I feel like I’m saying something sacrilegious when I confess that I do not love Heyer’s work. I don’t even like her work. I don’t hate it — I don’t think it’s terrible; it’s just not to my taste. I’ve tried a smattering of her books, including The Spanish Bride, A Civil Contract, Beauvallet, The Nonesuch, and Venetia. I’ve only managed to finish the first two, while the last two went back to the library.
Beauvallet shuffled to the top of the pile in The Great Book Purge last night. And after spending the train ride to and from work plus my lunch break trying to get into it, I’m giving up. It’s just over the top. Not even a pirate and a Spanish setting are enough.