If one enjoys Georgette Heyer books, this is one of her best. Frederica is a strong, intelligent woman with a delightful family, for whom she is in charge. Heyer is a master of detail for Victorian era stories, and her books make you laugh and want to personally know the characters.
Book was good. Reminded me of another author..buy Heyer has a wonderful way of putting things,
Some time ago I read a definition of the Regency romance as a book where peopled talked themselves into being in love. (I wish I could remember who said it.)
Of course, that is no longer true. In most of the current Regency's the clothes come off and the manners fail quite early in the story. I think that is a shame, so I have happily returned to Ms Heyer's romances.
Frederica is a lively, intelligent heroine who took on her sister and brothers' care when they lost their parents. She is now determined to give her stunningly beautiful sister, Charis, a season and a chance at a good marriage.
The Marquis of Alverstoke is definitely not a paragon of all the virtues, but he is an essential part in Frederica's plans. And you would have to be from Mars not to know what happens from there.
The characters in this book are interesting and vivid, even the minor characters. I enjoyed spending time with them and I think you will, too.