Friday's Child

Friday s Child 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 penn

  • Title: Friday's Child
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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,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.

    One thought on “Friday's Child”

    1. I've seen the error of my ways after re-reading this book, and I'm changing my rating from two stars to four. It's not your typical romance, and Sherry will never be on my list of book boyfriends. But it is a very witty and insightful story of two young people who get married too soon, for the wrong reasons, and need to gain some insight and maturity. We begin with the young Lord Sheringham (Sherry to his friends) proposing to the lovely Isabella Milborne or at least trying to propose, because [...]

    2. Update: Just finished listening to the audiobook narrated by Eve Matheson and LOVED IT!! She read so well and the tone of voices she chose for all the characters were simply perfect. The characters sounded exactly how I imagined them!! :) Friendly warning: spoilers & lots of silly schoolgirl blabbing throughout :P Picking a favourite Georgette Heyer novel often feels like trying to pick a favourite star in the sky. There are so many to choose from and they are all wonderful. I don't know how [...]

    3. I haven't read this title in a very long time & I'm glad I still love it,as this particular title often gets a bad rap. So let's get a couple of things out of the way.It's light & fluffy. Well of course. This is a criticism often levelled at one of GH's other romances written during WW2,I think most of GH's fans would be wanting to escape a grim reality, not be even more depressed than they were in real life!It isn't a spoiler to say that the hero, Sherry is extremely selfish & immat [...]

    4. 2.5If there weren't so many apologies (the number of times someone apologizes is staggering; I believe Hero missed to apologize she was born), I would love this book a bit more. Everything is so exaggerated that I wouldn't be able not to.I like the basic premise: after his marriage offer to the Incomparable (yes, capital I) Miss Isabella Milborne is refused, Viscount Sheringham decides he would marry the first woman he sees. Enter another childhood friend, Hero Wantage. I would have loved her if [...]

    5. Reviewed for queuemyreviewAnother re-release from Georgette Heyer that was first published in 1944, “Friday’s Child” seemed to answer a public outcry for more light-hearted regency fair. As Ms Heyer herself wrote about this novel, “I think myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense, but it's questionably good escapist literature and I think I should rather like it if I were sitting in an air-raid shelter, or recovering from flu. Its period detail is good; my husband says it's wi [...]

    6. In Jane Aiken Hodge's rather hagiographic bio that one of the few fan letters Heyer ever cared about was from a woman who had been a political prisoner in Roumania. She along with a number of other women were locked in a cell for some years. They kept themselves sane by retelling the story of this novel over and over again. I think of that every time I reread it--I hear the whisper of women's voices at the back of my imagination, talking over every turn in the story, every flash of wit.The basic [...]

    7. You know, if the two main couples in this novel had both been hit upside the head within the first twenty pages and told not to be such utter twats, the remaining three hundred and fifty pages could have been avoided. Both I, and the tree which died to make this book, would have been an awful lot happier.

    8. A Spectacular Romp of Good Friends and Bad Scrapes!Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsSource: PurchasedAfter years of growing up together as children, a young Regency buck, Anthony Verelst, Viscount Sheringham proposes marriage to the beautiful and Incomparable, Miss Isabella Milborne. But since she doubts his characters and motives (and because she has a scores of many other suitors), she gives him a firm rejection. Thrown into a temper and desperate to marry (to release the funds from his inheritance, [...]

    9. Every time I read one of Heyer's extremely enjoyable novels I can't help but think, "Why on earth has this book not been made into a film? BBC, where are you? This is perfect material for your audience!" This book is particularly suited for film I can well imagine it as a delightful and extremely popular "Masterpiece" mini-series. I don't know how she managed to do it, but though every one of her novels is set in similar circumstances and setting, they are all quite unique in plot and character [...]

    10. A delightful and funny romp through Regency era EnglandAfter years of hearing the praises of author Georgette Heyer, I could no longer resist the temptation and dove in head first on the recommendation of Heyer enthusiast Vic (Ms. Place) of Jane Austen's World, selecting the author's favorite book Friday's Child. Since Heyer published 56 books over 53 years, she had a few to choose from and I was confident that this neophyte would have one of the better novels to begin my indoctrination. I now s [...]

    11. Although I think I actually like Heyer's murder mysteries better, there is no denying how fun her regency romance novels are.Friday's Child centers around the slapdash and feckless Arthur Verelst, Viscount Sherington (aka "Sherry") and his impulsive marriage to childhood friend Hero Wantage. Hero has always adored Sherry, but knows she has no chance with him in the marriage mart due to his adoration of "The Beauty", Isabella Milborne. When Isabella turns down Sherry's proposal of marriage, he de [...]

    12. Such a romp of a book, I dearly love it. This was at least my fifth time reading it, more likely sixth or seventh. I read it more than once in junior high & HS, & I return to it when I need to smile. Time spent with Sherry, Hero (Kitten), Ferdy, Gil, George, & the Incomparable is time well spent. I had a few quibbles with Sherry this time through, behavior which seemed common enough in teen-age boys when I first read it seemed less tolerable now that I have daughters of my own. But i [...]

    13. ***Caution: Loads of Fan girl babbling ahead***A couple of chapters down, I was sure the book in hand is a 5* book, and very happily so it was! It made me fall in love with Georgette Heyer books all over again and reminded me why I was so fascinated by them. For me this book is perfect to the last letter. The intricacies within the story, the characters, the plot and play all are very perfectly and vividly synchronized and leave me with no cause for complaint. Impeccable and signature Georgette [...]

    14. I have listened a marvelous broadcast produced by BBC. (It will be available only for the next 25 days.) It showed wonderfully why Georgette Heyer was such a great writer. These ninety minutes were fantastic. It was so funny, so heyer-ish. I loved it. Thank's for this broadcast I like the book more. Really, 5 stars for the broadcast. As for the book, I must read it again!And it showed why I wish so much to see movie adaptations of Heyer's novels.

    15. If you’ve read a couple of Heyer’s books, you know what to expect. You recognise the character types as they appear — the charmingly innocent heroine, the dishonourable but charming villain, the various prototypes for her heroes… Friday’s Child is of the “marriage of convenience” school, in which Lord Sheringham marries a childhood friend, Hero, more or less on a whim to spite his family. She’s loved him all along, of course, while he is monumentally unaware of having any feeling [...]

    16. Sparkling and full of humor, this Regency romance comedy never fails to bring the biggest smiles, giggles, and sighs. I loved rereading it with the audio version, which was actually not this MP3 version, but the BBC's radio program dramatized condensed version.Lord Sheringham meant to propose to one girl, mostly to unleash his fortune per his father's will, but a little because he liked her, but she rejected him so he impulsively marries another childhood female friend who is feeling sad about h [...]

    17. 3.5 starsOn the positive side, this story kept my attention right up until the end (which was again abrupt) but I did not like the main characters in this book. Spendthrift Anthony Verelst, Viscount Sheringham, aka Sherry, is a gambler, has a mistress, and wants to gain control of his wealth but must be 25 or marry. On the rebound from a rejection from a long-time neighbor and the toast of London society, Isabella, he promises to, and does, marry the first girl he sees, Hero Wantage. She is an o [...]

    18. Read this over the weekend. Not one of Heyer's best. I didn't particularly like the hero of this book until about halfway through. And then he made me hate him again. The heroine seriously needed a good shake and a spoonful of good sense. Just a spoonful, it would've been fine. I will say this though: most of their flaws were pretty realistic for a 17 year old girl who married a man she's worshipped all her life and a 20 something spoiled, hot, aristocratic boy who's been encouraged to think of [...]

    19. This book is a fine example of the idiot plot -- a story which only holds together and runs because many of the characters are idiots. However, it's also a successful idiot plot. You know they're acting like dolts but you keep reading anyway. It is one of my favorite Heyer novels precisely because it's so dizzy. It parts company so greatly from reality as we know it that you don't so much suspend disbelief as pour it down the garbage disposal, flip the switch, and turn the tap on full blast.If i [...]

    20. I love this novel, just reading the end of this novel reminded me how much I loved the story of Hero and Lord Sheringham. It's really sweet. I love the scrapes Hero fell in and I love the husbandly way Sheringham attended to her, when he didn't realise he was falling in love with her bit by bit. I loved Sheringham's friends. They really were quite the thing! Haha Loved it, loved it, loved it. Just the kind of sappy happy read I want when I'm feeling down, just like most of Heyer's other Regency [...]

    21. About three and a half stars. I felt so sorry for Hero (the improbably named heroine) that it rather damped my enjoyment of the sparkling humor, much of which was provided by a large ensemble cast. Like Karlyne and Kavita one of my favorite bits was Freddy and his Nemesis! But poor Hero love with a husband who doesn't love her. Is there any lonelier fate? Content rating: G --a clean read (view spoiler)[In fact it was so clean I kept wondering if Hero and Sherry's marriage was actually consummate [...]

    22. On my recent Georgette Heyer reading spree, Friday's Child was the first of her books that could not hold my attention, a pity since she wrote such wonderful stories. And I so hate not finishing a book once I started reading it. So, on to the next one.

    23. Charming, funny and entertaining. Sherry, Cousin Ferdy, Gil Ringwood and Lord Wrotham had me laughing out loud. I've spent a delightful 4 or 5 days in Georgette Heyer's Regency England, but when I found myself saying things like "vastly diverting" "to no avail" and "it's all a hum" and getting strange looks from acquaintances, I thought it time to turn my reading attention to more recently written novels. At leastr the time being.

    24. When the young hero of this book, Lord Sherry, offers marriage to the beautiful Miss Milborne, she refuses his suit. In a fit of pique and plagued by debts – he can’t gain control of his inheritance unless he is married – Sherry offers for Hero, a seventeen-year-old poor cousin of his neighbors. He had known her all his life and although he doesn’t love her he is fond of her, while Hero adores him. For her, this marriage is a solution to all her problems. But being a married lady and sud [...]

    25. Now that I’ve discovered Georgette Heyer, it’s good to know that she wrote over 25 books that are all set in Regency England. For those of us who are Jane Austen fans this is very good news in view of the fact that Jane only left us with six major novels. Like any devoted Austen fan I keep going back to them over and over, but now thanks to Heyer I have plenty to occupy my time in between. Her books are light reading but for anyone who loves the period they’re filled with rich details abou [...]

    26. This was a quick weekend read last weekend, so much fun. The beginning started slowly, but once I hit half way I couldn't put it down, desperate to see how she would work it all out. Heyer is ingenious in this book in the way she makes a naive young woman the only one able to show the dashing Viscount what is wrong with his own behaviour. Seventeen year old Hero ('out of Shakespeare') makes the logical mistake of trying to learn the ways of society from her new husband, Lord Sherringham, always [...]

    27. Still a delightful four star read for me. This was only the second time I'd read this Heyer, this time with the Heyer Fans club on GR - always a treat to read with the group, I love the comments and observations and discussions we have! I did feel this one dragged a bit for me in the middle, too much of naive young Hero making innocent errors and violating the strict rules of the ton, and impetuous, self-centered young Sheringham having to rescue her from her mistakes. Of course it was all broug [...]

    28. No. 7 on my Heyer top ten list. How does she do it? There could be so much in this story to annoy me, but thanks to Georgette Heyer's genius, her wonderfully funny and elegant turn of phrase, I enjoyed each and every page. I loved and felt with the rather immature/silly main characters, Hero and Sherry, but it is Sherry's three friends who hold a special place in my reader's heart. Heyer at her best, as far as I'm concerned.

    29. One of Georgette Heyer's best Regency novels. Humour to the fore here, with charming (if not too bright) characters embroiled in a farce. It could almost be a P.G. Wodehouse writing about Bertie Wooster's ancestors.

    30. I'd almost give this a 5 star rating, just from Ferdy's dialogue about Nemesis, that Greek fellow that follows you around and sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Hilarious!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *