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by Julia Quinn

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: 1827 London

2006 Historical Love & Laughter Nominee

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The final installment of the Bridgerton saga features Gregory Bridgerton, whose belief in true love is tested when he encounters Lady Lucinda Abernathy. Actually, it's Lucinda's best friend, the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson, who attracts Gregory, not the practical I-don't-believe-in-love-at-first-sight Lucinda.

To save Hermione from marrying the wonderful but poor man she loves, Lucinda decides to thrust Gregory on Hermione. In the process, she falls in love with Gregory, who slowly comes to realize that Lucinda makes his heart beat faster. That should be perfect, but she's engaged to another, and her calculating uncle isn't about to let her ruin his plans. Lucy is just about to be marry her betrothed when something happens.

Quinn deftly merges the elements of
a Shakespearean comedy with the climax of The Graduate, delivering an utterly delightful love story that will have readers grinning with pleasure the instant the book is opened until the marvelous ending. This is pure pleasure and passion rolled into one great read! SENSUAL (Jul., 380 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Avon

Published: July 2006

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