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To Sir Phillip, With Love

(Bridgertons #5)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  26,747 Ratings  ·  1,207 Reviews
My dear Miss Bridgerton,

We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you.

Forgive me if I am too bold, but I am writing to invite you to visit me. It is my hope that we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife.

—Sir Phillip Crane

Sir Phillip Crane knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a s
Paperback, 372 pages
Published November 2nd 2006 by Piatkus Books (first published July 1st 2003)
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Dannie I think it could be, although I would still recommend reading the series in the right order, especially to understand the heroin better.

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Another fun read and Phillip was the third hero, after Simon and Anthony, where daddy played a big role in how their life. Sadly it was bad influence here and innocent kids had to suffer. In all three books, this influence played a huge part in some of the vital decisions that our heroes took and it felt a little repetitive
Sep 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who love the Bridgertons or a well-written romance that will make you feel just plain happy
Quinn hits another 5 stars with this latest addition to the Bridgerton series. It’s brilliantly written, fun, funny, serious and heart-warming all at the same time with a nice dollop of steam to go with it ;)

The novel starts out with Eloise Bridgerton’s quest to find a husband because she’s feeling spinsterish at the ripe old age of 28. Everything starts when she sends out a standard condolence note to her cousin’s husband. After corresponding for some time he decides he wants to meet her and th
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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Well, what is there to say that hasn’t already been said? This is yet another fun installment of the Bridgerton series. I enjoyed the storyline, as it was different from the others, more unique – a nice change of pace from the usual plot in so many of today’s Historical Romances.

*sigh* I really, really loved Sir Phillip. What a tortured soul! What a brave man! What a sexy hunk of man-flesh. *sigh*

Eloise, with her common sense ways and affection for children which comes from being part
It started off with a letter, and turned out to be a correspondence that lasted well over a year, but when Eloise Bridgerton is asked an marriage proposal through a missive she’s a leery to even think about it, but when an event of marriage between her best friend and fellow spinster takes place, Eloise feels this may be her last chance at marriage and love.
Sir Phillip Crane is speechless when a beautiful woman appears on his doorstep, this couldn’t be the woman he’s been writing to? He image
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And this is said to be one of the not-so books in the series?

I loved it! Phillip was a flawed, traumatized, silent and brooding hero, just like I like them. Eloise was like a heroine by Julia Quinn should be: strong, stubborn, talking a little bit too much, but in the end endearing as ever. Together, these two were a well-fitting couple, and I felt myself very much invested in their romance, seeing that it was just adorable.

The twins were a delight to read about, and the relationship to their
Milica's Bookshelf

Sir Phillip Crane je udovac sa dvoje male djece koji se bavi botanikom. Njegova supruga je preminula od komplikacija nakon pokušaja samoubistva. Posle njene smrti on dobija pismo saučešća od Eloise Bridgerton. Njih dvoje nastavljaju konverzaciju dok u jednom pismu sir Phillip ne predloži Eloise da se uda za njega, iako se nikad nisu sreli.

Eloise prolazi kroz životnu krizu, jer ima dvadeset osam godina i još uvek nije udata, dok su njenih četvoro starijih braće i sestara u srećnom braku. Krišom
Το λιγότερο ενδιαφέρον -για εμένα- βιβλίο, της σειράς εως τώρα.
Grecia Robles
Mmmm no me gustó tanto como los anteriores libros, a mi me encantan las historias con cartas y todo eso pero quedó a deber, si hubiera más romance o nos hubieran presentado más su relación a base de carta me hubiera encantado pero todo se quedó en una palabra HUBIERA.
Es la historia es muy sosa, Eloise como protagonista me quedó a deber y Phillip bastante equis no me emocionó.
Mi pate favorita y lo que salva al libro es la intervención de los hermanos Bridgerton, ay es que no me acordaba de lo ce
I've given this an A+ for narration and an A- for content at AudioGals.

This fifth instalment in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series is one of the books I have somehow not got around to reading, and which, for some reason I can’t remember, I had thought to be one of the weaker books in the series. This new audio version has laid that misconception firmly to rest however, and is, I think, now one of my favourites of the set. To Sir Phillip With Love is perhaps not as light-hearted as many of the autho
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Owww! Wow! I have to say that Julia Quinn did it again. I adored this book. It was so good that I finished it in 8 hours and read it without stopping. I believe this has been the best book in the series so far. I know most of you won't agree but IMHO it was much better than the first 4 books. Books 1 and 2 were amazing but this one just got me sobbing many times, LOL.

Phillip and Eloise were such an amazing couple, just perfect for each other, exactly what they needed. The chemistry between both
An amazing installment of the Bridgertons series again!

It deals with serious issues such as depression, suicide, grief, guilt. The characters struggle with real problems, and ambivalent feelings. Ambivalence makes this novel so real, because feelings and relationships are never black or white. The tone of the story mirrors this: it's light and humorous, but also serious and heartbreaking.

I loved Phillip's character. He is so lonely. He suffers from the memory of his painful childhood, and suffo
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ainsssss los Bridgherton. ....que bueno que es este también y que quedan los dos pequeños nada más, pero mi favorita sigue siendo la historia de Franchesca
How to search for true love?

One could hope that a parcel, containing directions to find one’s soulmate, fall off from heaven. But unfortunately, that is highly unlikely. There is no easy way to find the one.

And for Eloise Bridgerton, the search was definitely not easy. She endured a number of seasons only to accustom herself to a few years of spinsterhood. She refused six offers of marriage just to wait for her own epic romance of cosmic proportions.

And all it took was a simple correspondence to
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adorei, meu Deus, como eu amo romance de época, eu vou ser sincera eu só peguei este livro porque estou a espera do livro da Colleen, e como ele ainda não chegou eu olhei para a minha estante e disse vou continuar com a série dos Bridgerton e não me arrependi nada eu achei o livro tão bonito e tão bem conseguido, que terminei tão rápido que me deu vontade de mais.
Este livro conta a história da 5°irmã Bridgerton a Eloise, ela tem uma personalidade muito fofa é super tagarela, e decida, ela n
Ana // TheBooktarian
It wasn't as good as the previous ones simply because of the main male character, Sir Phillip!
As a woman, I feel really angry about some of the things he said during this book! I explain: Sir Phillip just wanted a woman to make his life easier, so that he wouldn't have to worry about 'stupid things' and could do whatever he wanted with his life and ultimately have all the fun! In his mind, the solution to all of his problems was to get a wife, so that she could take care of everything for him s
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I feel like such an oddball on Goodreads. What people love and rave about, I often find them not exactly my cup of tea. What people find not so great, I like a great deal.

That is the case with To Sir Phillip, with Love.

I read lots of reviews about the Bridgertons' stories. But I work my way slowly through them. Now I finally got to Eloise Bridgerton's story. It doesn't seem to be so well received. But I thought the relationship between Eloise and Phillip rather endearing, except for
I read the first four Bridgerton books almost four years ago when I was taking my first tentative steps in Romancelandia. I regret having waited so long to read the rest as, back then, I used to read books with an enthusiasm I can't muster these days.

However, TSPWL is a very sweet romance made all the better by two naughty but adorable children, and a romance that built up realistically even withing the short time frame this book spanned.

Eloise was a wonderful heroine, intelligent and sunny - sh
♛ Garima ♛
I was not sure going into this without Penelope's funny alter-ego cunning reporter...and I put this in my maybe-later shelf. It was definitely enjoyable but I missed our reporter way too much.

So Eloise and Sir Philip, God knows, I like my heroines little bit less cheeky but cannot help but love Eloise. Sir Philip is grumpy, old man. So, at the end, it felt like Eeyore and Tigger pair...

I didn't enjoy until all Bridgerton brothers entered the story but after that it was too entertaining to put i
Cassandra Dexter Colby
Qué gusto leer nadismos así, con enaguas y sin pichotismos.
2.5 stars.

What began as a charming, albeit a bit sad, HR quickly devolved into the same old "you must marry since you've flaunted society's dictates" trope and I became bored. Plus, it didn't seem like Quinn could quite decide which big problem to focus on. Was it the H who feared becoming his father and thus avoided his children? Or was it the MCs' relationship and whether or not their marriage of convenience would become a marriage in the truest sense? I suppose the root cause of both problem
☕ Kimberly
Narrated by Rosalyn Landor, Quinn annoyed and delighted me as she shared Eloise Bridgerton's romance.  Eloise sent Sir Phillip Crane a note of sympathy when his wife, Marina, died fifteen months or so ago and the letter sparked a correspondence between the two.

Quinn shares the death of Sir Phillip's wife which leaves him a widower and single parent to eight-year-old twins. He and Eloise strike up a friendship, and he proposes a meeting to discuss a possible marriage. Eloise, being, well, Eloise
Ivana Azap Feješ
First reading 2011/08/11
Second reading 2016/03/06

It started off with a letter, and turned out to be a correspondence that lasted well over a year, but when Eloise Bridgerton is asked an marriage proposal through a missive she’s a leery to even think about it, but when an event of marriage between her best friend and fellow spinster takes place, Eloise feels this may be her last chance at marriage and love. Sir Phillip Crane is speechless when a beautiful woman appears on his doorstep
Juliana Philippa
A great romance with two very different leading characters, both vividly written and complex (+ perfect for each other) (4 stars)

[May 1824, Gloucestershire:] To Sir Phillip, With Love is Julia Quinn's fifth Bridgerton book and one of the only ones (besides for When He Was Wicked) in the series that I had not yet read. It was a complete delight and after being disappointed (sometimes *severely*) in all of the post-Bridgerton books I have read by Quinn, it was great to once again read something b
4.5 "The Spinster & the Widower Fall in Love" Stars for the story and narration!

What a delectable listen, and a fabulous addition to the Bridgertons' Series. What begins as a potential marriage of convenience turns out to be so much more, with complex, intriguing characters, fun Bridgerton escapades with all your old favorite characters returning to further enliven the fun, and at the heart of it all an unexpected romance that takes everyone by surprise (including the hero and heroine)! Topp
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Το 5ο βιβλίο της σειράς της "Οικογένειας Μπρίτζερτον" αποδείχτηκε μια εξαιρετικά ευχάριστη έκπληξη. Όχι τόσο επειδή η Quinn δε συγκαταλέγεται στις αγαπημένες μου συγγραφείς του είδους, αλλά επειδή, διαβάζοντας τα προηγούμενα τέσσερα βιβλία της σειράς, δεν περίμενα να μου προσφέρει κάτι διαφορετικό στο επόμενο έργο της. Και όμως, με μεγάλη χαρά, διαπίστωσα πως το βιβλίο αυτό, αν και "πατούσε" στην κλασσική της συνταγή, ήταν ανεβασμένο κατά ένα επίπεδο, φέρνοντας το συνολικό αποτέλεσμα πιο κοντά, ...more
Sonia De la rosa
No soy nada objetiva con esta serie, es mi debilidad. Siempre es un placer reencontrarse con los Bridgerton. Julia Quinn es una maestra para escribir diálogos, son ingeniosos, chispeantes siempre consigue como mínimo una sonrisa.
Eloise es una protagonista fabulosa a la que he adorado. Phillip, el protagonista le ha faltado un poco para enamorarme completamente, la autora ha estado tan preocupada para mostrarnos en que no se da cuenta que se esta enamorando de Eloise que al final me ha resultado
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it! This one definitely dealt with some darker themes compared to the other ones but I still really enjoyed it. I’m obsessed with Julia Quinn and have officially brought all of her books, I’m in love with the Bridgerton world!
Philip wasn’t my favorite hero but he had a lot of depth to him and I loved the progression of his relationship with Eloise, there were just times when I was extremely frustrated by him
All in all, another lovely installment to this series!
Lady Wesley
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, m-o-c, aud-rev
Rosalyn Landor gives her usual excellent performance of this marriage-of-convenience story. I enjoyed it, even though Sir Phillip was difficult to like sometimes. I also liked that his badly-behaved children did not immediately adore and obey Eloise; it took some work. It was fun to encounter some of the Bridgerton clan again.
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