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The Spanish Bride Shot Proof, Fever Proof And A Veteran Campaigner At The Age Of Twenty Five, Brigade Major Harry Smith Is Reputed To Be The Luckiest Man In Lord Wellington S Army But At The Siege Of Badajos, His Friends Foretell The Ruin Of His Career For When Harry Meets The Defenceless Juana, A Fiery Passion Consumes Him Under The Banner Of Honour And With The Selfsame Ardour He So Frequently Displays In Battle, He Dives Headlong Into Marriage In His Beautiful Child Bride, He Finds A Kindred Spirit, And A Temper To Match But For Juana, A Long Year Of War Must Follow


About the Author: Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Hey Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance



10 thoughts on “The Spanish Bride

  1. says:

    4.5 Right from the beginning real life war hero Harry Smith crackles with life energy for the most part, so did this book, other than one part where GH just seemed to show off her research skills She obviously drew extensively on George Simmons diaries I don t think most of his appearances drove the plot along much.Juana Smith is well dr...


  2. says:

    I ve given this a B for narration and a B for content at AARAlthough Georgette Heyer is principally known for writing a large number of sparkling Regency Romances and Comedies of Manners, she also wrote a number of mysteries and several books of historical fiction based on real events One of the best known of these is An Infamous Army, which is said to include some of the most well researched descriptions of the Battle of Waterloo, and which, as a result, is or was a set text at Sandhurst I ve given this a B for narration and a B for content at AARAlthough Georgette Heyer is principally known for writing a large number of sparkling Regency Romances and Comedies of Manners, she also wrote a number of mysteries and several books of historical fiction based on real events One of the best known of these is An Infamous Army, which is said to include some of the most...


  3. says:

    A Regency romance with the focus on Captain Brigade Major Harry Smith and the Spanish bride he takes into his heart, Juana, at the end of the siege of Badajos For a switch, the marriage takes place at the beginning of the story while their married life plays out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington.You cannot pick up a novel or history of the Peninuslar War without some reference to Captain Harry Smith and his Juana While most of the story is of the campaigns from the sie A Regency romance with the focus on Captain Brigade Major Harry Smith and the Spanish bride he takes into his heart, Juana, at the end of the siege of Badajos For a switch, the marriage takes place at the beginning of the story while their married life plays out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington.You cannot pick up a no...


  4. says:

    This barely fictionalized true story was so engaging I read Harry Smith s memoirs, and then Captain John Kincaids memoirs Imagine my surprise when some of the dialog Heyer used was right out of their own pens Not just a wonderful love story, but a great and exciting history of the Peninsular War and livestyle of Wellingtons officers and troops Harry and Juana spent the rest of their lives together and she went on almost every posting he had in his long career The town of Ladysmith South Afri This barely fictionalized true story was so engaging I read Harry Smith s memoirs, and then Captain John Kincaids memoirs Imagine my surprise when some of the dialog Heyer used was right out of their own pens Not just a wonderful love story, but a great and exciting history of the Peninsular War and livestyle of Wellingtons officers and troops Harry and Juan...


  5. says:

    With this one, if you wade through the many paragraphs on fighting and history their is a really sweet story The writing dialog isn t Heyer s best, it readslike a biography to me, and parts of it dragged Although, the second half of the book gets much better and the battlesenjoyable to read Even for just getting to see Heyer s research skills Plus, if you like Heyer s Regencies, towards the end of the story, Juana hangs out in London it reminds you of her other books just a b With this one, if you wade through the many paragraphs on fighting and history their is a really...


  6. says:

    My Eleventh Georgette Heyer Based on the true story of Harry Smith and his wife Juana Mar a de los Dolores de Le n Smith, this book ismilitary fiction than romance Heyer did a great deal of research in order to bring to life army life, their comradeship and hardships While she does portray the army patriotically, she does not gloss over the damage they can and do inflict.Convent raised orphan Juana is introduced in the 9th chapter and it s insta love between her and Harry We are given t My Eleventh Georgette Heyer Based on the ...


  7. says:

    This is not my favorite Heyer that would be Devil s Cub, The Grand Sophy, or Sylvester , but it is definitely my favorite war book Even Heyer s An Infamous Army, which could be considered a sequel to this one with its focus on Waterloo and is so accurate that the cadets at Sandhurst reportedly read it as a battle study, cannot hold a candle to this one in terms of making the business of war accessible to non soldiers Based on the first part of Sir Harry Smith s diaries and every other memoir This is not my favorite Heyer that would be Devil s Cub, The Grand Sophy, or Sylvester , but it is definitely my favorite war book Even Heyer s An Infamous Army, which could be considered a sequel to this one with its focus on Waterloo and is so accurate that the cadets at Sandhurst reportedly read it as a battle study, cannot hold a candle to this one in terms of making the business of war accessible to non soldiers Based on the first part of Sir Harry Smith s diaries and every other memoir of the Peninsular War that came into Heyer s hands, it follows the British Army from Badajos to Toulouse and on to Waterloo through the story of Harry Smith and his child bride, Juana Ponce de Leon They met, fell in love, and married when she was barely 14 and he was 25 and remained together and passionately attached all their lives Yet this is not one of Heyer s famed Regency romances The focus is on the battles the planning, the campaigns, the mistakes and successes, the camara...


  8. says:

    This is so not what I expected The foreword had warned me and I should have put back this book on its virtual shelf then.The strength of Georgette Heyer regards historical romance is her ability to twist the plot, to involve too many melding and interfering characters, all that written in a light and rather humoristic tone, that makes it all generally a fluffy but highly entertaining romantic comedy.In this case, this is not too be expected.Georgette Heyer had most probably been enthralled by t This is so not what I expected The foreword had warned me and I should have put back this book on its virtual shelf then.The strength of Georgette Heyer regards historical romance is her ability to twist the plot, to involve too many melding and interfering characters, all that written in a light and rather humoristic tone, that makes it all generally a fluffy but highly entertaining romantic comedy.In this case, this is not too be expected.Georgette Heyer had most probably been enthralled by the story of Harry Smith and Juana, during the peninsular campaign and wanted to share that with her readers She obviously had done a lot of research regards the details through which the campaign took place, the characters involved, some aspects of the day to day life of a company during a campaign, as well as about the characters.Unfortunately she did not manage to make something interesting out of it The characters do not seem to evolve much during the story a large pa...


  9. says:

    I never know what to expect from a Heyer novel because she was such a prolific writer This one was frankly disappointing It s pretty much a four hundred page history text about the Peninsular War 1808 1814 , and Wellington s many victories against the French The protagonists Brigade Major Harry Smith and his fourteen year old bride, Juana are engaging, but largely because this is based in fact, not fiction they never develop or do much of anything except fall in love and survive a long s I never know what to expect from a Heyer novel because she was such a prolific writer This one was frankly disappointing It s pretty muc...


  10. says:

    God, between this and An Infamous Army, I sometimes feel like Georgette Heyer is a kindred spirit indeed Her books on the Peninsular War are just brilliant.The Spanish Bride is nominally about the true story of Juana and Brigade Major Harry Smith, and she brings them to life as very colorful and complex characters, but the book is high jacked by the backdrop a rich description of every battle in Wellington s campaign from Badajos to Toulouse in which the Light Division took part Heyer read God, between this and An Infamous Army, I sometimes feel like Georgette Heyer is a kindred spirit indeed Her books on the Peninsular War are just brilliant.The Spanish Bride is nominally about the true story of Juana and Brigade Major Harry Smith, and she brings them to life as very colorful and complex characters, but the book is high jacked by the backdrop a rich description of every battle in Wellington s campaign from Badajos to Toulouse in which the Light Division took part Heyer read every extant journal by the soldiers of the Light Division and researched the battles thoroughly, so that the effortless details which she brings to her Regency ...


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