Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Rules of Gentility (Book #82)
I can't remember when I last read a book that's simply as fun as The Rules of Gentility (Janet Mullany, 2007). It's a spoof of both Regency romance and chick lit that's laugh-out-loud funny while somehow striking the delicate balance of taking its characters seriously enough amid the slapstick and parody that the reader cares what happens to them. The voice makes it--it's told in first person, alternating between hero and heroine, and with tons of charm and wit.