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Black Sheep par Georgette Heyer
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Black Sheep (original 1966; édition 1976)

par Georgette Heyer

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Abigail Wendover, on the shelf at 28, is kept busy when her niece falls head over heels in love with a handsome fortune hunter and Abbie is forced into a confrontation with his scandalous uncle. Miles Calvery is the black sheep of his family- enormously rich from a long sojourn in India, disconcertingly blunt and brash. But he turns out to be Abbie's most important ally in keeping her niece out of trouble. But how can he possibly be considered eligible when she has worked so hard to rebuff his own nephew's suit for her niece? And how can she possibly detach from an ailing sister who needs her? This is a heroine who has to be, literally, swept off her feet...… (plus d'informations)
Membre:Maddz
Titre:Black Sheep
Auteurs:Georgette Heyer
Info:Pan (1976), Edition: paperback / softback, Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Other Fiction
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Mots-clés:Regency, *print

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Black Sheep par Georgette Heyer (1966)

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I found Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer to be another delightful addition to my long lists of favorites by this author. The main characters Abigail Wendover and Miles Caverleigh are a little older than many of her romantic couples and I enjoyed this touch of maturity. Although Abigail is only twenty-eight, she and her elder sister, Selina, are considered to be “old maid” aunts and have been raising their niece, Fanny, since she was two years old.

Unfortunately when Abigail returns from a visit to relatives, she is met with the news that Fanny is being courted by a young man called Stacy Caverleigh, who many believe to be a fortune hunter and not quite the gentleman that he pretends to be. She tries to meet with Stacy and steer him away from her underage niece, but in a humorous case of mistaken identity, the man she accosts is actually his uncle, Miles Caverleigh, recently returned from India.

Black Sheep, like many of her novels has a fun plot and plenty of humor. Heyer’s witty style of dialogue is showcased and made the characters come alive on the pages. Miles Caverleigh quickly became one of my favorite male leads and the closing pages of the book, which surprised me, was a perfect ending. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jan 21, 2022 |
An amusing diversionary read, where the end result is almost immediately obvious but the route to get there provides much entertainment. ( )
  JBD1 | Dec 19, 2021 |
Surprisingly, I found Abby to be one of my favorite Heyer protagonists, particularly her concern with doing the right thing by her sister and her niece while trading snappy repartee with the nonchalant hero.

I'm getting a little burnt out on Heyer novels, but this one is probably one of the top three that I've read thus far. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
When I was young, my mother had a whole shipload of Georgette Heyer novels. I read and enjoyed them all (with the possible exception of Friday’s Child, I think it was, where I was embarrassed by the apparently mentally deficient ‘heroine’). However, Black Sheep was one of my favourites and I seem to remember finding parts of it hilarious. So, when, a day or two ago—I can’t, now, remember why—I took it into my head that I wanted to revisit Heyer, I settled on Black Sheep; and got it for my Kindle.

It’s not always true that you should never go back, but it was in this case. I was quite disappointed. Quite simply, it is not very good: it is not a particularly bad book; but it is not a good book, either. I just found it bland.

A much slighter thing than I’d (vaguely) remembered, I didn’t find any of the main characters particularly vividly drawn or any of the key scenes particularly convincing. Worse, I didn’t find any of the humour more than mildly amusing. I think I’d got into my mind some sort of connection or comparison with Jane Austen when, really, this was just light-weight fluff and there was no comparison justified.

I was left feeling that I’d wasted a few hours and the price of a Kindle download. Time for me to forget about Georgette Heyer, I think.
  alaudacorax | Oct 12, 2020 |
An enjoyable read like all Heyers, but not a favourite. I enjoyed the protagonists: Abbey trying to stick to convention (partly to protect her family) and Miles who cares not one whit for it.

Although I enjoy Heyer's use of accurate period dialogue, in this book she uses it to such an extent that it starts interfering with my comprehension of the text. ( )
  JudithProctor | Aug 11, 2020 |
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Abigail Wendover, on the shelf at 28, is kept busy when her niece falls head over heels in love with a handsome fortune hunter and Abbie is forced into a confrontation with his scandalous uncle. Miles Calvery is the black sheep of his family- enormously rich from a long sojourn in India, disconcertingly blunt and brash. But he turns out to be Abbie's most important ally in keeping her niece out of trouble. But how can he possibly be considered eligible when she has worked so hard to rebuff his own nephew's suit for her niece? And how can she possibly detach from an ailing sister who needs her? This is a heroine who has to be, literally, swept off her feet...

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