Will you ever write a story for Violet Bridgerton? How about the story of how Violet and Edmund met and fell in love?
Violet does have a story: “Violet in Bloom.” It appears in the collection The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After. The story currently is not available on its own. If this changes, I will be sure to announce it everywhere I can. Please subscribe or follow for that news when/if it happens.
However, “Violet in Bloom” does not follow the expected romance genre arc.
I’ve thought about writing about Violet and Edmund, but I think it would be too bittersweet. We all know that Edmund dies at the age of 39. Or even worse, what about the readers who might be trying my books for the first time? They wouldn’t know that he dies young. Think how furious they would be when they started reading the Bridgerton series and found out I’d killed off one of my heroes.
But I can’t even begin to say how touched I am that so many readers want Violet to get her own (second) happy ending, but I’m afraid I just don’t see writing her story. I used to think it was because she was so devoted to Edmund, but after exploring the issue of second loves in When He Was Wicked, I realized that really wasn’t the reason. I’ve thought about it a while, and in all honesty, I don’t think I could come up with anyone good enough for her. Seriously. I just adore her.
That said, I couldn’t resist getting to know Edmund at least a little, and I’m thrilled that he appears in “Violet in Bloom,” a short story in The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, and also in First Comes Scandal.