A to Z Blogging Challenge - sticky post, please scroll down
Just to let you know what's going to happen in April. I'm going to try to review a book for every letter. Too bad I didn't think of it soon enough to have a backlog. Some of them are novels, some are short stories, and a couple are children's books. There will be romance, thrillers, and erotica. Mostly m/m and I hope to remember to label those for you so you can skip it if it isn't your cup of tea.

Sundays will have two posts, my regular post plus my Monday post. My Thursday post will still show up on Thursday, hard to give up the kitties.

Links to all the bloggers are here, please stop in and chat with some of us.

There are over 1,400 bloggers joining up for this event. There are 22 categories you can sign up with but with personal, miscellaneous and adult content on the list, who knows what you'll find when you visit.

I was going to link up each letter on every post for you but I already talk a lot ;-) and didn't want the posts to be any longer than they already are. I moved my BLOG ARCHIVE list so you can check them out that way. Each should be obvious, they'll say something like "A is for . . . Alex (sports romance)".

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Bridgertons by Julia Quinn

just a quick overview.

England, 1800's.

Eight children. Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, Hyacinth. This is an unusual family in that the father was involved in their lives. Usually, in this time period, the children are paraded before parents maybe once a day before being sent back to the nursery and the parents leave for another party. Sounds harsh but that's what is seems to be happening from reading so many books set during this time period.

Violet is 8 months pregnant with Hyacinth when Edmund dies, from a bee sting. Anthony is 18.

Book 1: The Duke and I (Daphne)
Book 2: The Viscount who Loved Me (Anthony)
Book 3: An Offer from a Gentleman (Benedict)
Book 4: Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Colin)
Book 5: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Eloise)
Book 6: When He was Wicked (Francesca)
Book 7: It's in His Kiss (Hyacinth)
Book 8: On the Way to the Wedding (Gregory)

All the books are a boy-meets-girl variety. The girls are independent and the boys may be rogues but it is love everlasting. This is a close-knit family and while book 5 may be Eloise's story, most, if not all, the family is in it.

I read book 4 first and enjoyed it so much that I started at book one and purchased them all. This is the second time going through the series and they are just as enjoyable.

1 comment:

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I haven't read any Julia Quinn novels yet. Maybe these would be good to start. I've been wanting to read her for a while.


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