Cotillion

Cotillion

eBook - 2007
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Young Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible great-uncle Matthew--provided she marries one of her cousins. Kitty is not wholly adverse to the plan, if the right nephew proposes. Unfortunately, Kitty has set her heart on Jack Westruther, a confirmed rake, who seems to have no inclination to marry her anytime soon. In an effort to make Jack jealous, and to see a little more of the world than her isolated life on her great-uncle's estate has afforded her, Kitty devises a plan. She convinces yet another of her cousins, the honorable Freddy Standen, to pretend to be engaged to her. Her plan would bring her to London on a visit to Freddy's family and (hopefully) render the elusive Mr. Westruther madly jealous. But she didn't count on falling in love with the dandified Freddy.--From http://www.amazon.com

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"A literary bubble bath...Take a delightful and frothy dip among the gayer aspects of the author's favorite and well worked Regency period."-Sunday Tribune

Almost an heiress
Country-bred, spirited Kitty Charings is on the brink of inheriting a fortune from her eccentric guardian - provided that she marries one of his grand?nephews. Kitty has spent her secluded life pining for the handsome, rakish Jack, who is well aware of her attachment.

A plan of her own
But when Jack fails to respond to his great?uncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a strategy of her own - a counterfeit betrothal to mild?mannered Freddy Standen (who neither needs nor wants the money).

A most unlikely hero
And when Kitty's generous heart leads to all sorts of unintended troubles, there is only one man who can rescue her from more than one dreadful fix, pick up the pieces of her plotting and in the process her heart...

"Thus begins Cotillion, arguably the funniest, most charming of Georgette Heyer's many delightful Regency romances." -Amazon.co.uk


"Sparkling"-Independent on Sunday

"A literary bubble bath...Take a delightful and frothy dip among the gayer aspects of the author's favorite and well worked Regency period."-Sunday Tribune

Almost an heiress
Country-bred, spirited Kitty Charings is on the brink of inheriting a fortune from her eccentric guardian - provided that she marries one of his grandnephews. Kitty has spent her secluded life pining for the handsome, rakish Jack, who is well aware of her attachment.

A plan of her own
But when Jack fails to respond to his greatuncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a strategy of her own - a counterfeit betrothal to mildmannered Freddy Standen (who neither needs nor wants the money).

A most unlikely hero
And when Kitty's generous heart leads to all sorts of unintended troubles, there is only one man who can rescue her from more than one dreadful fix, pick up the pieces of her plotting and in the process her heart...

"Thus begins Cotillion, arguably the funniest, most charming of Georgette Heyer's many delightful Regency romances." -Amazon.co.uk


A sham betrothal isn't the only thing that gets Kitty and Freddy into trouble, but it's definitely the beginning...

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781402215452
1402215452
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 20 cm

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Booksss14
Jul 07, 2017

Cotillion is a wonderful novel, but I must confess, I was a little bit disappointed. I imagined it would be cute and adorable like Northanger Abbey, but it wasn't. I didn't really fall in love with the heroine at all and hero took me 3/4s of the book to actually love him. But all that considered it was still a good book.

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macrw3
Mar 15, 2015

I love Georgette Heyer's historical novels. But it's truly difficult to pick a favourite! Cotillion, however, is in my top three, along with The Unknown Ajax and These Old Shades. I read it every year! I read most of them every year! There's also The Foundling, and Devil's Cub---and the original Black Moth! The Grand Sophy was actually the subject of a paper I wrote for school! Okay. Now, also read all the comments below mine.

JCLMeganB Oct 04, 2013

Just when you think you can't bear the fact that Jane Austen only completed six novels, you realize with the greatest of joy, "Ah, yes, there is Georgette Heyer." Cotillion is one of her best.

bwortman Mar 28, 2013

I've been meaning to read Georgette Heyer for years and I'm sad it took me so long to discover the delights that is this novel. Her ability to effortless evoke the Regency period is awe-inspiring and her characters and plots are full of charm. The novel is full of sly humour and just a dash of romance that makes the narrative worthwhile. I fell in love with Kitty as a precocious heroine and Freddy as the slang spouting, slightly dandyish accomplice in her plots. Their exploits were thoroughly enjoyable and I was charmed and amused throughout. I will definitely be reading more Heyer in the near future.

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AcyYua
Oct 30, 2009

Lots of fun and absolutely hilarious - I adore Freddy! He may not be as sharp as your average romantic hero but he is definitely lovable.

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