Which Heyer Heroine are you?
Are you Hero or Sophy? Arabella or Judith? Take the quiz below to find out if you should be with Vidal or Sherry!
1. You have recently made the acquaintance of a handsome, eligible gentleman but he has formed a most unfavourable opinion of you. What do you do?
A Challenge him to a duel…with either swords or pistols.
B He is such a god-like figure to me, how could I hope to change his opinion? Indeed, why would I want to?
C Solve all his problems and those of his family, laugh at him, challenge him at every turn, and argue with him. Just generally infuriate him!
D Make up a daring false identity on the spur of the moment and not give a thought to the consequences.
E I don’t think he has really noticed me – his gaze seems to look right through me – but I would maintain a dignified distance.
F Glare at him and try and provoke him into an argument.
2. Another lady challenges you to a carriage race. How do you respond?
A No-one would dare challenge me!
B I would take up the challenge. After all, I want to be thought of as a dashing lady of fashion and I think it would really impress the man I love.
C Although I know it’s not the done thing, I wouldn’t be able to resist a challenge and it would provide an opportunity to provoke my love rival and infuriate the man I love!
D I wouldn’t do anything that might draw undue attention to me. If the ton find out I’m an impostor, I’m in more than enough trouble as it is!
E I’ve never had the opportunity to learn to drive. But the man I love drives at the devil’s own pace and cares nothing for reputation!
F I’d take up the challenge just to annoy the man I love, but I think I’d regret my actions later.
3. It is your first appearance in society, and you are being introduced to the polite world. What is their first impression of you?
A I’m unique…stunningly beautiful and spirited. And there is a mystery attached to me.
B Well, people are rather shocked by my runaway marriage, but on the whole I’m seen as a sweet, prettily-behaved girl.
C I’ve spent my whole life in the public eye across Europe. I was born to be a society hostess! My sparkling wit makes up for the fact that I have countenance rather than beauty.
D I take society by storm because I am so beautiful but also, alas, because everyone believes I am possessed of a large fortune!
E I expect they will be surprised at my understated looks and quiet manners. The man I love is noted for the dazzling beauties he usually attracts. I hope they never discover the shocking circumstances surrounding my abduction!
F My beauty is much admired and I have a large fortune, but I can be rather fierce. An attempt to give me an unflattering nickname might almost destroy my reputation but I hope that Mr Brummell would come to my rescue!
4. The man you love asks for your hand in marriage. How do you react?
A I tell him he does not need to marry me, I will be his mistress until he tires of me.
B He’s only asking me so that he can get his hands on his fortune and because the woman he really loves has turned him down. But I love him desperately and it’s better than becoming a governess after all!
C Well, he said he dislikes me excessively, but I know that means he loves me really!
D I can’t accept! I love him but I’ve deceived him into thinking I have a large fortune.
E He is only asking me because he ruined my reputation by abducting me when I pretended to be my sister. I love him but I’ll have to run away.
F At last! I thought he disliked me and my behaviour had given him a disgust of me but he was waiting until he was no longer my guardian.
5. You have been abducted. What do you do?
A Escape, of course!
B It’s only my husband, isn’t it? Isn’t it?
C I can’t imagine anyone trying to abduct me! Although, I did pretend that Lord Charlbury abducted me, but that was part of a plan…
D It’s never happened to me. I expect I would befriend someone and ask them for help.
E Shoot my abductor to protect my virtue.
F Lose my temper with my abductor but secretly be nervous and hope that my guardian will rescue me.
6. What sort of men are attracted to you?
A Dashing young bucks. Oh, and a prince of the realm!
B Mostly loose screws who think they can take advantage of my innocence but also a kind, considerate older neighbour. Oh dear, I think I may have misled him!
C Dashing military men and those I flirted with while abroad.
D Most men seem to find me attractive … but I suspect that is because they believe I have a large fortune!
E My staid cousin has always been my most ardent suitor until I met the dashing marquis who captured my heart!
F My guardian has had to depress the pretensions of many suitors who would like to get their hands on my fortune, including a royal duke!
Mostly A You are like Leonie de Saint Vire (These Old Shades). Fiercely loyal, you have had to look after yourself from a very young age and it shows. You’d rather have a sword fight than do needlework and you fight against the restraints imposed on women. You have a quick temper and will fiercely defend the ones you love even at a personal cost. Whether you are in the ragged clothes of a Paris urchin, or in your rightful finery, you stun others with your beauty and courage.
Mostly B You are like Hero Wantage (Friday’s Child). Sweet natured, faithful and patient, you hero-worship the man of your dreams from a distance. You know he will never love you in return but you are content to be there for him. You attract friends – male and female – easily and people confide in you. You are naïve and trusting and some people try to take advantage of your good nature. Even so, you never make the same mistake twice and are quick to learn.
Mostly C You are like Sophy Staton-Lacy (The Grand Sophy). Strong, determined and humorous, you are more than capable of sorting out any challenges that come your way … or anyone else’s way! You will go to any lengths to help your friends and family when they need it, and you overcome all obstacles with confidence and creativity. You have a heart of gold. Such is your charm that even frequent fights and an annoying fiancé don’t stop the man you love from falling for you.
Mostly D You are like Arabella Tallant (Arabella). You are beautiful, charming and strong-willed, and are always considerate of those less fortunate than you. You will stand up for what is right even in the face of possible condemnation from the ton. Your simple style and prettiness make you popular with everyone you meet. You are impulsive to a fault and this can lead you into trouble. You hate injustice and woe betide the man who jumps to the wrong conclusion about you!
Mostly E You are like Mary Challoner (Devil’s Cub). You are dignified, stylish and witty and you have a strong sense of humour. Your belief in duty leads you to take drastic steps to protect your family. You are very well educated and this can lead some people to believe you are unapproachable. Your courage is remarkable and you stand up to danger calmly. You are not one to be intimidated. When you fall in love you surprise everyone by choosing a rogue, but you know you can handle him!
Mostly F You are like Judith Taverner (Regency Buck). Beautiful, strong-willed and feisty, you will have none of this nonsense about conforming to what society wants! Sometimes you let your temper get the better of you, but common sense usually prevails in the end. You fight against the restraints imposed by convention but you are secretly glad to have the protection of a strong man. You enjoy a good argument! Fashionable society appeals to you because you enjoy being a trendsetter.