Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Publication Date: 1965
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Bought Copy - Secondhand
Rich, handsome, darling of the ton, the Marquis of Alverstoke at 37 sees no reason to put himself out for anyone, that is, until the strong-minded Frederica, who seems more concerned with her family's welfare than his attentions, catches his eye. (Goodreads Synopsis)
I've become a big fan of Georgette Heyer since I started reading her work this year, and Frederica is a gem. As with all stories of this ilk, it is clear from the start which characters will end up together, but that doesn't matter when Heyer provides such a wonderful plot to get us there. What I love about Heyer's characters is the fact that they aren't perfect. They all have flaws, but grow to love one another despite them. Alverstoke makes a wonderful hero for the tale, and I really enjoyed seeing his gradual transformation over the course of the story. I highly recommend this read to Regency romance fans. A solid 5 stars.