Lady Whistledown Strikes Back ペーパーバック – 大判プリント, 2022/10/15
“If you’ve never read romance novels, start here.” -- Washington Post
“Quinn is . . . a romance master. [She] has created a family so likable and attractive, a community so vibrant and engaging, that we want to crawl into the pages and know them.” -- NPR Books
“Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen.” -- Jill Barnett
“Simply delightful, filled with charm, humor, and wit.” -- Kirkus Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author JULIA QUINN began writing one month after graduating from college and, aside from a brief stint in medical school, she has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. Her novels have been translated into 43 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Look for BRIDGERTON, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, on Netflix.
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.
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.
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.
- 出版社 : HarperLuxe; Large type / Large print版 (2022/10/15)
- 発売日 : 2022/10/15
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 512ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0063204525
- ISBN-13 : 978-0063204522
- 寸法 : 15.24 x 2.92 x 22.86 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 939,336位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
The format is five stories, which overlap in time and characters, with a running thread of comment from Lady Whistledown's column. Ms Quinn supplies the Column and one of the stories, and three other authors contribute an individual story each. I like Ms Quinn's style, but in a multiple-author offering there are usually one or two that disappoint. However, in this book all the authors were quite readable. ( I had not read anything by the other three before.)
There are a few references in passing to characters in other Julia Quinn books (always fun for a Ms Quinn afficionado to pick up), but mostly the characters are quite new. They were all pretty well rounded, and I happily joined in their romantic trysts, although Charlotte could have been a little less proper!
It is not a 'memorable' book, but is light-hearted and an easy read which could easily be returned to at a later date. I would definitely recommend it on this basis.