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I'll take this guy who loved her any day (sorry sweetheart )
on January 20, 2001
DON'T read the book jacket to decide if you want to buy this latest diamond of Julia Quinn's, just read what we, your faithful reviewers have to tell. Although I, the doubting one, thought she could never top 'How to Marry a Marquis'. No, just go directly to the Amazon 'BUY NOW' button and click quick. I recommend overnight delivery.
Now, I have read untold romances where the so-called plain older sister was witty, loyal, tooooooo perfect to believe, and who becomes pretty because some man falls in love with her. The younger, beautiful diamond daughter is either vapid and a bimbo or she is evil, conceited and totally unlikeable. But you want to know something? Julia Quinn, in her infinite wisdom, has decided to create characters who are very real. Kate, the older sister, has some definite (loveable at times) personality flaws, while Edwina the stunning is the brainy, kind younger step-sister with a smashing sense of the ridiculous. They love each other fiercely, and Kate will absolutely not allow an unworthy (in her opinion) suitor within 100 yards of Edwina.
Enter Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton. He knows he needs to father an heir (for reasons that are complicated so read the book. Just let me say that my father reacted exactly the way Anthony did to his father's death; my dad is now in his 70's). Viscount Bridgerton loves his siblings and thank you again, Julia, for a loving uppercrust family. So naturally Anthony asks his brothers who the season's diamond is and declares he will marry her when they tell him it is Edwina Sheffield.
The rest of the book had me (I hate to say braying, it is so unfeminine and undignified) with laughter unexpectedly on many pages. Lady Whistledown, unkown society reporter, is a wit and a seer. I sincerely hope that the next Julia Quinn (soon soon please please) tackles the engaging Lady Whistledown, or Anthony's younger, oh my gosh, just as wickedly charming brother Colin.
We readers await your pleasure, Julia Quinn!