I love Patricia C. Wrede’s books, and maybe, so do you. Perhaps you were introduced to her when you read one of her Enchanted Forest Chronicles series, like Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One. Well, you’ve clicked the right link to get a broad overview of all her books. (By the way, her last name is pronounced “Reedy.”)
Technically a “series” because they take place in the same world, all of the Lyra novels are true standalones, with different characters and plots for each one of them. There is practically no overlap, for although they take place in the same world they take place in different time periods and places in that world. There is definitely no need to read these novels in any order that people artificially place them in. The easiest two to get used to be The Raven Ring: A Lyra Novel (Tor Fantasy) and Shadows over Lyra, which is a compilation of the three Lyra novels Shadow Magic, Daughter Of Witches (Lyra, Book 2), and The Harp of Imach Thyssel. I like having them separate, but Shadows over Lyra has a timeline and added notes on Lyra! However, most of the series is out of print as of this update. Another novel in the series is the wonderful Caught In Crystal. This series is darker fantasy than "The Enchanted Forest Chronicles," so readers who are looking only for laughs are warned away. However, I highly recommend them.
Wrede has written two and two halves books of fantasy that take place in Regency England…just not the kind of Regency England that was in our past. The two novels she wrote on her own have the same characters in them. My favorite of the duo is the first, Mairelon the Magician. However, many people like the second better The Magician's Ward, probably because it has a romantic ending. A great Regency fantasy called Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot was co-written with Caroline Stevermer and recently republished. I highly recommend it. A sequel to it is out now, The Grand Tour. And if you like Stevermer, make sure to read my favorite Stevermer novel A College of Magics.
I hope this guide helped you sort out Patricia C. Wrede’s books. As you can see, many of her books have been out of print, although the ebook market has been remedying that. If you feel as I do that all fantasy readers should have access to these books, write the publishers and ask them to place the books back on the shelves! Enjoy your reading!