Snowdrift and Other Stories, Georgette Heyer
Published: October 2017, Originally Published: 1960
Note: This collection is a reprint of Pistols for Two with the addition of three previously unpublished stories.
For me, Georgette Heyer is as comforting as a steaming cup of tea in one of my favorite mugs; as cozy as a soft and warm blanket; and as cheering as catching up with a longtime friend over a laughter-filled meal. I can’t get enough of her Regency romances, and luckily still have many left to work my way through in the future. Sometimes however, I don’t feel like devoting my reading time to one of these full-length novels, but I still crave that Heyer magic.
Enter Snowdrift and Other Stories. I was thrilled to discover this short story collection which delivers everything I love about Georgette Heyer’s work in bite-sized pieces. Heyer is just as brilliant, witty, fun, and readable in this format as she is in her novels. I thoroughly enjoyed dipping in and out of this collection and reading one or two stories at a time.
The stories do tend to blend together after a point, as many themes and plots are repeated. However, pretty much all of Heyer is represented here. There are duels, elopements, mistaken identities, carriage accidents, masquerade balls, second-chance love affairs, and family dramas. Although only one or two stories actually have anything to do with snow or winter, this collection was especially fun to read during the season.
A few of my favorite stories included: Full Moon, Pistols for Two, To Have the Honour, Hazard, and Pursuit. If you’re a Heyer fan, I can’t recommend Snowdrift and Other Stories enough. It’s a collection I will certainly return to again and again for my coveted Heyer fix.
**A huge thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review**