A cotillion is a Regency dance where you change partners, and Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion is a Regency Romance where everybody twirls and. The first book I assigned my continuing education class on Georgette Heyer at NC State was Regency Buck. The second was Cotillion, which I. Cotillion is not one of Georgette Heyer’s most well-known novels, nor is it one of the famous ones that get trotted out when trying to explain.

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Am I glad I got the chance to check out the reviews I missed and get in my georgetts minute entries. Click here to read a new chapter of Irresistible Attraction each week, and follow the story of Amanda Sinclair and James Cavendish, the Earl of Downsley.

The plot of this wonderful book is also so clever and engaging!

I won’t say another word. It sounds like another fun Heyer book. Men’s Breeches, Pantaloons, and Trousers. Kitty, on the other hand, doesn’t really grow or change except in relation to her understanding of, and appreciation for, Freddy. I suggest just giving into it for a week or two until the books start to blend together which they will. I liked her much better than Arabella, though. The title is clever as well, delineating the romantic entanglements that four couples dance through in the novel – with one couple being a surprise, last-minute addition.

She’s always deft with her handling of the handsome hero and pretty but destitute heroine plot, but Cotillion goes beyond the ordinary with lovely side characters and issues which all go to further the reality she’s taking Kitty — and us — into. He seemed remarkably real to me. The three great-nephews of irascible Mr. Kitty Charing stands to receive a great deal of money from her guardian, the wealthy and eccentric miser Mr Penicuik but only if she marries one of his grand-nephews.

It sounds like you had a very similarly obsessive response to Heyer as I did when first discovering her. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Not sweet and proper Freddy. D Group read with the Georgette Heyer Fans group. Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family. Miserly Great-Uncle Matthew is both frightful and frightfully rich.


If you are looking for a book to read during the Thanksgiving holidays, I cannot recommend Cotillion enough, for its conclusion is as satisfying as its very promising beginning.

Dec 11, Clare Cannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: She started out as an unexciting character, but I came to love her for her actions—which gives her more depth than initial looks and sparkling personality.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

Underestimated and stalwart, he stole my heart away one little action at a time. Her males also where not very strong.

Honestly, I wanted to step into the book and tell Kitty to go shopping with Freddy, by all means, to have him offer advice on hairstyles and accessories and drawing room furniture for sure – but really, to marry him? Spam protecting image courtesy: When spirited, independent Miss Georggette Wynchwood embroils herself in the affairs of a runaway heiress, she is destined to see a good deal of Mr Carleton, Lucilla’s uncivil and high-handed guardian.

And they are wearing the test of time. I loved that Freddy seems at first a bit ridiculous himself, and maybe stupid, but he turns out to be perfectly suited to the society he live I loved Cotillion so much.

Kitty is a naive, caring country girl who convinces heyed Clark Kent – oops, I mean Freddy to engage in a fake betrothal with her so she can escape her miserly adopted uncle and enjoy some time in London. To ask other readers questions about Cotillionplease sign up.

But as soon as Cousin Freddy comes on the scene, the book takes a most pleasant, comedic turn! Got no brains, of course, and I ain’t a handsome fellow, like Jack, but I love you. I’ll just add Kitty gains not just a kindly husband, but a loving family – which she has never had before.

Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham’s dying wish. This got her into reading and listening to more Georgette heyer, and in a world of sex and violence, Georgette is a refreshing choice for all of us. In particular, the dashing rake Jack. The cotillion also cotillon or “French country dance” is a social dance, popular in 18th-century Europe and America.


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The honourable and reverend Hugh Rattray – a rectoranother of Mr Penicuik’s great-nephews. And that leaves Jack, romantic, devastating, dashing and uncontrollable, and he will not be told when and where to make a proposal of marriage, especially since he feels sure that Kitty, who has adored him since childhood, will be his for the taking whenever he feels ready to drop the handkerchief.

Olivia view spoiler [and Camille hide spoiler ] 4. View all 9 comments. Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen. Standen quick-witted, but the possession of three sisters had considerably sharpened jeyer instinct of self-preservation.

Not bookish, but smart enough when he needed to be, and not at all like the romantic heroes of romantic novels.

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I agree about the end of your excellent review, Alexa; what a lovely — and apt! And before they know it, it is no hyeer just a fake engagement And so Kit enacts his own scheme: Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. Freddy as the reluctant tourist was hilarious!!! A nonsuch would have known he was going to win, and therefore his willingness would not be as brave.

The Unknown Ajax By: I am wholly dependant upon the generosity of my guardian!

I realized as she grew that the plan was just naivete and not pure manipulation, and everything turned out well in the end. Even then it had seemed even drier and even cotillikn understated than Heyer’s other novels, but after Last Hellion and Wooster I had to read up on Freddy.

Mr Freddy Standen – the oldest son of a viscountanother of Georgdtte Penicuik’s great-nephews, a man about the town, who agrees to help Kitty take a jaunt to London under the guise of an engagement.