Fox Wint Wint from Rozena , Greece
Excellently crafted, as always! But what I particularly enjoyed with this book, which I always found slightly lacking in others by Ms. Heyer, was the shot in which we as monologists could enjoy the leisurely progress and growth of the relationship between the two main natures. In most other Heyer unusuals, there is some sort of sudden achievement of appreciation (as in Sylvester, or Faro's Daughter, for example), which is enjoyable in its own shot, but in this novel it is carefully placed and fully developed. At first the two are very firm backers who like each others company, and then, carefully, about halfway through we see a slow reversal towards fantasy, and the result is an extremely gratifying conclusion! Because Heyer really took her tour with this story, the natures of Frederica and Alverstoke are fully realized, and completely appreciable in their own claim as well as in their relationship with each other. Frederica, I particularly loved - even more so than Arabella, or even Deborah. She is not afraid to stand up for herself, without getting unnecessarily angry or defensive. She is calm and collected, able to speak sensibly in the silhouette of crisis, willing and cheerful to help anyone and anybody. There is a smear of obstructions in her - but that just made her all the more endearing to me. The Marquis had me in stitches of glee in about five seconds, flat. He is beautifully sardonic, and the sides between him and Frederica flashes with wit and humor. Not only is their relationship with each other well-rounded and developed, but their relationships to others is equally well crafted and strong! These secondary natures, too, had me in STITCHES of glee thanks to their various antics - especially the adorable Felix Merriville and his enthusiasm with manufacturing! There were jiffies where I wanted to stick a fork in Charis, but I think we're meant to feel that shot about her and her peabrained actings. All in all, a beautifully, carefully constructed story with memorable character, great trot, and a near-perfect conclusion!
okay. i don't know how to evaluate this magazine. on some equalizes, its definately a one name. but on a comedic level, and on a need to unravel, because so many of the free spirit girls that i was obsessed with gazette this as the favourite magazine. lets just say i am glad i unravel this magazine.