To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

February 12th, 2018 Kimberly Review 44 Comments

12th Feb
To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
To Sir Phillip, With Love
by Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons #5
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 3.5 cups
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Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except...she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her... and more. Did he think she was mad?

Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking...and 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 a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled...and when he kissed her...the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder...could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

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I am continuing my journey with the Bridgertons on audio, To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn is the fifth novel in the Bridgertons series and shares Eloise’s story. Ah, Eloise, somehow I knew her romance wouldn’t be conventional, and Quinn didn’t disappoint.

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor, Quinn annoyed and delighted me as she shared Eloise Bridgerton’s romance.  Eloise sent Sir Phillip Crane a note of sympathy when his wife, Marina, died fifteen months or so ago and the letter sparked a correspondence between the two.

Quinn shares the death of Sir Phillip’s wife which leaves him a widower and single parent to eight-year-old twins. He and Eloise strike up a friendship, and he proposes a meeting to discuss a possible marriage. Eloise, being, well, Eloise decides to leave home in the middle of the night and arrive unannounced at Sir Philip’s country estate.

The tale that unfolded was filled with the humor one comes to expect when you think of Quinn and the lively, if not unruly Bridgertons. I will be the first to admit I didn’t much care for Sir Philip. I felt sorry for him, yes, but the man was an arse that was until, well, he wasn’t. You’ll have to discover that for yourself.

A mischief set of eight-year twins added fun to the mix as Eloise tried to figure out Sir Philip and decide whether to marry him. Of course, she didn’t think anything through, and I am quite sure her brothers have different ideas.

I enjoyed the tale that unfolded from the pranks to the impossible Sir Philip. Eloise is a headstrong heroine who made me laugh, and Quinn did a lovely job of bringing me around when it came to Philip. The man has not had an easy time of it, and words certainly aren’t his strong suit.

The story was low on drama, thanks to the twins, the Bridgerton brothers and an unexpected situation. Quinn did this couple justice, and I enjoyed the complications brought on by Eloise’s rash decisions and the twins.

Rosalyn Landor continues to grow on me as a narrator and has become the voice of the Bridgertons. Her portrayal of Eloise was spot on, and I think she got Sir Philip right. If you haven’t started this series or want to jump in, the audiobooks are delightful and include the Epilogues which are delightful.

To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn narrated by Rosalyn Landor offered humor, an annoying yet charming hero and Eloise Bridgerton who was delightful. #iloveaudiobooks #audio Click To Tweet

 

About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

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44 Responses to “To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn”

  1. Silvia

    I’m glad you keep having such a nice time with the Bridgertons, I read two instalments in the series and truly enjoyed them 🙂

  2. Quinn's Book Nook

    I haven’t read this one in years! I’ve read the first four books numerous times, but have never reread the last four. I’m glad you are enjoying listening to these on audio.

  3. Angela Adams

    “A mischief set of eight-year twins added fun to the mix” — that’s the cuteness factor (smile!). Thanks for the post.

  4. Mary

    I haven’t read anything by Julia Quinn. I heard amazing things about her books but never got a chance. I will have to get one or two just to see for myself. Great review!

    Mary

  5. Sophie

    It’s been such a long time since i’ve read a historical fiction but this one seems like a fun one! Not sure if I could listen to audio books though 😉

  6. Michelle

    oh ho! This book sounds fun! I love it when there are little kids in the book to spice the story up with their antics. Thanks for sharing the review!

  7. MarthaE

    Quinn is one of my favorite authors. I need to pick up some of the titles I haven’t read yet.
    Glad you are enjoying the series.

  8. Lorna

    I like this series even though I think I’ve only read one? Not sure. I did hit up a used book store and got more of these although I am not sure if I’ve got this one or not. I listened to the first one and the narrator grew on me as well. I think I’ve listened to her a few times now. Great review!

  9. Stefanie

    Like you, I was entertained by the mischievous twins and I actually liked the courtship and evolution of the adults’ romance. I gave this book four stars.