{Bookish Review} To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5)
By: Julia Quinn
Published on: Published August 25th 2009 by Avon
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Library

Sir Phillip knew from his correspondence with his dead wife's distant cousin 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...

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 he certainly should have mentioned that he had two young - and decidedly unruly - children, as much in need of a mother as Phillip is in need of a wife.
I can't believe I missed out this book in the series! Julia Quinn is one of the few historical romance authors whom I simply adore and when I saw a review from a book blogger, I went to get a copy immediately.

What I like about the book:

  1. Eloise
    The main female character of the story. Witty, courageous, strong-headed and has a way with children. I still cannot believe how she just showed up at Phillip's place without telling her family and without informing Phillip so that he could get a chaperone. She's just risking her reputation.. but then again, she knew her family too well...
  2. Phillip
    A man with a tortured past, who watched his own wife tried to drown herself then succumbed to sickness from it. A man who didn't know how to deal with his twin children. I love reading about how he slowly overcame his problems, especially for a strong and odd man like him.
  3. The twins--Amanda and Oliver
    The lonely twins who craved attention from their father. They had to resort to tricks and pranks! It was fun reading how the twins and Eloise face-off each other. I guess there's never a dull moment whenever a story involves kids.
  4. The second epilogue
    I'm not too sure about the physical book but the e-book copy which I borrowed comes with a second epilogue! I'm thrilled to read the second epilogue after reading the first one. I think it's kind of sweet.
What I dislike about the book:
Nothing much, except that Eloise's decision to just keep her family in the dark while she visit Phillip is reckless and selfish. Didn't she think what would happen to her when her family found out?

Time to catch up with the other books in the series!