Her life changes irrevocably when she meets handsome Benedict Bridgerton and falls head-over-heels in love. Benedict is equally smitten but when the clock strikes 12, his beautiful mystery lady runs from him leaving only her glove in his hand. He searches London for her but she seems to have vanished. What Benedict doesn't know is that Sophie's stepmother has discovered her outing and thrown Sophie out of their London townhouse. Sophie leaves London and it isn't until three years later that Benedict and Sophie's paths cross once again when he saves her from the unwanted attentions of a drunken lord. Sophie recognises Benedict immediately but much to her dismay, he doesn't know her in her maid's dress. Soon, however, Benedict falls in love with Sophie all over again. Both struggle with their feelings for each other, their unwillingness to compromise their principles and the seemingly insurmountable wall separating a member of the nobility and a servant. To add to their difficulties, Sophie's vindictive stepmother discovers her presence in London and sets out to make her life even more miserable...
Quinn brings a fresh approach to this charming retelling of the Cinderella story enhancing the tale with a strong Regency setting and the warm trappings of Benedict Bridgerton's large family. Quinn has a reputation for witty dialogue and endearing characters and she delivers both in this delightful novel.--Lois Faye Dyer, Amazon.com
This was the first book I have read from Julia Quinn. I have to say that at the beginning I was quite surprised how she can sell a book that is exactly the Cinderella story,... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Hljod
IT Good to see that Cinderella Stories still inspire auteurs... but I read it in more days then the first 2Published 8 months ago by R.M.V.
I never write reviews on books but feel compelled to write about Benedicts book, having read the reviews of the other books in this series. Read morePublished 9 months ago by NuRoo
Read it in less than 2 days. Just love it! So romantic and dreamy. Looking forward to the next seriesPublished 10 months ago by Hani F.
lovely plot, very easy reading for when you just want to relax and enjoy some escapismPublished 11 months ago by B. F. -. Plaskett
So Benedict is a Bridgerton. You can't really fault him, but this is one of my not-so-favourite ones. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Zeenat Mahal
Loved this storyline with Sofie and Benefict.
From the beginning when they first met at the ball, then her being rescued by him at a house party of one of his... Read more