The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn is the final book of the Bridgerton series. It is a collection of “second epilogues”-stories that take place after the original books end. Also in this collection is a Bridgerton novella written especially for this book, about Violet, their mother. The epilogues are not as good as I was hoping they will be.

The Bridgertons Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

I’ve read all the books in the Bridgerton series and I’m going to link to them, while I talk about the new epilogues. It does contain spoilers. Also, if you haven’t read the books, there is no point in reading this one, as some of the things will not make sense. The stars are for the epilogues and not the books. I gave a low score to books I loved because I wasn’t happy with what it was in the epilogue.

The Duke and I – 3 stars. I would have loved to read a conversation about the letters and not a long account of how she feels at 40 and pregnant for the 5th time with the letters mentioned at the end of the epilogue. Didn’t feel the epilogue offered any insight in their lives.

The Viscount Who Loved Me – 1 star. It was all about a game and how much money they spent in bribing household staff. It seems like a short story of children at boarding school and not the development of a love story.

An Offer From a Gentleman – 2 stars. Basically a story about her stepsister and not about them. I wanted to read about them, as they were more or less forced to live in the countryside as she was illegitimate, but no.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton – 1 star. Takes place during the “To Sir Phillip, With Love” novel, when Penelope has to tell Eloise a secret and everybody bribes everybody else. The story seems simplistic, for lack of a better word. Again, she could have talked about his writing career and how she helped him. But no, in this series women don’t help men after they get married, but only before.

To Sir Phillip, With Love – 1 star. Again, is not about them, but about his daughter. Of course, he, Philip, is presented as a simpleton obsessed with plants, who can be brought to London because he can’t behave. He was obviously a bit differently presented when I read the book. I did love the book, it was a lovely story, but not so much the epilogue.

When He Was Wicked – 5 stars, finally! I loved this little update. It was all about them. I liked the book too, maybe it was my favourite from this series.

It’s in His Kiss – 3 stars. Not great but not bad either. At least it was about them, sort of.

On the Way to the Wedding – 4 stars, surprisingly. I gave the book only 2 and I would have given 5 if it wasn’t for the last page of the epilogue, with a letter from Hyacinth in which she says she to stay as her brother can’t handle being alone with his children.

The books ends with novella about Violet. I think it was wonderful and sweet. I gave it 5 stars. It’s also sad, but that makes it even lovelier.

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

Details about the picture: –
My rating: 2.5/5 Stars for the epilogues (arithmetic mean) and 5/5 for the last novella. So, that’s a 4 for the book.
Would I recommend it: Yes, if you’ve read all the other books in the series
Published by: Piaktus
Year it was published: 2013
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Fiction
Pages: 374

About the author: Julia Quinn’s story is interesting. She started her writing career during while studying at Harvard College. At that time she was deciding what to do next in her career, eating ice cream and reading a novel, she thought she could write a novel too.
After two yeas, as she was deciding between Yale School of Medicine and Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, her agent told her that her first two books were the subject of a bidding war between two publishing houses. Julia put the medical school on hold and wrote another book. The following year she wrote one more book. In the end, she went to medical school, just to realize a few months later that it wasn’t for her. She withdrew and never looked back.
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1 thought on “The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn”

  • Not read the others in the series but worth keeping in mind if I ever do! Sounds like they could be easy holiday reads!

    Sarah 🙂

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