Thursday 28 September 2017

Book Review: Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer

Title: Snowdrift and Other Stories
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: 3 October 2017
Pages: 303
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: ACR via NetGalley

The Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer, shines in this sparkling collection of fourteen short stories brimming with romance, intrigue, villainy, gallant heroes, compelling heroines, and, of course, the dazzling world of the Regency period. Additional content in this re-issue of the Pistols for Two collection includes three of Heyer's earliest short stories, rarely seen since their original publication in the 1930s, as well as a Foreword by Heyer's official biographer, Jennifer Kloester. Revel in a Regency world so intricately researched and charmingly realized, you'll want to escape there again and again in Heyer stories new and old. (Goodreads Synopsis)

Although I've known Heyer's name for years, I only started reading her work in the last few months. So far, I have loved it all, and Snowdrift and Other Stories is no exception. That said, I think I do prefer her longer works, where she has more time to develop plot and character. These short stories are perfectly enjoyable; however, they didn't grip me as much as her novels. Nonetheless, they make delightful evening reading, and you can dip into a story each night if you are short on time. If you are an established Heyer fan, you'll love these little tales, but if you are new to Heyer's work, I would recommend trying one of the novels first and then coming back to these shorts. Overall, a wonderful Regency-era read.

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