False Colours The young Earl of Denville was missing Handsome and eligible as the titled elder of the renowned Fancot twins was no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee s family For even

  • Title: False Colours
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The young Earl of Denville was missing Handsome and eligible as the titled elder of the renowned Fancot twins was, no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee s family For even though they did not love each other, he could hardly embarrass the charming Cressida Stavely at her own engagement party And if the match were wrecked, it would dash the laThe young Earl of Denville was missing Handsome and eligible as the titled elder of the renowned Fancot twins was, no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee s family For even though they did not love each other, he could hardly embarrass the charming Cressida Stavely at her own engagement party And if the match were wrecked, it would dash the last hope of getting his lovely, improvident mother out of debt.With an uncanny hunch about his twin s predicament, the younger brother, Kit, appeared at the party just in time to double for the missing Earl With his intelligence he succeeded in deceiving all present And with his superb manners he not only charmed Cressy s formidable grandmother, but made Cressy herself wonder if she didn t love the Earl after all .

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    1. This book is about a cute set of identical twins:. . . no, wait. Cute and marriageable identical twins:Something like this, but in Regency costume. *fans self vigorously*Anyway. The younger and more sensible twin, Christopher (Kit), senses Something is Wrong with his twin and returns to London from foreign parts, only to find that his brother Evelyn has disappeared without a trace, and it's imperative that Evelyn show up at a dinner to meet his wealthy fiancée's family. Unfortunately for Kit an [...]

    2. A lovely light easy read just like all Georgette Heyer's romances. This one stars one of her best male leads in Kit who is half of a pair of identical twins. Identical that is in appearance but not apparently in character and charm. Her books are still the best Regency romances out there and they are certainly standing the test of time. To me they are the literary equivalent of comfort food:)

    3. Love, love, love!!This novel was so cute! Ah, I just want to give it and everyone in it a big hug! <3False Colours seems to be one of those less popular Heyers, because I had rarely heard of it, knew nothing of what was going to happen, and generally did not know what to expect beyond twins switching places and family shenanigans. But it was all so much fun!! What a wonderful ride!I just loved the feels of this book: so sweet, soothing, heart-warming and gentle, all interlaced with Heyer's si [...]

    4. 4.5*I'm gratified to say that Georgette Heyer's books hold up so well for me (I never liked Charity Girl & hadn't read Why Shoot a Butler before) as I work through my goal of rereading all of them on Good Reads. (well maybe not My Lord John & Helen – a reader can only suffer so much)This is one that has improved with time & I have now given it a rating of 4.5*GH shows her trademark careful plotting & tying up of loose ends. Kit is one of my favourite GH heros – kindly, witty, [...]

    5. Well, according to"The Georgette Heyer Theory of Regency Romance" assuming a very many constants in people's beliefs and perceptions and assumptions based on absurd coincidences and the unfailing and obviously expected conclusion of a happily ever after, False Colours is truly Georgette Heyer personified!Though this one is not my favourite of the lot, it has a few things I much admire. Kit, for instance, with his ingenuity and tact is a superb character. Secondly, The Fancot Twins together do ca [...]

    6. How can False Colours possibly be considered a romance novel when the main character spends eighty percent of his time with his mother, fifteen percent with his valet, servants, and friends, and a pitiful five percent with his beloved?I actually enjoyed the first eighty or so pages of this novel, but by the time it became abundantly clear that the novel would consist of Kit spending his days with his mother, the novel quickly too one a nails-on-chalkboard feeling. It’s extremely slow and lacki [...]

    7. Omigod this book was SO FUN. It was just pure delight and put a smile on my face more than once. Which felt a bit silly because I was listening to an audiobook, usually on public transport, and sitting there grinning to myself. But I didn't care because it was awesome. What could be more fun than twins switch places?Oh right, HOT twins switching places. In Regency England. And having to pretend to be engaged. And actually falling in love. And all the many complications such a situation entails. [...]

    8. There are many things I love about False Colours—the hero, Kit, is one of my favorite among Georgette Heyer’s men; his mother, Lady Denham, is one of her most perfect wigeons; and the Dowager and Sir Bonamy are delightful secondary characters. But the novel makes its way only into my second rank of Georgette Heyer favorites because of the plotting.Kit Fancot, the younger of a pair of identical twins, comes home to London from his diplomatic post in Vienna because he has sensed that something [...]

    9. When I picked up False Colours by Georgette Heyer, I knew to expect a well-written, regency romance filled with laugh out loud humor and well developed characters. This is a fast-paced book of misunderstandings and mistaken identities that kept my interest until the last page. Christopher “Kit” Fancot has a nagging feeling that something is very wrong. While on leave from the Army, he decides to surprise his family with a visit. When he discovers that his twin brother, Evelyn has disappeared [...]

    10. The Honorable Christopher Fancot takes leave from his diplomatic post to return to London because he has a feeling something is wrong with his twin Evelyn, Lord Denville. Their mother reveals Evelyn hasn't been home in over a week and she is very worried. Evelyn is due to visit his potential bride's family soon and if he isn't home in time then Kit will have to take his place. Kit and his twin used to change places frequently as children for a lark but this is different. Kit agrees believing the [...]

    11. I read all of Georgette Heyer's books in my teens and enjoyed most of them thoroughly. Now, twenty years later, I've decided to re-read them since they've been enjoying an upsurge in popularity and have been re-released in such an attractive format. I could not remember if I'd read this one or not, and now I realize why I found False Colours so forgettable. The main character, Kit, spends most of the novel, not in witty banter with his lady-love, but with his mother. I’m 110 pages into the boo [...]

    12. It's always hard for me to review a Georgette Heyer book. She's one of my favorite authors and I've read most of her books many times. Which makes it difficult to feign objectivity or even to avoid gushing like a little girl.In False Colours, like other of her adventure-flavored romances (The Unknown Ajax, The Toll-Gate, or The Talisman Ring for example), the central romance is resolved between half and three-quarters through the book (60% in this case, I checked). Unlike those others, however, [...]

    13. Kit Fancot returns home from his diplomatic job in Europe because he feels his twin brother, Evelyn is in trouble. His feeling turns out to be correct as Evelyn has disappeared just after he proposed to Cressy Stavely. He has been invited to meet her relations on the day after Kit's return and his mother persuades Kit to take his brother's place as they are almost identical. What follows is an amusing story of mistaken identities and a mysterious disappearance which turns out to be much more pro [...]

    14. When I think of this novel as a romance (Heyer's romance) I give 3 stars. The story of Kit and Cressy has some amusing points and the idea of twins is well used. But Let's say, it isn't the thrilling story like (for example) in Devil's Cub or Cotillion (and in many other Heyer's novels).When I think of this book as a funny book I give 4 stars. Lady Denville is ridiculous. She is a perfect example of a classic character of Heyer's Regency romances. She is so incorrigible almost preposterous. Add [...]

    15. What a delightful romp!! Kit Fancot comes home unexpectedly from Vienna because he ‘has a feeling’ that his twin in his trouble – and he’s right; Evelyn has not been seen or heard from for almost 2 weeks, and no one knows where he is. To make matters worse, he’s supposed to attend a family dinner the very next night – the family of the woman he recently proposed to! The twins’ Mama decides that Kit should masquerade as his brother ‘just for the night’, and Kit has the devil of [...]

    16. This is one of those Heyer novels I remember being disappointed in, my first run through. I just finished reading it again, and I see now why it didn't rate high amongst the list of glittering Heyer works- it was boring! Way too much dialogue (and I LIKE dialogue)- most of it between mother and son, and while the mother is a delightful disaster, the discourse between them isn't nearly as interesting as the verbal exchanges between Kit and his brother's fiancée, or even between Dowager Fancot an [...]

    17. The couple in this, Kit and Cressy, were likeable enough, but this was definitely not one of Heyer's better efforts. I didn't find her humour as sharp or as well-paced as in other works, and in its absence, the gender politics just became too strong for me to ignore. It wasn't so much the depiction of the constraints and roles which were forced on women in Regency England--it would be hard to read historical fiction at all if you couldn't put that to one side a little--it was the depiction of Ki [...]

    18. I quite enjoyed this! As I always do Heyer. I breezed through it in about two days. The plot was even thinner than usual this time, but it really didn't matter. The characters were so charming that the plot was really just an excuse to show them off. It's a twin masquerade plot- one doesn't show up to be presented to his potential fiancee's family, the other one has to take his place wacky hijinx and romance ensues. The usual cast of great supporting characters and dialogue is present and sparkl [...]

    19. Mistaken identity is one of the best engines for comedies of manners.This novel is at its best when the masquerade happens, but beforehand and afterward, there are conversations that go on for upwards of thirty pages and more--as if Heyer had lost her sense of timing that is so tight in her earlier books, and got complacent. Many love this one, but I can't reread it without heavy skimming; the heroes are more like the younger brothers of some of the other novels, and the heroine one of the plain [...]

    20. My 27th Georgette HeyerHaving been obliged to impersonate his twin brother to save the betrothal, Kit discovers he likes his brother's fiance too much and there is a huge debt in the family. There were interesting moments bought about by the reckless Lady Denville, both Cressy and Kit are a cute couple, but the story just didn't live up to it's very interesting premise. This is a quieter book and maybe I was expecting something more dramatic, but I needed more.

    21. I adore Kester and Eve and their mother and the heroine and her grandma. The plot is good.funny.lol moments galore.

    22. This book somewhat ran into one of the problems I have with fiction that includes humour: I’m bad at being embarrassed, and get second-hand embarrassment for characters I like. There’s obviously a lot of scope for embarrassment in a book which features twin protagonists who pretend to be one another, and the muddle they get themselves into when they do this as adults in order to cover for each other. Or, really, Kit covers for his brother who is mostly absent, and really doesn’t deserve su [...]

    23. This is a quiet book: no romping and no hilarity, although the premise might’ve supported such excesses. In this tale of two identical twins, all the preconceptions are turned on their heads. Kit, a diplomatic secretary in Vienna, is the rational younger twin to Evelyn, the impulsive and rakish Earl of Denville. Sensing through the twins’ bond that Evelyn is in trouble, Kit hurries home to England, but when he arrives in the middle of the night, he discovers that Evelyn has disappeared. What [...]

    24. I love escaping to Regency era England, and Georgette Heyer is one of my go-tos for a good comfort read. Her works always manage to put a smile on my face.False Colours contains a ridiculous plot, hysterical characters, and of course a sweet love story. When the Earl of Denville still hasn’t returned on the night before he is set to meet his fiancee’s extended (and formidable) family, his mother and twin brother are forced into a ludicrous plan. Kit will impersonate his identical twin until [...]

    25. The critic quote in the blurb nails it again by saying that with Heyer you don't just choose a book, you choose a world, and most stay there. Maybe that's why I keep re-reading her now - I think it's different to eg. Dodd where either I kept wanting more erotic romance or to find her redeeming herself or me scratching my wounds. While I keep saying how every single thing is pale and small upon re-reading my most important favourite author, I never don't want to pick up the book again.Cressida, l [...]

    26. After a disquieting feeling that his twin brother is in trouble, Kit Fancome rushes back to London. There, he finds that his brother Evelyn has disappeared, and no one has seen him for a week. Even worse, Evelyn has arranged to meet his fiancee's family the very next day--and if he doesn't show, the wedding will almost certainly be cancelled. Kit agrees to stand in for his flighty brother for a single nightbut in fact, must continue the pretence for weeks. And as he spends more time as Evelyn, h [...]

    27. If "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Oedipus Rex" had a literary offspring, it would be Heyer's "False Colours." The former because the romance - the very little of it that exists in the book - largely consists of the hero courting his brother's betrothed while pretending to be him. He's one of Heyer's kinder heroes, and I felt bad for him. And the latter because the book is not so much about a hero or a heroine as it is about a mother. A mother who is one of Heyer's more absurd creatures (which is sayi [...]

    28. This book has all of Heyer's trademarks - witty dialogue, likable characters and plenty of confusion. :) Throw in identical twins, a smart heroine, a sweet but irresponsible Mamma and an affectionate but irascible Great-Grandmother, and you have a really great story. Unfortunately, this particular book is so loaded with slang dialogue, especially at the beginning, that it was tough to get into. In one random page the heroine refers to hersef as "a bumble-broth", "a woolly-crown", with a "skimble [...]

    29. A fine bit of jollification!! There is nothing like a Georgette Heyer novel to put a warm twinkle in your eyes!! I loved all of the characters in this very polite regency romance! Charming from the very first page to the last. My favorite quote:"Will you think me very saucy if I say that never did a knight more thoroughly deserve to win his lady than you, dear sir?"This wonderful regency romp has perhaps one of the slowest burning romances I have been privileged to read and enjoy. The devoted Si [...]

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