Review: Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer

Lady of Quality was Georgette Heyer's last novel and although it's not her best, it is still a cute, fun read. While Heyer continues with her first-rate characters, I hate to admit that the plot seemed a little too "cookie cutter". This is your classic I-hate-you-but-wait-no-I-love-you type stories, but Heyer works it well.

From the start I was engaged - I mean how great is it when you're already giggling at the first page?! The story flows well and moves along nicely. As I mentioned earlier Heyer is wonderful with character development and this novel was no exception - you can't help but fall in love with Annis - yes, she's pretty much perfect, but you can't NOT like her. I didn't quite understand what made her fall in love with Oliver Carleton, but who am I to question love? It seems to me that Annis brought out the best in him, how ever much he drove her to distraction!

So, if you're in the mood for a nice, little tale of independence, friendship and love then I recommend Lady of Quality.

Amy says: 4 / 5


  1. Amy, this was always one of my favourites. I love Heyer's arrogant heroes and I do believe he needed Annis's perfection as a foil.

  2. Thanks for all your post on the Heyer books, I have only read Venetia I liked it, but it did not win me over. After reading some your reviews I plan to read her again. Great blog!!

  3. Book Chook...she does seem to write very well about rude men!

    Melanie...I don't think you would be disappointed if you tried reading her again!

  4. I loved this one. It is probably one of my favorites. If not my very very favorite. I don't know if you know this or not--but I'm hosting a Georgette Heyer reading challenge and I'd love to have you join (if you haven't already.)


  5. This sounds like a good book. I haven't read George Heyer but I really think I ought to! Thank you for the review.


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