(E–book/E–pub) False Colours
read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Georgette HeyerThis book is about a cute set of identical twins no wait Cute and marriageable identical twins Something like this but in Cute and marriageable identical twins Something like this but in costume fans self vigorouslyAnyway The younger and sensible twin Christopher Kit senses Something is Wrong with his twin and eturns to London from foreign parts only to find that his brother Evelyn has disappeared without a trace and it s imperative that Evelyn show up at a dinner to meet his wealthy fianc e s family Unfortunately for Kit and Evelyn their charming lovely mother is a complete spendthrift and unless Evelyn marries Cressy he won t be given control of his own fortune and won t be able to pay off Mama s massive debts and escue the family from certain disgrace and he and Cressy both understand it s going to be a marriage of convenience So of course Kit is pressured by Mama into pulling the old switcheroo except Evelyn keeps not showing up and Kit keeps getting thrown into Cressy s company and you can pretty much guess where it s going from here But like most all Georgette Heyer books the fun is in the Nosferatu ride and the witty dialogue not so much in whatever surprises there are to be gleaned from a genre so littered with tropes Unfortunately the dialogue in this book didn t charm me as much as Heyer s dialogue usually does Partly it was because this book contained too much talk and too little action andomance there s 50 pages of exposition at the start But mostly it was because too little romance there s 50 pages of exposition at the start But mostly it was because too little is spent with Kit and Cressy and their budding Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories relationship and way too much time is spent with their foolishly extravagant Mama If you agree with Kit and Evelyn and apparently pretty much every other character in this book other than their late and unlamented father that a lovely silly 40 something woman trying to act like a 20 year old who is utterly unable to manage her finances and who spends money she doesn t have like there s no tomorrow is charming and delightful and that she needs to be coddled and understood but in no case put on a strict financial budget then maybe you ll enjoy this book. When the charming but irresponsible Lady Amabel Countess of Denville is left a young widow the problem of her mounting debts becomes acute So she is lucky to have suchesourceful twin sons as Evelyn and Christopher Fancot to steer the family through a desperate intrigue to estore the Denvilles fortunes The danger is that at times the family's pressing financial needs are almost overshadowed by the even greater demands of young hearts But just when disaster seems certain their adorable Mama uite unpredictably saves the dayThe Honourable Christopher Kit Fancot on leave from the diplomatic service in the summer of 1817 is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of .
Than I didIt s too bad because I thought the basic plot had eal potential and I thought Cressy and Kit were a clever and entertaining couple other than his unfortunate tendency to indulge his motherA soft 3 stars There were some fun parts but too few and far between a lovely light easy and far between A lovely light easy just like all Georgette Heyer s The Jive Talker romances This one stars one of her best male leads in Kit who is half of a pair of identical twins Identical that is in appearance but not apparently in character and charm Her books are still the best Regencyomances out there and they are certainly standing the test of time To me they are the literary euivalent of comfort food Did did this book I d never heard of until a week ago just ascend into my Top Five Heyer Novels I THINK YESI mean come ON people Identical twins grown ass men twins switching places Stern dowagers Marriages of convenience Boring elatives Large dandies wearing creaking corsets This book had it all As a friend has pointed out this book is one of Heyer s adventure stories and yet had little in the way of an adventure plot because while there were definitely hijinks even dare I say shenanigans the stakes weren t exactly urgent Which cleared the field for some of Heyer s most delightful characters and wittiest dialogue The Dowager Lady Denville mother of the twins is both a clever woman and a bit of an airhead and I adored her Her manipulations of her friends and family all for their own good of course dear one were perfection I also adored her devoted longtime admirer Sir Bonamy which his glorious detailing of the fine meals he enjoys and his fantastical dressing gowns The twins are charming you can see why they would be sought
After Husbands For Younghusbands for young and Cressie the proposed bride is a delight herself The eader of this audiobook Phyllida Nash sounds like Judi Dench and did a bang up job with all the voices Not only that but she seemed on the verge of breaking into a laugh herself on several occasions which was perfect for this story Just an A job all around It s always. Inancial and social uin and than alarmed to find that his twin Evelyn the new Earl of Denville #has disappeared without trace Handsome and eligible as the titled elder #disappeared without trace Handsome and eligible as the titled elder the enowned Fancot twins was no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee's family For even though they did not love each other he could hardly embarrass the charming Cressida Stavely at her own engagement party And if the match were wrecked it would dash the last hope of getting his lovely improvident mother out of debtThe incorrigible Lady Fancot persuades her younger son to impersonate his twin just for one night she promises Kit appeared at the party just in time to double for the missing Earl With his intellig. ,
Hard for me to eview a Georgette Heyer book She s one of my favorite Authors And I Ve Read and I ve ead of her books many times Which makes it difficult to feign objectivity or even to avoid gushing like a little girlIn False Colours like other of her adventure flavored Wurr 3 (Wurr romances The Unknown Ajax The Toll Gate or The Talisman Ring for example the centralomance is esolved between half and three uarters through the book 60% in this case I checked Unlike those others however the adventure side of False Colours is pretty tame indeed there isn t much for the heroes to do besides wait for Kit s missing twin to show up And there s no malignant force to contend against Indeed all the factors of the dilemma they must extricate themselves from are caused directly or indirectly by the Fancot twins themselves or their motherSo you d think this book would be less enjoyable than others of its kind As you near the end of the book there s no eal urgency or threat How can False Colours possibly be considered a Werewolf: The Apocalypse romance novel when the main character spends eighty percent of his time with his mother fifteen percent with his valet servants and friends and a pitiful five percent with his belovedI actually enjoyed the first eighty or so pages of this novel but by the time it became abundantly clear that the novel would consist of Kit spending his days with his mother the novel uickly too one a nails on chalkboard feeling It s extremely slow and lacking any sort of propelling force to keep theeader interested in the storyKit s mother Lady Denville Das überforderte Gehirn: Mit Steinzeitwerkzeug in der Hightech-Welt reminds me of how Lydia Bennet would act when she was older and had children frivolousacking up debts left and ight and always always eye on the prize in this case marriage to someone wealthier The couple in False Colours Kit and Cressy were in eality uite likable but they get so little time together so little play in the novel #that the whole point of the story is #the whole point of the story is I uickly lost interested in Heyer s novel and wound up skimming the last one hundred pages because I couldn t stand it any longer. Ence he succeeded in deceiving all present Kit Is Forced To is forced to the outrageous masuerade by the tangled affairs of his wayward family his Ivy Vines Visions rigid uncle Lord Brumby the surprisingly wily Sir Bonamy Ripple the formidable old Lady Stavely and Evelyn's betrothed Cressy But in the face of Evelyn's continues absence Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit And with his superb manners he not only charmed Cressy's formidable grandmother but made Cressy herself wonder if she could love her fiance after all The masuerade sets off a tangled seuence of events that engage Kit's heart far deeply than he'd ever anticipated with his brother's fiancee who might know much about what's going on than she cares toeveal.