Happily Ever After (Bridgerton #9) by Julia Quinn

Book Review Jul 04, 2022

My review

4/5 stars

And so this is it, the last Bridgerton book. This is different from the others, in that it is a collection of epilogues for each sibling.

I blasted through this in one sitting - the nature of the stories make them easy to read quickly. The little snippets were a nice little window into how each couple progressed after their happy ever after, but I will admit that while I loved some of them because of what they offered to the overall story (I think Gregory and Lucy's was my favourite), some of them felt a little pointless (Kate and Anthony's didn't really provide anything new or interesting for their story).

The Violet-centred novella was a lovely surprise. It was great to get more insight into her as a person rather than her as a mother of the Bridgerton siblings. Watching her relationship develop with Edmund and then watching as that relationship ended brutally and suddenly was brilliantly depicted in such a short space. I really enjoyed this part of the book and it made up for some of the more disappointing epilogues.

It was a nice enough way to wrap up the series, but it's not critical reading for the series to feel whole.

Book blurb

Once upon a Regency time, an author created a family . . .

But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, (not to mention an overweight corgi), plus an irrepressible matriarch who's a match for any of them . . . These are the Bridgertons. Through eight bestselling novels, readers laughed, cried, and fell in love.But they wanted more.

And so the readers asked the author . . .

What happened next? Does Simon ever read his father's letters? Do Francesca and Michael become parents? Who would win in a Pall Mall grudge match?

Does 'The End' really have to be the end?

This is a collection of Julia Quinn's funny, heart-warming 'second epilogues,' which are included at the ends of each novel. This collection also includes plus a brand new novella about none other than the wise and witty matriarch: Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again - because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun . . .


You can buy the book here now. It was published by Piatkus.

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