Julia Quinn - The Viscount Who Loved Me - Little, Brown Book Group

The Viscount Who Loved Me

Number 2 in series

By Julia Quinn

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Piatkus are delighted to be reissuing the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Bridgerton Family series by Julia Quinn - think Bridget Jones meets Jane Austen!

'Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen.' - Jill Barnett

Anthony Bridgerton needs a wife.

Having spent his twenties in a rakish pursuit of pleasure (whilst taking care to ensure the financial security of his mother and seven younger siblings and mother) he knows it's high time he settled down and ensured the continuation of the Bridgerton line.

Edwina Sheffield is considered the most beautiful debutante of the current season. She is also sweet, innocent and eminently biddable - Anthony is sure she'll make a perfectly acceptable wife and vows to make her his.

The only obstacle in his way is Edwina's older sister, Kate. Kate is determined to do all she can to allow her sister the chance to marry for love rather than convenience. And the roguish viscount is beginning to think he may have met his match in Kate's keen wit and sharp tongue. Until, that is, he makes the mistake of kissing her...

'Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer.' - Gloss

'Two more perfect characters...a quirky, irrepressible heroine...a romance readers will not want to put down...Hooray Julia!' Romance Reviews Today

Biographical Notes

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. She is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe colleges and lives with her family in Colorado.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749936587
  • Publication date: 08 Jun 2006
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Captivating and alluring... Hilarious and yet incredibly heart-warming, this is a tale that will charm the most discriminating heart — Romantic Times
Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding — Time Magazine
Captivating...wonderful characters and a delicious sense of humor — Rocky Mountain News
Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen — Jill Barnett
Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer — Gloss
The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year — Lisa Kleypas on The Duke and I
Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance — Romantic Times
Two more perfect characters...a quirky, irrepressible heroine...a romance readers will not want to put down...Hooray Julia! — Romance Reviews Today
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