Arabella

Arabella

eBook - 2018
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Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2018
ISBN: 9781492688327
1492688320
9781492688310
1492688312
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 p.)

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"Arabella" is often-cited as one of Heyer fans' favorite novels. Heyer is credited with creating the Regency romance genre, perfect for fans looking for smart social comedy as Jane Austen wrote.


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Booksss14
Jul 01, 2017

I adored this novel! Arabella, I found to be somewhat annoying in the beginning, but she does get better! And Mr. Beaumaris I loved all the way through!;) The story is highly enjoyable and very humorous and I was very pleased with the ending. It is a must-read if you like Jane Austen or the Regency Romance era. Definitely.

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julia_sedai
Dec 05, 2016

I really enjoy Georgette Heyer's books and this one didn't disappoint. I think Mr. Beaumaris is one of the better guys. Arabella was a bit innocent but at the same time, a bit reckless, which made her likable as well. Recommended if you like Regency romance.

Perfect for Jane Austen lovers!

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hmcgivney
Nov 30, 2013

I've gotten used to the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am of modern storytelling where plot developments unfold at a breakneck speed, so this book seemed a little slow to develop, and Heyer seemed only too happy to prove her historical research by putting in every. last. tidbit. However, I was looking for a light and diverting romance, and that's exactly what Heyer delivered. Arabella was a charming and winsome heroine, very appealing in her penchant for rushing to help the troubled; and Mr. Beaumaris is an amusing chap who plays at reluctance in helping Arabella's strays, but nevertheless does the right thing.

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ggmu
Sep 08, 2012

Most romances tell the story from the heroine's point of view so the reader knows she is in love and pines for the hero before we are certain of his feelings. In Arabella, Beaumarais succombs first, and his gentleness toward her is very affecting. As usual, Heyer has crafted an entertaining story with engaging characters.

Donnalee Smith May 24, 2012

This is one of my favourite Heyer's, featuring a very likeable, kind-hearted yet impulsive heroine. The book is very funny, very sweet, with some nice complications and twists. This is a perfect Heyer to start with if you've never tried one of her classic, sparkling, witty romances. I really love this book!

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