Romancing Mister Bridgerton Mass Market Paperback – Jun 6 2002
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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
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Colin might be clueless in how Penelope felt about him and how he felt for her but his feelings developed in a realistic way. He came to appreciate Penelope not only for her looks but also for her intellect, her wit, her personality --now how many men in this lifetime still has this trait? "Romancing Mr. Bridgerton" is a must read for people who still believe that love is not only skin deep.
Now years later, after having travelled extensively throughout Europe, the irresistable Mr. Bridgerton is back in London for the season, at the age of 33, while Penelope has become a spinster at the 28.
But somehow, things aren't the same. When Colin looks at Penelope, he's struck by how big her eyes are and what a dreamy shade of brown they appear to be and how voluptous her body is. Not to mention how intelligent and funny and witty and kind she is. All in all, he's coming to realize what an amazing woman she truly is...
Penelope, on the other hand, has known how amazing Colin was since 2 days before her 16th birthday. And she is surprised that he would even express such interest in her, let alone ask for her hand in marriage! But Colin knows that Penelope is the woman for him, had been the woman all those years when he had failed to give her a second glance and only danced with her out of pity. And now he's determined to make up all those years of blindness.
The mysterious identity of Lady Whistledown is revealed here, even though I think that any avid reader of the Bridgerton series would have figured it out by the second book.
It's a pleasure to read.
Most recent customer reviews
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 on Jan. 11 2014 by Zeenat Mahal
This book is the conclusion to all the other storylines in the series. I found it to be long, drawn out and didn't really give any answers.Published on May 24 2013 by Linda
Ithought it would be more interesting than it was. The epiloges added very little to the story. Iwas disappointed with the book.Published on May 9 2013 by wilma todd
Not worth the price of the book. The only story I really enjoyed was about the mother. Otherwise - boring!Published on April 4 2013 by Wilma
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
Ahh, Penelope and her beloved Colin. Everyone knew, of course, after seeing them in An Offer From a Gentleman, that these two were destined for each other. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004 by Casey V