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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You can see how deeply important these two boys are to Frederica and it’s clear that she couldn’t possibly abandon them to their negligent oldest brother—which means that anybody who can’t love them as well has no chance of winning her heart.

Charis, is a natural beauty and Frederica is sure she could make a much better match in London than the country.

Damn it, I love these people. Dauntry has a dense but kind and handsome son Endymion Alverstoke’s heir and an intelligent, good-natured daughter, Chloe.

Also, I listened to narrator Clifford Norgate, who has a deep voice with an English accent — quite good, especially his take on Alverstoke and the boys. This article about a romance novel of the s is a stub. View all 8 comments. Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for help.

Only — Is it being — not very comfortable — and cross — and not quite happywhen you aren’t there? Frederica – Finished, Spoilers Allowed Dec 17, If that isn’t an attribute geortette having in a spouse, I don’t know what is. But now back to the classics Along the way, the Marquis falls in love with Frederica. Take the scene where Frederica and her hound end up at his ferderica.


I have to thank you for reminding me of the JOY of her writing. Frederica is subtle in all the right ways.

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You see, I never was in love, so I don’t know. His transformation from confirmed, self-absorbed bachelor to dedicated family man is so gradual that he is completely unaware that it is happening. There are the usual obstacles and a near tragedy that brings our lovers closer together, but rest assured that it will all come ’round in the end.

And though I I’m doing a lifetime reading challenge, and I chose this book for my book because it was also on a number of “best ever romance novels” lists. She plays a role in the second half of the book. Cool casino owner ties lordly lord in knots Heyer also writes some decent mystery novels, sans romance, or slight romance. I shouldn’t impose, but the situation is dire.

But, I think this one is my favorite. From their very first meeting, Alverstoke finds himself acting against all his usual principles in other words, he sits down and listens to Frederica instead of dying of boredom: Dauntry, seething with rage.

The scene with the Baluchistan Hound has to be fredercia of the funniest in the oeuvre! For the books, I kill me! LOL Even minor characters like Mr.


Alverstoke is aristocratic bored jaded man, and his change it adorable as he not only falls slowly in love with Frederica but starts to truly care for her younger brothers breaking him out out his lifetime boredom. I work in program and professional development at Virginia Heywr University, and I have adored Jane Austen almost all of my life.

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I read it just after reading Northanger Abbey and the contrast between ditzy, romance-addled Catherine Moreland and Frederica could not have been sharper. 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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georgstte The whole Merriville family frederida lively, each member with a distinct voice. Fortunately, the dashing Marquis of Alverstoke is a distant cousin and agrees to help Frederica launch her sister into society.

Second, he doesn’t chew Frederica out for coming to him, merely for walking without a footman or maid. And finally Jessamy and Felix, the two younger brothers who steal Lord Alverstoke’s heart as they tumble in and out of scrapes, mad-cap plans, and hot air baloons.