The third novel in the beloved Regency-set world of Julia Quinn’s charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. Welcome to Benedict’s story . . .
This year’s most sought-after invitation must surely be that of the Bridgerton masquerade ball, to be held Monday next. Will some fortunate young lady use the mystery of a masquerade night to snare one of the eligible bachelors? Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, May 1815
Sophie Beckett never dreamt she would sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball – or that ‘Prince Charming’ would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie had been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But that night, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she felt like royalty. Yet she knows all enchantments must end.
But Sophie has reckoned without Benedict’s determined heart: he has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, for he knows this is his only chance for a fairy tale love . . .
Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . .
‘Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines‘ Guardian on the Bridgerton series
‘Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist. I can’t focus on anything else’ Stylist
‘Quinn is a master of historical romance’Entertainment Weekly
‘A smart, funny touch’Time Magazine
‘Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com’iBooks Best Books of March
‘Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters’ Booklist
‘A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia!‘ Romance Reviews Today
‘Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance’Romantic Times
‘The next best thing to Georgette Heyer’Gloss
‘Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time’Heroes and Heartbreakers
‘Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges’ Happy Ever After
‘Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure’ Harlequin Junkie
‘Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic’ RT Book Reviews