Book Review: Sylvester by Georgette Heyer

Title: Sylvester

Author: Georgette Heyer

Published: 1957

Page Length: 410


Book Summary:

Endowed with rank, wealth and elegance, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, posts into Wiltshire to discover if the Honorable Phoebe Marlow will meet his exacting requirements for a bride. If he does not expect to meet a tongue-tied stripling wanting both manners and conduct, then he is intrigued indeed when his visit causes Phoebe to flee her home. They meet again on the road to London, where her carriage has come to grief in the snow. Yet Phoebe, already caught in one imbroglio, now knows she soon could be well deep in another…

A typically wonderful historical novel, Sylvester shows once more why Georgette Heyer is the undisputed queen of the genre she created – the Regency romance.


I’m in a Georgette Heyer reading phase currently. So yes this is another book by her, my 3rd one this week. I’ll likely take a break to catch up on a few other books I need to get read but will definitely come back to Heyer’s novels soon as there are still over a dozen of her books I want to read.

This one has an entertaining storyline. Sylvester is painted to be a wicked uncle but nothing could be further from the truth. Phoebe never intends to marry and certainly would never consider the arrogant Duke of Salford. He is after all the inspiration for the villain in her soon to be published novel.

When these two are thrown together through circumstances out of their control one can only sit back and enjoy the ensuing adventures.

This is my kind of Regency romance!

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!

Source: Library

Content: Clean (use of the exclamation “Good God”)

2018: #22



  1. Shirla Ghadaki says:

    I read all of the Georgette Heyer books that were of the Regency romance line way back in the 60s. I was never able to get into the mysteries but I LOVED her romances. I still re-read them from time to time.

  2. Karen Bowen says:

    It’s been a few years since I read any of her books, but I love them. And this one was one of my favorites.

  3. I remember really liking this one, so I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  4. I’ve never read any of Heyer’s books, but everyone tells me I need to. Should I start with this one? It sounds really good.

  5. All my Georgette Heyer paperbacks (at least fifteen of them) are hiding behind other books right now. But I’ve been longing to reread them. They’re such fun. I’m glad you’re enjoying them!