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An Offer from a Gentleman
It was love at first sight for Benedict Bridgerton, who was often referred to by society as Number 2, much to his mortification. The mysterious lady in silver took his breath away the moment she arrived at the masquerade his mother (Violet Bridgerton) hosted. They shared an unforgettable evening of teasing, dancing and finally, a passionate kiss but before he could unveil her identity, she had fled away, leaving behind a snowy handkerchief. He was not un...
Brighter Than the Sun
Charles Wycombe literally fell (out of a tree) into Ellie's mundane life. In a queer mood, he had climbed up his childhood tree but certainly sober enough to realise the Miss in name was a beautiful lass with a sharp tongue and an equally sharp wit. It seemed sensible to propose marriage at their first encounter because Charles had to marry by his 30th birthday or lose his entire fortune, thanks to his meddling father. Ellie was not amused by what she th...
Dancing at Midnight
Lady Arabella Blydon, who is staying with the Duke and Duchess of Ashbourne, her cousins, is finishing the last book of the Shakesperean collection, when she encounters Lord John Blackwood. Lord Blackwood, who has recently come into a title and his manor for his duties during the war, is a troubled ex-soldier with a limp. When he encounters Bella on his property, he is rude to her, which she finds intriguing due to her usual popularity. As Joh...
Everything and the Moon
Robert Kemble, an Earl, decides to go home for a visit when he meets the new vicar's daughter, Victoria Lyndon. They embark on a journey of fanciful love until they decide to elope. Both of their fathers think that they do not belong together due to their differences in rank in society, so both dads end up disillusioning the couple, making Victoria and Robert believe that the other has betrayed them. Victoria's father had tied her up so she could n...

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How to Marry a Marquis
Elizabeth Hotchkiss is a twenty year old young wonmen whos father was a baron. She takes care of her four siblings and works for Lady Danbury as her campanion. Her father had pignored them after their mother's death. When he was found dead in the woods it was assumed as a hunting accicident, but Elizabeth knew better. Hotchkiss have been living in a tight spot for the last five years and they don't belive they will have enough money this year so they dec...
It's In His Kiss
Hyacinth Bridgerton, youngest child of the huge Bridgerton family, is at 22 years old, on the verge of becoming an old maid. Despite the fact that Hyacinth has had a handful of proposals, she has never been tempted to marry any of her suitors. Enter Gareth St. Clair, the handsome grandson of Lady Danbury, Hyacinth's good friend and society grand dame. Although Hyacinth reads to the elderly Lady Danbury each Tuesday, she has had only brief contact with...
Minx
William Dunford inherits a Barony from a distant cousin, Lord Stannage. Along with the inheritance Dunford learns that he has also inherited Stannage's ward, Henrietta Barrett, affectionately known as "Henry". Henry, who has run the estate since the death of Stannage's wife years before, is an out and out tomboy, wearing men's clothing. Dunford and Henry feel a desire for each other, though both are afraid to let each other know. Dunford decides t...
Offer From A Gentleman
This is the 3rd book in Julia Quinn's "The Bridgerton Series". Though two years have passed, Benedict Bridgerton can't forget a woman in silver who captured his heart and his imagination, and he's determined to find her. Sophie Beckett has escaped the cruel world of her stepmother, along with it's treacherous memories, only to find herself thrust into the arms of the one man she's wanted ever since she spent one perfect night with him. Though the odds ...
On the Way to the Wedding
The story begins with Gregory Bridgerton, the seventh of eight children, attending his sister in-law's, Kate, house party in the country. Gregory is searching for true love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful Hermione Watson. Miss Watson's heart is engaged elsewhere, however. Hermione's best friend, Lady Lucinda Abernathy, believes that Gregory would be the best match for Hermione, and attempts to steer Hermione in his direction. Lucy's att...
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Bridgerton Series: The Bridgertons named their 8 children in alphabetical order. It was a case of fireworks for Colin Bridgerton. It just suddenly dawned on him how he had always depended on Penelope's friendship and enjoyed their blander immensely. It was like someone had finally opened his eyes and he could not keep his desire for her at bay. For Penelope, it seemed she had loved him forever. She was close to the Bridgertons and best friend to Elois...

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Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
Penelope Featherington has been in love with Colin Bridgerton for most of her life. Unfortunately, Colin only sees her as a friend of the family. Colin never really paid much attention to Penelope; other than "rescue" her by dancing with her at most of the ton's balls. Who would really give Penelope a second glance, she's overweight and the poor girl usually has a dress on that seems to magnify her flaws rather than flatter her. To top it off, Penelo...
Splendid
Emma Dunster, an American from Boston, travels to London for a season with her beloved aunt and cousin. Emma and her cousin, Belle, decide to escape the afternoon of Emma's comeout ball by pretending to be maids in the kitchen, and when Emma volunteers to go out for more eggs, she encounters a little boy about to be hit by a carriage. Emma dives and saves the boy and when she comes to, she finds herself in the company of the handsome Duke of Ashbou...
The Duke and I
"The Duke and I" is the first of the Bridgerton series, it deals with the story of the eldest Bridgerton sister, Daphne, and Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings. Daphne Bridgerton grew up in a loving and close-knit household. While Simon Bassett was raised by the household staff, his mother died giving birth to him and his father never paid him attention. His father thought him an "idiot" because of a speech problem: Simon did not talk until he was fo...
The Viscount Who Loved Me
The Bridgertons named their 8 children in alphabetical order. Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest in the family, filled in the post of the head of the family ever since the sudden death of his beloved father at the age of 18. At 29, he decided it was time to get married and beget an heir and cast his eyes on Edwina, the younger Sheffield who was the toast of the season. Standing in his way was the decidedly plain Kate Sheffield determined to protect he...
To Catch an Heiress
Caroline Trent is an heiress who needs to escape her evil guardian, Oliver Prewitt. Blake Ravenscroft is a spy for England's war department who is looking for a spy by the name of Carlotta De Leon at Oliver Prewitt's home. The two come together when Caroline is escaping through the side window (she is going into hiding for six weeks until she gains her inheritance), and Blake catches her, thinking she is the evil Carlotta. Caroline pretends to...
To Sir Phillip, With Love
In the fifth installment of the Bridgerton series, Eloise Bridgerton, a 28-year-old spinster, has sudden feelings of loneliness as her best friend marries her older brother. Eloise, whose favorite past time is letter writing, has been exchanging letters with her distant cousin, Marina, a widow. After a year has passed the widow, Phillip Crane, sends a letter asking her to come to his estate to decide if they could possibly date. The letter, coming...

Julia Quinn novels

When He Was Wicked
Avon, Jul 2004, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060531231 In 1818, the first time ever Michael “The Merry Rake” Stirling saw Francesca Bridgerton he knows he is in love although he never experienced that feeling before. However, he can not act on his emotion because Francesca is to wed his best friend, his cousin John in less than two days. Michael ironically thinks that he now has two new feelings: love and for the first time envy. Ironically, he never ...


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