Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever AfterThe Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After is a great collection for Bridgerton/Julia Quinn fans. It contains the previously published “Second Epilogues” (short stories about past main characters) in one volume, and the new, much-anticipated, long-hoped-for-by-fans, novella featuring the series’ matriarch, Violet. In the Bridgerton series, Violet’s husband, Edmund, died young. There’s little mention of him, leading many fans to wonder what that relationship was like. Similar to the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey, there’s just something about Violet’s wisdom and wit that draws you in and makes you want more scenes with her. The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After grants that wish. Violet and Edmund’s story is very sweet and fits Violet’s personality, revealing more about her character. Beggars can’t be choosers, however, I honestly wish that the story was a full-length novel instead of a novella. But, now that it’s said and done, I guess fans can cross their fingers that Julia Quinn will continue the series with the next generation of Bridgerton children.

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In My Mailbox (Jan-Feb 2014)

So, I initially stopped posting "In My Mailbox" because documenting all of the books that Oshie and I buy, trade, download, or are given, was an overwhelming task. My computer is busting-at-the-seams with photos already.

But, I'm going to give "In My Mailbox" another shot. Mostly to show appreciation to the blogs and giveaways that I win time-to-time.

From my awesome secret Santa via Goodreads College Students :)
This is going to help with my Downton Abbey fix!

In January, I won The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith from Miss Print! Also love the bracelet, I wear it to the gym.

From Subway, I was absolutely tickled-to-death to win one of their Hunger Games prize packs! Eat fresh, may the odds ever be in your favor!! It included the Catching Fire Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan.

In February, I found several good buys at Books-A-Million, they included:

I finished Cook This, Not That. It has a really good masala recipe in it. I'm currently reading Seraphina.

From Better World Books, I also bought:

I've purposely avoided Flowers In The Attic for a long time. Several of my old high school friends liked it, but I couldn't get past the creep factor. Because of the new TV movie, I decided to finally see what the fuss is about.

Phew, I'm exhausted from all that listing!


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