- Publisher: Avon Books (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739435728
- ISBN-13: 978-0739435724
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (236 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #971,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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To Sir Phillip, With Love Hardcover – 2003
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Sir Phillip was a man who ran away from his problems by burying himself in botany experiments. He had learned to cope with a severely depressed wife and seemingly untamable children by retreating into himself and his greenhouse. Phillip had no foundation of good parental behavior. He thought himself a bad father but didn't try to change. He felt the best way to handle the situation after his wife's death was to find the best mother. Maybe not ok by today's standards but it needs to be examined under the early 1800's standards where his thinking and reactions were quite normal.
Eloise felt restless. Her friends were marrying and she had no prospects that interested her. A quick note to the widowed husband of her cousin led to a year of letters and an unusual proposal of marriage. The letters in the beginning of each chapter gave me a wonderful portrait of her soul. I loved that touch! I wish we had been privy to more of the letters between Phillip and Eloise - more people might have found Phillip likeable. Eloise hastily runs off to meet this "perfect" man and finds that not only is he not perfect, there are a few things he neglected to tell her - especially the 8 year old (boy and girl) twins! But he is passionate and seduced by his kisses she begins to decide they will suit each other.
Then the Bridgerton brothers converge on the scene after a week. There are funny situations with the brothers that made me laugh out loud.Read more ›
Sir Phillip, was a quiet man, a botanist - who while not happy - seemed to find some comfort in his work in his greenhouse. He had two children that he needed to find a mother for and knowing that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster and more than likely homely and unassuming he would send a note along inquiring that they meet to see if they might not `suit'. However, he was in no way prepared to find a beautiful young woman, unescorted, in the early morning standing on his doorstep - a woman with cool gray eyes he could have drowned in! As Eloise charged through the next couple of days, she found that Sir Phillip wasn't exactly perfect - he needed a lot of work - but there was something about him that she would find was perfect for her!
What Julia Quinn has done, my dear reader, is to draw you in with her exquisite characterizations of this remarkable family so that you cannot help yourself but smile. From the moment you pick up the book to the very end you will find yourself on an emotional roller coaster of feelings as if you were living the story rather than a casual observer.Read more ›
Plus - for all of you who love the Bridgerton Brothers - there is an absolutely wonderful scene with all four of them that I laughed out loud while reading!
This was a great book that is more than worth the cover price! Thanks a bunch, Julia!
Julia Quinn is something of a hero to me because she manages to liven-up a genere of romance (regency) that is so often over-written and under-developed. Her characters are wonderful, not only because they fall in love so beautifully, but because they interact with their families, they have issues they need to resolve (Simon's fear of being a father, Anthony's fear of death, Colin's fear of a wasted life, etc.) and the love they find helps them grow and accomplish that. They also make the reader laugh, and seem so real that you have to love them.
But Phillip and Eloise seem to sail through their story, never quite getting into the real issues facing their relationship. It happens too quickly, and their distance from the rest of the Bridgerton clan takes away some of the charm of the tale (most especially the absence of Penelope, Eloise's best friend and Colin's wife, who on the day of Eloise's dissapearance revealed a great secret that Eloise never learns and really should).
All in all, by the standards of the genre, it is a fun, easy and engaging story that will make you want to read all the other Bridgerton books. But by Quinn's standards, well, I'm just waiting for the next one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Characters were realistic and perfectly flawed. Enjoyed the sibling rivulet and protectiveness. Thanks to Julia Quinn. Keep them coming.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
These are fun and in my opinion just nice books to read. Sure they are not deep or whatever but for me they are real escape and I do enjoy them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Moraz
I have greatly enjoyed the entire Bridgerton series. Julia Quinn writes each sibling with such distinction that you feel that you know each one as well as--or better than--your... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anonymous
Lovely characters; quirky, humorous, human story lines; brave,flawed, and deeply interesting heroes, heroines and their families and friends. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Winder
wonderful read, very entertaining.
"It all started with a letter"
I liked that it took awhile. Cute story line for Eloise. The ending was worth the wait. On to hyacinthPublished 4 months ago by JUST A GIRL
I love this book I think it is my new favorite of the Bridegweton's books so far. I love how she show the love between the sisters and brothers. Read morePublished 4 months ago by gerald gamble