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. Nov 5, The orphaned Frederica has arrived in London in the hopes of She follows Heyer’s late trend of older, sensible heroines who focus on. Frederica is one of Heyer’s best heroines – resourceful, funny, and intelligent. And the way she and her cast of hilariously demanding younger siblings take down.

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And it will be such a nice treat for you!! If you read romance you know where this story is going to go, but Heyer never rushes the relationship.

Georgette Heyer: Frederica – Regency Reader

Here’s the deal, at least it was apparent to me, this guy is bored of everything. I love these characters.

I mean there is pretty much nothing in his world that is exciting, difficult, stimulating, meh-ness. Talk about a cut above the rest.

If I end up an old maid, do not blame Mr. And the way she and her cast of hilariously demanding younger siblings take down the bored Heyee of Alverstoke?

Struck by how amusing it would be to con his sister into thinking he was giving a coming out ball for his neice like she had been begging him while also foisting on the unsuspecting party his “new cousins”, Lord Alverstoke gives in to Frederica’s request that he play guardian.


Nov 10, Lizzy rated it liked it Shelves: Frederica,believing herself to be beyond marriageable age,is determined that her sister marry favourably. I hope you will write about every one of them.

Particularly to Frederica herself, who is so busy trying to keep all of her younger brothers in line and rescue them from their escapades and get Charis married off to a sharp and well-off man and keep her away from the men with pockets to let i. I am in loooooove. The winning feature of this book is the Merriville freedrica, particularly as they enmesh themselves into the carefully ordered life of Lord Alverstoke.

Frederica by Georgette Heyer, A Review | Jane Austen’s World

And then of course there is the ballooning episode which concludes the story with such drama. Lists with This Book.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I mean, the thing that’s most attractive to him is her self-sufficiency! To learn about steam-engines! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

You wanted to ask me THEN? I had no idea I would read Frederica every year and enjoy it more each time. There are many others the Merrivilles encounter throughout frededica story. When some distant relations show up and ask him to call, he’s quite certain they are, like everyone else, after his money.

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She observed life with a wry smile and a frank glance. It didn’t leave me sitting there giggling. These are very personal, completely arbitrary ratings. He’s not terribly positive about the future. I must say, witnessing the downfall of a cynic is an oddly satisfying and pleasant experience. I listened to all Definitely some laugh out loud moments.


Frederica doesn’t realize it however, but Alverstoke certainly does, and one day, as they are taking a walk heger, he “recklessly decided to take the plunge”: Plushe was jaw-dropping sexy.

Fredwrica children are not the stock, two-dimensional figures that often appear in romances, but are actually well-drawn beings with believable motivations. Not only is the story and characters a delight, but the history of new mechanical engineering at the time was fascinating.

Frederrica cynic becomes un-bored by the arrival of country cousins who get into scrapes right on his doorstep?

Georgette Heyer: Frederica

It was not your fault! They boys are also very differents, Jessamy is an interesting boy, and Felix an engaging scamp. Like this one — really fun set up with the sister in charge of her colorful siblings and the frfderica nobleman who becomes entangled in their mishaps and how she and they are the making of him into a better man. To do him credit though, he is a horse expert, a great athlete and is always dressed bang up to the nines without looking like a ridiculously dandified counter-coxcomb.

And suddenly the bored Marquis of Alverstoke is no longer bored.