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Summary

The fifth novel in Julia Quinn's globally beloved and best-selling Bridgerton Family series, set in Regency times and now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. This is Eloise's story.

My dear Miss Bridgerton,

We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you. I am writing to invite you to visit me here at Romney Hall. It is my hope that after a suitable period of time, we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife.

Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match.

Except...he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled...and when he kissed her...the rest of the world simply fell away. Could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

©2009 Julia Quinn (P)2021 W F Howes

Critic reviews

"Quinn is a master of historical romance." (Entertainment Weekly)

"Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance." (Romantic Times)

What listeners say about Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, with Love

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Grate story but with painful view of depression

The story is grate. Characters are developing well. I love how Julia makes a point that often two people feel the same but don't know about it. How important honest talking and sharing with other person is. How that can change everything.
However I disliked the picture of Marinas' depression. It is described as a great suffering for her husband, and as much as it is it for sure true, there was no true regard for her, while the pain she must have felt (it drive her to suicide after all) must have been unimaginable. She was already melancholic before marriage with a husband who did not love her. And post partum depression must have been difficult to overcome in such circumstances. I especially hated in second epilogue when her daughter Amanda wishes that she killed herself even earlier.
Pictures like that makes people suffering from depression, that horrible disease, in feel that they cannot share their stories, their suffering sat danger of being misjudged. It makes them feel that is actually better to kill themselves to spare the pain of the people around them. And that is never true. Every live matters. And with proper help and treatment it is possible to live happy live.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book

Even so I find the love scenes rather tiresome- but I guess most love them- the rest of the story is beautifully put together and well performed- as always !

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missing 2nd epilogue

really enjoyed this book but was very disappointed it didn't include the 2nd epilogue

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Easy listen

If you are after an Austinesque romance you aren't going to get it with this. The author clearly knows precious little about Regency England and the use of the word "Grounded" throughout the books I've listened to is grinding. However, I'm hooked. Say what you want these are easy to listen to, enjoyable stories which are not pretending to be anything other than a bodice ripper. I became quite invested in the characters and the Francesca and Eloise's stories are significantly better than Colin's! Enjoy, but don't take it seriously.

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no second epilogue!

Even though the new editions of the book (this one is with copyright 2020) are meant to go with the second epilogue, this one did not include it!

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Another.....

lovely storyline with some great antics and characters. The narrator was very good at using different voices for the characters.

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Boring and very poorly written

I have watched the TV series so thought it would be interesting to «read» one of the books. I became interested in the characters at first but they soon became rather boring. I listened all the way to the end waiting for something to happen but it never did. I don’t mind explicit sex but even this didn’t really add anything to the story. The historical details were so inaccurate I don’t think this book could qualify as a period novel.

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Enjoyable story but I wasn’t keen on narrator

I enjoyed the story of Phillip and Eloise - but felt that the narrator made every male voice sound the same. The scene where Anthony, Benedict and Gregory are talking to Phillip sounded completely flat.

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Didn't like this one. I know it's a historical story but it's misogynistic. The male love interest is boring, uncaring and abusive to his children. It's almost like the author wants the reader to pity him which he does not deserve. Eloise deserved better.

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An unexpected love

I don't want to share any spoliers, however, I will say it was a joy to witness her character evolve in most unexpected ways. A wonderful story, highly recommended

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enjoyable!

a bit bland for Eloise, regardless the storyline is still good, depicted her adventurous side and is quite enjoyable. missing the 2nd epilogue tho!

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  • 04-10-21

creepy weirdo

like the series, didn't like this one at all. she should have run from this weirdo