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Friday's Child (1944)

por Georgette Heyer

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Georgette Heyer's sparkling romances have charmed and delighted millions of readers. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history-when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day. Heyer's heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, or address a lady. And her sense of humor is legendary. When the incomparable Miss Milbourne spurns the impetuous Lord Sherington's marriage proposal (she laughs at him-laughs!) he vows to marry the next female he encounters, who happens to be the young, penniless Miss Hero Wantage, who has adored him all her life. Whisking her off to London, Sherry discovers there is no end to the scrapes his young, green bride can get into, and she discovers the excitement and glamorous social scene of the ton. Not until a deep misunderstanding erupts and Sherry almost loses his bride, does he plumb the depths of his own heart, and surprises himself with the love he finds there. 'Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen.' -Publishers Weekly Georgette Heyer (1902?1974) wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.… (mais)
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This is a romantic comedy about an 1810s Regency courtship told with a 1930s screwball sensibility. It's fabulous.

The ostensible center of the story is the self-absorbed Viscount Sheringham, the bubble-brained Hero Wantage and their "marriage of convenience." Sheringham needs a wife in order to get at his fortune and Hero needs an alternative to becoming a governess. So why not marriage! Unfortunately, matrimony cramps Sherry's swinging bachelor lifestyle, and Hero is completely unprepared for her new position in High Society. Complications result! Can love be far behind?

Sherry and Hero are never gratingly obnoxious -- despite their selfishness/stupidity, they're too good-humored and affectionate for the reader to hate -- but they're not the real appeal here. The true genius of this novel is Sherry's three friends: the romantic Lord George Wrotham, the laconic Mr. Gilbert Ringwood, and the wonderful, sublime, incomparable Honourable Ferdinand Fakenham. ( )
  proustbot | Jun 19, 2023 |
This has most of the standard tropes of Heyer's romances and was utterly predictable and I loved it. In fact, this might be one of my favorites -- Hero is a charming protaganist and Sherry as the bridegroom who finds he's bitten off more than he bargained for is endearing as well. I think the characters I enjoyed most though, were Sherry's cousins/friends, Ferdy and Ringwood. ( )
  bjappleg8 | Feb 20, 2023 |
Rejected by the incomparable Miss Milborne for his unsteadiness of character, wild Lord Sheringham is bent on avenging Fate and coming into his fortune. But the very first woman he should see is Hero Wantage, the young and charmingly unsophisticated chit, who has loved him since childhood ...

Friday's Child is a typically sweeping historical romance by the queen of the genre, who for fifty years won the hearts of readers worldwide and has found a new devoted readership in the twenty-first century ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Jan 18, 2023 |
If you can abide dumb women, read this book! ( )
  Tess_W | May 5, 2022 |
Quite an entertaining read but rather similar to 'A Convenient Marriage'. It was on the brink of getting tedious as Hero just gets into scrape after scrape. But the book was saved by interesting characters such as the not-so-smart Ferdy, and the secondary plot of Wrotham and Isabella. Hero also reminds you of the well-meaning employee who wants to do things right but doesn't know how to apply lessons learned. ( )
  siok | Feb 4, 2022 |
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“Nonsense” is certainly one word to describe Georgette Heyer’s Friday’s Child, an amusing romp of a novel about the early months of a marriage between two excessively silly and immature people in Regency London. ... It is thoroughly unbelievable, but it works because it is also thoroughly funny, and because, beneath all the silliness and froth, it offers a surprisingly serious look at gender roles, marriage and growing up.
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Georgette Heyer's sparkling romances have charmed and delighted millions of readers. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history-when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day. Heyer's heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, or address a lady. And her sense of humor is legendary. When the incomparable Miss Milbourne spurns the impetuous Lord Sherington's marriage proposal (she laughs at him-laughs!) he vows to marry the next female he encounters, who happens to be the young, penniless Miss Hero Wantage, who has adored him all her life. Whisking her off to London, Sherry discovers there is no end to the scrapes his young, green bride can get into, and she discovers the excitement and glamorous social scene of the ton. Not until a deep misunderstanding erupts and Sherry almost loses his bride, does he plumb the depths of his own heart, and surprises himself with the love he finds there. 'Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen.' -Publishers Weekly Georgette Heyer (1902?1974) wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

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