Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

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Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
To Sir Phillip, With Love

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: August 25, 2009
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Bridgertons #5
Published by Avon
Pages: 372
 

At eight and twenty, Eloise has been on the shelf for quite some time. Despite previous marriage proposals, Eloise never thought she’d find herself in this position, alone. With her best friend Penelope, happily married off to her brother, Colin no less, Eloise tries to take her life into her own hands.

It all starts with a letter to Sir Phillip offering him her deepest sympathizes on his wife’s recent death. As is polite, Sir Phillips sends a letter back with a small gift of a pressed flower showing his appreciation. Soon, a relationship blooms between them as they continue to exchange letters until finally Eloise receives one that ask for her to visit his home to see if they would suit.

When I started this book, I’ll admit I was feeling a bit detached from Sir Phillip. He was definitely not a Bridgerton brother. But then something happened and by page ten, a connection was made and I fell in love with him. It’s pretty remarkable how Quinn has the power to do that with just a few words and a turn of events.

This book addresses more delicate matters such as suicide and corporal punishment. To Sir Phillip, With Love focused mainly on family and how the actions of one person could forever scar someone’s life. Phillip knows of this by his father and his unstable relationship with him. It was also about the lack of actions by a loved one. I loved reading about how Phillip and Eloise found that balance.

Quinn crafts a lovely story that stirs up darker emotions but manages to warm the heart at the same time. Quick glimpses of the Bridgerton brothers lightened the mood, but I think it was the presence of the Crane kids that made me love this book so much. I can’t wait to read the next one!

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About Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand fashion, appearing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. Ms. Quinn is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, her books have been translated into 29 languages, and she currently lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

Her most popular series, The Bridgertons, is currently being developed by Shondaland as a Netflix series. Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen will adapt and showrun.

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Shelly

This sounds like a good story. I’m always amazed at how quickly an author can change how you feel about one of their characters. Adding to my to buy list. Enjoyed the review.

Timitra

Yep it does sound pretty good.

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