Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific British author known for her historical romance novels and detective fiction. She is often credited with establishing the historical romance genre and her works remain popular to this day.


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  1. 1. An Infamous Army

    Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Waterloo, this historical novel weaves a tale of love, valor, and the complexities of war. Through the eyes of its characters, it explores the lives of British aristocrats who find themselves entangled in the events leading up to and during the infamous battle. The narrative not only delves into the strategies and turmoil of warfare but also paints a vivid picture of the social intricacies and romances of the time. Combining meticulous historical detail with a compelling love story, the book offers a rich exploration of a pivotal moment in European history, highlighting both the heroism and the human cost of conflict.

    The 2917th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Unknown Ajax

    In this engaging Regency novel, the story revolves around the unexpected heir to the noble but financially troubled Darracott family estate. The family is taken aback when they learn that the new Lord Darracott is a commoner from the army, with little to no refinement expected of a gentleman of his rank. As the family members, each with their own quirks and prejudices, conspire to make him fit into their aristocratic world, they are surprised to discover that the supposed uncouth soldier is not only more intelligent and competent than they initially thought but also harbors a few secrets of his own. Through a series of humorous and heartwarming events, the novel explores themes of family, class prejudice, and the true meaning of nobility.

    The 3115th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Devil's Cub

    In this historical romance, a dashing and reckless nobleman known for his wild behavior finds himself captivated by a virtuous young woman who has little interest in his rakish reputation. After a series of misunderstandings and a botched elopement involving the nobleman's intended target, her sister, the young woman finds herself abducted and spirited away to France. Amidst the backdrop of high society and the gaming tables of Paris, the two protagonists engage in a battle of wits and wills, leading to an unexpected romance that challenges the nobleman's libertine ways and the young woman's preconceived notions of love and marriage. Their journey is filled with adventure, humor, and the transformational power of love.

    The 4169th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Regency Buck

    Set in the early 19th century, this novel follows the spirited and independent Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine as they navigate London society under the guardianship of the enigmatic Earl of Worth. Initially clashing with the Earl, Judith finds herself embroiled in a series of adventures and misadventures, uncovering family secrets and societal scandals along the way. As she grapples with her growing attraction to her guardian amidst a backdrop of elegant balls, duels, and the lavish settings of the Regency era, Judith must also protect her brother from unknown dangers and navigate the complexities of love, honor, and societal expectations.

    The 4169th Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. The Reluctant Widow

    In this Regency-era novel, a young woman finds herself unexpectedly thrust into a world of intrigue and danger when she agrees to a marriage of convenience with a dying man to save her own financial future. However, her plans are quickly complicated by the deceased's family, a missing will, and a mysterious French spy. As she navigates her new role as a widow and property owner, she becomes entangled with the late husband's dashing and determined brother, who draws her into a risky plot to uncover espionage against England. Amidst the backdrop of high society and the threat of Napoleon, romance and adventure ensue, challenging the heroine's resolve and her heart.

    The 4673rd Greatest Book of All Time
  6. 6. The Grand Sophy

    The novel is a sparkling Regency romance that follows the vivacious and resourceful Sophy Stanton-Lacy, who is sent to stay with her aunt's family in London. Upon arrival, Sophy quickly upends the household's rigid conventions and matchmaking schemes with her unconventional ways and bold demeanor. With a keen wit and a knack for solving other people's problems, she navigates through a series of comedic entanglements, ultimately steering her cousins towards suitable matches and even finding love herself. Her charm and confidence challenge the staid manners of high society, leading to delightful chaos and unexpected resolutions.

    The 5974th Greatest Book of All Time
  7. 7. Black Sheep

    "Black Sheep" is a historical romance novel set in the Regency era. The story revolves around a young woman who is sent to live with her aunt in Bath after her father's death. There, she meets a man who is considered a 'black sheep' due to his scandalous past and reputation. Despite their differences, they fall in love and must navigate societal expectations and personal growth to find their happily ever after.

    The 6676th Greatest Book of All Time