Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology
Julia Quinn’s prologue introduces her heroine Beatrice Heywood and the prem ...more
I had the pleasure of reading this with Andrea and Lacey, which made the reading experience even more enjoyable so take my following review with a grain of salt.
This anthology is four stories told in chronological order about 4 friends that find a sixpence ...more
I’m not a big fan of anthologies or novellas in general, because I find there are few authors who really understand how to use the shorter form to greatest effect, and I most often come away from them feeling a bit disappointed. And anthologies tend to be uneven; there will usually be one really good story and the others will be of lesser, variable quality. So why ...more
I enjoyed the overall book but some stories I liked better. So this is how I would break them down:
Something New by Stephanie Sloane.....2 stars
Something Borrowed by Elizabeth Boyle.....5 stars
Something Blue by Laura Lee Guhrke......4.5 stars
And.....A Sixpence in Her Shoe by Julia Quinn.....4 stars
Four well know historical romance authors have come together in a spirited anthology about four young women who meet as girls at Madame Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls and become fast friends despite their differences in social, class, and economic status. When they find a mysterious sixpence hidden in a mattress, the girls decide it will be their lucky charm towards making the perfect marriage. Now years later, these ...more
I loved the premise of this book: Four girls find an old coin and decide it will be their lucky charm based on an old and familiar rhyme that all the stories were built around:
And a Sixpence in her Shoe
Something old, the prologue by Julia Quinn was a nice set-up for the series. It introduced the characters and their backgrounds before the girls' individual sto ...more
4 star for the last one by Julia Quinn. ...more
Four Weddings and a Sixpence is super comforting. It’s a collection of four novellas, all Regency romances, all remarkably angst-free. Five minutes after reading each story I had already forgotten all about it, but I remembered my enjoyment while reading it.
The novellas are held together by a framing story written by Julia Quinn. In 1817, four girls who are attending Madame Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls find a sixpence in the mattress. The girls ...more
Each from different family, different class and different circumstances.
When they find a sixpence stuck at the bottom of their bed, they decide to try out the superstition that it helps you find your perfect husband.
Each of their stories is by the authors in the anthology.
After a prologue by Julia Quinn, we start the book.
Something New by Stefanie Sloane; Anne and Rhys
“I promise I won’t kill m ...more
I loved the plot. The idea of a lucky coin was very sweet.
I loved all of the novellas except for the third one which is Something Blue. I didn't like the hero and thought that he was rather cold and ill suited for the heroine.
My very favorite is the last one: A sixpence In Her Shoe by Julia Quinn. I'm just sad that it was too short.
Something New by Stephanie Sloane (❀❀❀)
Miss Anne Brabourne needs to find a husband and quickly, before she’s banished into the country. She also has a list of requirements and that list doesn’t include either love or passion thanks to the destruction, caused by heightened emotions, she’d witnessed as a child. Anne also gai ...more
This is an anthology of four stories about four friends from Madame Rochambeaux's Gentle School for Girls and the sixpence coin which brings each of them a husband.
SOMETHING OLD by Julia Quinn: This is the prologue to the stories and introduces the four heroines: Miss Beatrice Heywood, Miss Cordelia Padley, Lady Elinor Daventry and Miss Anne Barbourne. The four find a old coin which they agree to use ...more
I always get so excited when a Julia Quinn book is coming out, I’ve yet to read a book by her which I haven’t at least liked a great deal. I was also excited about this anthology, with each author some I had read before, some of which were brand new to me all collaborating to bring us separate stories, all connected by two common threads: friendship and a lucky sixpence.
Like with most anthologies there are highs and lows, some authors style that suit me and some that I found it harder to get
Something Borrowed: Elizabeth Boyle
Something Blue: Laura Lee Guhrke
Sixpence ... : Julia Quinn
I'm not a huge fan of collections like this, but I'll read anything with Julia Quinn's name on it. Boyle's story was decent, I didn't like Guhrke's heroine's decision making process in the end (though her writing was good too). All the characters were decent.
Funny trivia - all these authors live in Seattle :)
And I couldn't get past the first story mostly because I think so ...more
I enjoyed this story very much. Ann and Reese meet by chance at a party, and Ann explains that she needs to marry by the time she is 21 (only 6 weeks away) or she will be shipped off to the country. Reese offers to assist her find a match and the two become fast friends. I adored the initial meeting between Ann and Reese; and Ann conversing with the dog before Reese made his presence known.
I did feel that the love scene was very much out of place at ...more
The stories all revolve around four friends from Madame Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls. They find an old sixpence one of their mattresses and decide that it's a lucky coin. The one that will help each of them find love and marriage.
The introductory story, 'Something Old' about the girls and finding the sixpence is told by Julia Quinn. It's short and sweet, ...more
Something New - ☆☆ 1/2
In Stefanie Sloane’s story, Anne ...more
Oh, that was the final straw. She whirled around. “However could that happen, my lord?” She notched her chin up a bit. “We’re standing on an island. Eventually I would come to an edge.”