I decided to return to the Bridgerton series with To Sir Phillip, With Love. This book is the story of Eloise and Sir Phillip (which if you’ve watched Bridgerton on Netflix, you’ve seen Sir Phillip as he’s the brother of Marina’s love). This book starts almost exactly where Romancing Mister Bridgerton left off.
Sir Phillip Crane- someone whose story is somewhat different in the show than the books. He is a botanist and has been corresponding with Eloise for the past year, ever since his wife Marina died.
Eloise Bridgerton, the second eldest of the Bridgerton girls. She’s a spinster at the age of 28 since she’s unmarried. But it’s not as if she hasn’t been proposed to, because she has five or six times. She just hasn’t found the someone perfect for her yet.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In To Sir Phillip, with Love, Eloise flees London while Colin is making an important announcement (yes, THAT announcement). So yes, Eloise doesn’t know that Penelope is Lady Whistledown yet. Sir Phillip proposed that Eloise travel to meet him to determine if they would suit. Yet, he left out one important detail: his children.
Sir Phillip has twins- Amanda and Oliver. They are eight and holy terrors. Yet, they haven’t the likes of Eloise before. Growing up in a household of eight children, Eloise knows how to handle children, even while Sir Phillip has no idea.
I think this is my favorite of the books so far. I love that Eloise is such a take charge character. One of my favorite quotes actually came from Anthony, when he was talking with Eloise: “Eloise Bridgerton, I don’t think anyone would ever make the mistake of leaving you behind.” This book is a definite must read from me for anyone who likes historical romances.
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And in case you hadn’t figured it out, my plan for 2021 is to write a blog post for each book I read. Last year, I read 150 books. We’ll see how I do this year.