In Julia Quinn’s The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After is her latest novel about the Bridgertons, the prolific family from eight of her novels. Starting with:
And there are two other novels involving a character named Mrs. Whistledown… she makes wonderfully acerbic remarks about everyone… but no one knows who she is!
This 2nd Epilogue was designed to put and ending to some of the many questions that many readers had about the lives of their favorite characters. And Gentle Reader, they are good. How can you resist such sweet little gems that include trickery, tom-foolery, love, romance, laughter, tears and life?
Kate and Anthony have a 2nd and it is AMAZING. I love it when I can fall right back into a story as if I have never left. And it is witty! Who can resist a game of Pall Mall and the “Mallet of Death”!?
Daphne and Simon are involved in a story that intertwines with Colin and Penelope. It is both lovely and heart wrenching. If you are parent, you will know what I mean.
We learn what happens to Ms. Posy Reiling after her defection from her mother, Araminta.
We get to find out what happened between Eloise and Penelope and the HUGE secret between them…this story had my laughing because of one particular scene.
An interesting twist was the first person narration for Eloise’s step daughter and how she falls in love.
Francesca and Michael have a wonderful tale of heartbreak and love. And it is lovely to see it end so well. (I mean that in a good way)
Hyacinth and Gareth are amusing as always. And Isabella is definitely a chip off the old block!
Gregory and Lucy had the MOST heart wrenching 2nd of the series. It had me in tears.
There were a few surprises and I am still questioning who the man was that Violet (Violet, the mother FINALLY gets a small story…and she is rather fierce throughout the stories, so she definitely deserves to have her own story.) was dancing with. I would have loved to have seen a story with her…but her love story is sweetly tragic! We finally learn how she and Edmund met.
I would suggest reading all these stories (Kate and Benedict’s story is my favorite) before you delve into the 2nd Epilogues.
Happy reading, Gentle Reader!
I pulled the book covers off of Julia Quinn’s website.