The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown (Lady Whistledown #1)
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
- 'One True Love' by Suzanne Enoch (3 stars): The heroine, Anne, ruined the story for me. Even though the hero, Maximilian, came to think she was not as spoiled as he previously though, her actions throughout the story didnt support his way of thinking. If Maximilian had decided to leave Anne in London and go back to Yorkshire without her, I wouldnt have been unhappy. Thats how much ...more
It has come to the attention of This Author that a Certain Writer who calls herself "Daniella" (a somewhat outlandish nom de plume, is it not?) has published a rather disconcerting column about several figures of the ton. Some of them, Gentle Reader, you may already be familiar with, seeing as they have been gracing This Author's Society Papers as of late....more
It would seem that the newly wed Lady Anne Trent, wife to the Marquis of Halfurst, received the greatest amount of censure and was called na
Two Hearts -Karen Hawkins -> 4 Stars :)
A dozen kisses -Mia Ryan -> 3.25 Stars
36 Valentines -J.Quinn -> Barley a 3 :(
I love a story where the hero has to chase the heroine.. and a merry chase does she take him on! Cute little story!
Two Hearts by Karen Hawkins- 5 stars
This hero had my heart all a-flutter!! Royce! *sigh* I would have loved for this story to be full length so I could get more of his yumminess!
Royce and Liza have been friends for 21 years and until she starts looking for a husband neither of them realized their growing attraction or love for one another.. lo ...more
The Bridgerton family does not make an appearance in this anthology, though Penelope the Wallflower does at one point.
I found all four stories to be entertaining. If you enjoyed the Julia Quinn Bridgerton series ...more
One True Love by Suzanne Enoch - One star
I've never been a huge fan of Ms. Enoch's, and this book brought home the reason for my misgivings. Lady Anne Bishop has been betrothed to Maximilian, Earl of Halfurst, since birth. When the story begins, Anne is 19 and thoroughly enjoying an unexpectedly cold and snowy Jan ...more
The most accurate way to describe this story is captured in one word -- “Aww...” What a sweet story!! I loved it. There’s nothing like a big, strong, serious man getting flustered and resorting to writing valentines all in the name of love for an unlikely heroine. This was a perfect short story… as much as I like the H/h, I don’t think their story could have been a full length book. *David is the swoon worthy hero in this collection*
3 stars – Two Hea ...more
Su suerte parece cambiar cuando el hermano de su ex prometido David Mann-Formsby, conde de Renminster se acerca “a consolarla” y vuelve a resurgir su popularidad. Ese acercamiento tan noble por parte de David se convertirá en algo más profundo.
Viendo la barbaridad de libros que he leído de Julia Quinn no me asombra que le vuelva a dar e ...more
1. One True Love by Suzanne Enoch
2. Two Hearts by Karen Hawkins
3. A Dozen Kisses by Mia Ryan
4. Thirty-Six Valentines by Julia Quinn
Uhhh... I can't imagine there isn't anything I DIDN'T write in my previous review! I mean, GEESH! That review is almost an entire novella! *reads the novella* OMG! So cute! I want to read it again!!!! I'm going to get Lady Whistledown #2 (Lady Whistledown Strikes Back).... That's what I'll do...
September 22-24, 2010
Collection of novellas by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan. All four stories are intertwined, which I've never seen before in anthologies! Bu ...more
Suzanne Enoch - 4 stars. This is a nice, if predictable tale. The couple has been betrothed since the girl was born 19 years ago (the boy was 7). They have never met, so the girl has been having fun in her beloved London, while the boy is running ...more
Anne and Maximilian- a socialite and a dashing sheep farmer, hah! They're a couple who conquered love by compromise. Their story is wonderful! I especially like the "goodnight and goodmorning" kisses
I give it 4/5 stars. This is my first Suzanne Enoch read. I'm interested in trying out her other works
Liza and Royce- Their story is cute. It's about two people who have long been friends that slowly come to the realization that they're meant to be more than friends. Liza rem ...more
I found the overall format to be clever. The 4 stories parallelled one another, set in London during the winter of 1814. In each story, the characters went t ...more
This quartet is a lot of great writing for the money. Each story is complete with memorable characters and believable contexts. I can't pick a favorite, I can't.
- A cute little romance story
- I wasn't quite sure what Anne had against Yorkshire
- Hero and Heroine had good chemistry
- Sometimes the actions of the characters felt a little forced, as though they only happened to move the plot forward
- Perhaps a little forgettable?
- Overall 2.5 stars
Two Hearts by Karen Hawkins
- I adored this story!
- A great friends-to-lovers story
- Liza was a wonderful, unique character
- An older hero and heroine (31 and 39) makes a nice change fo ...more
5 stars for THIRTY-SIX VALENTINES by Julia Quinn.
Excellent story. I loved the characters Susannah and David. Their honesty was refreshing. There was also some wonderful and thoughtful conversation.
During the summer of 1813, Clive courted Susannah. Then, he publicly humiliated her by announcing that he was going to marry Harriet. Susannah became the subject of gossip, lies and ostracism. In January, 1814, Susannah was a wallflower at a party when Cliv ...more
Lady Whistledown is one of my favorite characters of all of Quinn's, and I will most likely be rereading Romancing Mister Bridgerton, the book that reveals Lady Whistledown's true identity, in the next few days. I really enjoyed the way she tied each of the four stories together, even making her own surprise appearance.
I also ...more
And also for Paul, even though I don't know him but because of him I read dedications now.
..................Thirty Six Valentines..................
Lady Whistledown is back and I can't believe how much I missed her.
This is not a Bridgerton story but have no fear, Julia Quinn doesn't disappoint (I'm not sure she knows how to).
Jilted by one brother -and society thought because he can do better(and he did). But this ...more
At the beginning of each chapter there is an extract from the Lady Whistledown paper giving you pieces of gossip and observ ...more
It starts out so sad, a girl who had been one of the most popular beauties months before, courted by one of the most eligible men in London Society, only to be publicly dropped when he announced to an ent ...more
I did finish the first story.
I will say again I do not like short stories. I didn't realize it was a short story until I started reading it. I will say it was interesting the way Julia Quinn wrote the first story 3.5 and as the second story followed by Suzanne Enoch I noticed it was ...more
And lady Whistledown, ah, lady Whistledown. Adore her, truly. There is nothing like a bit of Lady W's writings to make you scoff, snort and smile.
I was over halfway through Suzanne Enoch's story when I realized that I truly did not care if the two main characters ended up together or not. I didn't particularly care for either one. Anne was a bit of a spoiled brat, and her guy wasn't particularly interesting, either. I just didn't care about them.
I liked the ...more
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A sheep farmer. He's a sheep farmer, she reminded herself fiercely. One who lived in Yorkshire, of all places. 'Very well, Maximilian,' she said.”