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Publisher's Summary

The sixth novel in Julia Quinn's globally beloved and best-selling Bridgerton Family series, set in Regency times and now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. Welcome to Francesca's story....

In every life, there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one’s life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca’s surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere 36 six hours longer - the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.

But that was then.... Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love...until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets....

©2017 Julia Quinn (P)2021 W F Howes

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"Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love...and gives them a thoroughly modern twist. I can't focus on anything else." (Stylist)

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  • 11-09-21

loved it

like all the other books it didn't take long to finish this one. loved every minute of it.

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  • 14-08-21

Charming …

The Book has a charming plot - was enjoyable and interesting.

Nice addition to the whole series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-21

Yet another great book in the series

I feel so connected with these sites now. Understanding all the small details and how their stories intertwined, makes for a much more in depth connection. Brilliant narration. Highly recommend this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-21

McSteamy Bridgerton

A heart-warming historical romance just like the others in this series, but with more than a touch of wickedness. A lot more steamy!