"latest Bridgerton Regency romance"
In 1823 Gloucestershire, England, a depressed Marina Crane
leaves her bed for the first time in weeks jumping into the
nearby icy water. Her botanist husband Phillip rescues her
from drowning, but she dies three days later from a fever.
Phillip and their seven-year-old twin children feel grief,
guilt, and relief.
Phillip receives a letter from Marina's cousin Eloise
Bridgerton expressing her sympathy. He writes back
thanking her and encloses a pressed flower. They exchange
more letters until Phillip invites Eloise to his estate to
see if they would suit. Eloise tells no one including
Phillip that with no chaperone she goes to visit him.
Eloise introduces herself, but is shocked he has children,
as he never mentioned them. She introduces herself to the
twins, but they tell her to leave, as they want no guests.
The twins confront Eloise who throws down the gauntlet.
Eloise explains to Phillip that she wants a husband and
liked his letters so she came to see if they will really
suit. He admits he wants a mother for his unruly
children. As they fall in love, his kids will do
everything to drive her away.
The latest Bridgerton Regency romance is a fun yet serious
tale due to the antics of the two children seeking
attention from their father. Though complex issues
involving the lead male's two children are too easily
resolved; the latest Bridgerton tale is a fun frolic with
much of the family making a strong appearance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2003