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. 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 The orphaned Frederica has arrived in London in the hopes of . If you read no other novel by Georgette Heyer, it should probably be this one.

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It is the most terrible awful thing that has ever been done. Alverstoke likes the youngest of his sisters, Lady Elizabeth Kentmere Elizawho lives in the country with her beloved family. The Merriville family is lively and likeable and a little bit crazy, and as they get into one scrape after another and Alverstoke somehow ends up being the one who rescues them, time after time, he finds himself getting more and more attached to all of them.

Alverstoke is truly a selfish man as the story begins. Frederica is subtle in all the right ways.

Frederica Merriville shows up and smashes that whole lifeplan all to hell by introducing him to her younger siblings with ridiculous names Jessamy [16], Felix [12], and Charis [19]their dog Lufraand their freedrica of scrapes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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But this time, I have to say that it is frexerica the Hero and Heroine that make this book so fun, it’s Felix, Frederica’s youngest brother. Vernon Dauntry, Marquis of Alverstoke, makes the acquaintance of trederica excessively magical Merrivilles. Men’s hair styles at the turn of the 19th century. This one is fun because Frederica’s youngest brother is keen on machinery, which in the early s included steam ships and hot air balloons, and it was interesting to read old-timey discussions of those devices.


And, try as he would, he could discover no reason for this uncomfortable change in himself. Any ads that appear on this site were placed there by WordPress. Along the way, the Marquis falls in love with Frederica. This of course cleared up once I got into the story. He undergoes growing pains, balancing his boyish love for horses against his austere devotion to the church. But I am not blind to your faults, and I do not think that everything you do or say is right!

Alverstoke has three sisters. Oh what I have to mention is that the book was hilarious! I adored this book. The novel ends on a most satisfying note, and I can think of no better way of spending a chilly winter evening — wrapped in a down comforter with my pooch sleeping by my side — than reading this gem of a book.

Highly entertaining whether in print or read aloud. A great deal of this is tongue-in-cheek, nevertheless–Tedious.

Under extraordinary circumstances he is more than likely to bungle events, including endorsing an ill-judged elopement. I’m also so impressed with this cover. Thoughts also known as heyr I fell in love with this book I really ended up loving this book. We gekrgette her all the more because she never quite sees the marquis in the negative light that he knows he deserves, and for her ability to make the best of any situation.

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Anyways, will you please help us? I found that actually quite realistic, and I honestly did not miss it–the book is just so good. You take your impetuous marriage and stuff it. I think I had an inkling, but certainly no real idea. What he needs georgettw a distraction. Then came Frederica, upsetting his cool calculations, thrusting responsibilities upon him, intruding more and more into jeyer ordered pattern of his life, and casting him into a state of unwelcome doubt.


Redeemed rakes or semi-rakes were always my thing, and I was left more than georyette with his story. And suddenly the bored Marquis of Alverstoke is no longer bored. Furthermore, now he came to think of itshe had foisted two troublesome schoolboys on to him, which was the last thing in the world he wanted! This is unworthy of him.

Moreton to suffer a shock. Their dialogue when they’re together is quite fun and sparkling and witty. Which doesn’t even make any sense! Lord Alverstoke is bored. The story is ably helped on by it’s secondary characters. Felix Merrivile, her year-old brother, is crazy about mechanics, engineering, aeronautics, steam engines, hot air balloons, explosives, etc. This book will forever be known in our family as “the one with the dog”.

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 hijinks that occur. This is one of my favorites. Yup, and I’m never walking it ever again! But I have no thought of marriage! I’m glad there are so many Heyer regencies for me to explore. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Then his older brother, Jessamy also gets into scrapes despite his determination to be a Man of the Cloth.

But then, he doesn’t just launch them all into the Ton. The cast is the Marquis of Alverstoke, who would spend the whole book like this if he could get away from the Merrivales long enough.

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