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Venetia
Venetia: a heartfelt and charming clean Regency romance | Georgette Heyer
Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." Publishers Weekly Beautiful, capable, and intendent minded, Venetia Lanyon's life on her family's estate in the country side is somewhat restricted. But her neighbor, the infamous Lord Dameral, a charming rake shunned by polite society is about to shake things up. Lord Damerel has built his life on his dangerous reputation, and when he meets Venetia, he has nothing to offer and everything to regret. Though his scandalous past and deepest secrets give Venetia reason to mistrust him, a rogue always gets what he wants. As Venetia's well-meaning family steps in to protect her from potential ruin, Venetia must find the wherewithal to take charge of her own destiny, or lose her chance at happiness. Charming characters and flawless prose make Venetia a fan favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance. Fans of Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt and Jane Ashford will be delighted by this story about finding love, redemption, and the courage to follow your heart. Other Regency Romances from Georgette Heyer: Frederica a woman seeking security for her family finds love where, and when, she least expected it Sylvester-She meets none of his requirements for a wife. He is the chief villain in her novel. Cotillion- A sham betrothal isn't the only thing that gets Kitty and Freddy into trouble, but it's definitely the beginning. What readers are saying about Venetia "There are no cardboard cutout characters, they are multi-layered, full of life whether you hate them, love them, laugh at them or barely tolerate them." "Not only do I think that Venetia is Georgette Heyer's best novel, I think Venetia is one of her best characters and certainly one of my favorite heroines in all romance fiction." What reviewers are saying about Venetia "A wonderful story whose characters, settings and, most importantly, dialogue combine to create such a well-crafted story."-Bags, Books, and Bon Jovi "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic"-Katie Fforde "Wonderful and lovely and perfect! Venetia is one of the most charming characters EVER." Once Upon a Bookshelf "An absolutely rollicking Regency romp. I loved it from the first page." Library Queue What everyone has to say about the Queen of Regency Romance Georgette Heyer "Georgette Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age of the form. Her regency romances are delightful light reading..." Philippa Gregory "[Heyer's] characters are witty and beyond charming, her prose is flawless and lighthearted, and her historical detail is immaculate."-Read All Over Reviews "Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." -Sunday Telegraph
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LeahBergen
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Here‘s an interesting article for Georgette Heyer fans … and did you know that the #FolioSociety is publishing a new edition of Venetia?? 😯

https://amp.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/01/stephen-fry-on-the-enduring-appeal...

BiblioLitten GH is my go-to romance writer 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts I tried her before.. but couldn‘t get into her. Maybe I‘ll try a sample of Venetia on kindle 👍🏻 2mo
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BiblioLitten
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March was for two books. Keeper n Me by Richard Wagamese and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Both books were a revelation but have left me drained. I need to indulge in a Regency romance and Georgette Heyer is my go-to author. #currentlyreading #palatecleanser

wordslinger42 I listened to the audiobook of Venetia read by Richard Armitage and really enjoyed it! 8mo
batsy I enjoyed this a lot 💕 Hope it does the trick for you! 8mo
BiblioLitten @wordslinger42 I wish I could get the audiobook. I‘m really enjoying it. 8mo
BiblioLitten @batsy I just started it but I‘m already loving the MC. 💕 8mo
wordslinger42 @BiblioLitten I did a 30-day free trial of Audible so I could listen to it 😊 8mo
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Becker
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Georgette Heyer is my guilty pleasure. Wonderful female protagonists and the most beautiful flow of language. Add in a bit of humour and you end up with the most enjoyable read. 🌹

Lucy_Anywhere Yes! She's my guilty pleasure as full. I love how witty her books can be 😊 2y
batsy I adored this! 💕 2y
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EmilieGR
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Well written and sweet

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batsy
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Aah, I get it now, Heyerites! I'd read a couple of her romances in my late teens & thought they were sweet. But reading this, something went "whirrrr, CLICK" in my brain. ? I devoured it. Venetia is a spunky, clever woman who knows her own mind. I love how Heyer indulges in the atmosphere & setting of a Regency romance as it exists in the modern reader's mind, then slyly subverts the tropes with her characters. A perfect read to end the year!

batsy Thank you @Moray_Reads for including this in your list; I truly enjoyed the fizzing romantic vibes & the crisp, witty prose. (I hope it's OK that I got a bit of a headstart on #NewYearWhoDis I'm kind of a slow reader 🙈 @monalyisha) 3y
Moray_Reads This is of my favourites. I love Venetia and Damerel, they're so funny. I recommend Arabella or Frederica next but I've loved almost every one I've read 3y
batsy @Moray_Reads I can't wait to read more! 3y
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monalyisha Well now I want to read this. 😆😍 Fantastic review! (And of course it‘s okay that you started early! You do you!) 3y
batsy @monalyisha Thank you! It was such a fun, witty read. 😆💜 3y
LeahBergen Yay!! I‘m so glad you‘re a fan now!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
batsy @LeahBergen I was scrolling through some Heyer posts here and drooling over your hardback collection 😁 3y
LeahBergen @batsy Why, thank you! I need more! 😆 It‘s strange. I was standing in front of my shelves last night, trying to decide on my next read, and I thought “it‘s time for another Heyer”. I now realize that it was this post of yours that subliminally planted it in my brain. 😆 I‘m now currently reading 3y
batsy @LeahBergen Oh, that's great! What is Litsy if not some next level Inception stuff about books to read and buy 😆 I read Venetia on ebook but I feel like Heyer is the kind of author where you want the physical books. I have a couple of the paperbacks but can't resist looking at Abebooks for some vintage hardbacks... 😉 3y
LeahBergen @batsy 😆😆 Right? And yes, I think Heyer is definitely a “paper copy” read. I‘ve found all of my vintage copies at book sales and never spend more than a few dollars on them. 3y
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Moray_Reads
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A the start of each of the regency romances each of our heroines thinks the male lead is #justacreep. Guess what happens next? #NoFemmeBer @Cinfhen @Billypar
(top left is Bath Tangle, bottom right is Faro's Daughter)

LeahBergen I just posted Heyer yesterday. 😆 3y
Cinfhen Love this!!! And yes you did @LeahBergen 😉 3y
Dragon Georgette Heyer 💙 3y
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Billypar From 'creeper' to 'keeper' I'd say? 😋 3y
Moray_Reads @Billypar that's definitely it 😂 3y
batsy @Billypar 😂😂 3y
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Moray_Reads
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It's been such a busy couple of weeks with work and family stuff I picked this book up at just the perfect moment. This is now my favourite Georgette Heyer with all her trademark humour and silliness but it's the wonderfully unconventional central couple and Venetia's utter determination to have the life she wants - and a fig to anyone who disapproves! - that really make it.

saresmoore Sorry to hear that life is so busy! I‘ve missed your posts. 4y
jillrhudy Is this Venetia or a devilishly handsome “Corinthian” talking? (edited) 4y
Moray_Reads @jillrhudy I would love it if it were Venetia but it's her charming rake 4y
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jillrhudy Naturally. All Heyer‘s rakes have really weird swearing like this. “M‘oath! It‘s a catsguts moonswoggling buffoonery! If I weren‘t a gentleman...” 4y
Moray_Reads @jillrhudy 😂😂 you capture it perfectly 4y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore it's been good busy for the most part but it's definitely cut into my Litsy time! 4y
saresmoore I‘m glad to hear that! I think good life cutting into Litsy time is a-okay. 4y
LeahBergen Oh, I love the Regency cant! 💕 4y
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howjessicareads
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“As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do.” —Georgette Heyer (in Venetia).
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Such a true #bookquote. But these letter boards are harder than they look! I broke two nails and finally gave up trying to fix the spacing. 😂 #bookwormproblems

catebutler Love your letter board! I have one on the way, can‘t wait to use it for posts too! 4y
Mdargusch I love the board though. Very nice photo! 4y
raelaschoenherr Ahh, GH always has the best quotes and one-liners! 4y
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howjessicareads Thanks @catebutler & @Mdargusch ! And doesn‘t she?? @raelaschoenherr 😍 4y
LeahBergen I love this (AND that vintage Venetia 😍). 4y
raelaschoenherr @jesshowbooks @LeahBergen Those covers make me so nostalgic! My favorites are the old, old illustrated hardback covers (with her name in kind of scrolly lettering usually in a black title box). I tried to convert most of my collection to them! 4y
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erista
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This was another pleasant read (or listen) by Georgette Heyer. Her regency romances have yet to disappoint me.

Melissa_J I would listen to anything read by Richard Armitage ☺️ 4y
robinb @Melissa_J Uh yeah, me too....the phone book, the back of a cereal box....❤️😍😍😂 4y
robinb I like Heyer too! 😊 4y
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dsfisher Oh my, I might have to get this as I do have a fondness for Richard, what do you think @DGRachel 4y
DGRachel @dsfisher I think I‘ve looked at these before and if I remember correctly, they are all abridged, which is a dealbreaker for me. I have a few audiobooks in my Audible library that he narrates, if you‘re interested, just not these. 4y
ScientistSam And Armitage has such a great voice! 4y
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Christinak
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This book held up to the hype as an essential romance read.
I enjoyed the dialogue in this book. I had to take my time, afraid If i skimmed through I might miss some of the witty and clever banter.
This was my first Georgette Heyer novel and I have to say I am a bit sad because I have no clue what to read next (she has written soooo many books) I will find another I‘m sure but for now...

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Christinak
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I have been taking my time reading this. Usually I speed through but with this one I have really slowed down.
Here is to a slow #snowday and a good book. (fuzzy jammy pants help too)

SheilaChew Looks so cozy! I‘m a little jealous! 4y
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Christinak
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Lord Damerel (reputed rake of the first order)

"Since that date he appeared (if only half the stories told of him were true) to have devoted himself to the pursuit of all the more extravagant forms of diversion, going a considerable way towards dissipating what had once been a handsome fortune, and neglecting no opportunity that offered to convince his critics that he was every bit as black as he had been painted."
#rake #ByronicHero

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Christinak
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I am finally getting around to reading this. Everyone I know who has read it 1) cannot believe I have not read it 2) think this is a essential romance read. There are some big expectations with this one #romantsy #npr100swoonworthy

rubyslippersreads I haven't read it yet either. 4y
LeahBergen I haven‘t read it either (but it‘s on my shelf 😆). @rubyslippersreads 4y
mabell @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen This is one I haven't read, also. @Christinak I'm looking forward to your review! 4y
emilyhaldi Ooohhh I‘ve seen her compared to Jane Austen so I‘m #stacking! 4y
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smilingshelves
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The Regency era is one of my favorites, closely followed (both in my opinion and chronologically) by the Victorian era. #setinfaveera #fallintobooks

@RealLifeReading

LeahBergen One of my favourite eras, too. 👍🏻 4y
RealLifeReading Heyer ❤️ 4y
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Verity
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For my #welllovedbook for #riotgrams today, I picked this, which is my current bedside comfort book. I have lots of well loved old friends in the house, but I've already wittered on about Peter Wimsey and Laurie Graham at length, so today I picked Georgette Heyer. Love this book.

QuietlyLaura Venetia is one of my favorite audiobooks! It's a wonderful story. 4y
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elle.noel
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My first foray into the romance novel & the first time I've grappled with my own problematic biases against the genre. Venetia was a light & easy joy to read- like a saucier Jane Austen, surprisingly frankly sexual, feat. an opinionated, liberated heroine and stark condemnation of societal mores. Cons: the narration is EXTREMELY BIZARRE sometimes. Pros: everything else. 💕🔜📖

bibliobets Going on that same journey. 5y
elle.noel @bibliobets this is a great one to start with! 5y
bibliobets I have this idea to form a book club for formerly precocious librarians who were brought up believing genre fiction is inferior to lit fic with the obvious goal of eradicating snobbery. This sounds like a good pick for that! 5y
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Jayorwhatever I've also been tryna get into the genre.....or at least read like ONE book from it. Maybe a gay-ish one? Still on the hunt for that. But maybe I'll try this one! 5y
elle.noel @Jayorwhatever RIGHT like this genre is HUGE, there's so much varying content to sift through- how explicit you want your material to be, what other genre elements you want it to include, the era you want it set in, characters' sexualities, etc. I have yet to read it and it's M/M but I have heard Call Me By Your Name is a good one for LGBTQ+ romance. 5y
Jayorwhatever @elle.noel oooh I'll look into that! 5y
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QuietlyLaura
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This lovely story by Georgette Heyer is one of my favorite audiobooks and my pick for #riotgrams #OneWordTitle day 3.

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SusaninTX
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Pickpick

Heyer's books are perfect for bedtime reading on evenings when I have no brain power. Since the endings are so predictable, it's fun to just watch for the ways she attempts to mimic Austen's style. This is my V title for #LitsyAtoZ 😊

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Chrisbookarama
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Georgette Heyer's birthday and Sourcebooks ebook sale of her books. Stock up! I had to stop myself from buying too many!

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GinaAnderson
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Sometimes you just want a book where the conflict is pretty low stakes and you're sure of a happy ending. Georgette Heyer never disappoints. #laidbackbook. #augustofpages

LeahBergen I was thinking of picking Heyer today, too! 5y
GinaAnderson @LeahBergen She's a gift. 5y
quirkyreader Yeah, Georgette fans. 🐸🐙 5y
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