Later this year I hope to work on a just-for-fun novel which will take place largely at a Regency-era house party. I don’t know a lot about such events, though, and any attempt to search the Internets for information just drowns me in pages about the PBS reality series. I therefore turn to novels and the Bitchery: what are some well-written Regencies that feature house parties?
Aside from the Julia Quinn novel (Dang it, which one was it?) where the heroine goes after the hero on the first afternoon of the house party when no one would think to look for either of them, and Tessa Dare’s “Regency House Party Massacre,” better known as Goddess of the Hunt, there are many that feature happy house parties. Which is your favorite?