FredericaBook - 2008
"Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age..." --Philippa Gregory
A reader favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance, Fredericais a charming story of a woman seeking security for her family, but finding love where and when she least expected it.
Determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Frederica seeks outtheir 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 scrapeafter another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled.
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 Journal