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 I wanted to be her.

Georgette Heyer: Frederica

Whether I radiate those things like I wish to those around me, I don’t know! Charis whose angelic beauty makes Frederica think that all she needs is a season in London to land a good husband.

Ooh heyy there you are, I brought your dog back! Heyer’s language–always unique–seemed a bit more repetitive than I’m used to in her novels? Something that will make him want to bestir himself without having it feel like a chore. His vocalization of the marquess is a bit stuffier than I would like, and occasionally he veers off into Winston Churchill territory, but he does a very nice job with all of the female voices and especially with the two cute young boys who, for my money, make this a standout book.


Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. July 24, by leavesandpages. After bowing to so many recommendations to give the author a try, I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying my explorations of her work.

I mean after this, my expectation will be unusually high whenever I pick up a Heyer book. And here is the most recent cover, from LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud.

Unfortunately, Lord Alverstoke is a classic Brummel set rake and bachelor who is frequently bored by anything but his own pleasure.

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She always knows what to do, and she always has a laugh in her eyes. Frederica, His Lordship, Jessamy and Felix.

Well, I have one more thing to note. Freeerica all too often happens with Heyer, the ending is cut too short, and I would have enjoyed seeing more of Frederica and Alverstoke as a couple. Not recommended for teens under You really liked Frederica and it’s been a while since you read that one.

The Grand Sophy will always be my favorite Heyer novel, but Frederica will always come delightfully close to usurping it. The plot of this book is simply delightful.

Lord Freerica 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.

Alverstoke has three sisters.

Frederica by Georgette Heyer

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. Clean as a plate after my dog cleared the dishes for dinner Plan on reading more by the author: But, whatever, it was still wonderful.


It was not at all the sort of smile with which his lordship beguiled his flirts, but something warmer and more intimate.

Heyer is famous for her great characterization, and in this novel, her characters are not just frererica in a story, they became realso real that you come to know them, love them and predict their every move as if you’d been acquainted with freserica for years.

I will pay you back when you tell me how much money it cost you. And no, I can’t believe I just wrote that either.

Lady Jersey is there, and she’s a great friend of the family and she was super hilarious because she understood everything at a glance and loved to see Alverstoke’s sisters and his cousin Mrs.

Certainly all of them are more moral and would make much better husbands.

And when his younger cousin ends up in a terrible accident, the dutiful Marquis becomes as chivalrous as ever to the those in his charge. It felt like she was more pushy with it in this one than others.

She knows his reasons for helping them from the start.