ONCE UPON A TIME, A HISTORICAL ROMANCE 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: less a family than a force of nature. 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?
Now, with The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, Julia Quinn delivers eight sexy, funny, and heartwarming “2nd epilogues,” plus a bonus story about none other than the wise and witty Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again—because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun.
Happily Ever After is a lovely collection of second epilogues to the Bridgerton series. Some of the epilogues are published individually in e-book format previously. You can read my reviews about them clicking on the titles.
The Duke and I (published only in this collection)
A sweet and heartwarming episode about an exceptionally happy marriage, with an even sweeter surprise.
He nuzzled her ear. “Daphne…”
His mouth moved along the line of her throat, and she felt herself melting. Twenty-one years of marriage and still…
“At least draw the curtains,” she murmured.
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From a Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
It’s In His Kiss
On the Way to the Wedding (published only in this collection)
The second epilogue continues exactly when the first one ends: Lucy and Gregory’s eighth and ninth children, the twins’ birth. It is quite dramatic. But I’m not satisfied with the kids’ names… I know it was a tradition, but for me it is unimaginative and boring. But also practical, I guess, if you have nine children.
Violet in Bloom (published only in this collection)
Violet in Bloom is Violet Bridgerton’s well-deserved story. It is funny, blithesome, beautiful, heartbreaking, and tragic, but it also makes you smile. And eventually – aside from Edmund’s death – it couldn’t have happened any other way.