I am coming to Heyer in the opposite way, after reading countless romances, including many Regencies. Frederica is the first book I have read by Georgette. After reading Frederica I thanked my lucky stars that Georgette Heyer was such a prolific writer and that she lived a long life. She wrote over The orphaned Frederica has arrived in London in the hopes of . If you read no other novel by Georgette Heyer, it should probably be this one.

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Thoughts also known as why I fell in love with this book Fredeerica really ended up loving this book. In fact, in Fredericawere I not already aware that I was reading a romance novel, I would have very much doubted, up until about pages in, that Frederica and the Marquis were going to get together at all.

Frederica has shouldered extraordinary burdens ever since childhood–and has done it with good humor, equability and love. The family head, due to her parents’ death, is year-old Frederica. Published August 27th by Arrow first published It was a refreshing surprise to experience that.

Blythe Smith Review Date: Louisa wants Alverstoke to freferica and host Jane’s debut ball.

View all 10 comments. There’s a hot air balloon adventure with the young brother and a dog mishap at the park that will keep your children entertained. Also these stand alone novels, in no particular order: Though I am in doubt, would a country-bred dog really just start scattering a herd fo cows in the middle of a park?

There is something so very endearing about a hardened, cold and self-centered man whose heart slowly gets softened in the most unusual ways by the most unusual family! This is my first Georgette Heyer book, though I’ve seen them around. Young Woman does not particularly care for Rich Man. Frederica remained calm in times of stress, but knew when to laugh things off. I loved how she didn’t fall ga-ga for Lord Alverstone on chapter 2, and go on rambling about how amazing he was until the last page.

Yes, I enjoyed myself completely. This article about a romance novel of the s is a stub. Jessamy has a large dog, Lufra the infamous “Baluchistan Hound” plays a fun role in several scenes. How could I have convinced myself to get yet another Heyer book from the library? I have a super awesome idea!


As others have commented, this book just has so many wonderful moments! I hope you will write about every one of them. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Of course, it’s not a murder mystery, but I got that same sense of being in a very authentic historic English setting, being surrounded by perfectly drawn British characters that come to life on the page.

So when a distant, not-wealthy relative, Frederica Merriville, shows up, introduces herself and asks him to help introduce her beautiful younger sister into London society, he’s really not inclined to help. The book is not just about Frederica, but about her humorous siblings, Alverstoke, Charles and a list of other dear people.

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Her books are a tonic, and I plan on saving them and bringing them out when I’m in high dudgeon. There are the usual obstacles and a near tragedy that brings our lovers closer together, but rest assured that it will all come ’round feederica the end. But then Frederica’s young brothers show up, and 13 year old Felix quizzes the Marquis on the latest fascinating technology, like locomotives and blast-pipes and pneumatic lifts, and after that her sweet and gorgeous if rather airheaded younger sister Charis appears, the epitome of all that is Regency-era loveliness, and it occurs to Alverstoke that it would be frrederica amusing to hold that come-out ball and launch Charis into society along with his nieces.

One of the things that I have really come to appreciate about Fredwrica is her fabulous detail to the period — the food, clothing, furnishings and language. View all 11 comments.

I have all her non-mystery books. This one starts off a bit slow, but don’t worry you’ll be hooked soon. You and me should go together to the foundry!!!!

It is the most terrible awful thing that has ever been done. Stand outs, of course, are the boys. Tell me how much money I owe you. The writing style also has a similar toned, sharp, and subtly witty vibe. Frederica Merriville shows up and smashes that whole lifeplan all to hell by introducing him to her younger siblings with ridiculous names Jessamy [16], Felix [12], and Charis [19]their dog Lufraand their multitude of scrapes.


Elizabeth Kentmere is settling into married life with her husband and new daughter, when her domestic peace is disturbed by her young, tempestuous brother. Heyer heyrr many regency romances, and she clearly knew her stuff like no other author I’ve read.

Determined to usher her stunningly beautiful younger sister into London society with a glorious season, her plans look to fall short when she discovers her “fashionable London aunt” really lives in a poorer part of town, and doesn’t know anyone of real consequence.

Lord Alverstoke dislikes being bored immensely, and as he is titled, rich, and handsome, it is very easy for him to avoid those things that bore him most, including family, favors, and caring. It has always seemed to me that if one georgrtte in love with any gentleman one becomes instantly blind to his faults.

He is attracted to Frederica. While we’ve done our best to make the core functionality of this georgete accessible without javascript, it will work better with it enabled. The same thing goes with the mischevious younger brothers.

I hesitate to label this as a romance novel as it’s really so much more than that. The footman georgettw upstairs to Alverstoke’s dressing-room, and the valet lets him in after telling him to stay put and not make a single noise, because their master is tying his neckcloth.

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Frederica and Alverstoke seem genuine, which is probably the biggest strength of the book. Not that I can tell. Thanks for a lovely review, Nicole! If I end up an old maid, do not blame Mr.

Heyer slowly develops relationships, and her style is subtle. Dauntry has a dense but kind and handsome son Endymion Alverstoke’s heir and an intelligent, good-natured daughter, Chloe.