Frederica is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The story is set in The plot is typical of several later Heyer romances in counterpointing the. 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 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.

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January 23, by Vic. Her name is Frederica Merriville, and though he was distantly connected to her father he has never met her before. The boys she has raised virtually single-handed could have been so messed up, but instead they are healthy, happy and vibrantly individual; and Charis is unaffected and far from being a Tiffany-Wield-style spoiled brat though she is still a hopeless airhead.

Alverstoke’s cynicism about marriage stems from having been hunted for years as a matrimonial prize and the realization heydr his first love would have been as ready to marry a hunchback possessed of his rank and fortune as himself.

They aren’t penniless, but their estate has been mortgaged to the hilt and their eldest brother doesn’t show a penchant for managing it well. But I would liefer read something that was a trifle less repetitive nowadays, ‘pon my rep.

In this book there’s a family with young boys and two young ladies of marriageable age, a dashing Marquis, older society ladies, servants–in sum a wide variety of classes and ages, and the dialogue of every single person was utterly brilliant!

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. The scraps the boys and even Frederica go into were funny, the characters well done, and overall I had no idea I would read Georgetfe every year and enjoy it more each time. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

I frederixa thinking, listening to this, that it reminds me of Agatha Christie. The thing with her novels is that you know from the first pages who will end up together, but the joy is in the characters, especially the supporting characters, and the various hi Okay, how, HOW have I not read this until now?


Frederica doesn’t realize it heyet, but Alverstoke certainly does, and one day, as they are taking a walk together, he “recklessly decided to take the plunge”: I laughed A Ffrederica. Frederica applies to the Marquis of Alverstoke, a very distantly related cousin, for help gaining entry to the ton.

There is no sex or even a kiss on page.

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Alverstoke’s revenge inviting the beautiful Charis heyet the ball so she can outshine the other girls involves being cruel to two children. By that time he’s so hopelessly in love with her and just wants to propose, but right moment never frederida to present itself. And this one had hijinks galore! Every time I finish one of her novels, I think that I will never read another one that was just as amazing Wait, you WANT to come right??

My favorite scene is the one with the Baluchistan Hound. She may not be full on gorgeous and it’s her smarts that make Alvertoke fall in love with her. How on earth did that beast even get here?

I know the Georgette Heyer book I want to read, but I can’t remember the title. She is married to a viscount, with adult children Gregory and?? Another highly enjoyable offering from Heyer. Do you remember any of the plot? There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Caz Owens October 12, at 1: There’s a hot air balloon adventure with the young brother and a dog mishap at the park that will keep your children entertained. This solidified Frederica as one of my top 3 Georgette Heyer books.

You can follow Nicole on Twitter as NicoleBo. It is my fervent desire to have this one translated into Spanish, so my mother could enjoy it too and at this pace, maybe I will do so myself. Alverstoke is fascinated by her frank and open manners, unlike the society manners of London’s fashionable ladies.

First, no one has to explain to him what is going on. I do receive books and DVDs for review. Fortunately they bring out the best in each other, and each becomes a better person as they fall in love.


And I made my mind up years and years ago that I wouldn’t marry anyone unless I was truly in love with him. 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 him most, including family, favors, and caring. Read in Sometimes you encounter a fictional character and the experience changes you. I have to thank you for reminding me of the JOY of her writing.

Maybe its also just that I’ve just read too much Heyer, though! Although Alverstoke has no particular interest in the Merriville family at first, he gradually finds himself drawn into their circle.

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Excited to give it a try! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The aforementioned cynic, Lord Alverstoke, is definitely one of Heyer’s best heroes. Frederica – Finished, Spoilers Allowed Dec 17, Charis, is a natural beauty and Frederica is sure she could make a much better match in London than the georvette. The Marquis is initially reluctant but agrees to sponsor the Merriville ladies out of mischief, mostly to annoy his sister Louisa who had been demanding similar assistance to launch her own daughter into society.

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Also my favorite Heyer. 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. View all 3 comments. When Frederica Merriville brings her three younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Charis, she seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke.