Sylvester

Sylvester

Sylvester by Georgette Heyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Confession: I needed a little pick-me-up, so I had finished this novel before the Georgette Fans Group started their reread.

A lot of really interesting things struck me this time & reminded me why this is still a 5★ read for me.


♥ Original plot idea.
♥ Great secondary characters. Even if they only appear briefly in the story, I remember them.
♥ The hero shows character development, but doesn’t turn into a completely different person. Total reformation of the man you love is never a healthy aspiration.
♥ Some of GH’s most romantic scenes. I’ve reread them twice since finishing this book.
♥ Thomas Orde is one of Gh’s best secondary characters. I just love him.


If you are a not a fan of ingenue heroines, Phoebe is the final one GH wrote. Cressy from False Colours is only 20, but an extremely mature personality.

I know in previous reads other members have found Sylvester’s nephew Edmund a very young six, but he probably wasn’t both for the time he was written, when GH wrote this (1950s) & the lack of socialisation with his peers. I quite enjoyed Edmund this time around.

I realise these are more like notes than a proper review, but this is my second review on Goodreads & I have read this particular title between 30-50 times.

I’m cutting myself some slack. 😍

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