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 didn´t support his way of thinking. If Maximilian had decided to leave Anne in London and go back to Yorkshire without her, I wouldn´t have been unhappy. That´s how...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do me a favor, anyone reading this review, if you know of books where the lead gets shot in the head, tip me off to them. Thanks.
PS. Did Mia Ryan die? Her work in these books are so good but she hasn't published anything in years.
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 Janu...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
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
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.
At the beginning of each chapter there is an extract from the Lady Whistledown paper giving you pieces of gossip and observ...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
Suzanne Enoch: One True Love (2 stars)
Anne ruined the story for me. Even though, we were supposed to believe that she wasn't a spoiled brat, her actions throughout the novel were to the contrary. First of all, she was a terrible flirt. I have no dislike for flirts in particular, but I simply hated the way Anne pretended to not know that she was leading Lord Howard (nasty character) on. To be frank, I felt a little sorry for him, even though he was constantly demea...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.
I didn't really like the story by Mia Ryan because I didn't like to read about characters who couldn't express themselves properly.
Then I thought of Simon from The Duke and I. I liked Simon very much. I probably just couldn't stand this hero in "A Dozen Kisses". Somehow I didn't think he still had all his wits. He sounded a bit like an imbecile to me.
Perhaps there's a misunderstanding. I would like to read more from Mia Ryan anyway.
The rest were really goo...more
This books is just so unfair.. 4 rare, male species all in one novel. Where is the justice in that? Can't I have one of those?
I just love happy endings
Btw, I'm rating all stories 4 stars :D
All heroes are swoon worthy (as they should)... but...more
Suzanne Enoch's story centered around a couple that were engaged as children but had never met. When our hero finally does meet our heroine, she is not quite ready to succumb to marriage. While many reader...more
In "Two Hearts" by Karen Hawkins, Sir Royce Pemberly finally realizes that his sister's best friend, the...more
Cute story, I liked that he worked for her hand even though he could have just taken her off and married her since it was all arranged from her birth. He was sexy and I enjoyed how much of his inner monologue we got to read... nice to have the guy doing the chasing and falling hard!
Two Hearts by Karen Hawkins - 3 stars
I like a story with a woman who not only makes her own choices but also has the money to live on her own, especially in the historical roman...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.”