Judy Croome lives, writes and reads in Johannesburg, South Africa. A novelist & poet, Judy loves cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, rainy days and cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) Visit Judy on www.judycroome.com or join her on Twitter @judy_croome
One of Georgette Heyer's grittier romances, VENETIA is my favourite. I've lost count of how many times I've read it, but I still feel a whole gamut of emotions as I'm reading it. As always, Heyer's descriptions and settings are impeccable in their detail and her characterisations of even the smallest bit players are marvellous. A lovely twist in the end to bring about the happy-ever-after for Dameral and Venetia reflects Heyer's plotting skills as well. I'll be re-reading this novel with much pleasure for many years to come!