Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday Memes: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

 Happy Friday everybody!

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The birth of Simon Arthur Henry Fitzranulph Basset, Earl Clyvedon, was met with great celebration.
Friday 56:
Simon watched with fascinated interest as she took a deep breath and muttered something to herself. He couldn't hear her words, but he doubted any of them could be construed as complimentary.
This week I am spotlighting The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. I read the Bridgeron series years ago but was encouraged to take it off my Keeper shelves to see what all the fuss was about now that the series has shown up on Netflix (or somewhere).

Here is the description from Amazon:
Can there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister—the lovely and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it's all an elaborate ruse to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it's hard to remember that their courtship is a sham. Maybe it's his devilish smile, certainly it's the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her . . . but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke . . . for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love.


  1. I have been wanting to read the books! Loved Season 1 of Bridgerton.

    Here's mine: “ARE WE THERE YET?”

  2. I definitely enjoyed binge-watching Bridgerton although I think I'd get more from the books! I hope you have a lovely week and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. I haven't watched season 1 of the show yet (or read the book), but I've heard a lot of good things about it. Enjoy your current read!

  4. I loved the Bridgerton series and have the Duke and I on my to read list. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I really liked the Netflix show, but I don't have any plans read the books. I hope you enjoy though. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. I've heard that the books aren't as racy as the series. Is that right?


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