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Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons) Mass Market Paperback – November 24, 2015
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Setting: Regency England
Penelope Featherington fell madly, hopelessly in love with Colin Bridgerton two days before her 16th birthday. Unfortunately, Colin has always seen Penelope as the plump, shy best friend of his younger sister. By the time Penelope is 28 and a seasoned member of the English ton, she's accepted that her love for Colin is destined to remain unrequited and she shall be a spinster forever. Fate, however, has other plans. When Lady Whistledown's Society Papers announce that Colin has returned from his nearly nonstop travels, Penelope is blissfully unaware that her life is about to change dramatically. Colin is equally unaware of the turn his life is about to take. He's not surprised that his beloved mother is determined to marry him off, but he's rather astonished to find himself inexplicably drawn to Penelope. Her dry wit and intelligent mind are delightful, and Colin soon finds himself joining forces with her to deflect his matchmaking mama's good intentions. Together, the two will thwart their mothers' iron wills, face the formidable Lady Danbury, confront the gossips of London society, and resolve the lovely dilemma of falling in love. And, oh yes, there is that matter of the true identity of Lady Whistledown. Will the twosome unmask the elusive journalist? Or will their efforts be doomed to failure like so many others' before?
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton continues author Julia Quinn's wildly popular series of Regency historicals featuring the Bridgerton family, The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and An Offer from a Gentleman. True, the novel possesses all that we've come to expect from Quinn, including deft plotting, witty repartee, a faultless Regency setting, and expert characterization. But perhaps the book's most pleasing facet is Quinn's quietly nuanced handling of the hero's and the heroine's internal growth, which is furthered by their blooming relationship. They're two strong individuals made stronger by their bond. Now that's love. --Lois Faye Dyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London . . .
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 of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. 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?
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This book makes one believe in love. The novel did not contain the kind of fantastical impossible and improbable love one can normally find in romance novels. This kind of love is a small flame that turns into a slow and steady burn that can never die out.
Every once in a while you find a book you want to go back to. This is one.
This novel had a lot going for it. I wasn't disappointed at all. The final scene in Daphne and Simon's ballroom was stellar! Colin was a true gentleman and a man who loved his wife, even if she wasn't a favorite of the "ton." While I felt like Anthony and Benedict were kind of trying to be people they weren't and then had a miraculous transformation into loving husbands, Colin was always just himself. And that was cool.
Colin was previously portrayed as the funny and charming Bridgerton who had to explore the world before settling down. When this book starts, he is the oldest of the 8 children that haven't married already, and it's not easy on him since his older brothers have found their calling (Anthony is the viscount and Benedict is an accomplished artist. He's back in London for the season and bored out of his mind.
Then there's Penelope Featherington, who was mentioned in all prior novels -- her mother had her "come out" 1 season too early, before she was ready (she was kind of chubby, nobody wanted to dance with her, and she was a wallflower), she was never dressed in flattering colors (her mother put her in orange and yellow because they were happy colors, and a happy girl was more likely to attract a husband), and now she's 28 years old, and unmarried. She's a spinster! The horror!
Because Penelope is good friends with Colin's younger sister Eloise (who is also unmarried), Penelope and Colin run into each other fairly often and have developed an easy friendship. Also, the Bridgerton's mother, Violet, always makes her sons dance with Penelope at "ton" events because she was once a wallflower, and doesn't want Penelope to feel left out. Penelope has loved Colin for the better part of 12 years, whereas Colin just sees Penelope as his sister's friend (and in Benedict's story, he swears he will never marry her) until she accidentally reads his travel journals, and then he wonders why he never looked at her before.
This story is better than all the other ones because their relationship had time to build, and Julia Quinn nods to happenings in other books, old characters readers love. We know Colin and we know Penelope. We understand how she feels and why she feels this way. While Colin's declaration of love is somewhat of a surprise, it isn't a surprise, and the scene where he tells off Mrs. Featherington was awesome. Whereas in the other books. his brothers and sister fell in love rather quickly, Colin fell in love because he really knew Penelope -- he knew her since she was a kid.
Another intriguing part of the story is the identity of Lady Whistledown! Can't say too much more because when you find out her identity everything makes sense.
This is a really delightful story. I highly recommend it.
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