The plot wouldn’t allow it. If Victoria had been anywhere in the vicinity, her sister Ellie would have had the option of moving in with her, and thus would never have entered a marriage of convenience with Charles. It would have been a very short book.
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Yes! His story was unveiled in a novella titled “A Tale of Two Sisters,” which you can find in the Where’s My Hero? anthology. For those of you unfamiliar with Ned, he appeared in my first three books: Splendid, Dancing At Midnight, and Minx.
Not really. The Bridgertons don’t play a role in the anthologies, but since Lady Whistledown was such a part of the first four Bridgerton novels, I consider them honorary Bridgerton books.
The Wit and Wisdom of Lady Whistledown is a gorgeous hardback collection. It’s neither a novel, novella, second epilogue, nor a short story, but it does include new Lady Whistledown entries about all eight siblings, plus Simon, Kate, Penelope, Violet, and Lady Danbury.
Gregory is older, but because Hyacinth is female, it makes sense that she’d marry sooner. But just because they’re no longer children in It’s In His Kiss, do not presume Gregory is too mature to steal several scenes by teasing his little sister mercilessly.
And also, rest assured we’ve not seen the last of Hyacinth, for she shows up (in full form) in several key scenes in On the Way to the Wedding.
Because Lady Whistledown had nothing to do with the plot for To Sir Phillip, With Love. The introduction of Lady Whistledown and “the big secret” would have been irrelevant, not to mention confusing for readers who have not read the previous Bridgerton books.
I do like to refer to items from previous books (Anthony’s fear of bees, for example, or Colin’s ravenous appetite) but only when they make sense within the framework of the story I’m currently telling. While the Bridgerton books are a loosely connected series, each title, first and foremost, must stand on its own as an individual novel.
Readers wanted to see Eloise’s reaction so much, however, that I ended up writing a 2nd Epilogue about it. So if you’ve been dying to see Eloise completely flummoxed, check out Romancing Mr. Bridgerton: The 2nd Epilogue.
I’m being deliberately vague here, as I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone who hasn’t yet read it, but Isabella did what she did because it just seemed to me that that was what she’d do. Seriously, isn’t it sweet revenge for Violet that Hyacinth had a daughter exactly like her?
I couldn’t leave Hyacinth hanging forever, though, so I’ve wrapped up that little hanging plot thread in It’s in His Kiss: The 2nd Epilogue. Hope you enjoy!
I went back a generation for Because of Miss Bridgerton. Sybilla (Billie) Bridgerton is the older sister of Edmund Bridgerton. She is mentioned (although not by name) in “Violet in Bloom,” which can be found in The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After.
Edmund is away at school during Because of Miss Bridgerton, but we can expect to see him as a secondary character later in the series.