''A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding'' Time Magazine ''Quinn is a master of historical romance'' Entertainment Weekly From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the fifth novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. ________________________________________ 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 here at Romney Hall. It is my hope that after a suitable period of time, we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife. Sir Phillip Crane knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he''d proposed, figuring that she''d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn''t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn''t marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn''t. Her perfect husband wouldn''t be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn''t help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her? Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . ''Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters'' Booklist ''Two more perfect characters...a quirky, irrepressible heroine...a romance readers will not want to put down...Hooray Julia!'' Romance Reviews Today ''Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance'' Romantic Times ''The next best thing to Georgette Heyer'' Gloss ''Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time'' Heroes and Heartbreakers ''Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight , where laughter trembles on the edges'' Happy Ever After ''Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure'' Harlequin Junkie ''Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic'' RT Book Reviews ''Like an episode of Downtown Abbey mixed with a great rom-com'' iBooks Best Books of March
Connue sous le pseudonyme de Julia Quinn, Julie Pottinger naît en 1970 aux États-Unis. Spécialisée dans la Régence, cette très grande dame de la romance a écrit une vingtaine de livres, tous des best-sellers. Surprenant de la part de cette jeune diplômée de Harvard qui a longtemps cherché sa voie avant de publier son premier roman, Splendide, à l'âge de 24 ans. Sa vocation trouvée, elle se voit décerner un RITA Award pendant deux années consécutives, et le Time Magazine lui a consacré un article. Sa célèbre série La chronique des Bridgerton a été traduite en treize langues et adaptée sur Netflix.