Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Review: The Duke And I by Julia Quinn
I have been a fan of Julia Quinn's novels for quite some time. I am a sucker for historical romance; there's just something about Regency gentleman and the idea that city-wide scandal that can result from a kiss. It's absolutely fantastic.
I love the Bridgerton's. They are a large family, a widowed mother with eight children named alphabetically. They are a really close family and according to society mothers, blessed in the looks department. It's similar to Jane Austen in that society mothers love to get their children marry attractive people with money.
I love Daphne and Simon, separately and as a couple. I also love that Quinn started the series by writing from the perspective of the 4th Bridgerton child. Daphne and Simon are both stubborn and tenacious and perfectly suited for each other but they just don't see it. They pretend to be engaged so that they don't have to deal with society mothers trying to get them to marry other people. Naturally, hilarity ensues.
It was moving, romantic, heartbreaking, funny...you feel ALL THE THINGS when reading Julia Quinn. Oh, and of course there are sexytimes. You don't get that from Jane Austen. (Though I have heard that there have been some rumblings of people rewriting the classics like Jane Eyre to include sexytimes. Does anyone know if this is true?)
Anyway, this is a great read for fans of historical romance. Or those who believe that chivalry isn't dead. I can't wait to finish out the series.