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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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But when they are introduced to London society by the Marquis of Alverstoke, they find themselves both besieged by more suitors than they can possibly handle! He is amazed to find herself, unknowingly, finds himself thoroughly beguiled by his distand cousins and, most intriguing of all, their strongminded sister Frederica, who seems more concerned with her family’s welfare than his own distinguished attentions. Refresh and try again. The scene is so completely unnecessary, but so awesome at the same time!

Under extraordinary circumstances he is more than likely to bungle events, including endorsing an ill-judged elopement. Frederica doesn’t realize it however, but Alverstoke certainly does, and one day, as they are taking a walk together, he “recklessly decided to take the plunge”: Woman’s Brothers get into trouble, The Heyer binge continues, but either my stamina is flagging, or this one just wasn’t as much to my taste.

And no, I can’t believe I just wrote that either. You’re boring me with this talk.

Rich and handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Hryer of Alverstoke at seven-and-thirty sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. For her part, Frederica has no remote idea of marrying a Marquis, or even marrying at all with all her family obligations, and is clueless about his interest until the very end.


The Merriville family is the best, adventurous and lovable and a little off the wall.

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The story is set in A great deal of this is tongue-in-cheek, nevertheless–Tedious. I was explaining it all to my family and they were all, ” While attempting to keep them out of trouble, he finds himself in troubl 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 frederrica most, including family, favors, and caring.

This is very much a “sweet” romance. I am in a shocking scrape!! Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for fredericaa. Maybe I exaggerated a little too much.

Enlisting the help of Vernon Alverstoke,she sets in motion a chain of events that have unforeseen consequences for more than one person in their close family circle. Also my favorite Heyer. So I give away my secret: D Regency-fans and other people out there, do yourselves a favour and pick up this wonderful romp set in England in the ‘s, it is SO good it’s guaranteed to make you smile.

Not only is he fascinating, awe-inspiring, composed, and magnificent, but he was so well-developed and his evolution was so believable, that I couldn’t get enough of him. At their combined debut ball, Alverstoke’s homely niece is easily outshone by Charis’ beauty.

She is the only woman who could never bore him! We’re not really connected for real, you know. Something that will make him want to bestir himself without having it feel like a chore.

The book is not just about Frederica, but about her humorous siblings, Alverstoke, Charles and a list of other dear people. I know I ought to like the others more. I’ll get my reasons out of the way before I go on to the book’s many positives. Felix is the most charming twelve-year-old, with his love and thirst for knowledge of all things machines, mechanics, steam-boats, aeronautics and I-don’t-know-what-besides, and his habit of yeyer into rooms making demands and looking like an orphan cast penniless upon the fredreica to make sure he gets a positive answer.


Georgette Heyer: Frederica

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! Frederica, and to a lesser extent Alverstoke, represent that to me.

Georgette Heeyr ‘s Frederica is an entertaining and charming read.

She observed life with a wry smile and a frank glance. The Grand Sophy When the incomparable Sophy arrives in London to stay with her aunt she takes the house, and the tonby storm.

Some are horrible one of Alverstoke’s sisters and a hypochondriac cousinothers wonderful his secretary, the third sister, Chloe and so onsome funny Endymion and that’s only the ones that have heger roles here. She is striving to give her beautiful sister Charis a London season. This is one of my favourite Heyers: Frederica’s family are cousins to the Marquis Alverstoke, and Frederica applies to him to help her introduce Charis into Society.


The dog xD A “Belusian hound”. I totally agree with everything you wrote. The winning feature fredrica this book is the Merriville family, particularly as they enmesh themselves into the carefully ordered life of Lord Alverstoke. Now I’ve read them all and find myself desperately searching for an author to fill the void that has been left after stepping into the regency world of Georgette Heyer.

It was so funny, and everyone else couldn’t figure out why Alverstoke would help the Merrivilles in any way, least of all invite them to the ball. Click here to read a new chapter of Irresistible Attraction each week, and follow the story of Amanda Sinclair and James Cavendish, the Earl of Downsley.