Friday, February 03, 2006

Say Goodbye to the Bridgertons

I discovered Julia Quinn by accident one day, looking for Lisa Kleypas's MIDNIGHT ANGEL at my local Borders (which I finally found months later by chance at a Barnes &'s really hard to find). The book was in the K's section; I picked it up. It was THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME and...well, the rest is history. I bought the book, read it, became hooked on the Bridgertons, proceeded to go from one store to the next in search of all books pertaining to the series and was a very happy camper for quite a few weeks until I discovered that the remaining books were still being written and published once a year. I was annoyed that I had to wait so long to read about the remaining Bridgertons (at the point, only 3 siblings' stories remained to be told), but I could come to terms with it because Quinn was still writing the books and I honestly couldn't expect her to wiz right through them. I understood and waited patiently. 3 Siblings were left for me to read about...3 siblings...3 books.

Francesca Bridgerton's WHEN HE WAS WICKED was a good book but I wasn't in love with it predominantly because I didn't really care for Francesca Bridgerton. I didn't know much about her before the book and I really didn't care to get to know her either. Francesca was hardly mentioned in her brothers' books, despite the fact that she was a younger sister and living at home at the time. Her marriage was acknowledged briefly but I always got the impression she was somewhat of a black sheep...maybe even a ward, rather than a blood relative.

Hyacinth's IT'S IN HIS KISS was a book I looked forward to for years, simply because the heroine was the most rebellious and funny of the lot. She and Gregory had their own unique personality and I relished the moment I would read their books. I didn't like Hyacinth's book and thought it the worst of the Bridgerton series. The hero engaged in immature behavior. I thought his seduction of her was ridiculously stupid...he was acting like a horny irresponsible teenager. I don't want to talk about's still too painful.

And now, the Bridgerton saga is set to conclude in June. Gregory Bridgerton, smart ass extraordinaire, will get his story in ON THE WAY TO THE WEDDING (June 27) and it sounds like he's in for a wild ride. I cannot wait to read it and I hope it's as good, if not better than THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME. The story sounds very BO ON HIS BIKE TO WISK HOPE AWAY ON HER WEDDING DAY (Day's of Our Lives' 80s storyline) good!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

The amazing preview follows:

Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened. Except...
She wasn't the one. In fact, the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson is in love with someone else. But her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy, wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy falls in love. With Gregory! Except...
Lucy is engaged. And her uncle is not inclined to let her back out of the betrothal, even once Gregory comes to his senses and realizes that it is Lucy, with her sharp wit and sunny smile, who makes his heart sing. And now, on the way to the wedding, Gregory must risk everything to ensure that when it comes time to kiss the bride, he is the only man standing at the altar...

Sounds incredible, doesn't it?


sybil said...

aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww back when days was good... kayla/patch ;), shane/kim, jack/jen, never cared much for roman/john black whoever he is..

although I do recall having a thing for nick/eve - a start for my romance older man/younger woman stories

Altime fave is still Santa Barbara. I so wish the Soap tv thing would pick it up!

Kristie (J) said...

Funny - I just posted a blog where Julia Quinn was mentioned and then I check out yours and low and behold it's about.... Julia Quinn
I took a slightly different view of the Bridgertons though.

Isabel said...

Sounds interesting. I'm sad to see the series end though.