Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Book Review: Frederica

Frederica by Georgette Heyer

Description: Frederica comes to London with the hope of finding an advantageous marriage for her beautiful sister. Of course things are never as simple as they seem. Frederica decides to ask her distant cousin, the Marquis of Alverstoke for help with this and he can't deny her that.

Alverstoke quickly realizes that he has quite the bunch on his hands. He tries hard to distance himself - but who can deny them (and the trouble they get into)?

Thoughts: For those that are Jane Austen genre fan's this is the author to pick up. She has a variety of novels that we are lucky enough to have getting republished. I wouldn't think of her as a modern day historical romance novelist (as you won't have any graphic love scenes here) but instead of as a the woman who maybe allowed the genre to grow as her books became great sellers so did the genre open up.

The characters can't help but be loveable - from the sister who is beautiful and can't tell anyone no, to the brother who can't help but be ernest, to the heroine herself. It all keeps you coming back for more.

What genre would you consider this?
Historical Romance


1 comment:

Jess said...

I tried to read A Convenient Marriage but only got half way through. Maybe I should try another book like Frederica -- so many bloggers are buzzing about Heyer's books.