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By Julia Quinn
"Quinn's first name on account that 1999 to not characteristic the Bridgerton extended family (_On how to the Wedding_), this Regency matters Miranda Cheever, who fell in love with the aristocratic Nigel Bevelstoke, Viscount Turner, while she was once 10 and he 19. Now 20, and nonetheless in love, Miranda's designs are thwarted by way of the indiscretions of Nigel's past due wife—heartbroken, Nigel isn't keen to hazard one other shot at love, no matter if it potential hurting his shut good friend Miranda. Quinn's pitch-perfect humor is still intact, yet her newest is predicated an excessive amount of on romance conventions, together with Miranda's scholarly yet benignly neglectful father; a fair extra overused machine includes Turner's hot-and-cold emotions towards Miranda, which decrease the heroine to tears greater than as soon as. despite the fact that, the 2 make a cute couple, and Miranda specifically shines, as do Turner's siblings in powerful secondary roles. even though a section stale, this well-written, frequently humorous and sometimes smooth romance has a lot to get pleasure from. (July)
_2 March 1810 . . . this present day, I fell in love._
At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever confirmed no indicators of significant good looks. or even at ten, Miranda discovered to just accept the expectancies society held for her—until the afternoon while Nigel Bevelstoke, the good-looking and speeding Viscount Turner, solemnly kissed her hand and promised her that someday she could develop into herself, that at some point she will be as appealing as she already used to be shrewdpermanent. or even at ten, Miranda knew she would really like him forever.
But the years that have been as merciless to Turner as they have been style to Miranda. She is as exciting because the viscount boldly envisioned on that memorable day—while he's a lonely, sour guy, beaten by means of a devastating loss. yet Miranda hasn't ever forgotten the reality she set down on paper all these years earlier—and she is going to no longer enable the affection that's her future to slide flippantly via her arms . . .
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The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, Book 1) by Julia Quinn