Vernon Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone.
But when a distant connection asks for help, he is quickly plunged into one drama after another by the disorderly Merriville family.
Surprisingly, he finds himself far from bored – especially when he encounters their strong-minded daughter, Frederica.
However, she seems far more concerned with her family’s welfare than his romantic advances...
Frederica is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The story is set in 1818. The plot is typical of several later Heyer romances in counterpointing the courtships of an older and a younger couple, with variation provided by the antics of Frederica's younger brothers and their boisterous mongrel.from Wikipedia