Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Goodbye to the Bridgertons

Today the last book in one of my favorite romance series came out in stores. I don't remember when I first discovered Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series, but I adore it.

On the Way to the Wedding is Gregory, the youngest Briderton's, story. It sounds as though it will be delightful.

If you have never read one of Julia Quinn's novels, you are in for a treat. They are delightful, funny, and sweet. I loved getting to know all the Bridgerton siblings, their mother, and the rest of the assorted potential spouses and extra characters. The fact that the books are set in my favorite period, the Regency, makes them that much better.

You can read the first chapter, and a lot more about the book, here.

The Bridgerton books, in order, are:

-Daphne: The Duke And I
-Anthony: The Viscount Who Loved Me
-Benedict: An Offer From A Gentleman
-Colin: Romancing Mister Bridgerton
-Eloise: To Sir Phillip, With Love
-Francesca: When He Was Wicked
-Hyacinth: It's In His Kiss
-Gregory: On the Way to the Wedding

My favorite is Romancing Mister Bridgerton, featuring Colin Briderton and Penelope Featherington. Love it! I think I even have two copies. I really want this "Mrs. Bridgerton" mug. Mrs. Colin Bridgerton, of course!

I cannot believe the series is over. It will be quite sad to finish this last one, but I know I can always read them again (and do!).

Julia Quinn also wrote novellas in two anthologies featuring one of her "characters" from the Bridgerton books:

-The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
-Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

I highly recommend these books. They are perfect for summer reading (or any time of the year, really). I am quite looking forward to becoming absorbed in On the Way to the Wedding.

Do excuse me.

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MysteriousLady said...

My daughter got me into reading Julia Quinn, she's already gotten and read the last novel and is bringing to me tomorrow. I'm excited.

Lady Jane said...

Oooh, have fun when you get it! I haven't begun my copy yet. I was staying with my cousins while my aunt and uncle are away, so I didn't want to read it there. I hate being interupted! :) I am going to read it this weekend or next week, I think.

You must let me know what you think! :)