The Quiet Gentleman

The Quiet Gentleman Unscathed From The Wars, Gervase Frant Finally Returns To His Father S Estate To Claim His Rightful Title Now He Must Establish Himself As The New Head Of The House And Ignore His Family S Rising Hostility Bonus Features Include A Glossary For The Regency Period And Regency Rituals Reissue. 3.5 stars, rounding up Gervase Frant returns home in 1816 from the Napoleanic wars to assume his role as the Earl of St Erth Trouble and resentment await him in the form of his imperious stepmother and his spoiled and truculent younger half brother Martin, who were rather hoping Gervase would die in the war so that Martin could inherit But do they resent him enough to actually kill him Because some
Georgette Heyer novels should be printed with a warning I have to be careful when reading her novels in public This is because they inevitably cause a goofy smile to be pasted on my face, and I ll start giggling loudly at random times for no apparent reason to the poor, unsuspecting public around me The Quiet Gentleman is no exception to this rule Absolutely nothing beats a Heyer Regency romance for the sheer enjoyment factor and witty, intelligent humor She truly is the closest thing to re Georgette Heyer novels should be printed with a warning I
I was all set to read my Arrow copy until I took a good look at the picture Apparently St Erth returned from the Napoleonic Wars in 1816 decided to dress in his late father s clothes As Lady Caroline Bingley would say, I was all astonishment So I pulled out my old Pan instead Pretty decent shot of Gervase Marianne, I thought.This book is a little too Austenesque not Heyerish enough for me Don t get me wrong I love Austen when Jane herself writes it For example, I was all set to read my Arrow copy until I
3 for The Quiet Gentleman.I have read a great many Georgette Heyer books and am a die hard fan of her works, but sadly The Quiet Gentleman did not live upto my expectations.Though the writing itself is unquestionably signature GH, the overall story failed to keep me intrigued And theis the pity becausethan romance this is a kind of suspense or mystery novel and a grounding mystery was sadly absent.The story is about Lord Gervase St Erth of Stanyon who has been alienated by his fath 3 for The Quiet Gentleman.I have read a great many Georgette Heyer books and am a die hard fan of her works, but sadly The Quiet Gentleman did not live upto my expectations.Though the writing itself is unquestionably signature GH, the overall story failed to keep me intrigued And theis the pity becausethan romance this is a kind of suspense or mystery novel and a grounding mystery was sadly absent.The story is about Lord Gervase St Erth of Stanyon who has been alienated by his father from himself since his childhood just because he resembles his mother and he is resented and begrudged by his step mother and step siblings being the heir to the title and Stanyon When h
I wish I knew what to rate this, but for the life of me I can t Never mind, 3 1 2 Gervase Frant, comes home after years in the army He never expected his family to greet him with open arms, but he didn t expect hostility either The whole castle seems to be brooding over some dark secret Bodiam Castle Martin his half brother plainly declares war on Gervase who he views as a usurper Worse, Martin feels that if it hadn t been for Gervase, his lady love wouldn t have spurned him It s just I wish I knew what to rate this, but for the
Gervase Frant is now the Earl of St Erth He did not have a close relationship with his father, mostly because he resembles his beautiful mother who left the late Earl to be with her lover and died a few years later Gervase has been an army officer and only sold his commission recently, a year after his father s death.Now he has finally returned to the main family estate, Stanyon His younger half brother, Martin, very much resents his bad taste in surviving campaigns in both France and Spain Gervase Frant is now the Earl of St Erth He did not have a close relationship with his father, mostly because he resembles his beautiful mother who left the late Earl to be with her lover and died a few years later Gervase has been an army officer and only sold his commission recently, a year after his father s death.Now he has finally returned to the main family estate, Stanyon His younger half brother, Martin, very much resents his bad taste in surviving campaigns in both France and Spai
On her worst day, Georgette Heyer is better than any other writer of Regency romance I have read She invented the genre, and it s possible that nobody should have tried to follow in her footsteps Within the canon of Georgette Heyer novels, however, there are some that succeed better than others For me, The Quiet Gentleman is not one of thesuccessful Perhaps the problem is that she is trying to combine forms that sit uneasily with one another This book doesn t know whether it wants to On her worst day, Georgette Heyer is better than any other writer of Regency romance I have read She invented the genre, and it s possible that nobody should have tried to follow in her footsteps Within the canon of Georgette Heyer novels, however, there are some that succeed better than others For me, The Quiet Gentleman is not one of thesuccessful Perhaps the problem is th
Georgette Heyer group BOTM December 2015.This was my second read of this title and I haveof an appreciation of the H h this time around.A couple of years ago, I had just descovered GH and I want on a bender with her romances and this book and the H h did not compare favorably when read back to back with favorites such as Devil s Cub and The Grand Sophy and others MCs with s for
Am I the only one who didn t see through the mystery I did not think it was predictable at all But, oh So frustrating I loved this book, but it did not end the way I wanted it tooit didn t feel concluded How I wish we could have been giveninsight into the romance It only unfolds in the last pages, which makes it come out as really unexpected and random I wanted to read about the change of opinion Gervase had of Drusilla, Because at the beginning he finds her boring an Am I the only one who didn t see through the mystery I did not think it was predictable at al
A mystery rather than a romance In fact, the romance was pretty understated and was only developed at the end, along with the solution The Earl of St Erth returns from the wars to succeed his father s title and discovers that his family resents him But who would go as far as to murder him The story takes a long time to get interesting and the beginning is very slow I almost gave up after a few chapters, but glad I stuck with it as halfway through the book, it really picks up and suddenly ev A mystery rather than a romance In fact, the romance was pretty understated and was only developed at the end, along with the solution The Earl of St Erth returns from the wars to succeed his father s title and discovers that his family resents him But who would go as far as to murder him The story takes a long time to get interesting and the beginning is very slow I almost gave up after a few chapters, but glad I stuck with it as halfway through the book, it really picks up and suddenly everyone becomes very muchinteresting At first, I thought I disliked many of the characters, but I began to like the Earl when he showed some emotion and was sad at his brother s outburst I am thoroughly sick of heroes who are always in control of themselves and their emotions, so it was a welcom