I enjoyed reading this seventh volume of the famous Bridgerton series though I must admit that it wasn´t as cheerfully as most of the other books have been. Nonetheless, if you are a Bridgerton fan, you should read this novel too. It is only my personal opinion you will read here. Julia Quinn has a certain way of telling a story. And the Bridgerton story is one like no other.

It´s In His Kiss
by Julia Quinn
Bridgerton Series #7
Publisher Avon Books on March 28, 2017
Genre Historical Romance
Pages 432
Format Paperback

Hyacinth Bridgerton may be handsome and rich, but she's also smart and outspoken, which is why many gentlemen carefully avoid her. But then she meets Gareth St. Claire: articulate and brilliant - a man who is her equal! And she gets the opportunity to see him often from now on, because he asks her to translate his Italian grandmother's diary. One day, however, he daringly steals a kiss from Hyacinth - only to joke about it afterwards! For the first time in her life, she is speechless. She should throw the diary at his feet! But instead, she and Gareth embark on a daring adventure: Hyacinth discovers a clue in the notes to hidden diamonds on which his future depends. Together they go on a search...(Personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary).
She is the only one who was not allowed to get to know her father, Lord Bridgerton, who died young. This, and her mother Lady Bridgerton's special sensitivity and good knowledge of human nature, have allowed Hyacinth to grow into a self-confident and direct young woman who has a wonderfully refreshing intelligence and quick-wittedness. Both qualities that can be frightening for potential marriage candidates. But one is impressed by Hyacinth's character, even though Gareth St. Clair would never admit it. An ancient diary from Gareth's grandmother finally ensures that the two become closer and together they embark on a breathtaking journey of discovery that reveals more than just great feelings.

Julia Quinn wrote this novel in a slightly more subdued mood than the other Bridgerton books. I missed the loving interaction of the individual siblings with each other in this volume. No question, the sensitive humor and wonderfully easy-going charm that characterizes and characterizes this series is also present here, but you hardly get anything from the other Bridgerton siblings. The spirited demeanor is almost entirely reserved for the protagonist Hyacinth, and the fact that Lady Whistledown's delightful and informative commentary is gone and has been replaced by amusing time and scene references has given the novel a different tone. It just reads differently.

Julia Quinn didn't change her characters. Lady Violet Bridgerton is just as much the loving and sensitive mother who always knows which word is needed at what time and is sometimes self-critical. The character of Lady Danbury is just as sarcastic, direct and uses the cane like a weapon - as ever. The rest of the famous Bridgertons, on the other hand, have become minor characters who, while not pale, only have brief appearances. I found that a bit unfortunate, since every single character in this family is a fantastic character and wonderfully unique.

Wonderfully soulful and full of charm and wit. Absolutely ideal for enjoyable hours on the couch or in front of the fireplace.

Happy reading

Julia Quinn
Julia Quinn ©Roberto File

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.


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