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The Masqueraders

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  • Posted January 8, 2010

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    Small deceptions, abductions, the threat of exposure - a thoroughly fun escape!

    Published in 1928 and one of Georgette Heyer's earlier novels, The Masqueraders introduces us to the incomparable brother and sister pair known as Prudence and Robin Merriot.

    The book opens late one evening, with Prudence and Robin escaping the weather at an inn in the middle of nowhere. They overhear a young girl pleading with an aggressive suitor. It quickly becomes apparent while the young heiress may have willingly chosen to run off with the young man, Letty Grayson has had a change of heart. The suitor is enamored of her beautiful looks and large fortune and does not intend to let her go. Prudence and Robin quickly devise and execute a daring rescue plan. When Miss Grayson's rescuer Sir Tony Fanshawe arrives on the scene shortly thereafter, Prudence and Robin have the situation well in hand.

    Letty Grayson considers Tony to be the man her father would choose for her and dismisses him as staid and respectable. But the astute Prudence sees something special in Sir Tony Fanshawe. And Letty Grayson finds a mysterious hero in Robin. While Robin and Prudence decide to spend some time in London with their new friends, they are constrained by their past adventures. As their father's mistakes and their escapades threaten to expose them, Prudence and Tony are aware that this time the stakes are painfully high and they are both in danger of losing their hearts.

    With Prudence dressing as a young boy and Robin dressing as a young girl, the many costume changes, the small deceptions, the abductions, and the threat of exposure, this is a fun escape. Georgette Heyer's The Masqueraders is the sort of lighthearted comedy that I thoroughly enjoy.

    ISBN-10: 1402219504
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Reprint edition (December 1, 2009), 336 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Swine &Formality

    STORY is every thing. You rock as storytellers

    Fiasco is what occurs when you will not let the story be told.

    I can catch a tude, quick, fast, & in a hurry. Dick Francis will never write meanother read Rbt. Hnln, my list is as long as the 60yrs of my life. Please donot allow pub. & mrktr to destroy your saleability by whispers of non sales if u tell us what the story will b.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Loved the characters, enjoyed the plot - good read.

    I've become a big Heyer fan recently, and this one did not disappoint my high expectations. I truly love a heroine who can keep her head in any emergency, and that describes Prue to a T. Sir Anthony is a pleasing hero, too, whose love for the heroine is founded on respect and admiration for her courage and wits. Overall this was a very satisfying read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Another clever plot from Georgette Heyer

    As with all Georgette Heyer books, the plot was clever and the characters lively with a thread of romance throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend this author.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Georgette Heyer one of the best now on e books......

    Heyer is a fantastic writer,ive enjoyed her books for 50 yrs and am so pleased,that i can now have them on e books,my paperbacks are getting pretty ragged,thank you for digitizing the oldies......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2003

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    This was the first Heyer I ever read, and from that point I began looking for any other title written by her. This story has wonderful atmosphere, a perfect sense of history/historical dialogue, and several great twists. A must for any fan of Heyer's Georgian/Regency novels.

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