(I still cover my eyes when I think on that kissing scene, btw.)
Not only did that kissing scene allow Miss Delacourt to speak her mind, it also afforded her the opportunity to have her day, so to speak, in the delightful sequel, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day. (Or as they say in the hood, Miss D2.)
In other words, Miss D gets married, peeps. The cover even says so:
Ah, but covers can be slippery slopes now, can't they?
Would it be a spoiler if I divulged the page on which they get married? Hows about if I told you that they get married in one of the three main sections of the book--the epilogue, the logue, or the prologue?
She's a tease, Miss Heidi, but she mentions my name in the acknowledgements, so I'm down with it. In fact, one of the most important characters in the novel, the evil mother-in-law, was inspired by, and named after, yours truly. (That's English for moi.)
You're welcome, world.
Okay, so if you don't understand the Regency Romance genre, you can get a brief background from Jami (oh how I lub Jami) over at Superfluous Miscellany. But believe me when I say you don't have to be a Jane Austen era book lover to enjoy this charming read. Sir Anthony may not be a smokin' hot vampire, but he's pretty current--even drops the Sir in this novel--and anyway, he gives splendidly thorough kisses.
(Top that, Edward!)
There are two types of people who should read Miss Heidi's Regency Romance books--those who are studying for the GRE, and those who are NOT studying for the GRE.
If you are studying for the GRE Miss Delacourt Has Her Day is a MUST READ! I counted eight GRE vocabulary words in the first five pages of the novel. FER REALS!
I bet Miss Heidi could get into grad school easy. Indeed she has the most remarkable command of vocabulary on the face of the earth.
And yet she's not stuffy or hoity toity in the least. In fact, alone, these ginormous words may seem laborious, but the way she weaves them together to craft the plot and develop the characters is fascinating. Dare I say, mesmerizing.
She makes big words funny. And clever. And cute. And charming and witty and sassy andsweetandsaucyandspunkyand . . .
It's a quick, fun read, which immediately whisks you away into another world, and charms your socks off.
Even if you are not studying for the GRE, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day is a MUST READ. Mostly because it's a quick, fun read, which immediately whisks you away into another world, and charms your socks off.
Barbara Metzger, author of Christmas Wishes says the story is as sparkling as Champagne and as sweet as chocolate.
I'm no Barbara Metzger, but can I just say something here? To Miss Heidi? Miss Heidi, I'm so dang proud of you. You have a gift, girlfriend. And how did you publish two amazing books against all personal odds, during some pretty challenging life circumstances?
(I know this because I read her blog. (Sporadically.) Plus she emails me. (Randomly.) We're like this. (Occasionally.))
Before I sign off, allow me to share two of my favorite lines from the book:
- Time is indeed sweet, and his uncle ate it like candy. (LUB IT!)
- No, my love. You are the sweetest thing! Well, except when you are angry, and there are sharp things about. (Hee hee)