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Loved the way it ties up all the stories. These romances are clever, funny (especially the men who seem to be outfoxed by the women most of the time but have some brilliant one-liners that make you laugh out loud) - I still can’t decide who I like best but I think Simon and Anthony are at the top of the list, one because he’s just so adorable and funny and the other because he tries so hard but his wife always gets him in the end - which he does seem to enjoy rather a lot!
I really bought this book because I wanted to know if Francesca in 'When He Was Wicked' ever had the children she desperately wanted. I got that answer with a lovely second epilogue which JQ has said is the favourite thing she has written. I loved it as well. In fact I loved all of the 2nd epilogues and also enjoyed Violet's story even though it was bitter sweet. I fell in love with Edmund very quickly reading this short novella so found the ending very sad.
I heartily recommend this book for all who have enjoyed the Bridgerton family saga.
ETA: Curious though that Violet says she is an only child to Edmund but in 'An Offer From A Gentleman' Hyacinth is babysitting her cousins, who Violet tells Sophie are the children of her youngest sister.
Loved this as was able to find out a little of what happened to them later and it centered around unanswered questions from the previous books based on each of the bridgerton siblings.Absolutely loved this series and read them in one go.
I was hooked. The only disappointment was in on the way to the wedding when the author told us what was going to happen at the start of every paragraph, that’s spoiled it for me. With respect to every other booked they were brilliant, amusing, tear filled with joy and sadness but great all the same
I am a huge fan of Julia and her stories about the 8 Bridgerton siblings in particular and was very excited when i heard she was writing a second part to each book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I was not disappointed. The stories could have been a bit longer but I think that is just because I love the characters so much that I really wanted a whole new book about each one. I very much enjoyed catching up with my fave 19 th century family, especially the rematch of Pall Mall, I would love to play with them, as long as I got to have the Mallet of Death
Really could not have asked more from Julia Quinn! This is the most perfect set of epilogues ever to be written! All stories wrapped up so perfectly! I rather think that Violet in Bloom should have been an entire book rather than just the short snippet of what we had but that might be me just being greedy. The tumultuous experience of her childish indignation, how she was a wallflower, then an ecstatic bride and then we go to heartbreak oh Julia, you do know how to wrench the heartstrings!
You must read this if you have read all of the Bridgerton books. Don't think. Just read.
This one contain epilogues for all the previous 8 plus one new story. I have read 6 of these 8. The new epilogues are:"Duke and I" and "On the Way to the Wedding".
Regarding The Duke and I. We see our heroine's nearing middle age (40's and 50's) which is uncommon for historical romance, yet you can still read and find yourself attracted to the story because you still love these characters.
Regarding On the Way to The Wedding: Not the usual happily ever after but still it's nice. and you can know the name of their all 9 children.
New short stories are added for Violet "Lady Bridgerton". These are sweet, fluffy and a bit sad. I really liked Edmund in these stories. I shed tears when he died :"
-It's very nice to go back to one of first historical stories and series that I have read. The Bridgerton still have their special place in my heart. -Julia Quinn is still awesome. -Looking forward to her new story. -I want her to release more than one book a year