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Setting: Regency England
Penelope Featherington fell madly, hopelessly in love with Colin Bridgerton two days before her 16th birthday. Unfortunately, Colin has always seen Penelope as the plump, shy best friend of his younger sister. By the time Penelope is 28 and a seasoned member of the English ton, she's accepted that her love for Colin is destined to remain unrequited and she shall be a spinster forever. Fate, however, has other plans. When Lady Whistledown's Society Papers announce that Colin has returned from his nearly nonstop travels, Penelope is blissfully unaware that her life is about to change dramatically. Colin is equally unaware of the turn his life is about to take. He's not surprised that his beloved mother is determined to marry him off, but he's rather astonished to find himself inexplicably drawn to Penelope. Her dry wit and intelligent mind are delightful, and Colin soon finds himself joining forces with her to deflect his matchmaking mama's good intentions. Together, the two will thwart their mothers' iron wills, face the formidable Lady Danbury, confront the gossips of London society, and resolve the lovely dilemma of falling in love. And, oh yes, there is that matter of the true identity of Lady Whistledown. Will the twosome unmask the elusive journalist? Or will their efforts be doomed to failure like so many others' before?
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton continues author Julia Quinn's wildly popular series of Regency historicals featuring the Bridgerton family, The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and An Offer from a Gentleman. True, the novel possesses all that we've come to expect from Quinn, including deft plotting, witty repartee, a faultless Regency setting, and expert characterization. But perhaps the book's most pleasing facet is Quinn's quietly nuanced handling of the hero's and the heroine's internal growth, which is furthered by their blooming relationship. They're two strong individuals made stronger by their bond. Now that's love. --Lois Faye Dyer
"'Reminiscent of Helen Fielding' TIME Magazine 'Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen' Jill Barnett 'Thoroughly enchanting...it's pure fun to step into her world' ROMANTIC TIMES" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Colin Bridgerton...Ah! As far as this Bridgerton is concerned, I'm as bad as Penelope Featherington. He's just too gorgeous. He's my favourite along with his mother and Hyacinth. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Zeenat Mahal
i must say i really enjoyed this book right from the beginning and it is a great read. Penolope and Colin are such a fine match. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
Great story. never did found one in a bookstore in my country, had to rent it for a few bucks but worth every cent. Read morePublished on March 26 2004
This book is great, but, again, I had to save my 5 star rating for those books that that are perfect!!
This is the fourth novel in the "Bridgeton" series... Read more
This story is everything you've ever loved in a romantic comedy, with a wonderful hero, a sassy heroine, and a sarcastic know-it-all. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Alexandra McFadden
For anyone who likes Julia Quinn, you won't be disappointed with Romancing Mister Bridgerton. A very sweet, funny, and romantic story about a intelligent and witty, although not... Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2003
Just when I think that Julia Quinn has written one of my favorite novels, she writes another that I like even better. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2003 by Trisha A. Howell
I loved this book. This is a story about the ignored wallflower who dreams of getting noticed by her best friend's handsome brother, but spends a decade as nothing but his little... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003 by "--madcrazyscientist--"