April Lady

April Lady When the new Lady Nell Cardross begins to fill her days with fashion and frivolity the Earl has to wonder whether she really did marry him for his money as his family so helpfully suggests And now N
  • Title: April Lady
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ISBN: 9780099476344
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • April Lady
    When the new Lady Nell Cardross begins to fill her days with fashion and frivolity, the Earl has to wonder whether she really did marry him for his money, as his family so helpfully suggests And now Nell doesn t dare tell him the truthWhat with the concern over his wife s heart and pocket, sorting out her brother s scrapes and trying to prevent his own half sister fromWhen the new Lady Nell Cardross begins to fill her days with fashion and frivolity, the Earl has to wonder whether she really did marry him for his money, as his family so helpfully suggests And now Nell doesn t dare tell him the truthWhat with the concern over his wife s heart and pocket, sorting out her brother s scrapes and trying to prevent his own half sister from eloping, it is no wonder that the much tried Earl almost misses the opportunity to smooth the path of true love in his marriage
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  • Georgette Heyer

    Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.

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  • I know I was supposed to love this ButThe characters were enough to drive a saint batty Cardross was an idiot How can he except his wife to know he loves her if he never tells her and when anything comes up he immediately assumes the worst about her And let me not leave his wife out of the blame, Nell was a goose for not telling Cardross the whole truth from the beginning, I really don t know how she planned to explain herself the deeper she went But she was sweet, and so I did like her.Then we [...]


  • Love love love Georgette Heyer No one can do it quite like her although many try Her characters are so charming, her take on the period so appealing and her plots so melodramatic and entertaining I love every moment of each of her books This particular book is not one of my most favourites but it is still delightful I have to admit to a few almost tears at the end happy ones of course as Heyer always writes the best happy endings For me she is the ultimate in light reading and I always reach for [...]


  • This was a very good historical romance novel This is the second book I have read by this author Both books were replete with simpering women and gamblers It is a story of unrequited love The man and wife love each other but do not know how to let the other one know I enjoyed the naritor She did the voices and accents very well.I highly recommend this book to all.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond


  • As a number of other reviewers have pointed out, this amusing but unsatisfactory confection is a less well done reworking of the theme of Heyer s earlier The Convenient Marriage that is, the love match in which neither spouse realizes that the other loves him or her This time we unfortunately have no grounds for the love itself which, given the unattractive traits they exhibit during the course of the story, leaves the reader with little sense of romance The secondary romance of the hero s unbea [...]


  • What a good story April Lady resembled The Convenient Marriage a lot, but the heroine in this one was far enjoyable Lady Nell is young, inexperienced, innocent, and repeatedly called a goose, but for all that I loved her and didn t think she was silly at all She was the sort of girl I would love to have as a friend I could relate to her in many ways, and I felt very bad for her when things escalated so dramatically after she chose to hid from her husband that she had a debt of three hundred pou [...]


  • reread 28 10 to 29 10Gawd why do I stay up and read I always get such massive headaches in the morning I thoroughly enjoyed rereading this missed Heyer alot and I guess I ve been in the mood for a good, pure, light romance lol initially wrote rance , and this is why I should never try and review at 2am in the morning lol.Nell is a bit of an airhead but her heart is in he right place Unlike some Heyer books there isn t much interaction between the heroine and the hero but all the feels are there [...]


  • Read for the 2017 POPSUGAR Challenge prompt A Book with a Month or Day of the Week in the Title and the URR 2017 New Year s Reading Challenge prompt Classic Literature Romance 5 8 After complaining about the boringness of this book for almost the entire time I read it which was for over a month the last quarter saved it from being a completely disliked book The scene with Heathersett, Nell, Dysart, Fancot, and the jarvey driver outside Heathersett s house was really funny and actually surprised [...]


  • Dear Reader,By my 3 1 2 star rating, I would not have you take it I did not enjoy this book I could never NOT enjoy a Heyer but out of ALL the Heyers I have read, this was one of my lesser favorites I love regencies full of banter and love hate relationships between the couple right up til the end when they realize they ve been ridiculous to think they didn t like the other, but I get super frustrated when the story is about a married couple who absolutely adore each other but are confused by mi [...]


  • 2.5The plot of April Lady comes down to an unpaid bill that the heroine forgot to tell her husband But that and everything else that comes out of it has its root in a lovely advice the young bride got from her mother She was informed that Giles married her because it was convenient, that he would always have a mistress and that she has to go with it and never show what she feels The fact that she was welcomed by his younger sister saying that she is prettier by far than Giles s mistress How s th [...]


  • I worship at the alter of Heyer I love every single one of her books but April Lady along with some of her other regencies has a special place in my heart I love this book with an unholy love, I can t count the number of times I ve reread it Yes I get the many, many similarities between this and Heyer s Convenient Marriage, but for all its critics I still can t see how this book hasn t gotten the same rep as Sophy Which I love dearly, but probably with less unholiness I have to admit, though, th [...]


  • At seventeen, at her very first ball, Nell caught the eye of the rich and handsome Cardross A worldly man who d taken many lovers and ruled his estate for years, Cardross never expected to fall in love but he did, and despite his misgivings about Nell s impecunious and wild family, he swiftly married her Each of them loves the other, but is sure that they only married for convenience This misunderstanding is made worse when Nell realizes she owes a dressmaker an astounding amount of money and tr [...]


  • My 32nd Georgette HeyerGiven that I found The Convenient Marriage a little disappointing, I was curious to see if the author could improve upon the theme Nell marries the rich Lord Cardross and both have fallen in love at first sight However, before the wedding, Nell s mother told her that Cardross wants an heir and wishes to marry into a good family She also tells her that she must be a conformable wife and not trouble Cardross with her fanciful ideas if romance So Nell flungs herself into ball [...]


  • I was disappointed in this one Heyer s writing is always charming, but this was neither funny nor particularly romantic.We have a newly married couple who are in love with each other so we re told, not shown but neither realizes that the other returns the sentiment They discover the truth following a series of shenanigans instigated by the wife s attempts to address a distressingly large dressmaker s bill using her own resources, which are few There is the usual ne er do well brother and selfish [...]


  • This was a cute light read The book doesn t have much of a plot, and you know what s going to happen before the end, but somehow we just love it anyway.


  • Snowballing problems due to stupidity, fear, and dishonesty didn t entertain me, but I enjoyed the dialogue and the narratorVIEWER S OPINION I did not enjoy reading about the heroine Nell She did too many stupid things She was not honest with Giles her husband which resulted in inaccurate assumptions by both of them They each thought the other didn t care, so they acted in stand offish ways, which reinforced the beliefs that the other didn t care How did this start Nell s mother was ignorant and [...]


  • When Lord Cardross marries the young Lady Helen he also finds himself coping with her father s financial disasters and the pressing gambling debts of her scapegrace brother Many escapades must be resolved before the much tried Earl can smooth the course of true love in his own marriage April Lady is, like several Heyer novel, a comedy of errors Lady Cardross, recently married, is very much in love with her husband but tries to hide it as her mother told her on the eve of the wedding that she was [...]


  • I m on a bit of a Georgette Heyer re read kick at the moment I started with The Foundling and went on to April Lady.As with The Foundling, one star deducted for the main female lead This time the star off is because of Nell s wild mood swings As in, sometimes she s shy and awkward and lovable and all that stuff, while at other times she s sensible and mother like and straightforward It doesn t seem to have been done as a matter of character growth, it just seems to bet quite as well written or c [...]


  • This was not my favorite Heyer novel As wives we can relate to Lady Cardross when she spends too much money on herself and her wild hair brother, and then tries to hide this from her generous husband We ve all done something similar But the dissembling lying the ensues to keep this hidden becomes the major plot device, and it gets a little tiresome Almost applying to a King Jew loan sharp tells us volumes about this time and culture Not good The secondary plot of the Cardross younger sister tryi [...]


  • Lady Nell Cardross is the main character that actually has been in love with her husband since she first met him The Earl her husband likewise had fallen in love with Nell upon first meeting her His family has decided to tarnish his feelings by putting a bug in his ear that she only married him for his fortune Dysart Nell s brother had taken full advantage of the Earl s fortune so that had lent credence to that unpleasant theory Dysart has few redeeming qualities He might be charming to women, b [...]


  • This one was fun, but sadly forgettable than my favorite Heyer stories It utilizes one of Heyer s favorite plots that of miscommunication and misunderstandings, as well as similar to Bath Tangle that I just finished, spends the majority of the plot with the two main lovers separated while I thought the characters were fun and enjoyable, there was too little face time with Cardross Also, Nell s semi wastrel brother and his best friend seem modeled along similar lines to Pen and his partner in cr [...]


  • Nell married her husband a barely a year ago and is now in charge of his ward who is just a year or two younger than she is Letty is wild, headstrong and desperately in love She will do anything to marry her beloved Nell is trying to win the love of her husband, but she can t until she settles a problem of a debt Why I started this book I love listening to Heyer s audiobooks, they are a guaranteed pleasant book.Why I finished this one Except for this one I was so mad at Letty the entire time I w [...]


  • 2.5 An overall enjoyable and typical Heyer plot, but does not rank amongst my favorites The lead couple suffer from a lack of communication, and the heroine frustratingly digs herself deeper into trouble with her refusal to tell her husband the simple truth The secondary couple s plight aside from the significance assigned to it by a melodramatic cousin becomes tiresome I was leaning towards 2 stars, but I liked the last few chapters in which the whole situation dissolved into farce.



  • Eons ago, I heard somewhere that Lois McMaster Bujold was influenced by Georgette Heyer s writing Being a huge fan of Bujold, I instantly decided that I needed to read some Georgette Heyer When I saw this book at a library booksale, I snatched it up And then it sat on my bookshelf for a good 10 years, unread Because that s just the kind of person I am Anyway I liked this book a good deal than I thought I would, especially given the truly terrible cover I took care to choose the one that I actua [...]


  • An easy, entertaining read I picked this Regency era novel Heyer s specialty up from the library shelf, wondering if I had read it before I had last read this a few years ago but only remembered one instance in the book and remembered one name This book was just as fresh to me and entertaining as the first time I read it Lady Cardross has a problem She has promised her husband that she will always be honest with him, especially with her expenditures money is not a problem but her shopping can qu [...]


  • April Lady is a Regency romance novel, except it isn t really a romance The hero and heroine are rarely together They only act like lovers toward each other at the very end, and Giles doesn t save her from anything except her bills It s a humorous historical.The story revolves around Nell getting into debt because she isn t used to having so much money and it seemed limitless Giles pays her bills, but scolds her She assures him there are no bills and she won t go into debt again Only, there wa [...]


  • My fourth Heyer book.I m starting to realise that Heyer had certain plot motifs that she used over and over This isn t too much of an issue if you don t read the books one after the other but I imagine it would become tiresome should you read three or four in a row Heyer was also uncommonly fond of certain names.I didn t enjoy April Lady as much as the other Heyer books I ve read but I think this is mostly to do with the fact that Cardross, the male lead, is absent for much of the story This cou [...]


  • I first read April Lady than forty years ago and it wasn t one of my favourite Heyer novels However I don t think it was the right book for me at the time because I have just re read it and found it charming and the final chapter must be one of the most amusing of all the Heyer novels Lady Helen Nell Cardross is very much in love with her husband Giles but her mother has brainwashed her into thinking that the marriage was one of convenience.Nell has a problem with sticking within the limits of [...]


  • I have no idea why this book is called April Lady What a stupid title The story itself is pretty good, though it never fails to irk me when characters feel like they can t speak the truth to other characters So I spent much of the book feeling irked at Lady Cardross, for getting into such a taking over a mere three hundred pound debt, and thinking that it would be the end of all her husband s affection He never seemed particularly affectionate, anyway too busy being alternately diffident and hur [...]


  • I have to admit, I was rather disappointed in this one The plot is so typically Heyer that it is not really original In my opinion, its a weaker version of The Convenient Marriage Beautiful, enchanting young lady marries a man several years her senior, falls in love with him but thinks he has a mistress, and turns cold Man really adores bride and can t figure out why he can t seem to win her heart That plot plays a rather ramshackle seniority to the also very Heyer ish side plot of the husband s [...]


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