Georgette Heyer was a British novelist credited with creating the historical romance genre. Heavily influenced by Jane Austen, Heyer took to weaving stories set in the past, particularly the Regency era. The standout feature of her novels used to be her characters possessing modern-day sensibilities, and their presence in the Recency era read out like a fine confluence, rather than an anachronism. One of her earliest works include Regency Buck, which is considered to have flagged off the genre. Another refreshing feature of her writing was the measured accuracy and attention given to depicting the bygone era, even if it was only used as a backdrop. If you’re new to the gene, and are clueless about where to begin, all you need to do is pick up a classic Georgette Heyer.