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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The footman hurries upstairs to Alverstoke’s dressing-room, and the valet lets him in after telling him to stay put and not make a single noise, because their master is tying his neckcloth. As close as perfect in Regency setting, I think.

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Is Fredwrica brilliant or what! Plot Lord Vernon Alverstoke is immensely wealthy are there any Heyer heroes who aren’t? I love that he explores his attachment to them and realizes that he is fond of them not only for Frederica but in spite of her.

Frederica is a book about two families.

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But you’re trying to break us apart. Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. We must deduce everything we know about the characters from what they say and do alone. Felix Merrivile, her year-old brother, is crazy about feederica, engineering, aeronautics, steam engines, hot air balloons, explosives, etc.


The way the boys capture his heart is lovely. Contrast with Freddy, who would probably need something more to roll with if he walked into a room full of strangers demanding compensation, or Charles, who would definitely take affront to her getting into the situation at all.

Even his dazzling bits of muslin bore him! I even like Charis, much as she’d drive me nuts if she were my sister. Alverstoke quickly finds himself the self-appointed guardian of their many scrapes…and the funny thing is he realizes that none of it bores him.

It started with a deep friendship. This is one of those pivotal elements in to the book where we see Alverstoke rise to the occasion becoming the sarcastic bad ass super hero.

The cast fredericq the Marquis of Alverstoke, who would spend the whole book like this if he could get away from the Merrivales long enough. She plays a minor role. Frederica who is, as previously noted, competent, awesome, flawed in that occasionally she is SO FED UP with being a middle frwderica spinster aunt at Write your own comment on this book!

There are the usual obstacles and a near tragedy that brings our lovers closer together, but rest assured that it will all come ’round in the end. What with his keen mind for mechanics and his wanting to try things out for himself he pulls his whole family and Cousin Alverstoke into his troubles.


You are fredetica using your WordPress. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. Spoiled since birth, his relationship with his three sisters could be deemed tempid at best, downright antagonistic at worst.

Okay, but Vernon, stop waiting for the perfect ffrederica Not even Alverstoke realizes what’s happening at first, but others do. This was a heady era of scientific discoveries and invention that changed the world forever.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Sep 17, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: It carried what I’ve come to expect of her – memorable characters, humerous language, an interesting plot line. Frederica and Alverstoke have flirty conversations and are interrupted by All in all, I adored listening to this book and I highly recommend this audio version.

Okay, how, HOW have I not read this until now?