The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

I wanted to stick with my one non-fiction book per week goal this 2021 but I realized that there's this thing called bookworm burnout (don't worry if you haven't encountered that term, I just made that up). For this month of March 2021, I read The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown as a break from my non-fiction books marathon.
The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown


 The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, featured the following novellas:

  • One True Love by Suzanne Enoch - the story of Lady Anne Bishop and Maximilian Trent, the Marquis of Halfurst - how somebody who was promised to someone since she was a baby was wooed by her betrothed whom she referred to as her "sheep farmer"
  • Two Hearts by Karen Hawkins - tells how long-time friends, Miss Elizabeth Pritchard and Sir Royce Pemberley, realized that they were attracted to and loved each other after all those years
  • A Dozen Kisses by Mia Ryan - features Lady Caroline Starling (Linney) and Terrance Greyson, Lord Darington. Linney is a quite lady with so many things to say while Lord Darington had problems putting his thoughts into words after he got injured (brain) when he was still a soldier
  • Thirty-six Valentines by Julia Quinn - about Miss Susannah Ballister and David Mann-Formsby, Earl of Renminster - a guy who fell in love with somebody who almost became his sister-in-law and how they found love with each other

This book is part of the Bridgerton series, or at least, it features Lady Whistledown and mentioned Penelope Ferrington in one of the stories. Since getting hooked with the Bridgertons after reading The Other Miss Bridgerton, The Duke and I, and the other books in the series, I knew I had to read this book as well. 

Maybe it was the fact that these are just short novellas but there are parts of this book that I find boring and rushed. I was expecting the usual witty bantering and dialogues between the characters in Julia Quinn's books but some of those written in this book came out flat and somehow immature at times. There were even some instances when some characters looked shallow or their reactions unrealistic.

Overall, I'd rate this book 3/5 however, I read it with some expectations, so you might see it differently when you get to read it yourself.


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