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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This is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer novels. Thank you again for reviving my memories. The right match will make all the difference in the family fortunes, and save Frederica and her family from genteel poverty. And stop talking about money. Frederica remained calm in times of stress, but knew when to laugh things off.

I get bored with Heyer’s descriptions of clothes, but here they are balanced with the craziness the Merrivilles bring into Lord Alverstoke’s life.

Under ordinary circumstances he is more than happy to leave the decision-making to Frederica. You are so paying for this, Charles.

Fortunately they bring out the best in each other, and each becomes a better person as they fall in love.

The family head, due to her parents’ death, is year-old Frederica. The cast is the Marquis of Alverstoke, who would spend the whole book like this if he could get away from the Merrivales long enough. And, try as he would, he could discover no reason for this uncomfortable change in himself. The reason why Alverstoke agreed to sponsor the Merrivales to whom he is not related at all, and only connected through two marriages, as he points outis a major hoot in itself. They boys are also very differents, Jessamy is an interesting boy, and Felix an engaging scamp.


I love the thrill of the plot and the young Lord who will help his poorer relatives. I loved Frederica and have re-read it many times and enjoy it more each time. I look forward to reading this book again! Both sisters expect him to pay fully for the privilege of hosting their coming out at his mansion.

Frederica by Georgette Heyer

Whoever told me I’d love Frederica? We feel sympathy for Jessamy — who acts his age for once — for all the damage he causes with his runaway velocipede. This book will forever be known in our family as “the one with the dog”. Views Read Edit View history. Her Cousin Alverstoke is baffled by her, she’s nothing like the frfderica females he is used to.

Even if he is described as selfish, cynical and overall not very pleasant person, he is never dishonest with Frederica. Frederica was a spectacular lady lead: Lord Alverstoke is not sure what to think at first – he’s never met these people and although their father is his cousin, it’s a distant relation.

And Frederica begins to imagine the Marquis as match Thanks for a lovely review, Nicole! And if your beyer likes reading Gene Stratton-Porter books aloud, you’ll enjoy this one too.


Shipment to continental US and Canadian addresses only. It’s the one with the dog.

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But I am georgtete blind to your faults, and I do not think that everything you do or say is right! There’s a lot of dry wit in this, and plenty of passages made me smile or even laugh out loud. Charming and delightful regency romance.

He’s especially bored with family and friends who try to get him to do things he doesn’t want to do, like, say, put on a massive ball to launch his nieces in society.

Oh Felix you adorable little genius thing you. Charis would rather stay in the country and sew. She is striving to give her beautiful sister Charis a London season.

I regret having to take this action. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It felt like she was more pushy with it in this one than others.

The Merriville’s man-hating aunt, Miss Seraphina Winsham, came along to London to serve as chaperone. When Lord Eames overhears a kidnapping plot, he decides it’s up to him and his manservant Arthur to vy the day. If you read romance you know where this story is going to go, but Heyer never rushes the relationship.