Frederica (2022)

Free Download Frederica - by Georgette Heyer - Frederica, Frederica LONDON IN THE SEASON Frederica Merriville and her three siblings have come to London for the glittering social season in order to give young and beautiful Charis a chance to make a good marriage Fred Free Download Frederica - by Georgette Heyer - Frederica, Frederica LONDON IN THE SEASON Frederica Merriville and her three siblings have come to London for the glittering social season in order to give young and beautiful Charis a chance to make a good marriage Fred
  • Title: Frederica
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ISBN: 9780099465645
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
Free Download Frederica - by Georgette Heyer, Frederica, Georgette Heyer, Frederica LONDON IN THE SEASON Frederica Merriville and her three siblings have come to London for the glittering social season in order to give young and beautiful Charis a chance to make a good marriage Frederica herself a witty charmer believes herself happily beyond marriageable age she is twenty four after all But when they are introduced to London society by their diLONDON IN THE SEASON
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  1. Update Feb 2018 reread, just because I needed a literary pick me up 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 well, read it for yourself The Marquis of Alverstoke is bored.He s e [...]

  2. Warning Beware of spoilers, hyperventilation, and reader who got way too intense She may not be a beauty, like Charis, but she s she s Worth a dozen of Charis supplied his lordship Oh My Goodness Where do I even start First of all, I just feel it incumbent to say that, screw having one favourite Georgette Heyer book, because that is simply impossible Every time I finish one of her novels, I think that I will never read another one that was just as amazingd I get proved wrong every time I knew I [...]

  3. Quiz about Frederica.For me, this book is one of Heyer s best historical romances Frederica is a lovely story fun, heartwarming, and plausible It s set primarily in London, about 1817, during an era of mechanical advancement pedestrian curricles, hot air balloons, hydraulic pumps, steam engines all woven into the story.A jaded nobleman is beguiled by two thoroughly likable boys and their witty, warmhearted, and devoted sister Frederica may not be a diamond of the first water, but she never bores [...]

  4. Whoever told me I d love Frederica waits an ominous pause WAS RIGHT It was so my kind of book competent heroines who don t need the heroes AT ALL, but the heroes JUST WANT TO HELP.OH GOD When Alverstoke is all, Oh my god, I don t love her, but I want to do everything I can to make her life easier I JUST DON T WANT HER TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING EVER, BUT I DON T LOVE HER, OKAY I love it so much I was explaining it all to my family and they were all, ah And didn t understand how awesome it was that [...]

  5. Georgette Heyer s Frederica is an entertaining and charming read So I give away my secret sometimes I just need a silly and tender romance to forget about the hard realities of life It could have been a thrilling science fiction as well But now back to the classics

  6. Another highly enjoyable offering from Heyer This is not an original story line for her I believe in Venetia, the love interest also takes on unruly lovable siblings of an older sister left in charge The real stars of this book were Luff, the unmanageable dog, and Felix, the youngest brother The one off putting element of the romance was Vernon calling Frederica my child But maybe that s just a modern sensibility would be off putting to me, at least

  7. Alverstoke never saw it coming BAM, drop the Cupid s arrowSetting Time Genre Regency, London, mostly, with a few forays here and there ishLength 450 pagesSeries Not that I can tell.Sexy times Clean as a plate after my dog cleared the dishes for dinnerPlan on reading by the author OMG YES Synopsis, quick like Frederica, raising her young siblings, comes to London w the intent of giving her beautiful but semi dull sister, Charis, a season She appeals to distant relation, Alverstoke, who has just [...]

  8. This is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books I read it easily once a year I m afraid I m going to gush all over this review, but I ll do my best to keep this coherent.The winning feature of this book is the Merriville family, particularly as they enmesh themselves into the carefully ordered life of Lord Alverstoke In stark contrast to his sisters, who value him mainly for his vast wealth, he finds himself captivated by these mere connections as they seem actually interested in him Indeed, on [...]

  9. 4.5 Well here s one for the books For the books, I kill me This beloved GH classic, previously a 5 for me, is the first GH where I m revising my rating downwards since joining GR.I ll get my reasons out of the way before I go on to the book s many positives view spoiler I get that Alverstoke disliked his sister, Louisa wasn t crazy about the parasitic Lucretia But his method of punishing them was to be cruel to their daughters Yes Jane is unlikeable but she is only a child Alverstoke has only th [...]

  10. Charming and delightful regency romance.Heyer s plucky heroines make for enjoyable reading Frederica is the penultimate eldest sister who has inherited the mantle of family matriarch after her parents deaths Juggling four siblings needs is time consuming for as a soon as one is settled, another needs sorting out While I liked this one, I didn t enjoy it as much as Cotillon This one was rife with responsibilities which I don t have issue with, but the conversations between Alverstoke and Frederic [...]

  11. 4 1 2 I love Frederica It s a lot of fun to be inside her head, she s always trying to give her family the best she can, but she doesn t always get it right Her Cousin Alverstoke is baffled by her, she s nothing like the scheming females he is used to Their conversations are hilarious But this time, I have to say that it is not the Hero and Heroine that make this book so fun, it s Felix, Frederica s youngest brother He gets into scrap after scrap, rather like Just William What with his keen mind [...]

  12. One of the better realized Heyers A mature romance, Frederica follows the trials and tribulations of the slightly older mid twenties, oh no, over the hill long suffering title character as she tries to give her beautiful and silly, of course sister a London season and keep the rest of her siblings under control with the help of her cousin , the Marquis of Alverstoke Let the hijinx appropriate to a tale full of young, enterprising boys, an emotional, silly sister, and a Marquis quite unaccustomed [...]

  13. This is one of my top three Heyer titles, and the audio narration by Clifford Norgate is just spot on His vocalization of the marquess is a bit stuffier than I would like, and occasionally he veers off into Winston Churchill territory, but he does a very nice job with all of the female voices and especially with the two cute young boys who, for my money, make this a standout book As all too often happens with Heyer, the ending is cut too short, and I would have enjoyed seeing of Frederica and A [...]

  14. After Faro s Daughter and April Lady, I realized that my personal issue with Heyer s characters is that I want them to be passionate Well, I certainly got that here and not in the way I expected The whole Merriville family is lively, each member with a distinct voice The dog too.All Frederica Merriville wants is to marry her beautiful, albeit not very smart, younger sister She wants her to be happy and she knows she deserves it They come to London with their aunt not very important character , [...]

  15. I m going to use my two favorite words to describe this novel Charming and Delightful This is the third Georgette Heyer book I ve read this summer, and I m so glad I still have than 30 of her Regency romances left to enjoy Her books are a tonic, and I plan on saving them and bringing them out when I m in high dudgeon.Frederica is a smart, no nonsense heroine who has been saddled with the raising of her younger siblings since their parents passed away At 24, she considers herself too old to be m [...]

  16. Okay, how, HOW have I not read this until now Not only that, as soon as I started to read it, about fifty people told me it was their favorite Where have they been all this time Anyway Yes This just went into my top 5 Heyer novels, along with The Grand Sophy, Venetia, The Convenient Marriage, and These Old Shades The thing with her novels is that you know from the first pages who will end up together, but the joy is in the characters, especially the supporting characters, and the various hijinks [...]

  17. This is one of my favourite Heyers it s both funny and completely inverts the usual taming the rake tropes We spend a large amount of time in Alverstoke s point of view, watching him being besotted and having him fret over the question of whether his feelings are returned.And, really, we need cultural eras that are willing to show men as so entirely vain about their appearance Not just the dandies, but people like Alverstoke, who seem to treat tying their cravat with High Church reverence.The n [...]

  18. I loved the book and hero and heroine I read it just after reading Northanger Abbey and the contrast between ditzy, romance addled Catherine Moreland and Frederica could not have been sharper Frederica has shouldered extraordinary burdens ever since childhood and has done it with good humor, equability and love At four and twenty she is a delightful, funny, mature and completely admirable young woman no wonder Alverstoke falls head over heels The boys she has raised virtually single handed could [...]

  19. Read in 2017Sometimes you encounter a fictional character and the experience changes you Perhaps in this character you find someone you want to be, or you discover someone you already are, or maybe you simply return to them so often they become indistinguishably part of you Frederica, and to a lesser extent Alverstoke, represent that to me I read my review from 7 years ago with some bemusement Could I have guessed at that point how indispensable the works of Georgette Heyer would become in my li [...]

  20. This was just a fun story with Heyer s trademarks shatter throughout Because it s been awhile since I read Heyer it took me a few chapters to get back into her style of writing This of course cleared up once I got into the story Frederica came across as a strong and devoted sister to her young siblings that drag her along with the Marquis of Alverstoke into many scarps that end up funny or a little to close for comfort Alverstoke is aristocratic bored jaded man, and his change it adorable as he [...]

  21. Oi Heyer, I love her, but I swear sometimes explaining her books is like, the dinner was fantastic, wonderful melon gazpacho to start, just a shame about the dead slug I found in my salad course The slug in this metaphor being, you know, sexism.Like this one really fun set up with the sister in charge of her colorful siblings and the selfish nobleman who becomes entangled in their mishaps and how she and they are the making of him into a better man And it s one of those good ones where the hero [...]

  22. I m doing a lifetime reading challenge, and I chose this book for my 1965 book because it was also on a number of best ever romance novels lists My Lord, I just finished and I feel like I m in a little bit of shock This book is so impressive, and so far above any romances I ve read for a long time, that I m rather floored This is my first Georgette Heyer book, though I ve seen them around One of the reasons I ve never read one is because the covers are old fashioned and fusty And though I ve alw [...]

  23. Lord Alverstoke dislikes being bored immensely, and as he is titled, rich, and handsome, it is very easy for him to avoid those things that bore him most, including family, favors, and caring Frederica Merriville shows up and smashes that whole lifeplan all to hell by introducing him to her younger siblings with ridiculous names Jessamy 16 , Felix 12 , and Charis 19 , their dog Lufra , and their multitude of scrapes While attempting to keep them out of trouble, he finds himself in trouble THE TR [...]

  24. Lord Alverstoke is bored Bored with mother s parading their daughters in front of him, hoping he ll bite and bored with the constant demands of his sisters to assist with his neice s coming out ball Being a wealthy bachelor is not only a blessing, it can be a curse.Enter Frederica Frederica and her siblings travel to London with the hopes of applying to Lord Alverstoke, their father s cousin, for help to introduce her sister to the ton Charis, is a natural beauty and Frederica is sure she could [...]

  25. 6 25 17 We listened to this audiobook on a trip to Portland, which means most of it we heard as we were whizzing around the city trying to get un lost It was far entertaining than the other Heyer audiobook I ve been listening to, The Unknown Ajax, which is probably due to the reader I love how straightforward Frederica is, and how her romance with Alverstoke unwinds so perfectly I even like Charis, much as she d drive me nuts if she were my sister Highly entertaining whether in print or read al [...]

  26. Dear Reader,This is a wonderful,witty and very compelling story centred around the Merriville family Frederica,Jessamy,Charis,Harry,adorable Felix and their distant cousin,Lord Alverstoke Frederica,believing herself to be beyond marriageable age,is determined that her sister marry favourably Enlisting the help of Vernon Alverstoke,she sets in motion a chain of events that have unforeseen consequences for than one person in their close family circle Humorous and very cleverly written,this was a [...]

  27. A man need not be dull merely because he is respectable No, he need not be, but he often is I am afraid Heyer was biased in writting Frederica In that she seemed to try to cram as many loveable characters as possible in this one novel The cast here, to me, were extraordinary Frederica, His Lordship, Jessamy and Felix Oh Felix you adorable little genius thing youLOLEven minor characters like Mr Trevor or even Mrs Jersey who was on screen no than 5 times they too were intriguing It did appear to [...]

  28. I haven t read this in years I ve just listened to the audio version, narrated by Clifford Norgate I d or less forgotten the plot, but it s one of those books where the inclusion of younger siblings works really well and makes for some funny and delightful moments The romance between Frederica and Alverstoke moves slowly, with him becoming aware of his feelings for her quite some time before it seems she has any idea, or about hers for him They form a strong friendship to start with, and I alwa [...]

  29. 4.5 starsI absolutely loved this book Everything was almost perfect Plot, character development and humour was on point My only quibble is that the romance was understated, but then I m told that s Heyer s usual style I only wish there was a bit romance or even an epilogue at the end just to balance out the story and see h h as a couple family I would reread this book just for the narrative, sharp humour and witty banter.

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