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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The narrator is brilliant and he really helps pull you into that immersive experience of being in that era.

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And they always seem to have such a talent for getting out of things just right, as of course everyone likes them and wants to help them!

No, he enjoyed her family and liked being around them. You really are awesome! Join 6, other followers Search for: View all 5 comments.

We listened to this audiobook on a trip to Portland, which fredericca most of it we heard as we were whizzing around the city trying to get un-lost. This book will forever be known in our family as “the one with the dog”.

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By that time he’s so hopelessly in love with her and just wants to propose, but right moment never seems to present itself. I work in program and professional development at Virginia Commonwealth University, and I have adored Jane Austen almost all of my life.


Thanks for a great review and for not getting too spoilery! Don’t worry about the money! Although the Marquis believes he has zero interest in children, the boys keep sucking him into schemes and rescues and he grows quite fond of them.

You see, I never was in love, so I don’t know. When SourceBooks sent Frederica my way I went into paroxysms of joy, for I recalled loving the book when I first read it just out of college. Frederica might not be as beautiful as Charis, but she georette such style and class that Lady Jersey promptly grants the two girls vouchers for that most exclusive of clubs: Well, as smoothly as it can.

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Young Woman does not particularly care for Rich Man. The main characters are intelligent, a little older 24 and frededicaand their dialogue as they tease each other is hilariously witty.

How about my secretary takes you? In this book there’s georgftte family with young boys and two young ladies of marriageable age, a dashing Marquis, older society ladies, servants–in sum a wide variety of classes and ages, and the dialogue of every single person was utterly brilliant!

We hold our breath when Felix clings to a rising balloon for dear life as it loosens from its moorings. I know you’re curious so here’s how it went to the best of my recollection: That said, Felix, the youngest brother and scamp extraordinaire saved this and facilitated the entire relationship. 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.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Of Workshops and Ducks by hazel for Luthien Fandoms: And I wanted to be her. Not just the dandies, but people like Alverstoke, who seem to treat tying their cravat with High Church reverence. Both crederica are likable and good-hearted, but they clearly have their faults, too.

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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. She set the bar very high! Aug 11, Katie rated it it was amazing. Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. Wait, you WANT to come right?? Frederica, how can you be so bird-witted! She is shy, kind, silly, and beautiful.

Her books are a tonic, and I plan on saving them and bringing them out when I’m in high dudgeon.

Their conversations are hilarious. Cool casino owner ties lordly lord in knots Heyer also writes some decent mystery novels, sans romance, or slight romance. I honestly couldn’t care less. Although Alverstoke has no particular interest in the Merriville family at first, he gradually finds himself drawn into their circle.

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.