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Author: Georgette Heyer
Written in Georgette Heyer's lightest vein, this is the story of the adventures in Regency London of the Merriville family: Frederica, riding the whirlwind and directing the storm; Harry, rusticated from Oxford and embarking with enthusiasm on the more perilous amusements pursued by young gentlemen of ton; the divine Charis, too tender-hearted t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373834433
ISBN-10: 0373834438
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 408
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Huge fan of Georgette Heyer and, so far, Frederica is one of my very favorite of her heroines. This young woman has everything needed in the romantic heroine: good sense, beauty, resourcefulness, wit, compassion and more!

Excellent story line, endearing characters.
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Loved this book. It's getting hard to figure out which is my favorite anymore. The story is hilarious. Predictable but with a few twists and turns. The dialogue is amazing as usual. The family relationships are so varied and so accurate. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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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.
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Book was good. Reminded me of another Heyer has a wonderful way of putting things,
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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.