Author: Julia Quinn
Romancing Mr.Brigederton is a fun read and seems to be enamoured with the pulchritude of woman’s soul. The romance accentuates the idea of stereotyped woman in a historical era. It is a safe choice for anyone who likes tales of austerity set in a different period.
Penelope Featherington has secretly admired Colin Bridgerton since the age of 16. She, as the book narrates, is dearly bowled over his Greek god like beauty ingenious charm and contagious smile. But, the strange thing about love, it is seldom reciprocated. Penelope’s hope was shattered on that fateful day when Colin rejected the idea of their marriage proposed by his mom. He never thought of her in a romantic sense wherein, Penelope couldn’t find a way to elude the admiration she harbours, for him.
But upon his return, he suddenly understands Penelope in a different way. The naivety of once an ordinary girl has now reached the pinnacle of pulchritude.
Cupid strikes again. But events take an irresolute detour after discovering the much treasured secret throughout the book. A decision is to be made. Is true love really unconditional? An answer to this question is yet to be found.
The strongest thing about the book is its narration. It has the power to make an already endearing character even more lovable. Julia Quinn is a writer with a tendency to make the otherwise complex story, a simple one. The power of simplicity in her narrative can be witnessed throughout the book.
Coming to characters, they are easy to relate to. Penelope can be any normal girl. Colin’s portrayal of prince charming is well framed. Romance in itself is a cliché, but owing to the appropriate writing style not even once, the story feels old and worn out.
In a nutshell, if you are looking for a book to read on one of your bad days, Romancing Mr Bridgeton is a fair choice.