Books by Julia Quinn

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The Sum of All Kisses

Having listened to – and enjoyed - the previous two books in the Smythe-Smith series, I’m inclined to think this is the best of them so far. Each one has been full of Ms Quinn’s trademark wit and excellent characterisation, but for me, The Sum of All Kisses had a little something extra in the ...

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The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

When I first chose this book to review, I did not realize that it was a collection of short stories about the Bridgerton family; I only initially noticed that it was another Julia Quinn book. When I discovered that it was not a novel, but eight “second epilogues” and a novella about matriarch Vi ...

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A Night Like This

Julia Quinn is dependable when it comes to light-hearted, sweet Regencies. I am happy to say that A Night Like This is no exception. Is this great literature? Nah. But it doesn’t have to be, nor does it pretend to be. It is simple and fun and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Daniel Smythe-Smith had a c ...

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Ten Things I Love About You

Each time I read a Julia Quinn romance, I’m puzzled by the fact that I have read so few. Out of her twenty full length books, Ten Things I Love About You is only my fourth. But, as I slip into another of her books, it doesn’t take long for me to recall her unique style of humor and ability to wr ...

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Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume is part of a literary experiment: It and its companion novel, The Lost Duke of Wyndham, published in June of this year, depict the same few weeks and even partly the same scenes, but each book has as its focus a different couple. I came to this novel with high expectations. ...

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The Lost Duke of Wyndham

With The Lost Duke of Wyndham, Julia Quinn kicks off a two-book set of intertwined stories, each covering the same time period through the eyes of two possible dukes. The hero of each book has reason to believe he is truly the Duke of Wyndham, but one will have to accustom himself to a life without ...

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The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever starts off as vintage Julia Quinn, and that is high praise indeed! I was captivated after just reading a few pages, set aside some work that really had to be done and devoured the book in one sitting. A short prologue relates the first meeting of hero an ...

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The Duke and I

Now that the tenth and final book has been published in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series – one of my favorite series of connected books of all time – has been published, it seemed like the right time to take a return trip back to where it all it started. The Duke and I always comes to mind when ...

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On the Way to the Wedding

On the Way to the Wedding, the final entry in Julia Quinn's popular Bridgerton series, started off with a great attention-grabbing scene and settled in to an enjoyable, solid B read. But something went terribly wrong on the way to the ending. Gregory Bridgerton has always believed in love, has al ...

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It's In His Kiss

If you are looking for some lighthearted, laugh-out-loud summer reading that will also fill your need for a tender romance, look no further. Julia Quinn’s latest installment of the Bridgerton series is full of subtle humor, witty dialogue, and an undeniable chemistry between the leads. Although ma ...