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The prolific Georgette Heyer--author of more than 70 novels--is perhaps best known for her Regency romances. A consummate storyteller, Heyer was also an astute historian of the times she wrote about; every detail of the language, dress, and customs rings with authenticity. Arabella is one of Heyer's most charming Regency novels. In it, young Arabella Tallant, the beautiful daughter of an impoverished clergyman, comes to London for her social debut and almost immediately runs afoul of Robert Beaumaris, a wealthy, eligible aristocrat. Beaumaris suspects that Arabella engineered a carriage accident in order to meet him; Arabella, in a rage, leads him to believe that she is the heiress to a massive fortune and thus quite uninterested in his own riches.
Having set the stage for inevitable misunderstandings between this arrogant Romeo and hotheaded Juliet, Heyer then peoples it with unforgettable secondary characters. Arabella's warm heart and strong principles lead her to befriend such unsavory types as an abused apprentice to a chimney sweep, a stray dog, and a fallen woman happily known as "Leaky Peg"--all of whom she foists on the reluctant but gallant Mr. Beaumaris. Arabella is an intelligent, witty romp--both a romance with a hearty sense of humor and a historical novel that remains true to the times it depicts. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"My favorite Heyer yet." - Library Queue
"Compulsively readable Regency romance." - HistoricalNovels.info
"Engaging... the romance was delightful." - Genre Reviews
"I was completely wrapped up in the story from the very beginning as I was sucked in by Heyer's seemingly unending witty and charming writing style. " - The Burton Review
"Heyer fans will definitely enjoy this Regency romance. " - Drey's Library
"Wickedly entertaining; a superb comedy of manners! " - Love Romance Passion
"Recommend it to Austen fans, to anyone new to Heyer (I think it would be a great starter book for a Heyer reader), or the general historical romance fan. I don't know how you could be disappointed in it!" - The Courtier's Book
"I enjoyed spending time in this one... Heyer books feel like good friends" - Becky's Book Reviews
"Arabella is simply a not-to-be-missed story that I can't say enough about." - Cafe of Dreams
"Sweet, funny and entertaining. " - The Bookworm
I really like her style of writing. I'm in the process of reading as many of her books as I can.Published 6 days ago by Joyce M. Banach
Not only the main characters,but also the supporting characters were well done. This author,s books are always good. I thought this was one of her best.Published 24 days ago by Kindle Customer
A lighthearted read when needing a bit of relaxing, or winding down.
Did drag on a bit at times, so that I'd skip some pages, but most
of the time it was fine.
This was my first GH & I loved it!!! It has everything you could want in a regency romance. So witty, charming & such endearing characters. I was so sad when it was over.Published 1 month ago by Samuel Hoffman
Georgette Heyer brings you into each story she writes. You are pulled into the humor and the love connections and the way she twists and turns the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love all of Georgette Heyer's books, but Arabella is so delightful, you will laugh out loud.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A charming story, with a fairly predictable outcome. I would say that anyone who loves Pride and Prejudice will enjoy this book, because Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wendy L.