The Romance and Historical Novels

Listed below are the Romance and Historical novels of Heyer. Select any of the titles to read an extract. Although many of these extracts are favourite parts of mine, others have been entered by ListServ members. The picture is the cover of both Venetia and Frederica from the Arrow Paperback editions.

A Civil Contract
An Infamous Army
April Lady
Bath Tangle
Black Sheep
Charity Girl
Cousin Kate
Devil's Cub (2)
False Colours
Faro's Daughter
Friday's Child
Lady of Quality
My Lord John
Pistols for Two
Powder and Patch
Regency Buck
Royal Escape
Simon the Coldheart
Sprig Muslin
The Black Moth (full text)
The Conqueror
The Convenient Marriage
The Corinthian
The Foundling
The Grand Sophy
The Great Roxhythe
The Masqueraders
The Nonesuch
The Quiet Gentleman
The Reluctant Widow
The Spanish Bride
The Talisman Ring
The Toll-Gate
The Unknown Ajax
These Old Shades
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Although Heyer didn't really write 'series', there are a few books that are linked by common characters. These are These Old Shades with Léonie and Justin parenting Dominic in Devil's Cub and Dominic and Mary are the grand-parents of Barbara in An Infamous Army. While the timelines of the books don't work out in terms of the generations, most of us don't let that small detail get in the way of our enjoyment of the novels. In addition, the characters from Regency Buck are also featured in An Infamous Army.

It is probably also of interest to newcomers to Heyer's world that her first novel, The Black Moth was revisited in These Old Shades. As Hodge says in the bio, "Devil Andover from The Black Moth has suffered a sea change into the wicked Duke of Avon (known as Satanas to his friends)."

For published date order, please use the bibliography on A Book For All Reasons.

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