It’s the middle of the season and everyone is bored. What is a lady to do? Why, solve a mystery of course! Lady Danbury has tasked the ton with unmasking their favorite gossip, Lady Whistledown! However, this crusade is just the backdrop for our latest Bridgerton tale.
Colin Bridgerton has recently returned from travels abroad and for some reason, he discovers that spinster Penelope Featherington is the person he most wants to spend time with. Penelope is not about to protest, but she is shocked to find that Colin is not just the charmer she’s been in love with for 12 years. That being said, Penelope is also not the person she thought she was either - maybe, just maybe, she is something more...and Colin’s heart is unprepared. We’re reading an absolute favorite of the Bridgerton Series: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. **Spoilers and more!**
Check out the essay on Julia Quinn's website that we mentioned on the show by clicking here.
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Sources for our history facts this week include:
- Scandal! Gossip! Research by Diane Gaston
- The Proliferation of Newspapers in Regency England by Cheryl Bolen
- Scandal Sheets and Gossip Columns by Marie Grace
What is Tea & Strumpets: A Regency Romance Review?
Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre.