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The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (Bridgertons #1.5-8.5; 9.5)

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ONCE UPON A TIME, A HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR CREATED A FAMILY…

But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, (not to mention an overweight corgi), plus an irrepressible matriarch who’s a match for any of them… These are the Bridgertons: less a family than a force of nature. Through eight bestselling novels, r
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2013)
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Reie
Apr 07, 2013 Reie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall: 4 stars

I will review about Simon and Daphne's, Gregory and Lucy's, and Violet's happily ever afters only. As I have read, rated, and reviewed the rest before the release of this book.

I was sad with the end of Bridgertons series because it is one of the best series I've ever read. And with amazing, wonderful stories in it. With this book, I am once again, fill with happiness! I've missed them so much!

Duke and I: The 2nd Epilogue - 4 stars
I wasn't expecting to laugh out loud reading the s
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Antica
Aug 13, 2012 Antica marked it as to-read
Release annoncement:

Oh my god!

At long last! After years of waiting; this is Finally coming to print!!!!!!!



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YES YES YES!!!!!

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And there's a section dedicated to Violet!! How much better can this get!!!


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Exina
Happily Ever After is a lovely collection of second epilogues to the Bridgerton series.

The Duke and I
4 stars


A sweet and heartwarming episode about an exceptionally happy marriage, with an even sweeter surprise.
“Simon...”
He nuzzled her ear. “Daphne...”
His mouth moved along the line of her throat, and she felt herself melting. Twenty-one years of marriage and still...
“At least draw the curtains,” she murmured.


The Viscount Who Loved Me
2 stars

(originally published as an e-short)
“This is Pall
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Stephanie
Apr 05, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I can objectively see that this book isn't going to be 5 stars for everybody - it's a collection of novella-length "second-epilogues" for Quinn's Bridgerton novels, for one thing, so anyone who hasn't read those books would be lost; and, objectively, a lot of these stories don't have really strong plot structures - they're more about the much-loved characters just hanging out together in later life, sharing lovely small successions of events together...

...but ohhhhhhh did I love this b
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Each story is an epilogue of sorts, updating readers on what is happening with their favorite characters after each of their books. That being said, readers who have not read all the books in the Bridgerton series would not fully appreciate the events and stories in this novel. I highly recommended starting with book one, to experience the magic that Quinn has created.

Before each story, Quinn pens a quick note on what the vignette is about and particularly why she decided to write the story. It'
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Holly
Dec 30, 2015 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I can't think of a better way to end 2015 than to read a Bridgerton book. Loved this, of course. I don't think I could ever get tired of reading about the Bridgertons. If I could belong to any fictional family, they would be it, hands down!!
Lia
Aug 30, 2015 Lia rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the whole series
And since I love happy endings I enjoyed this last one and especially Violets story.

Unfortunately .. All good things come to an


And I am really really...
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Tiko
oh god im sure i will be crying about Edmund...

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and yes, i did cry a lot :D violets epilogue was so very very great... others ive already read and reviewed so i wont start about their greatness :D i love violet and truth be told always wanted to read how everything began... and it wasnt disapointing. i cant really describe her story... it was exactly the kind id like to read about violet...
Jess
Mar 27, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: A-

It’s been a long time since I first read and fell in love with the Bridgerton family. But even after finishing the series, I never went to the author’s webpage and read the 2nd epilogues. I have no idea why. Now, they’re all being released together in this compilation book along with a new novella for Violet, the mother and leader of this captivating family.

The 2nd epilogues all go right in order with the books in the series, but what I enj
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♥ Melody
Wonderful read. This was like visiting old friends. I've really missed the Bridgertons and their colorful, spot-on quick banter. I love this big family and their dynamics so much.

The Duke and I: Epilogue II--3 stars
What was the point of this? At first it seemed to focus on Daphne's surprise unexpected pregnancy then the whole tease about the letters from Simon's father which was a complete underwhelming let down. And I want to know if Colin's son Georgie ever learned to talk. I'm kinda annoyed
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Vero
May 11, 2013 Vero rated it it was amazing
SIMPLEMENTE PERFECTO!!!

Los epílogos de El Duque y yo (Daphne y Simón) y Camino a la Boda (Lucy y Gregory), junto a la historia de Violet: Violet in Bloom, increíbles...

«“I love you,” he said, laughing over her squeal of surprise.
“Not as much as I love you.”
He gave her his best look of condescension. “You only think you know what you’re talking about.”
“Very well,” he allowed. “You may love me more, but I will love you better.



Esta novella es el cierre perfecto para la hermosa serie Bridger
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Helene Harrison
Review - I really really loved this book. When I finish Regency romances, not just those of Quinn but also of Stephanie Laurens, I always want to know about their married life and children and this selection gives an insight into those sections. I loved the Bridgerton series when I first read it and I still love it now. It was very clever how Quinn left a little something out of the end of each novel to enable her to then write and publish this collection. Without giving too much away, this made ...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Jul) I am torn about this book. On the one hand...it's the Bridgertons - one of the best historical romance families ever written. On the other hand...well, there really was not a lot of substance to any of these.

I was not about to pay $2 each when these were issues as stand alone e-stories - I mean, each is only about 40 pages! As a book - well, part of me wants to own this as I own all the others in paper - but honestly, while I reread Anthony and Colin, I'd never pick this up again. We'll s
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Amanda
I was in desperate need of this collection. Not only because I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the Bridgertons yet, but it also helped ease the disappointment I felt from Gregory’s book too.

The epic pall mall rematch and the entire When He Was Wicked 2nd epilogue (damn Francesca and Michael for always making me cry!) were my absolute favorites. I really enjoyed Amanda Crane’s story as well, and the fact that Hyacinth’s daughter Isabella was her carbon copy, quirks and all. The heartachingly
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Dec 27, 2015 SamJ ★Needs a HEA★ marked it as on-kindle-waiting-to-be-read
Please check all prices before buying, prices correct at time of publication.

1.49 was 5.99
Amazon UK Link - The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (Bridgerton Family Book 9)
$2.22
Amazon US Link - http://amzn.com/B00BPWAL6A
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Deborah
Jan 24, 2016 Deborah rated it liked it
I enjoyed all the additional epilogues. I especially liked the story about Violet and Edmund. I was wondering who Billie was in Julia Quinn's new book Because of Miss Bridgerton
Marjorie
May 18, 2013 Marjorie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical, adult
Daphne and Simon's 2nd Epilogue
Loved it. One of my favorite couples.

Anthony and Kate's 2nd Epilogue
How positively adorable, this husband-wife competition. I did so enjoy the game.

Benedict and Sophie's 2nd Epilogue
My favorite couple! I was disappointed that it was about Posy.

Colin and Penelope's 2nd Epilogue
Yes, finally, some closure! I really wanted to read this scene where Eloise finds out the truth about Lady Whistledown. The sibling banter here was hilarious.

Eloise and Sir Philip's 2nd Epil
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Sue
May 15, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
I love the Bridgerton family. If I couldn't be a member of that family or marry one of the sons, I would love to be a good friend to them. They are a great family.

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After wrap up all the stories perfectly. My favorite of all the books and 2nd epilogues is Francesca & Michaels story. My favorite in this book? Violet's story. Violet in Bloom: A Novella. Violet's first encounter with Edmund Bridgerton is when she is 8 and he is 10. She hates that Bridgerton boy. See
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Katherine
Apr 11, 2013 Katherine rated it it was ok
I seem to be in the minority, but I really disliked this book! Some of the epilogues were ok (not good but readable) but some were embarrassingly bad...like the one for To Sir Philip with Love was so bad I couldn't even believe that it was allowed to be published! The story is about and narrated by Amanda (Sir Philip's daughter). It starts out fine, but then the story ends so abruptly that I actually thought my Kindle might have been screwed up and I was missing pages! The story was incredibly p ...more
Maria
Mar 09, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing


I loved the happy endings and it was so good to see all my favorite characters years after…

All the stories were great but I have to admit that reading Violet’s story was both great and heart-breaking…


I am going to miss them all!

Karen (Au Boudoir Ecarlate)
Feb 09, 2016 Karen (Au Boudoir Ecarlate) rated it it was amazing
Merveilleux ! Julia Quinn nous offre ici un 2nd épilogue à chacun des Bridgerton avec en prime l'histoire de Violet et d'Edmund. Quel bonheur de tous les retrouver... Je me suis régalée !
Juliea Q Smith
May 16, 2013 Juliea Q Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, london
I do love all of the Bridgertons, and I'm so sad to have finished the series. While there were things in each book I didn't always like, such as the way characters manipulated each other, I did love each of the characters and the delightful and witty banter between them.
Célia
Gostei muito da série Bridgertons. Ao longo de 8 livros, tive oportunidade de acompanhar esta família fantástica e as suas aventuras e desventuras amorosas, sempre com um toque de humor irresistível. Dentro do género “romance romântico” diria que esta série de Julia Quinn tem livros que se tornaram alguns dos meus favoritos.

Após a publicação de cada um dos livros, surgiam sempre algumas questões por parte dos fãs, e por esse motivo a autora decidiu escrever um segundo epílogo para cada um deles,
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Naoms

Originally Posted on:Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After is a collection of short stories that pick up after the events of each installment of the series. We get glimpses into the happy lives of each couple and in some cases tie up loose ends. The Bridgerton epilogues have all been out for some time, so I won’t discuss them. What I will review is a short story called “Violet in Bloom.”

Violet Bridgerton is the best ton (high society in Victorian/regency Engl
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Cerian
Apr 18, 2013 Cerian rated it it was amazing
I didn't expect anything other than to love this book! I've devoured all of Julia Quinn's books over the years, and the Bridgertons have a special place in my heart. They're easily my favourite book family.

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After has a 2nd epilogue for each of the books, and includes a novella for the wonderful Violet Bridgerton. I've previously read the 2nd epilogues but I was excited for Violet's story!

I won't mention all of the epilogues- I'll end up babbling more than normal! Som
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Judy Goodnight
Apr 05, 2013 Judy Goodnight rated it it was amazing
There is no doubt that Julia Quinn will always be most known for her Bridgerton Family series. The love stories of the 8 siblings (in the order told: Daphne, Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Eloise, Francesca, Hyacinth & Gregory) chronicle one of the most engaging fictional families ever. Even though the stories end with epilogues, there were still questions that fans had & so JQ started writing the 2nd epilogues to answer some of those questions.

I brought this book home from the bookstore &
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Cherie
Apr 16, 2013 Cherie rated it it was amazing
I, of course, have read the reviews by others. Here is mine. I'm so glad Julia wrote these and put them together in this book. I'm so glad I read them. I reread the entire series so that I would be current with the stories and the characters. I was able to experience Violet's growth for myself. I believe Julia did a fantastic job writing Violet in Bloom and it must have been incredibly difficult to do. I'm so happy with it. Yes, it was sad to experience Edmund dying but the tears came for me at ...more
Valentina
No había caído en cuenta sino hasta ahora de lo mucho que voy a extrañar las historias de los Bridgertons, estoy nostálgica.
Jessica
Dec 11, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Okay, so when I picked this book up I was really, really hoping that I would remember the series. It had been so long since I finished it but I remember looking forward to getting my hands on it. Let me tell you, it was well worth it. The way it was written was one that allowed me to remember all the characters with ease. She took the questions most asked about each book and answered them with short stories and even added a Novella about Violet's life. This is exactly how series should end. If y ...more
Tinsoni
Jul 24, 2015 Tinsoni rated it really liked it
I paid the outrageous price for this book for one reason only....to read more about Michael and Francesca. As a bonus I got to enjoy a few more well written second-epilogues. Firstly, let me just say that Michael and Franies story was as good as I expected, it was the perfect culmination to their HEA. Daphne and Simons portion was cute as well....I just didn't like the resolution to the letters left by his father. My favorite after M and F's portion was Violet and Edmund's novella. Ohhh it was p ...more
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Bridgertons (9 books)
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  • The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2)
  • An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3)
  • Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
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