Bridgerton - Julia Quinn

Bridgerton

By Julia Quinn

  • Release Date: 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 382 Ratings

Description

A #1 New York Times bestseller 

From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.

In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.

The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule...

This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

Reviews

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    3
    By nrnqe
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  • Better than the series

    5
    By EBlair1810
    Started reading the Bridgerton series a few year ago and couldn’t wait for the TV series! However the TV series didn’t live up to the expectations of the book, there’s obviously so much more detail in a book than a TV show This series really is worth the read, there’s so much more to each characters personality and depth to each of their stories, it’s truly one of my favourite series and would really recommend to anyone who loves a good steamy romance Following the family through each romance and watching them grow has been a pleasure and I can’t wait for it to continue on the big screen
  • Bridgerton

    5
    By Raven-Is-The-Queen
    It’s amazing I watched it on Netflix and I’m reading it.It’s a Gold Book and a winner .
  • Badly written; watch the TV series instead

    1
    By Greatlemer
    The TV series was better – don’t waste your time on the novel. Poorly written and poorly characterised, far too dialogue-heavy (with dialogue that is nowhere near as interesting or witty as it pretends to be) and with a plot that isn’t very interesting either – not to mention Daphne rapes her husband when he’s drunk and somehow it’s all his fault??? The book is also very historically inaccurate; it reads like modern-day American characters set in a Britain that claims to be the Regency Era but isn’t, and feels too American for it to be so. Also some of the language is far too much modern American English to make this a convincing English historical novel, e.g. at one point the author writes that Simon “sits on his fanny” which to a British reader is confusing as over here “fanny” means “vagina”, rather than “bottom”. And I don’t think the term “trousseau” appeared in the English language until the mid-1800s – which is after the Regency period. On the flip side, it’s encouraging to know that anyone can write a novel and have it sell, so we should all thank the author for that. But if you want a decent Regency romance, read some Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer instead.
  • Wow

    5
    By Ricers101
    After watching the series on Netflix I wasn’t ready to end my obsession with the bridgertons... glad I took the time to read this book! Even more entrancing than the show!