Get The Look: Julia Quinn's A Night Like This
Historical romance author Julia Quinn has a particular skill at transporting readers back to the Regency era. We cherish the time that we spend between the covers of her tales, treated to a different period and place, where people are often more refined or at the very least, better dressed! And you know that, without a doubt, when you sign up for a Quinn romance, you will also get at least a few chuckles (or in the case of her latest novel, some full-on belly laughs).
A Night Like This is the second book in the Smythe-Smith series, a spin-off of Quinn's popular Bridgerton books. And although the Smythe-Smiths are blessed with an abundance of daughters, the story features one of the few male Smythe-Smiths. The handsome Daniel Smythe-Smith, Earl of Winstead, is the book's hero. And when he meets his young cousins’ governess, Anne Wynter, it is love at first sight ... but the couple quickly realizes that their romance is doomed by their difference in circumstances. When the cover was revealed back in January, RT's Whitney chatted about the series so far and speculated what the new book might hold ... and we are happy to say that while she wasn't far off the mark, in classic Quinn style, the novel did include several unusual twists and turns.
A Night Like This plunges into a story of love that must overcome class differences — and dark secrets. When the story opens both Daniel and Anne carry emotional scars that have left them jumping at shadows and fearing for their lives. But even if the young couple were not at the center of a series of suspicious incidents, the path to true love would not be clear, as everyone knows that an Earl could never marry a governess ... If tortured romance, with a plentiful helping of comedy, makes your heart sing, be sure to pick up your own copy of this new novel. But today we give you a way to get inside of the book in a whole new way, pairing some of our favorite quotes with delicious items that whisk us into Quinn's world.
(1. Fingerless gloves by Seamstress By The Sea 2. Poppy Flower by Coach 3. Gold Star Necklace by Classic Designs 4. Big Sexy Hair at AlphaBeauty.com 5. Black Cello on Recycled 1900 Sheet Music by Forgotten Pages)