A New York Times BestsellerFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Eloise Bridgerton, in the fifth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.ELOISE’S STORYSir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed, figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn’t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more.Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn’t. Her perfect husband wouldn’t be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn’t help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?
May 25, 2021
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“If you’ve never read romance novels, start here.” — Washington Post“Quinn is . . . a romance master. [She] has created a family so likable and attractive, a community so vibrant and engaging, that we want to crawl into the pages and know them.” — NPR Books“Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen.” — Jill Barnett“Quinn is a consummate storyteller. Her prose is spry and assured, and she excels at creating indelible characters.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Simply delightful, filled with charm, humor, and wit.” — Kirkus Reviews About the Author #1 New York Times bestselling author JULIA QUINN began writing one month after graduating from college and, aside from a brief stint in medical school, she has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. Her novels have been translated into 43 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Look for BRIDGERTON, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, on Netflix. <div id="
I have enjoyed the series until this one. This story was unfortunate. Eloise deserved better. Here’s my rewrite for Eloise:Eloise has been secretly corresponding with a Sir Phillip, a famous scientist who happens to reside somewhere other than London. She has been using her brother Gregory’s name in the correspondence, knowing that in that time period a man would never listen to a woman’s thoughts about science. When Sir Phillip comes to London and wants to meet “Gregory,” Eloise panics. She ropes her brother into her deception and gets him to pretend it was him all along. A madcap comedy ensues. In the end, Sir Phillip falls in love with Eloise and realizes that she is actually the letter writer. They marry and Eloise becomes a scholar working alongside her husband. In the epilogue, at the end of her life, she is given an honorary degree from Oxford and acknowledged for her contributions to science.Now then, isn’t that a better legacy for Eloise?Trigger warning: In the real story, there is violent child abuse depicted.
Eloise is great & she deserves better. Philip is self-centered and has a LOT of red flags. The worst? He doesn’t give a flying fig about his kids. I’m NOT going to give him points for suppressing the urge to use a WHIP on them, because he still freaking beats them (ok, “spanks”, but: his kids are SCARED of him). And he doesn’t care when Eloise says the person he made responsible for his kids nearly 24/7 is hitting them and something “isn’t right”. He ignores that & chides Eloise for overreacting. How could a parent be so uncaring? We also get insight into Philip’s POV/thoughts and he RARELY has any inclination to be kind to his children or spend any kind of time with them, or make any efforts to even THINK about them more. He wants them to stop interfering with his own preferred activities, and it’s the only reason he wants a wife, to stop the occasional twinge of conscience about (or requirement for interaction with) his children.Whew. Ok, done ripping him apart. Full transparency, I stopped 2/3 through to write this review. I won’t eat my words. There is NO redemption arc that would justify 8 years of treating your kids like crap.I gave it a 3/5 stars because the writing is good and I think Eloise is an extremely interesting character.
Having read the previous books in this series I had to stop this one at chapter twelve. I realized that I could read no more about the Bridgertons. I do not think it charming that Colin is a glutinous pig. I do not think it cute that Hyacinth is a devious dishonorable little chit. The women are portrayed as airheads that need arrogant men to tell them what to think. I regret that it has taken me so long to realise that there were just a few people that I liked in this series and none of them where men
When two strangers meet and then get married is one of my favorite tropes ever. Phillip Crane is grumpy, shy, doesn’t want anything to do with society, and most of all looking for a mother for his children. He doesn’t care about love, doesn’t desire someone to have more kids with, just wants someone who will take care of his two children who are hellions as best she can and will leave him alone. So he asks Eloise to marry him through a letter having never met her before. He figures she is 28, definitely considered on the shelf, and probably there for good reason so he won’t have to be bothered by her if she decides to accept his offer. That is until they meet and she isn’t want he thought and he never even mentioned he had children! It doesn’t seem like a match made in heaven but Eloise has put herself in a position she can’t refuse. I loved the dynamic between Phillip and Eloise, he was so grumpy and sometimes downright rude but she is use to it having 7 siblings and several older brothers. Eloise getting to know the twins and her relationship with the children made this novel honestly. I loved how she cared about them and listened to them when their own father wouldn’t give them the time of day and how she worked with Phillip to be better to his children. It really was the redeeming part of this book. I mean I love the troupe but without the kids there wouldn’t have been any real reason to their relationship. I hate secret baby but because the twins were older I don’t necessarily see them as secret babies, more like secret tweens. If you haven’t read any of the other Bridgerton books I wouldn’t start with this one, it is very emotionally connected to the previous ones with Penelope and Collins marriage being the reason Eloise ran off in the first place. Also this is one of the most emotionally heavy of the series with a trigger warning for suicide and dealing with the grief of someone who attempted to take their own life. I didn’t care for how Quinn just kind of created this character to fit a plot, but I don’t think the topic was done to terribly bad considering it is historical fiction and there is only so much we would say in that time frame. Overall it is a good read and a good addition to the series.
Contrary to my statement in my review for the previous book. I did continue to read this series despite my disappointment in it.I should not have. The relationship between the leads can be seen as toxic but in this book it goes to a whole new level. Not only does Sir Philip beat his children, he takes advantage/rapes his wife who is suffering from depression or postpartum depression. For those who would defend him by saying “he’s from a different time! It’s not the same.” I would say that it was never ok. The author is from our time and tries to justify it, and tells us how terrible he feels. This does not make it ok. It can not simply be brushed over, had it been talked over and questionned maybe it could be useful to the younger reader. But no. yet again, women are told that relationships are all about toxicity and abusive passion and possession.If you still read this book, please at least question what you are reading.
*edited*I very much liked the first 4 – the characters, the chemistry – but this is a chore to get into. The introduction of the Bridgerton brothers (about halfway through) is the only reason I’ve given 3, not 2 stars.So far, it seems we are not supposed to have sympathy for Marina (Phillip’s dead wife) because she committed suicide after suffering from postnatal depression. How dare she not be a cheerful wife, constantly happy to please her husband?!I have yet to find anything redeeming in Phillips character…I would go as far as to say I don’t like him at all. Previous first kisses in these books have been left the reader wanting more but this one left me mildly uncomfortable. He didn’t seem to care how Eloise felt at all, just about his needs. Throughout the book everything is about him him him, not what Eloise might want. It’s a toxic relationship.Eloise seems far less sensible than you’d expect but that can be forgiven due to her circumstances I think. I love her relationship with her family and how she manages the children.In all honesty, I’d skip this one
The idea that a gently reared lady, on the shelf or not, would upsticks and travel across country, without even her maid let alone a chaperone, to meet a man who has proposed to her in a letter but she has never seen face-to-face is, quite frankly, ludicrous. The plot is rubbish, the American phrases and spellings grate no end and the sex scenes are the same, almost word for word, as in the other books in the series. Boring. Not recommended.
I adored Eloise Bridgerton the first time me met her in Daphne’s book – irrepressible, irresistible and not able to keep her mouth shot… EVER… She is absolutely the wrong match for taciturn widowed father Sir Phillip Crane… But after a lively correspondence, during which neither of them are really showing their true selves, a perfunctory offer of marriage, and the sudden marriage of Eloise’s best friend Penny Featherington (who was supposed to be her companion in longterm spinsterhood) Eloise decides to throw caution to the wind and turns up on Phillip’s doorstop. His unruly children, a cruel nanny, and Phillip’s terrible history with his first wife ensures that their path to love does not run smooth, but it does run very Hot! I loved the fact that Phillip and Eloise connect so brilliantly in bed after their forced marriage but it’s out of it where all the problems lie, and it’s just not like Eloise to let sleeping dogs, or indeed intransigent Lords, lie. A fabulous addition to the Bridgerton series. Loved it!
In this book, the author foresees the lock down dating scene and combines with the King and I. This is the first book where a sub plot (it took 4 books to get one) from the previous book carried over. Eloise realises that at 28 perhaps she should have got on with the whole marriage thing earlier especially as her BFF is shacked up with her brother and 28 in Georgian Britain is pretty much middle aged. Thankfully our Eloise is pretty hot on social media spending thousands on stamps to celebrate every hatch match and dispatch in the vast Bridgerton ecosystem (one is minded at several times in this series of rabbits). One of the hapless recipients of Eloise’s missives happens to be an eligible bachelor in need of a wife who responds. They correspond for a year, surpassing even the most keen millennial blogger in duration.Philip is in need of a wife or, more realistically Nanny McFee for his progeny with his first chronically depressed wife. Philip seems to love the children almost as much as his greenhouse and sees Eloise as an option to sate a very repressed appetite and spend more time in the greenhouse.Eloise’s arrival is unannounced and whilst one thing leads to another, 3 enraged Bridgerton brothers arrive like a holy trinity of hell fire to smite inappropriate behaviour. After almost violently killing hapless Philip, they attempt murder through more traditional means of imbibing vast quantities of alcohol.I’ll leave it there. All in these books seem to be becoming more bearable with actual plot lines, frankly if it wasn’t for the, erm, horizontal gymnastics I doubt interest would have held to get to the better books in the series.
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