Monday, August 29, 2011

False Colours

Summary: Something is very wrong, and the Honourable Christopher "Kit" Fancot can sense it. Kit returns to London on leave from the diplomatic service to find that his twin brother Evelyn has disappeared and his extravagant mother's debts have mounted alarmingly.

The Fancot family's fortunes are riding on Evelyn's marriage to the self-possessed Cressy Stavely, and her formidable grandmother's approval of the match. If Evelyn fails to meet the Dowager Lady Stavely in a few days as planned, the betrothal could be off.

When the incorrigible Lady Fancot persuades her son to impersonate his twin (just for one night, she promises) the masquerade sets off a tangled sequence of events that engage Kit's heart far more deeply than he?d ever anticipated with his brother's fiancee who might know much more about what's going on than she cares to reveal...

My Take: They have been celebrating Georgette Heyer's birthday this month by discounting her e-books at both Barnes & Noble and Amazon for $1.99. I took advantage of it to grab a few titles I haven't read yet (just don't tell my husband). :o)

Heyer is like Calgon, Dove chocolates, fresh baked bread and cuddling with my pets -- it's a guaranteed good time that will melt away my stress and make me feel ten times better than when I sat down. She has a wonderful sense of humor and she has fabulous characters! 

I've heard a lot of stories about twins being able to sense when the other is in trouble or pain so this didn't seem like a far-fetched idea to me. It was a lot of fun to see how both (very different) brothers reacted to the situations that came about from their having switched places. I also loved the names and nicknames in this one. I know it may not be considered a major element of the story, but how often do you have a man named Evelyn? I thought it was wonderful to have such unique and historical names. 

You still have a couple days (until the end of August). If you haven't tried Heyer yet, or you are a fan and want to pick up this or another of her novels, it's a great time to indulge. :o)


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Oh, this one is about twins! There are so many storylines that could happen with twins! I just read a great book by heyer called "Sylvester"

Margaret Metz said...

Carrie - I didn't know you were a fan too. :o) I don't think I've read Sylvester. I'll have to check and see if it's on my list.

Angie said...

I haven't read any of her books but I want to so I think I will go get a few since they are on sale...I won't tell your husband if you don't tell mine! ;)

Margaret Metz said...

Angie - It's a deal. ;o)