Read for the Georgette Heyer Reading Challenge.
Prudence and Robin have lived all their lives with their father as masqueraders – adventurers on the continent. When they get mixed up in the Jacobite rebellion, and things go badly, their father hatches a plan to allow them to escape.
Thus, Peter (Prue) and Kate (Robin) are born, with each masquerading as the other sex, in London society. It being a Heyer book, there’s naturally romance. Oh, and did I mention their father claims to be a Viscount?
I’ll admit. This one strained my credulity a bit. Not to say that Heyer is a necessarily a model of factually based story-telling, but she’s got Regency manners down in a such a way you’re willing to ignore some of the more anachronistic things that sometimes creep into the stories. Something about this one just bugged me. It was spritely and enjoyable enough, but I can’t say it’s in my list of Heyer favorites.