Lady Bridget's Diary
Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper, and horrified that a pack of Americans has inherited one of England's most respected dukedoms. But his manners, his infamous self-restr ...more
Except for one minor detail....
I've read this EXACT book before.
Sure, it's bits and pieces of a few different books (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones's Diary, and a dash of Mean Girls), but the content is unchanged from those stories. I'm talking names, exact chunks of dialogue, and all the plot ...more
After the Duke of Durham passed away, American James Cavendish, son of the duke's brother and the closest living male relative, inherits the dukedom and moves from their horse farm in Maryland, USA to the upper echelons of English society with his th ...more
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Lady Bridget's Diary by Maya Rodale
Book One of the Cavendish series
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Rating: 5 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
In the first novel of Maya Rodale's stunning new series, an American heiress must learn to navigate London society and an infuriatingly irresistible rake . . .
In the first novel of Maya Rodale's stunning new series, an American heiress must learn to navigate London society and an infuriatingly irresistible rake......more
Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper, and horrified that a pack of Americans has in
This is Pride and Prejudice meets Bridget Jones's Diary meets Mean Girls. The references and repeated scenes from the movies were too much for me. The hero IS Darcy from PP and BJD. The mean girls group tells the heroine to wear pink on Wednesdays (from mean girls). They fall off their boats while reading poetry like in BJD. Mr. Collins appears from PP.
Searching for long lost heirs thrust the “uncivilized” and disinherited Americans, The Cavendish Family, into British high society and a dukedom. Trying their best to fit the Cavendish family still causes quite a stir. Some things just aren’t done and it seems Lady Bridget is having the worst time adjusting to this new life. Ev ...more
Cute, funny, charming, lovely and sweet!
A fun re-write on Pride & Prejudice and Bridget Jones' Diary with just enough sparkling personality to work on its own! Can't wait for the next one!
And thanks to Karen for reading it with me! <3
The Duke is dead and his heir is living on a horse farm in Maryland, USA. When the new Duke and his three sisters hit London the ton will never be the same.
Lady Bridget slips at her first ball and ends up flat on her back in a ballroom she is rescued by Mr. Wright and his brother Lord Darcy. Her American manners are surprising to say the least. She asks "If we are never introduced did this conv ...more
Reading this hot on the heels of Sarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken, I feel like I picked the right choice. It's a fun and funny chaser. While MacLean went with a plot along the lines of "What if they had TMZ in the Regency era?" Rodale entitles this series Keeping Up With the Cavendishes. So while they have a similar concept, both books are completely different, and both are completely wonderful in their own rights.
This book is for fans of Bridget Jones' Diary with ...more
“Pride & Prejudice” have a baby with “Bridget Jones’ Diary”.
They produce twins, called
“Pride & Prejudice” And “Bridget Jones’ Diary”
That sums up this book.
Especially when you have paid for it.
That said. If you love “Pride & Prejudice” (the book and film) and “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (the movie, not the book, let's make that clear)
You’re probably going to like this book!
It’s funny, it has all the scenes you probably know by heart, so what’s not to like?
Bridget Cavendish never expected to be Lady Bridget Cavendish, but after her brother inherits a Dukedom, that’s exactly who she becomes. Only…she doesn’t quite know how Lady Bridget Cavendish ought to behave, she always seems to be getting it all wrong. And Lord Darcy always seems to be their to witness it. Lord Darcy, the perfect English gentleman, with impeccable manners and a superior attitude that never fails to leave Bridget angry, unsure…and ever since she saw him emerge wet from ...more
I was amazed at how the author kept the flow so similar to Bridget Jones' Diary and Pride and Prejudice, which is what the former is based on. I would imagine it was extremely complicated to replicate both stories. And then on top of that, all the siblings in this story overlap and there stories are told in separate books and occurring within the same timeframe without one hiccup ...more
There's nothing wrong with the writing. It's as good as ever, and I can't say I didn't enjoy it in some respects.
But I also never EVER stopped seeing this book as a rehash of Pride & Prejudice, Bridget Jones' Diary, and the series title re ...more
I was looking forward to reading this, I have enjoyed Maya Rodale books in the past but this was a disappointment. I liked Darcy and Bridget just fine but I found the references to Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary too distracting. By the time I got to the end of the book I just didn't care anymore about their story, it felt like I'd been here and read that already. I am certainly not an expert on how Americans spoke in 1824 but multiple times while reading this I felt Bri ...more
An interesting spin on the classic Pride and Prejudice and a light, fluffy and romantic read, just like the doctor ordered.
The author did a fantastic job of keeping Darcy in line with The Darcy that we all know and love. The pride was there, and just as with the original story, I loved seeing him falling in love and saying the wrong thing and just losing that perfect control of his.
Bridget was sweet and adorable, and just perfect for the Darcy here.
There were many similarities to the original...more
The story: a mix of Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones' Diary, and Mean Girls. Has potential.
The writing: Most. Annoying. Writing. Style. Ever. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm truly amazed an editor would allow multiple sentences like the one I just wrote, and some unimaginative and repetitive phrasing. ("He likes me just the way I am" coming every other page.)
This story is about the middle of the three sisters, Bridget, who is keeping a diary where she writes about her struggles to fit in the snobbish society of British aristocracy, only to find herself falling for one of its most well-respected members, Lord Darcy.
It was fun reading a story that was in part familiar ...more
Bridget Cavendish never expected to be Lady Bridget Cavendish, but after her brother inherits a Dukedom, that's exactly who she becomes. Only...she doesn't quite know how Lady Bridget Cavendish ought to behave, she always seems to be getting it all wrong. And Lord Darcy always seems to be their to witness it. Lord Darcy, the perfect English gentleman, with impeccable manners and a superior attitude that never fails to leave Bridget angry, unsure...and ever since she saw him emerge wet from that...more
Lady Bridget's Diary is the first book by Maya Rodale that I have read and I am so glad that I picked this one up!
The cover is just beautiful and combined with the title and blurb this package is sure to attract readers, like it did me.
The plot is a mix of Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones' Diary and somewhat Mean Girls too. This similarity may sometimes feel too repetitive for ones taste but still Maya has expertly executed the plot to give us a stor ...more
The dialogue is a bit too contemporary for me. Back then, I probably wouldn't have mind since I was just beginning to read HR.
"On Wednesdays, we wear pink." Yes, that is an actual line from the book. (this quote is from the movie Mean Girls.) The leader of the trio of ladies that Bridge ...more
Lady Bridget's Diary was a premise that I as an Austen-inspired author found too intriguing. I was not in the least bit disappointed, though I know enough of the Austen crowd to know that some will not enjoy some of the anachronistic language and sit ...more
As did Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, bo ...more
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