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I'd forgotten Angelique, and Marianne as well. And I loved Sir Walter Scott. I simply loved historicals from a very early age, and SF next. The mundane world has always come low down on my list, which is probably why I live in imaginary ones as a writer!
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Well, Minna, as someone who loves the 18th century I have to say that the change to science and open ideas began there, but yes, we had to wait for the later 19th century for women to really get some rights with teeth.
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Who was it who said that any sufficiently advanced technology looks like magic?
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Yes, Elf, the sentient machines in these books are great, aren't they?
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Thanks for that, Barbara. They are great books.
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"steampunk is a nice meld of both." I agree, Linda.
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I'm sure it'll be a great fit in your library, Lynne. I like steampunk because it's so creative and imaginative. Both very good things in fiction, IMO,
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Thanks, Lisa. When I first heard about steampunk fiction I was a bit bemused, but I get it now.
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The intro to A Study in Silks is great. "Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse." Add ruthless Steam Barons and political plots and it's an enthralling brew. Continue reading
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Florence,David continues as Captain Drake out of duty, as you say. Without a strong leader the Dragon's Horde could fall under the power of bad men and/or many of them could be captured and transported, leaving families in distress. It's also why he needs to marry money, so he can provide other employment. As for love at first sight, I don't think it's always on appearances. It's mysterious, but it doesn't seem to be a matter of people singling out the most obviously attractive person around. In some cases other people are thinking, "Why him/her?"
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Congratulations on 22 years, Glenda. I agree about finding a wonderful man to marry. The same thing applies today, really, though usually the consequences of marrying a wrong 'un aren't so dire.
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Good points, Barbara. I doubt many smugglers are altruistic, however. Alas, it was hard for a woman to keep her independence in marriage in the Regency because in the end the husband had law on his side. Choosing a good one was the best defense, but a strong family and a well-drawn up trust certainly helped!
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Great story, Sherrie. I wonder if she might have felt the pull but been sure it was wrong. Good for him for persistent courtship!
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Right, Mary Jo, those instant attractions can go horrible wrong. Then we call them infatuation, but IMO that's love at first sight that didn't work out.
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You're right about David's abilities, Nancy, but it isn't just a matter of talent, is it? The wastrel heirs were mostly trained for their future. A remarkable number of the upper class managed to be competent in some areas and wastrels in others! But yes, David will cope, and the Rogues will support him.
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Lovely stories, Shannon. I've heard lots of them. Usually one's quicker than the other, but yes sometimes two people just know.
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You're right, Sonya, smuggling was definitely not black and white. It was fun to learn more about the City.
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Another vote for The Grand Sophy,Vicki. Thanks for contributing.
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You're from Ladysmith, Lorraine. How lovely.
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Welcome to Heyerdom, Bess! You have so many treasures to discover. :)
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Karin, Heyer could set up great comic scenes, couldn't she? She knew the power of the running gag.
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Thanks for being a fan of Regencies, Pamela. They are a special form.
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Lots of mothers doing an excellent job of turning their daughters on to Heyer. Applause for all of them!
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Lightness is a good word for her best books, Ella. Not in substance, of course, but in tone.
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Yes, great characters, and such a variety. It's why I feel that she created a world, and I wish she'd have had more interactions.
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