The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

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by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, Mia Ryan
     
 

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Lady Whistledown Tells All!

Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended — only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older brother — in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn's witty, charming, and heartfelt tale.

When the scandalous actions of his beautiful fiancée are recorded in Lady

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Lady Whistledown Tells All!

Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended — only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older brother — in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn's witty, charming, and heartfelt tale.

When the scandalous actions of his beautiful fiancée are recorded in Lady Whistledown's column, a concerned groom-to-be rushes back to London to win his lady's heart once and forever, in Suzanne Enoch's enchanting romantic gem.

Karen Hawkins captivates with an enduring story of a handsome rogue whose lifelong friendship — and his heart — are tested when the lovely lady in question sets her cap for someone else.

A dazzling and delightful tale by Mia Ryan has a young woman cast out of her home by an insufferable yet charming marquis — who intends to take possession not only of the house ... but its former occupant as well!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Linked by Lady Whistledown’s gossipy comments, the frightfully cold winter of 1814, and the upcoming Valentine’s Day ball, a quartet of novellas from four popular authors—Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan—bring four couples happily together in this lighthearted, charming romantic anthology. (LJ 2/15/03)

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Publishers Weekly
This rewarding Regency-era anthology is connected by Quinn's popular gossip columnist, Lady Whistledown, who appeared in her previous novel, Romancing Mister Bridgerton. Each short romance features commentary from the society snoop and unfurls over the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, 1814. Characters meet, plots intersect, and cleverly, each author includes the same skating party (shown from the perspective of the four couples). Though all of the authors hold their own in this collection, Enoch's tale of a young woman who resists a childhood betrothal until her long-absent fianc returns to make her reconsider is the strongest. Quinn also delivers a tasty confection about a young lady suddenly wooed by two brothers. Hawkins's romance between an eccentric spinster and an amiable rake is the most traditional of the lot, while Ryan stretches the bounds of the genre with a hero whose odd behavior stems from more than simple eccentricity. All in all, these Regency bonbons are filled with the wit and charm that mark the authors' full-length novels, yet they still contain enough passion to keep wintry readers warm. A wonderful introduction to the contributors' work, this is a perfect Valentine for romance readers. (Feb.) Forecast: With its star-studded lineup and well-timed release, this exceptional anthology will likely be one of the holiday's most sought-after romances. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060511500
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Series:
Bridgerton Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
237,636
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

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