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Friday's Child af Georgette Heyer

Friday's Child (original 1944; udgave 2009)

af Georgette Heyer (Forfatter)

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Rejected by society for his wild ways, Lord Sheringham is bent on avenging fate and coming into his fortune. But the very first woman he meets is Hero Wantage, the young and charmingly unsophisticated chit who has loved him since childhood.
Titel:Friday's Child
Forfattere:Georgette Heyer (Forfatter)
Info:Audible Studios (2009)
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek

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Friday's Child af Georgette Heyer (1944)

  1. 60
    Cotillion af Georgette Heyer (ncgraham)
    ncgraham: Both books feature heroines who have lived all their lives in the country and are brought to London to be introduced into the ton, attend masquerade balls, and be spirited away by their respective unlikely knights whenever they fall unwittingly into social error. But somehow Heyer manipulates the various circumstances and events in such a way that the drama of each story is distinct, memorable, and moving.… (mere)
  2. 51
    The Grand Sophy af Georgette Heyer (moonsoar)
    moonsoar: The main females in both books are up to the same sort of shenanigans in both books.
  3. 11
    Med hjertet som indsats af Barbara Cartland (Anonym bruger)
    Anonym bruger: very similar books

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Exactly what it says on the tin: Anthony, Lord Sheringham (nicknamed Sherry), aged 23, is desperate to get his hands on his inheritance. His father left it in trust until he reached age 25 or until he married, whichever comes first. After finding his suit rejected by Isabella, the Season's Incomparable, Sherry vows to marry the first female he sees!

What luck it happens to be Hero Wantage, a girl six years his junior, who hails him as he rushes back to town. Hero is a very sweet girl, orphaned as a child, who has been living with her odious Cousin Jane. Jane is ready to wash her hands of Hero and has told her that she's to become a governess at a seminary in Bath. Hero hates the idea, but feels she has no other choice. Sherry has known both Isabella and Hero since they were all kids, and he feels a brotherly sort of pity when he hears her sad story. Then it occurs to him that marriage would solve both of their problems: it would rescue Hero from this abominable fate, and it would release his funds directly into his hands.

Sherry proposes to Hero, who promptly accepts (she's been in love with him for about as long as she's known him), and they dash off to London, procure a special license, and set about setting up a household together. Hero has absolutely no notion of Society (and Sherry's mother, the now-dowager Lady Sheringham, hates her guts) so it falls to Sherry to guide her through the thorns of the ton - until misunderstandings mount to the nth degree, causing Hero to run away because she fears she has made Sherry interminably angry with her foibles and scrapes. (He did tell her he was sending her to his mother, whom he has no idea hates his wife, so its understandable that Hero would be so upset.) Suddenly Sherry realizes what he's lost and he vows to win her back, with comedic results.

This story is absolutely adorable ♥ Sherry and Hero are both young and stupid, but they are well-meaning and good-natured. They both mature over the course of the story, and realize what it means to be married, even in name only. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of secondary characters: Isabella, the Incomparable, has wonderful shades of grey; Sherry's BFFs Gil, George, and Ferdy, who adore Hero (whom they nicnkame Kitten) almost as much as Sherry himself does; the odious Cousin Jane and her plain-faced daughters; and the wretched villain Sir Montagu, who has it out for everybody in this entire circle, because he is the one callous asshole in the entire story.

This book appealed to me more than I anticipated; it has that sweet sense of puppy love that I personally adore; it is a gentle narrative, and wonderful bit of escapism. I love the little details, too, like how everyone calls Hero "Lady Sherry," immediately adopting Sheringham's nickname for her. Ferdy is absolutely hilarious with his obliviousness; George and Isabella are in love with each other but refuse to admit it, causing their own scrapes; and damn if Gil doesn't deserve to be the hero of his own novel! He was truly the most mature and thoughtful of the lot.

The ending is a bit much, but otherwise this was the perfect, sweet, innocent little Romance. It's replaced The Corinthian at the top of my favorite Heyers list (so far). ( )
1 stem eurohackie | Apr 16, 2021 |
This is fabulously silly and far fetched and just such fun!
Lord Sherringham offers marriage to the beautiful Isabella, who turns him down. IN a fit of pique, he says he'll marry the first woman he sees - and that happens to be Miss Hero Wantage, who is the peniless relation of a neighbour and a girl he has almost gorn up with. She's just 17, and is about to go to be a teacher or governess, and ends up being Sherry's wife. All of which happens in the first few chapters. From there you have what happens when one partner married unthinkingly someone who loves them almost to distraction. They are both very very young and inexperienced in the ways of the world, the opposite sex and adulthood. After a series of scrapes and disasters, most of which seem to involve Hero having taken Sherry at his word when he was being an idiot or showing off to his friends, his friends (and he should thank his lucky stars that he has one very sensible and sensitive friend) decide that something should be done.
It's a different take on the regency romance, in that they start the book married. Marriage requires adjustments and give and take and certainly for most of the book, all the loving and giving is one sided (Hero is represented by the title), but the end (while utterly ridiculous in several ways) does give you hope that things might just go a boit more smoothly in the future. Silly, eye-rolling but adorable. It's a bit like my favourite fluffy socks, you can't wear them out in public but sometimes they're exactly right. ( )
  Helenliz | Oct 10, 2020 |
I really enjoyed this one, very lighthearted and funny. Ferdy was clearly a prototype version of Freddy from Cotillion. ( )
  gabarito | Feb 28, 2020 |
As a teenager, this book was my favorite Heyer. As an adult, I think some of her other books are better but I still have a soft spot for Hero & Sherry. ( )
  leslie.98 | Feb 20, 2020 |
From Amazon: "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."

The main character is nicknamed "Kitten" by Lord "Sherry" Sherington and his friends and for the most part they look on indulgently at her antics. Since according to the story she grew up in a genteel household, it's hard to account for some of the really stupid things she does. It's not as if she was raised by wolves. The repeated story element of Kitten does something stupid and Sherry rescues and forgives her became somewhat tiresome. ( )
  AngeH | Jan 2, 2020 |
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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.
tilføjet af lquilter | RedigerTor.com, Mari Ness (Mar 26, 2013)

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Rejected by society for his wild ways, Lord Sheringham is bent on avenging fate and coming into his fortune. But the very first woman he meets is Hero Wantage, the young and charmingly unsophisticated chit who has loved him since childhood.

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