of Waterloo prior to reading this novel Nothing Nothing at all I didn't even know who the Duke of Wellington was But thanks to this wonderful masterpiece by Heyer I now feel a lot educated This was just brilliant The main character Captain Audley was in my opinion extremely app

  9. says:

    This book has two sides In other words you will find two books inside1 It is definitely a tribute to Duke of Well

  10. says:

    This was the first book I have ever read that was written by Georgette Heyer I can see why her work is so loved It was very well written and much attention was given to detail which I always enjoy She put much wo

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