Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Bridgerton by Julia Quinn


Last year I read the first in this series of eight books about the Bridgerton family. It was a pleasant read, especially since I like historical fiction, although I don't read a lot of the very romantic ones. When the new series about the Bridgerton family was announced on Netflix I was keen to see it. There are just too few historical pieces out there. I was not disappointed. Beautifully filmed with grand houses, wonderful clothes, a romantic setting and full of humour.  What more do you need during these difficult times? Something that makes you forget the outside world.

Having seen the series over two evenings, I was eager to read the rest of the books. So perfect these days when you can borrow e-books from the library or just buy them directly. I spent the end of last year and the beginning of this year reading one a day, more or less.

It might be a little bit too much to read all of them in one go. Some things tend to be similar. But I liked that the stories of finding a wife/husband for the siblings were quite different. You also get into most of the characters as they re-appear in several books.

Easygoing reading of Regency romance.  Perfect set of books for leisurely days. If you are interested in historical pieces the series is a must-see. (image from juliaquinn.com)


5 comments:

  1. I tend to think I'd like this, as I enjoyed the Poldark books and the Corfu books. Thank you for sharing this series.

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    1. I love Poldark as well. I am not familiar with the Corfu books. Are they by Gerald Durrell? I am sure you will love these. Perfect, easy reading for troublesome times.

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    2. Yes, they are by Gerald. I read My Family and Other Animals in 2004, and then I reread it in 2019. I read the second book in the trilogy right after I did the reread. I still have yet to read the third book.

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  2. I'm fascinated by this whole series - both B20 and B23 have been watching and loving the series, which isn't their normal fair at all! Keen to try it myself now :-)

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    1. I liked reading the series. Easygoing and romantic for these troubled times. I must say I was surprised by the TV-series adaption, but absolutely loved it. Very dynamic, funny and beautiful.

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