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Edelweiss Short Book Review- The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
Julia Quinn
Harpercollins
E Book
Published April 2013
384 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 9780061233005
 

Synopsis

For the first time in print, New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn presents a collection of “second epilogues” to her Bridgerton series, previously published as e-originals, plus a new bonus Bridgerton novella: Violet in Bloom,” a short story in which we finally meet Edmund Bridgerton.

My Review 
I was given a copy of Happily Ever After by Edelweiss for a review. When I saw the title, I was beyond pleased. I have just really enjoyed reading this series. I hadn’t a chance to read the epilogue novella’s that have come out for some of the books in the series. For me though, I had such a fun time reading this, and read it in one evening, I liked it so much. I think my favorite novella of them all would have to be from “The Duke and I”. I think that novel was my favorite…I just fell in love with Daphne and Simon from the beginning. I really liked seeing more of them, and the rest of the Bridgertons. I really loved seeing a happy ending for Violet Bridgerton (the mother). I think I had always been hoping for a story for her as I read the series and we got to know her better.  There was such a fun and playful aspect to these novella’s, that keeps you engaged with every short story. I also liked the way this author did each novella, they were at various periods of time in their lives. It definitely kept me on my toes and unable to put it down. Such a delightful end to a fabulous and great series. I would recommend this to any lover of the Bridgerton series. A Perfect Ending!!

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Book Review-An Offer From An Gentleman

An Offer From An Gentleman
Bridgerton (3)
Julia Quinn
Avon
Paperback
Published July 2001
358 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-380-81558-6

Synopsis 
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball — or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other — except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid’s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?

My Review
Summary:
Sophie Beckett, recently lost her birth father, and even though he never acknowledged her as his daughter, he still made sure she was cared for until he passed away, and she was left with his wife and step daughters, and was treated more like a servant/slave than how she should have been treated. One night she has a opportunity to go to a ball, where she dresses up like a princess and feeling more beautiful and desirable than she ever has before. On this night she meets Benedict, one of the infamous Bridgertons, and shares a passionate kiss, one that will remain burned in her memory forever. Sophie knows that she can never be a part of Benedict’s life, but then through a chain of events, she is thrown in his path once more, and knows that she will love him even though she knows they can never have a future together…


The Hero (Benedict Bridgerton)
 Benedict, is part of the Bridgerton Clan, however he feels like no one truly knows who he really is. All he is considered is his rank among his family…a silly number that has no meaning. Life is about to change drastically upon meeting a masked woman who dazzles him, and when she flees at midnight, he knows he needs to find her again. Benedict is a artist, a talent that his family doesn’t know he possesses, he is one of the more secretive children out of all the Bridgertons. But when he meets a maid in distress, he saves her and something about her captivates him, and she seems familiar to him, but he has no idea where he knows her from, only that he feels breathless in need…and wanting her and plans on keeping her….

The Heroine (Sophie Beckett)
Sophie, is illegitimate born, and as such as always questioned her fathers love for her, and has been ridiculed and mocked all of her life. Sophie is devastated to learn that her father after passing away, didn’t leave anything for her except to be left to serve his wife and step daughters, nothing more important than to be treated worse than a servant, and doing the work of three maids instead of just one. She craves love and a family, and to be cherished. From the first moment she sets her eyes on Benedict, she knows that her life and her heart will never be the same….

My Thoughts 
An Offer From A Gentleman, is the third in the Bridgerton series. I have just loved reading this series, and this was the first time I was able to read this book ( I know…crazy huh)But I was in the mood for a cinderella type of story, and this one fit the book….I was totally satisfied with this one. I loved every page, every paragraph and sentence. Julia Quinn is one of my favorite historical romance authors….there is a unique way about her writing that is much different from any other….where her stories just draw in her readers and its like you have this compulsion to not let go of the book until you have finished reading it. It had a truly magical side to it, an Enchanting Love Story that will Captivate you!!!!


My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
The Duke And I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From An Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
Its In His Kiss
On The Way To The Wedding 

Book Review-Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Bridgerton (4)
Julia Quinn
Avon
370 Pages
Published July 2002
Paperback
Regency
ISBN: 978-0-380-82084-9

Synopsis
Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

MY REVIEW
 

Summary:
Colin Bridgerton, has returned home from his world travels, and his family is much relieved to having him home, not knowing if he will stay this time, or like all the other times, just leave once again. Penelope Featherington, has resigned herself to being a spinster, even though she has always been fond of Colin…ever since she met him years ago. When Colin returns, he expects life at home to be the same as it always is, but this time its definitely different, and he starts noticing Penelope in a way very not brotherly like but more like he wants her desperately.  But they both have secrets and when they are discovered with that only destroy their feelings for each other….or make their bond of love that much stronger?…..

The Hero (Colin Bridgerton)
Even though Colin Bridgerton among the Ton is considered to be a charmer, and tired of the columnist Lady Whistledown, which everyone talks about, and whom of which mentions him just about every column, and is tired of life in London. But this time coming home from his travels, he starts to realize how things are much different than things were before…and they all have to do with Penelope, whom most of the time he has known her he has considered her like one of his sisters, only he is starting to have inclinations toward her that are in no way brotherly, but more like a man that passionately wants a woman.

The Heroine (Penelope Featherington)
Penelope, has always never been thought of as a beauty among the ton, and expects that she will live a life as a spinster, even though she would love to find a man to love and marry and have children, but she has no prospects, unlike her best friend Eloise Bridgerton. Penelope is overlooked by her family, especially her mother, and just would want to feel loved, but never expected that Colin, the man she has secretly adored for years, is the key to her finding true happiness in her previously lonely life.


My Thoughts 
Romancing Mister Bridgerton, is the fourth in the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. I just love Colin and Penelope’s story. I don’t even know how many times I have read this one, I just enjoy reading it every time. Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a witty, and memorable story that will pull at your heartstrings. Such a charming tale of two people, that both have secrets of their own, but yearns for acceptance and for a chance at love that has alluded them, but will find it in each other. I truly enjoyed this one, and I was completely satisfied by the time I reached the end. From the very beginning of the story, the reader will be taken on a emotional yet fun filled ride that Julia Quinn takes you on, and you will never regret reading Romancing Mister Bridgerton. A Romance that will charm every readers heart!

My Favorite Quote 
” I love you,” he said, leaning forward to kiss her. And this time she couldn’t reply, because his mouth remained on hers, hungry, demanding, and very, very seductive. 

My Grade On This Book 
 4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
 The Duke and I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From An Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton 4.5 -(E Novel Only)
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
Its In His Kiss
On The Way To The Wedding

Book Review-The Viscount Who Loved Me

The Viscount Who Loved Me
Bridgerton (2)
Julia Quinn
Avon
352 Pages
Published December 2000
Paperback
Regency
ISBN 978-0-380-81557-9

Synopsis
1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better…

–Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814

But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry–he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield–the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes to not make the best husbands–and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister–but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself…

Summary:
Anthony Bridgerton, a renown rake and rogue, has decided that now is the time to finally get married and settle down, so he sets his sights on the “Gem” of Society, Edwina Sheffield. However Anthony must convince her formidable yet beautiful sister, Kate Sheffield. From the first moment he meets her he senses a animosity that she feels for him. So although tempers between Kate and Anthony are hot, there is a heated desire that they both feel for each other. Anthony is stunned at being attracted to Kate, when its her sister he want to marry. Kate is determined to protect her sister, and has heard plenty of Anthony’s escapades, especially with women, as a rake but when they share a passionate embrace, her resolve weakens and her hearts opens to this rogue.

The Hero 
Anthony Bridgerton, worshiped his father growing up, but then his father died at the age of 38, and Anthony was devastated by the loss, and a part of him doesnt think he is good enough, or that he will live longer than 38. Anthony has spent the past decade in pursuit of all different kinds of pleasure, and all the while still seeing to his obligations as head of the family. Now he feels that he is ready to settle down and take a wife. So he picks the cream of the crop of the season, but when he attempts to court her he ends up verbally dueling with her older sister Kate, and craves her body with a intensity that stuns him…

The Heroine 
Kate Sheffield, is at the age of twenty one and according to some “on the shelf” and has just started her first season at the same time as her younger sister. With her father’s passing away, their funds were needed to be stretched, and could only afford to have one season, which means that Kate and Edwina have one chance to find husbands. For Kate, she couldn’t care less about finding a husband or the season, growing up she never learned much about etiquette that all the other girls learned from childhood.Kate is very protective of her younger sister, so when she learns of Anthony’s interest in Edwina, Kate is even more determined to make sure he stays away from her, but never expected that she would start falling for the Viscount herself.


My Thoughts 
The Viscount Who Loved Me is the second installment in the Bridgerton series written by Julia Quinn. I have just loved this series and could read these books over and over, I just fall in love with the stories and characters all over again every time I read her books, and I just fell in love with Kate and Anthony. Anthony has always held a certain place in my heart, he is the type of hero that even on the outside seems like a rogue, on the inside he has suffered his own kind of pain and grief, and fears the future, but is a charming devil. I love the characters in this story, very likable. The story was filled with witty interaction, romance, and a few surprises along the way….a very Enjoyable story that will satisfy any romantic heart.


My Favorite Quote 
Something about her was…right. She felt right. She smelled right. She tasted right.


My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
The Duke And I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From An Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
Its In His Kiss
On The Way To The Wedding