A strong and charming encore to The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, this superb Regency-era novella collection is punctuated by gossip columnist Lady Whistledown's witty comments and penned by the same authors who contributed to the previous book. A disastrous dinner party during which a ruby bracelet goes missing-and four couples discover or rediscover their soul mates-sparks the collection. Each tale follows one pair as they tackle the obstacles to love, but the stories are skillfully interwoven to the point where they present the same encounters and relay the same dialogue from different points of view. At times, references to the other couples can feel forced, but the authors are largely successful in piecing their hilarious and sometimes touching stories together into a delightful romantic quilt. Similarities abound: the heroines are unwed virgins, the heroes unwed but not virginal, and all are filled with gratitude that they found each other. Only Hawkins's story, featuring a wedded couple estranged for 12 years, stands strangely apart, as it explores the darker issues of pride, betrayal and forgiveness. Sure to be as popular-if not more so-than the previous Whistledown, this winsome collection is a cut above most romance anthologies.
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Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.
The New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
I enjoyed these stories especially when they would all meet up at spots as the stories all take place at the same time. Read morePublished 12 months ago by CrazyBookNerd
Of course that is why we read romance books... sappy is a good thing... But I only gave it 3 stars, because I only liked 2 stories. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Just a Dreamer
Not good. What has happened to Julia? Sir Phillip was not good. She has changed her writing style. Read morePublished on July 7 2004
I enjoyed the 3 stories by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch and Karen Hawkins very much. As in the last Whistledown collection, Suzanne Enoch's was my favorite. Read morePublished on June 27 2004
I can't believe Lady Whistledown really wrote all those mean comments. For heavens sake! I don't think it's in the character's nature (I know who Whistledown is). Read morePublished on June 25 2004
This collection was not as exciting nor interesting as the first one of the series.
This one is a waste of your time and money. Read more
All of the stories were ok reading but they all lacked one thing (LOVE SCENES). If you like a little spice in your readings these are NOT for you!Published on May 27 2004 by andrea4525
Lady Whistledown truly was a delight. I will not go into the details of each story. They have been described elsewhere. Suffice it to say, they all were a pleasure to read. Read morePublished on May 19 2004