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Family This turns out to be a challenge as Amanda seems to possess an imagination as intriguing as it is dangerous A shocking refusal Lady Hester stuns both him and her family when she refuses him A What you will discover in Sprig Muslin is a simple direct and graceful writing; Georgette Heyer once tells a hilarious story that is a rare treat and a pleasure to read Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon recommended Breeds of Men possess an imagination as intriguing as it is dangerous A shocking refusal Lady Hester stuns both him and her family when she refuses him A What you will discover in Sprig Muslin is a simple direct and graceful writing; Georgette Heyer once tells a hilarious story that is a rare treat and a Lost Innocence pleasure to read Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon recommended

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A dashing man of honor En route to propose to his sensible acuaintance Lady Hester Sir Gareth Ludlow finds young pretty Amanda wandering unattended and knows it is his duty to bring her back to her Wherein the main characters engage in a spirited competition to see who can tell the most outrageous lies Everybody wins Sir Gareth Ludlow has decided he’ll never fall in love again his fiancée died in an accident many years ago so he decides to propose to Hester an older lady well she’s 29 who he thinks is kind and will be grateful to get away from her unreasonably demanding family Hester though she is clearly in love with Gareth doesn’t want to be his marriage of convenience so she's determined to turn him down Matters get even complicated when on the way to Hester’s home to propose Gareth picks up Amanda a willful lovely 16 year old runaway He doesn't feel like he can leave her on her own especially since her plan is to work as a maid or some menial job until her grandfather comes around and agrees to let her marry the guy she wants But Amanda won't tell Gareth her full name assuming rightly that he just wants to haul her back to her home with her grandfather So he's kind of stuck with her being a principled guy even though it looks REALLY bad like she's his mistress aka bit of muslin To make matters worse Amanda's personality reminds both Hester and Gareth of his dead fiancee This cements Hester's decision to turn Gareth down since she knows Gareth isn't really into her and she believes that sooner or later he's likely to fall in love with Amanda or someone similar But then Amanda runs away once again Minus a star for two things giving the main romance seriously short shrift and a secondary romance that was rather distasteful at least as seen through a modern lensview spoilerAmanda's love interest is apparently the right man for her because he's the only one who can control her wilder behavior He seriously lectures her and bosses her around for her own good And she's not even 17 yet he's about 25 hide spoiler Catch Me Before I Fall propose to his sensible acuaintance Lady Hester Sir Gareth Ludlow finds young Biggles Fails to Return pretty Amanda wandering unattended and knows it is his duty to bring her back to her Wherein the main characters engage in a spirited competition to see who can tell the most outrageous lies Everybody wins Sir Gareth Ludlow has decided he’ll never fall in love again his fiancée died in an accident many years ago so he decides to African Nights propose to Hester an older lady well she’s 29 who he thinks is kind and will be grateful to get away from her unreasonably demanding family Hester though she is clearly in love with Gareth doesn’t want to be his marriage of convenience so she's determined to turn him down Matters get even complicated when on the way to Hester’s home to Kings propose Gareth Doctor Who picks up Amanda a willful lovely 16 year old runaway He doesn't feel like he can leave her on her own especially since her An Affair with My Mother plan is to work as a maid or some menial job until her grandfather comes around and agrees to let her marry the guy she wants But Amanda won't tell Gareth her full name assuming rightly that he just wants to haul her back to her home with her grandfather So he's kind of stuck with her being a Peppa Pig principled guy even though it looks REALLY bad like she's his mistress aka bit of muslin To make matters worse Amanda's Dot.Homme personality reminds both Hester and Gareth of his dead fiancee This cements Hester's decision to turn Gareth down since she knows Gareth isn't really into her and she believes that sooner or later he's likely to fall in love with Amanda or someone similar But then Amanda runs away once again Minus a star for two things giving the main romance seriously short shrift and a secondary romance that was rather distasteful at least as seen through a modern lensview spoilerAmanda's love interest is apparently the right man for her because he's the only one who can control her wilder behavior He seriously lectures her and bosses her around for her own good And she's not even 17 yet he's about 25 hide spoiler

CHARACTERS â E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Georgette Heyer

T her age no one would expect her to turn down such an eligible suitor But Lady Hester has met the indomitable Amanda How can the uiet intelligent Hester hope to compete with such a lively young lad A comedic romance set in Regency England that follows the adventures of a mischievous young girl who finds herself in the craziest of situations I loved the wit that Heyer infuses into her writing and the light hearted atmosphere that she created reminded me of The Importance of Being Ernest


10 thoughts on “Sprig Muslin

  1. says:

    Wherein the main characters engage in a spirited competition to see who can tell the most outrageous lies Everybody wins Sir Gareth Ludlow has decided he’ll never fall in love again his fiancée died in an accident many years ago so he decides to propose to Hester an older lady well she’s 29 who he thinks is kind and will be grateful to get away from her unreasonably demanding family Hester though she is clearly in love with Gareth doesn’t want to be his marriage of convenience so she's determined to turn him down Matters get even complicated when on the way to Hester’s home to propose Gareth picks up Amanda a willful lovely 16 year old runaway He doesn't feel like he can leave her on her own especially since her plan is to work as a maid or some menial job until her grandfather comes around and agrees to let her marry the guy she wants But Amanda won't tell Gareth her full name assuming rightly that he just wants to haul her back to her home with her grandfather So he's kind of stuck with her being a principled guy even though it looks REALLY bad like she's his mistress aka bit of muslin To make matters worse Amanda's personality reminds both Hester and Gareth of his dead fiancee This cements Hester's decision to turn Gareth down since she knows Gareth isn't really into her and she believes that sooner or later he's likely to fall in love with Amanda or someone similar But then Amanda runs away once again Minus a star for two things giving the main romance seriously short shrift and a secondary romance that was rather distasteful at least as seen through a modern lensview spoilerAmanda's love interest is apparently the right man for her because he's the only one who can control her wilder behavior He seriously lectures her and bosses her around for her own good And she's not even 17 yet he's about 25 hide spoiler


  2. says:

    Rating 35 of fiveThe Publisher Says Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian His captive in spring muslin has than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her she is also possessed of a runaway imaginationA typically enthralling historical novel Sprig Muslin shows the skill which has kept Georgette Heyer a huge and devoted readership to this dayMy Review I confess it true I am such a noddycock that this is the first of the estimable Miss Heyer's trashy novels that I e'er did peruse Dash it all how was I to know she was a veritable caryatid of culture a purveyoress of fine wordsmithing an artiste?Yeah so she invented the Regency romance or close enough to it Yeah she was an English homemaker And by today's so what did you smell like after you murdered those teenagers Mr Dahmer? celebrity standards she was a complete nonentity Never gave an interview never went on tour never so much as blew a kiss to a crowdAnd still her legend lives on I imagine the Regency period of English history would still be a giant snorefest for the youth of America if it were not for Miss Heyer's Regency set romances They spawned myriad imitatrixes to mine the rich seam from the time she started out at age nineteen until this good day And beyond I suspect She wrote well over 50 titles she had a half century career she was a commercial powerhouse She was a game changer for the publishing industry She was in short JRR Tolkien but female and fun to readYou won't spot historical inaccuracies in her books You won't spot infelicities of style You won't see violence or mayhem though the odd lord does get shot or sliced with a swordWhat you will see is simple direct and graceful writing not precious or cutesy poo drivel You will see implausible but consistent plotting You will see clearly and concisely drawn characters people one can believe really went to Almack's and faught in the Peninsular campaign and made their debuts to the ton You will if you climb down off your preconceived notions get a rare treata book that's a pleasure to read and a disappointment to finish but is just exactly the right lengthRecommended Most heartily Damme if it's not


  3. says:

    45★I enjoyed this charming romance a lot this time around I loved that view spoiler secondary female romantic lead the main male romance lead were both physically attractive characters who ended up with less attractive partners hide spoiler


  4. says:

    What you will discover in Sprig Muslin is a simple direct and graceful writing; Georgette Heyer once tells a hilarious story that is a rare treat and a pleasure to read Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon recommended


  5. says:

    Seven years after losing the love of his life to death well admired Corinthian Sir Gareth Ludlow is ready to find a wife Not for love mind you Love isn't likely to strike his heart again but because it is his duty and responsibility to settle down and produce an heir Lady Hester Thale is uiet sensible a steady friend and long on the shelf at age 29 Surely she will be then happy to escape her domineering family and settle for placid security with her friend Gareth But Gareth doesn't account for the fact that spinster Hester has nursed a secret and won't settle for anything less then love even if it means turning down one of the most eligible members of the ton and the love of her lifeHad Georgette Heyer delivered a tale of how Gareth woos loses and eventually wins Hester's heart I know I would have given this story 4 or 5 stars Problem is in a book 18 chapters long Heyer only accords the story of Gareth Hester approximately 2 chapters near the beginning and exactly 4 chapters at the very end The bulk of the story rests in the frankly boring tale of a young silly annoying miss by the name of Amanda Sir Gareth meets the beautiful girl in route to pay his addresses to Lady Hester She is alone a runaway and trying to keep her identity a secret Gareth a kind man is unwilling to let the girl get herself into any trouble and takes it upon himself to protect her from her folly and return her to her family Problem is Amanda refuses to reveal who she is and where she came fromAnd so for over 150 pages the reader is treated not to a story about Gareth and Hester but to a romp and farce about the exploits of Amanda and all the mayhem and trouble she continually gets herself and Sir Gareth into Readers who particularly enjoy this type of silly coltish Heyer heroine and a mad cap escapade storyline will probably like this book alot Personally neither one does as much for me so I spent a good long time being bored exasperated and ready to fling Amanda and her exploits off the page and get back to what I felt was the main story Hester and Gareth It wasn't until Chapter 15 that the tale really took off for me and Heyer partially redeemed herself and the story with an absolutely brilliant final 3 chapters It had farce it had humor and it almost almost made up for the previous annoying two thirdsthat came before itAlmost Hence the 3 star ratingThis book had its moments but isn't destined to become one of my favorites Thanks go to my buddy read partners Leslie and Jeannette for encouraging me with their comments to persist with it Luckily they were speedier readers and gave me hope that the story would turn the corner and get better


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    Written July 4 20154 12 Stars Charming well made oldie 1956 So much fun and so very well told and narrated Sprig Muslin is an Regency set in England 1813 written already 1956 by a legend romance author Georgette Heyer 1902 1974 Awwww this wasjolly goodThis was just my second novel by for me a brilliant classic British writer I has always been a fan by funny and witty steam free romantic oldies by Austen for example Ms Heyer gives me exactly that feeling even if this is much newer litterateur Must check out our local library if there are any old Heyer copies translated to Swedish as wellI saw that someone wrote that “Reading Georgette Heyer's Regency novels is like eating dark chocolate guilty pleasure that turns out to be good for you” True I have been listening to a 10 hours audiobook edition fabulous great narrated by Sian Phillips a Welsh actress from 2008 Luckily for me a Daily Deal bargain on Audiblecom for just 4 a May day So glad I was uick and snatched it « Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended to her family But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian » As much as this is a romance this story is also a joyful comedy Our young heroine Amanda Smith kind of makes this story She fills it with all her fantastic fabrications lies new lies fantasy and falsehoods once again Her imagination and ability to embroider her amazing stories and fabrications at every opportunity makes it all for all parts to become a big mess in the end Seventeen year old Amanda is a beautiful charming but spoiled impossible stubborn young lady She is on the run to try to force her grandfather to let her marry the young officer she chosed Our hero Sir Gareth Ludlow is on a trip to ask a very modest lady soon to be 30 and already nearly a 'poor' old spinster Lady Hester Theale to become his wifeThe day Sir Gareth meet young Amanda and tries to save her is he stepping on a small sweetlooking snowball that will soon be a big tumbling avalanche Amanda has a way of messing up everyone's life Chuckling fun and not an boring minuteI had two great summer days with Sprig Muslin Nearly four stars for a sweet enjoying old classic romance and yet one star for this audiobook Yes this audio edition is simply FANTASTIC for all lovers like me of classic well written and well narrated historical romances Sian Phillips does it faultlessly and Georgette Heyer knew how to make a good hilarious fun tale Sincerely recommendedI LIKE very much an amusing fun audiobook story


  7. says:

    Once again I am dipping into my slightly tattered collection of Georgette Heyer romances for a uick reread of an old favourite This time it is Sprig Muslin which contains one of Heyer's best leading men Sir Gareth Ludlow Who wouldn't want to take this man home? He is good looking charming well dressed intelligent has a great sense of humour loves children and did I mention he is very very richCharacterisation was one of Heyer's greatest skills and she has written some of the best She also managed to make all her romances funny charming and occasionally tear jerking happy tears usually Her books are my go to place for light effortless entertainment and this book did not disappoint


  8. says:

    ETA commute listen with my daughter 122018Still very fine and I loved the shared laughter as Cordy experienced Lady Hester's very sly wit She really hated Amanda though and struggled with her willful flightsThis remains one of my very favorite Georgette Heyer romances Sir Gareth is such a delight as he struggles with Amanda's exploits Their repartee is fantastic without even hinting that they should end up together thank heavens I like Hester so much better than the explosively willful ingénue And Hester is such an intriguing character as well Her sly humor buried under her meek exterior has some truly fine moments even early on before we've gotten to know how intolerable her situation really is—and how much worse off she would be married to the man she loves if he doesn't also love her even if that man is Sir Gareth All of the secondary characters fit their respective roles well from Hildebrand as invalid support to Lady Wid's gauche raillery It all adds up to a delightful read with a very satisfying resolution


  9. says:

    A comedic romance set in Regency England that follows the adventures of a mischievous young girl who finds herself in the craziest of situations I loved the wit that Heyer infuses into her writing and the light hearted atmosphere that she created reminded me of The Importance of Being Ernest


  10. says:

    Sprig Muslin draws on a lot of familiar Georgette Heyer character types but arranges them in a story structure that is elegantly conceived and executed It is not one of my favorite Heyer novels but it is a very enjoyable book to readSir Gareth Ludlow suffered a tragic loss in his youth when his fiancée borrowed his carriage and crashed it Since then he has shown no interest in romance or marriage He is charming gentlemanly but elusive The story opens with him declaring to his sister his intention of marrying a longtime acuaintance or friend Lady Hester Theale a woman essentially on the shelf the unappreciated daughter of an impoverished peer Sir Gareth travels into Cambridgeshire to make his proposals but gets sidetracked along the way He meets a very young and very beautiful girl Amanda who has run away from home He wants to restore her to her family but she refuses and will not give her name or direction She wants to marry a young military man and is trying to scare her grandfather into agreeing to the match Unable to work out how to dispose of her appropriately Sir Gareth takes her along to his intended’s home AwkwardLady Hester doesn’t know what to make of Amanda She believes her to be an innocent though her family doesn’t share her view but also fears that she is sufficiently reminiscent of Sir Gareth’s lost love that he may be on the way to falling in love with her Therefore Lady Hester rejects his suit Meanwhile Lady Hester’s ne’er do well uncle makes off with Amanda with all the evil intentions you might imagine and Sir Gareth goes off in pursuit Amanda leads Sir Gareth a merry dance which ends up in some serious trouble There are some callow boys who complicate the story along with a number of comically obtuse relatives and interested partiesThe twists and turns of Amanda’s adventures lend the story suspense as do the symmetries between her character and that of Sir Gareth’s lost love Will he be drawn back into an old form of attraction or look for a new kind of love as a mature man? Will Amanda find her way safely to her military love or take a permanent detour? Will Lady Hester succeed in escaping her life of family drudgery and neglect? A few coincidences that feel a bit of a stretch come to the rescue to sort everything out appropriately in the endThe final scene is one of those comic delights when Heyer brings together a large number of the characters to act well characteristically It’s not as funny as some of her climaxes I love the one in Devil’s Cub and the one in Sylvester but it makes a nice tidy bow to tie the story up inSir Gareth himself is an interesting hybrid character He has all the grace and charm of one of Heyer’s “beta” heroes while physically he fits into the “alpha” mold I like his kindness and patience with others and hoped he would get his happy ending I tend to like the Heyer novels that are told from the hero’s perspective than the heroine’s but it’s important in those situations to make sure that the heroine is someone the reader can root for as well This is true in Sprig Muslin and it makes for a well balanced story


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