Littérature générale

  • My dear Miss Bridgerton. We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you. Forgive me if I am too bold, but I am writing to invite you to visit me here at Romney Hall. It is my hope that after a suitable period of time, we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife'. Sir Phillip knew from his correspondence with his dead wife's distant cousin that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely. Except she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quie, all he wanted to do was kiss her. Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinkingand wondering and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was rough and rugged. But when he smiled and when he kissed herthe rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

  • Olivia Bevelstroke, the only daughter of the Earl of Rudland, is beautiful and has a sizeable dowry. Yet at the age of twenty-one she is still unmarried, causing people to whisper behind her back, 'What is she waiting for? A prince?' But Olivia isn't cold or stuck up, and neither is she a hopeless romantic. She's just waiting for something - or someone.

    Sir Harry Valentine, a war veteran, is now back in London working in secret for the War Office and keeping an eye on his wayward younger brother. Rumour has it that he killed his fiancée, which intrigues Olivia. She thinks her new next-door neighbour looks the part, and even if he isn't a murderer, he's certainly up to something.

    Then a real-live Russian prince comes to town, sparking intrigue. He has his eye on Olivia, but so does Harry, who's been ordered to spy on the prince - and thus by extension, Olivia. But will what he finds out about her bring her closer to his heart?

  • À la naissance de son fils, le duc de Hastings jubilait. Hélas, l'enfant bégaie ! Affront insupportable pour le duc, qui l'a renié sans pitié. Le jeune Simon a donc grandi, solitaire et assoiffé de revanche. Après de brillantes études, il a bourlingué de par le monde jusqu'à la mort de son père, et c'est désormais porteur d'un titre prestigieux qu'il revient en Angleterre où il est assailli par une horde de mères prêtes à tout pour marier leurs filles. Mais Simon ne s'intéresse pas aux débutantes. Sauf peut-être à Daphné Bridgerton, qu'il a rencontrée dans des circonstances cocasses. Comme Simon, elle voudrait qu'on la laisse en paix. Une idée machiavélique naît alors dans l'esprit du duc...

  • Comme le rapporte la mystérieuse lady Whistledown dans sa chronique mondaine, on a vu, lors du bal masqué organisé par les Bridgerton, Benedict, le cadet de la famille, en compagnie d'une ravissante inconnue. Mais à minuit, la belle s'est enfuie. Depuis, il a beau la chercher dans tout Londres, elle semble s'être évaporée. Qui pourrait se douter que sous le masque de soie noire se cachait Sophie Beckett, fille illégitime du comte de Penwood, haïe par sa marâtre qui la cantonne à l'office ? Quand Benedict croisera de nouveau Sophie, saura-t-il la reconnaître sous ses habits de domestique ?

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