Lord Sheringham, turned down by the woman he supposedly loved, instead decides to marry a girl he’s known since childhood. It was a rather hasty decision, and since Hero has never been “out” in society, she’s hardly prepared for a life as Lady Sheringham. Soon known as Kitten to Lord Sheringham and his closest friends, Hero gets herself in scrape after scrape, although always with the best of intentions. How is she supposed to know any better? Lord Sheringham begins to regret his hastiness in marrying her, until he discovers he cares for his Kitten more than he ever expected.
As always, Heyer writes a plot full of delightful twists and amusing dialogue. But it’s the secondary characters that really set Friday’s Child apart from many of her other Regency romances. From George Wrotham, who is always looking for an excuse for a duel, to the Honourable Ferdinand Fakenham, who speaks before he thinks more often than not, to overly vain Isabella Milborne – every single character brings amusement and life to this story. Georgette Heyer’s books are always good, but it’s not often that every character is so fleshed out with a life of his or her own. Friday’s Child is a delight to read, and I finished it with regret.