Inside An Offer From a Gentleman

  • Eagle-eyed readers will find mention of the Duke of Ashbourne and the Earl of Macclesfield (heroes of Splendid and Everything And The Moon, respectively) in one of Lady Whistledown’s columns. Neither Alex nor Robert actually appears in the book, though.
  • It took a while to come up with a good title for this book. The most humorous suggested title came from the folks at Barnes & Noble, who suggested Sophie’s Chase.
  • The shoe on the cover is a real shoe! I picked it out on a website featuring wedding couture and emailed the URL to my editor (who was married in shoes by the same designer!)
  • When I was in college, I had a teaching assistant from England whose last name was Crabtree. I liked the name so much I decided to give it to the caretakers of Benedict’s cottage.
  • All the terms and phrases in the fencing scene are correct and approved by my husband, who was captain of the varsity fencing team at Harvard. (He also fenced in the Junior Olympics!)
  • When I was writing Violet’s story for The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, I rewrote the jail scene from An Offer from a Gentleman from Violet’s point of view. That scene never made it into the final book, but I’ve posted it, and you can read it here on juliaquinn.com.

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