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She wrote more than sixty books in a variety of genres, but my favorite are her Regency romances. And the way she and her cast of hilariously demanding younger siblings take down the bored Marquis of Alverstoke? Watching him transform from a top-lofty dilettante into someone who cares deeply about Frederica and her family is irresistible. Determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Frederica seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society. Normally wary of his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his distance.

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Frederica by Georgette Heyer. Rich and handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke at seven-and-thirty sees no reason to put himself out for anyone.

Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for help. When Frederica Merriville brings her three younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant m Rich and handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke at seven-and-thirty sees no reason to put himself out for anyone.

When Frederica Merriville brings her three younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Charis, she seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society.

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. The Merrivales, a family of solid social standing, have fallen into unhappy financial straits, and the marriage might deliver them from this situation.

They have come to London for the glittering social season, in order to give young and beautiful Charis a chance to make a good marriage, she may be as hen-witted as she is beautiful. Frederica herself, a gay and witty charmer, believes herself happily beyond marriageable age -- she is twenty-four, after all. They boys are also very differents, Jessamy is an interesting boy, and Felix an engaging scamp. Frederica is saddened when her prime prospect, their distant cousin Lord Alverstroke, seems totally uninterested.

But when they are introduced to London society by the Marquis of Alverstoke, they find themselves both besieged by more suitors than they can possibly handle! 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.

He is amazed to find herself, unknowingly, finds himself thoroughly beguiled by his distand cousins and, most intriguing of all, their strongminded sister Frederica, who seems more concerned with her family's welfare than his own distinguished attentions. And when his younger cousin ends up in a terrible accident, the dutiful Marquis becomes as chivalrous as ever to the those in his charge. And Frederica begins to imagine the Marquis as match Get A Copy.

Paperback , pages. Published August 27th by Arrow first published More Details Original Title. Frederica Merriville , Marquis of Alverstoke. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Frederica , please sign up. Jessica Hubbard Yes! Now I've read them all and find myself desperately searching for an author to fill the void that has …more Yes!

Now I've read them all and find myself desperately searching for an author to fill the void that has been left after stepping into the regency world of Georgette Heyer. See 2 questions about Frederica….

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Frederica. The Marquis of Alverstoke is bored. He's especially bored with family and friends who try to get him to do things he doesn't want to do, like, say, put on a massive ball to launch his nieces in society. So when a distant, not-wealthy relative, Frederica Merriville, shows up, introduces herself and asks him to help introduce her beautiful younger sister into London society, he's really not inclined to help.

But then Frederica's young brothers show up, and 13 year old Felix quizzes the Marquis on The Marquis of Alverstoke is bored.

But then Frederica's young brothers show up, and 13 year old Felix quizzes the Marquis on the latest fascinating technology, like locomotives and blast-pipes and pneumatic lifts, and after that her sweet and gorgeous if rather airheaded younger sister Charis appears, the epitome of all that is Regency-era loveliness, and it occurs to Alverstoke that it would be quite amusing to hold that come-out ball and launch Charis into society along with his nieces.

Charis's beauty will outshine his nieces' and that will give his bossy and insistent sisters absolute fits. Hah--serves them right! 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.

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. Or if she does notice, he can't tell if she really likes him in a romantic way or not, or if she'll accept his suit. And suddenly the bored Marquis of Alverstoke is no longer bored.

This is a delightful and charming novel! The Merriville family is the best, adventurous and lovable and a little off the wall. The romance is pretty understated typical for Heyer. Some interesting history about hot air balloons and other technology of the time, brought to you courtesy of Frederica's young brother Felix.

Additional fun adventures courtesy of the noble if occasionally ill-behaved Baluchistan hound. My only quibble: view spoiler [The romantic scene at the end was rather disappointing; Frederica was too oblivious for a smart woman in her mid-twenties.

This solidified Frederica as one of my top 3 Georgette Heyer books. The main characters are intelligent, a little older 24 and 37 , and their dialogue as they tease each other is hilariously witty.

Frederica doesn't try to play Alverstoke; she just wants to be friendly, and he finds her so unusual among his acquaintances that he can't help being intrigued. And then View all 53 comments.

In that she seemed to try to cram as many loveable characters as possible in this one novel! Oh Felix you adorable little genius thing you.. LOL Even minor characters like Mr.

Trevor or even Mrs. Jersey who was on screen no more than 5 times. It did appear to be unfair to her other works, no?

I mean after this, my expectation will be unusually high whenever I pick up a Heyer book. Frederica was a spectacular lady lead: sincere while never boring, naturally spirited without being over the top, compassionate yet extremely practical.

As close as perfect in Regency setting, I think. Oh what I have to mention is that the book was hilarious! The banters were witty and realistic, especially between Frederica and His Lordship. But also with her duo of huggable little bros. View all 8 comments. Frederica is an old maid.

She's been "on the shelf" for years and at this point in her life is mainly concerned with making sure her much lovelier younger sister finds the right man. She has no such ambitions for herself, as she knows her eligibility has long since come and gone.

But she's fine with her lot in life! She's been mistress of her household for quite a while, and is quite used to holding the reins and looking after her younger sister and two younger brothers as only a devoted mother Frederica is an old maid.

She's been mistress of her household for quite a while, and is quite used to holding the reins and looking after her younger sister and two younger brothers as only a devoted mother could. Frederica is destined for a life full of family, but a life that is essentially devoid of any romantic love.

Our poor heroine may be a stolid, capped matron, but she remains spry and quick-witted despite her advanced years. Frederica is 24 years old. Vernon is the Marquis of Alverstoke. He's been an eligible bachelor for well over a decade and would prefer to go to his grave as such. Far from a loving sibling, he has a vague affection for one sister, thinks nothing at all about a second, and is actively indifferent towards a third. They all know him to be a selfish rake and lover of married ladies easily cast aside when bored.

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Review: Frederica by Georgette Heyer

Determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Frederica seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society. Normally wary of his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his distance. But with his enterprising — and altogether entertaining —country cousins getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled.

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Book Review: Frederica by Georgette Heyer

I hope it's a wonderful discussion! I haven't read Frederica in much too long - I may have to pull my copy off the shelves again. I still remember my first time, so many years ago, when I was so delighted to find Heyer's books on the shelves in England, after so many years of making do with the few on the library shelves. I had no idea then how many books I still had to discover! Post a Comment. Published in , Frederica has been one of my favorite Heyers since I first read it at age 14 or so. But I get ahead of myself!

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REVIEW: Frederica by Georgette Heyer

To ensure this, older sister Frederica calls upon a distant relation, the Marquis of Alverstoke, to help launch Charis into society. So far, so meh. But luckily Frederica has three brothers, and the younger two, sixteen-year-old Jessamy and twelve-year-old Felix, are the glorious, and very funny, heart of the book. Felix is obsessed with mechanical devices of all kinds and is charming enough to succeed in dragging a very reluctant Alverstoke on a trip to examine a foundry, amongst other delights. Jessamy is trying to study to be a worthy clergyman, in time, but would really rather be out on horseback.

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