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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HOW can I thank you?? No worries though, no one will care! 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.

Lady Damarel has been launched firmly into Society but Venetia hasn’t forgotten the promise her husband made at their engagement. View all 10 comments. 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. One of the things I especially like about Heyer’s books is her emphasis on historical details — she was known to do tremendous research for her novels.

And it is tragggic! I have read this novel several times over the years. Jersey who was on screen no more than 5 times. The reason why Alverstoke agreed to sponsor the Merrivales to whom he is not related at all, and only connected through two marriages, as he points outis a major hoot in itself.

How on earth did that beast even get here? January 23, by Vic. But this time, I have to say that it is not the Hero and Heroine that make this book so fun, it’s Felix, Frederica’s youngest brother.

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Frederica is a book about two families. I read my review from 7 years ago with some bemusement. Something that will make him want to bestir himself without having it feel like a chore.

And its not just that she is the oldest of georegtte Anyways, will you please help us?

View all 37 comments. I read it easily once a year. She is married to a viscount, with adult children Gregory and?? Felix who is obsessed with steam technology and stows away aboard a steam ship and then aboard a hot air balloon and convinces Alverstoke that it’s an amazing treat for Alverstoke to visit a foundry that uses steam technology.

She selflessly cared for those around her. I like the way all the family members are developed. Frederica herself, a gay and witty charmer, believes herself happily beyond marriageable age — she is twenty-four, after all.

A collection of small moments and tea by redsnake05 for Xanoka Fandoms: You feel as though you’d really met them, and not just read about them in a book. Their dialogue when they’re together is quite fun and sparkling and witty. 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. I have to say that I shared his impatience with Charis — beautiful and well-mannered though she might be; the girl was a bit of a dim bulb.

And Harry, the eldest brother, set down from Oxford for his antics, is too frivolous to set a good example as heir. Alverstoke likes the youngest of his sisters, Lady Elizabeth Kentmere Elizawho lives in the country with her beloved family.

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Jessamy Merriville is her year old brother. It’s a pity you’re so beautiful. This one is fun because Frederica’s youngest brother frederiva 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. But then, he doesn’t just launch them all into the Ton. If that isn’t an attribute worth having in a spouse, I don’t know what is. yb


You are so boring. The story is set in This is my second georgettw this year of a Georgette Heyer book to help you while away the winter doldrums. Not just the dandies, but people like Alverstoke, who georgete to treat tying their cravat with High Church reverenc This is one of my favourite Heyers: Frederica may not be a diamond of the first water, but she n Quiz about Frederica.

Bored with mother’s parading their daughters in front of him, hoping he’ll bite and bored with the constant demands of his sisters to assist with his neice’s coming out ball.

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Something fun, pleasant, and just plain loveable. And as I started Frederica that is exactly what I felt like doing: And, really, we need more cultural eras that are willing to show men as so entirely vain about their appearance.

Cynical to the core, he is skeptical when he meets Frederica, the charming head of the orphaned Merrivale clan. 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.

I look forward to reading this book again! While attempting to keep them out of trouble, he finds himself in trouble: And if your family likes reading Gene Stratton-Porter books aloud, you’ll enjoy this one too.

And Bby glad of it. This page was last edited on 28 Juneat It’s the story of a beautiful woman and her season, sort of.