A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer Review

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer.A Civil Contract is a really good book. It is the sort of book you can read over and over. I know because I have! This was I think the 7th time I read it.

I like having books like that for when I’m sick or really tired and have trouble concentrating. When you are feeling bad you don’t want something that you have to think about or that takes a lot of energy. You want something comfortable.

This is one of those books. It is entertaining but doesn’t require a lot of thought. Perfect for snuggling up in the recliner for an afternoon.

This one is about a Nobleman who’s father dies suddenly leaving him with a lot of debts and a couple of sisters to provide for. He is going to have to sell his ancestral home and will still have debts.

His “man of business” tells him he should marry a heiress to keep from losing everything. He doesn’t like that idea. The father of the girl he had planned to wed agrees with this though and sends a rich man he knows to talk to him.

He marries the rich mans daughter and in the end that turns out to be the best thing he could have done. There is lots of interesting story before you get to the end though.

I love most of Goergette Heyers  other romances too. They do not have any heavy sex scenes and her characters are almost all likable and the few are that not are the bad guys. Which makes it fun to dislike them.

If you like clean romances check this book out and any other of her books you come across. Most libraries have a few. She wrote some mysteries that are pretty good too.

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  • Swati October 12, 2011, 7:12 AM

    I have read this book but I didn’t really find it as interesting as other georgette heyer books.
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    • Elle
      October 13, 2011, 2:04 PM

      I have read quite a few of her books and you are right…there are others that are better. This one is a still a good read…especially if you are tired and having trouble concentrating.
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  • Laura O in AK October 12, 2011, 6:50 PM

    Sounds like an interesting book. I love to read and am always looking for something new. Thank you so much for linking up to the Curious Hop today so I could more easily find this post.

    I hope you’ll be back again next week to link up and visit other great posts online. If you’re interested, we are now taking submissions for featured blogger of the week. You’ll find the link in my post for today: http://daybydayinourworld.com/2011/10/wednesday-curious-hop-week-4/
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  • Xenia October 13, 2011, 1:56 PM

    I’m not familiar with her books, but I agree that those books that are light and easy to read are sometimes the best thing!
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    • Elle
      October 13, 2011, 2:07 PM

      She wrote a lot of wonderful books. I just won a few of her paperbacks on eBay so I’ll be posting more reviews as I read the books again. And I might have a few extras for giveaways too!
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  • Lassa November 9, 2011, 2:06 PM

    I am not a big reader and I can honestly say I have never read a book more than once but this does sound appealing. Double that up with the above comment on paperbacks on ebay and I might well give this a try.

    Thanks for the review!
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