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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Her name is Frederica Merriville, and though he was distantly connected to her father he has never met her before. Frederica is a book about two families.

All in all, I adored listening to this book and I highly recommend this audio version. 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 him most, including family, favors, and caring. Each book is rated in its own context, NOT in comparison to the entire range of literature, which would, of course, be an impossible task.

The Merriville’s man-hating aunt, Miss Seraphina Winsham, came along to London to serve as chaperone.


Frederica by Georgette Heyer

There’s lots of family dynamics in this story, which I find very frederiica when well done and this is exceptionally done. He made all the voices sound unique, which is a trick given how many there are in the book.

Mentioned in 8 books recommended by readers with great feederica. The main characters are intelligent, a little older 24 and 37and their dialogue as they tease each other is hilariously witty.

Georgette Heyer: Frederica

View all 11 comments. It started with a deep friendship.

This page was last edited on 28 Juneat View all 6 comments. I couldn’t hate him by the end, and I challenge you to try!

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Jul 15, Melissa McShane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even better, she masterfully transformed the initially cold, cynical, and self-interested Marquis of Alverstoke into a total luv — a man who would sacrifice the world to keep his Frederica from worry.

Jessamy has a large dog, Lufra the infamous “Baluchistan Hound” plays a fun role in fredericx scenes. Indulged and pampered his whole life, the incredibly selfish Marquis never thinks about anyone but himself, and consequently finds everything and everyone a dead bore.

I read my review from 7 years ago with some bemusement. Not only was it terrific natural dialogue, but it always rang true to the era, from the childish lingo the boys used to the subtle cuts of the Marquis. Woman’s Brothers get into trouble, Rich Man ends up helping them out, heyyer somewhere in the process, the Young Woman falls in fredeeica with him, somewhat to her own surprise but not at all to the reader’s.


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Stand outs, of course, are the boys. And here is the most recent cover, from fredeica We spend a large amount of time in Alverstoke’s point of view, watching him frecerica besotted and having him fret over the question of whether his feelings are returned.

Audiobook Classic Fiction Review Tags: Heyer has had a resurgence, I think. I read it just after reading Northanger Abbey and the contrast between ditzy, romance-addled Catherine Moreland and Frederica could not have been sharper. The dog xD A “Belusian hound”.

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

This is no green schoolroom chit who is on the catch for a husband and sulking and getting frrderica for the merest trumpery. Frankly, I wanted to hate him. Wait, you WANT to come right?? The whole plot is essentially: So perhaps it is a romance, for you, the reader that is, to fall in love with these warm and realistic characters.