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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Paperbackpages. I do receive books and DVDs for review. The whole Merriville family is lively, each member with a distinct voice. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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”: And unlike most Heyer heroes I get bored with Heyer’s descriptions of clothes, but here they are balanced with the craziness the Merrivilles bring into Lord Alverstoke’s life.

As Alverstoke privately concludes, Charis “lacked what the ton called that certain sort of something, which meant, in a word, quality, and which characterised Frederica. To take care of her. View all 4 comments. One of the reasons I’ve never read one is because the covers are old-fashioned and fusty. Now I’ve read them all and find myself desperately searching for an author to fill the void that has …more Yes!


Lord Alverstoke is a stylish and wealthy bachelor — bored with his sisters, their families and their perpetual ploys to get him to fund their already lavish lifestyles. Plus, the ending wasn’t all that fluppery “everything-works-out-perfectly. And no, I can’t believe I just wrote that either. Particularly to Frederica herself, who is so busy trying to keep all of her younger brothers in line and rescue them from their escapades and get Charis married off to a sharp and well-off man and keep her away from the men with pockets to let i.


She plays a minor role. It’s my loss that I haven’t read Heyer before! She is the only woman who could never bore him!

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Highclere Castle Floor Plan: There’s a hot air balloon adventure with the young brother and a dog mishap at the park that will keep your children entertained. Woman’s Brothers get into trouble, Rich Man ends up helping them out, and somewhere in the process, the Young Woman falls in love with him, somewhat to her own surprise but not at all to the reader’s.

I have read this novel several times over the years. Another highly enjoyable offering from Heyer.

The aforementioned cynic, Lord Alverstoke, is definitely one of Heyer’s best heroes. Plot Lord Vernon Alverstoke is immensely wealthy are there any Heyer heroes georgettee aren’t? This is one of my all time favorites and I have it sitting on the table ready to read. With his enterprising – and altogether entertaining – country cousins getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the cold Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled and plunged into one drama after another by the large and irrepressible Merriville family, Alverstoke is surprised to find himself far from bored.

This one was rife with responsibilities which I don’t have issue with, crederica the conversations between Alverstoke and Frederica were repeated over and over again: How could I have convinced myself to get yet another Heyer book from the library?

Charles, from The Grand Sophyfor example though I mistrust his temper or Freddy from Cotillion who is a sweetheart or Sir Tristram from The Talisman Ring who combines security with a sense of humor. It carried what I’ve come to expect of her – memorable characters, humerous language, an interesting plot line.


Besides, I don’t want to be accused of being a bluestocking. View all 6 comments. Frederica has long been one of my favorite Georgette Heyer stories. Black Sheep Regency Romances.

The Marquis was irritatingly perfect, and it did feel like Heyer indulged her fantasies of perfection just a little bit much with him. Under ordinary circumstances he is more than happy to leave the decision-making to Frederica.

It’s your dog for real??? Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Anywayyyys, as I was saying, they are not married and everything it okay now!

Lord Alverstoke can’t resist wanting to help her Normally wary of his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his distance.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I swear if Felix actually spoke in the near-lisping Little Lord Fauntleroy accents used here, he’d have been shoved under the wheels of a carriage long ago. I love how straightforward Frederica is, and how her romance fredericz Alverstoke unwinds so perfectly.

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But I have no thought of marriage! Well, I kind of have to be you know, the whole family depends on me! In that she seemed to try to cram as many loveable characters as possible in this one novel! Although her brother Harry, 22, has been the nominal guardian of the younger Merrivilles since their father’s death, it is Frederica who has them in charge: