Review: Frederica by Georgette Heyer

by Georgette Heyer


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 make a much better match in London than the country.  Lord Alverstoke is not sure what to think at first - he's never met these people and although their father is his cousin, it's a distant relation.  But, he is very amused by Frederica and sees an excellent opportunity to royally piss off his sisters, so he agrees and let the drama begin!   
"Eccentrics are all the rage" 
                         ~ Lord Alverstoke
One of the reasons I like Heyer is that she writes such fantastic characters!  Frederica and Lord Alverstoke were very funny, but the younger brothers, Jessamy & Felix, stole the show for me.  They were adorable with all of their crazy antics!

This one starts off a bit slow, but don't worry you'll be hooked soon.  It's a nice paced read and if you're like me, you'll have a silly grin on your face the whole time! 



  1. I love books that give me a silly grin! Georgette Heyer is definitely an author who succeeds at that. =)

  2. She sure does! I have a feeling she would've been really cool to hang out with.

  3. Sounds like a fun read! I need more Georgette Heyer on my TBR list!

  4. I'm reading this one now and loving it! It might be my favorite one so far.

  5. Hi Amy:) I have to tell you that I'm a Heyer beginner...just got my first book (Venetia)-wanted to see what all the fuss was about!!
    I love the review- and if all the books are that much fun, I'm sure to be hooked;)

  6. Love you and your Heyer reviews....I always smile when I read them!

  7. As you already probably know I became a sucker for Heyer so I am definitely putting this one on my wish list.

  8. The red roses are cute for ratings. Good review!

  9. You know I adore Heyer! I am glad to hear of yet another good book of hers. I have just reviewed These Old Shades on my page! I loved it, of course! Happy reading, Amy!


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