The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

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Lady Whistledown Tells All!

Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended -- only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older brother -- in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn's witty, charming, and heartfelt tale.

When the scandalous actions of his beautiful fiancée are recorded in Lady Whistledown's column, a concerned groom-to-be rushes back to London to win his lady's heart once and forever, in Suzanne Enoch's enchanting romantic gem.

Karen Hawkins captivates with an enduring story of a handsome rogue whose lifelong friendship -- and his heart -- are tested when the lovely lady in question sets her cap for someone else.

A dazzling and delightful tale by Mia Ryan has a young woman cast out of her home by an insufferable yet charming marquis -- who intends to take possession not only of the house ... but its former occupant as well!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061744303
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Bridgerton Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 46,913
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Please visit her on the web at

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books. When she is not busily working on her next novel, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.

Karen Hawkins was raised in Tennessee, a member of a huge extended family that included her brother and sister, an adopted sister, numerous foster siblings, and various exchange students. In order to escape the chaos (and while hiding when it was her turn to do the dishes), she would huddle under the comforter on her bed with a flashlight and a book, a habit she still embraces to this day.

When not carpooling, scraping gum off seatbelts, doing laundry and staring insanity in the face, Mia Ryan likes to escape into her writing. You can also read Mia Ryan's "A Dozen Kisses" in The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, an Avon book published in February 2003.

Table of Contents

One True Love11
Two Hearts141
A Dozen Kisses309
Thirty-Six Valentines403

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Further Observations of Lady Whistledown 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The way in which JQ blended the characters into the stories was very well done. However, I didn't like Lady Whistledown. I found her columns mundane, but she did at least keep good dates. SUZANNE ENOCH: Lady Anne was not much more than an innocently spoiled, aimless girl. She seemed to have a warm and depthful relationship with her father, but it never really developed into anything. Anne's 'farmer' was fine; handsome, smart and dedicated. At the skating party, servants in socks emerged on the frozen Thames pushing carts of food & wine. PUH-leez! Just how pretentious were these Morelands, anyway? KAREN HAWKINS: She was the best writer, very witty, very talented. Liza was selfless, funny, and lovely, with a wonderful outlook on life. Sir Royce Pemberly was a perfect, perfect man. He was also the sexiest; read that romantic litte scene on page 149! (He reminded me of another dark-haired hero; Jason Bradford, in 'The Rose of Enchantment', so averse to marriage, and didn't know a good thing when he had it. In fact, he was a bit more sexy, smart and all-around a wonderful man. MIA RYAN: Caroline or Linney. I much preferred Caroline. Anyway, she deserved happiness. The synopsis told us that Lord Darington had evicted her, yet when he found out from his friend how it came about, he never once discussed it with Caroline or her mother. Wouldn't these women have wanted an explanation to an event that had drastically altered their lives? It shouldn't have been important to me as a reader, but darn it, I wanted to know! Anyway, Lord Darington was the second best hero of these stories. Wow, he was handsome. JULIA QUINN: Susannah was a doll, and at first David, Lord Renminster came across as a classy, strong, intriguing man who could take on the world if need be - until the skating party. He argued with his brother, Clive, but came off rather wimpy to me. And the dialogue between them was ridiculous. So cliche. They almost come to blows, but then they started to joke around. Huh? During another argument, they do the exact same thing. Both arguments were far too vicious to suddenly turn humerous. It was so out of place. Then she turned David into a 'nerd,' for lack of a better word. Having just made love to Susannah 'he let out a triumphant shout.' What a goofy thing to have a hero say. One more example: When they discussed their mutual feelings, HE began to cry. She didn't. Nothing wrong with a man crying, of course, but he came across as weak, not sentimental. I don't know about JQ's other heros, but if they are like David, she needs to make her heros sensitive, yet cool, not dorky.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved how the stories were short but not rushed and intertwined perfectly! Nice for Valentine's Day or any time you're thinking of Romance!!
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nicely done, though Hawkins¿s story was my favorite, telling of a lifelong friendship troubled when the young woman decides to marry, and her best friend realizes he¿s in love with her.
happilyeverafters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, light romance. Stories too short to really grab you.
elfgirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful anthology with four stories all equally worth reading and, of course, the witty commentary from Lady Whistledown interspersed within them. (Pay attention and you might notice Lady Whistledown's alter ego has a "walk-on" in a couple of stories!) I'm torn between two as to which is my favorite--both Julia Quinn's and Karen Hawkins's stories are wonderful. Suzanne Enoch's story comes in a close second. Mia Ryan's story was quite good as well, although I think she glossed over the eviction issue a little too quickly at the end of the story.Individual ratings:Quinn: *****Enoch: ****1/2Hawkins: *****Ryan: ****
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Beautifully blended from one story line to the next. A wonderful read! Not to be missed if you are a fan of Whistledown or any of the authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
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I totally enjoyed this "anthology"- read on a business trip. The shory story format made it easy to read. I liked the way all thr stories and characters yied together thru Lady W.'s column.
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