Synopses & Reviews
One of readers favorites, Frederica is full of surprises
When Frederica brings her younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, 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 cant 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. 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...
WHAT READERS SAY:
A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds. - Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph
Stylish, witty, and bang up to the mark - Punch
One of Georgette Heyer's more adorable heroines. - Saturday Review
Classic Heyer-the author at her best
Not only do the characters seize your heart from the first moment, they are three dimensional and so alive. It is just wonderful
What a great book. One of my favourites, as the most beautiful is not the heroine.
Witty, enchanting, and impossible to put down. This is one of Heyer's best works and one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read.
A wonderfully written witty tale of the downfall of a cynic. I was charmed.
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Frederica only wants what's best for her family, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness. When she brings her younger siblings to London, she may find the chance to give them everything-and find love along the way.
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.
Charming characters and flawless proses make Frederica a fan favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance. Fans of Jane Austen, Tessa Dare, and Theresa Romain will delight in the entertaining story of a woman seeking security for her family but finding love where and when she least expected it.
More Regency Romances from Georgette Heyer:
The Grand Sophy When the incomparable Sophy arrives in London to stay with her aunt she takes the house, and the ton, by storm.
Sylvester-She meets none of his requirements for a wife. He is the chief villain in her novel.
Cotillion- A sham betrothal isn't the only thing that gets Kitty and Freddy into trouble, but it's definitely the beginning.What readers are saying about Frederica
"It was so clever, brilliant, touching, entertaining and plain good FUN "
"Has all of Heyer's best features humor, wit, and irony; an exquisite sense of time and place."
"Perfection ...Witty, sparkling, and heart-wrenching."What reviewers are saying about Frederica
"Humorous, light-hearted...a nice, comfortable way to get your Austen-fix."-Love Romance Passion
"This is a great book that explores both the relationships of the characters, and the Regency era itself. Fun, entertaining, enthralling "-Wendi's Book Corner
" A] fun, charming book... Frederica is a keeper, going on my bookshelf."-Lesa's Book Critiques
"There was a playful, light-hearted feel to this book that, along with the engaging characters, totally charmed me."-Genre Reviews
"The novel ends on a most satisfying note, and I can think of no better way of spending a chilly winter evening wrapped in a down comforter with my pooch sleeping by my side- than reading this gem of a book."-Jane Austen's World
"Overflowing with fun and family, this warm, joyful 1965 Regency is one of Heyer's later novels and another popular title."-Library JournalWhat everyone has to say about the Queen of Regency Romance Georgette Heyer
"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." Publishers Weekly
" Heyer's] characters are witty and beyond charming, her prose is flawless and lighthearted, and her historical detail is immaculate."-Read All Over Reviews
"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." -Sunday Telegraph"
Frederica is one of readers' favorite Heyers, with a young woman burdened with the responsibilities of being the head of her family, and a hero whose jaded boredom is transformed by an accident with a hot air balloon...