Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1) by Julia Quinn ( Kindle Edition ) Kindle eBook | Books
The novel that started it all. THE DUKE AND I is the wonderful story of Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, and Daphne Bridgerton, the fourth sibling and the oldest girl in the Bridgerton family. Quinn's novel takes place in the early 1800s in England. Simon has returned to England after six years. His father has finally died. Simon was emotionally abused by his father because Simon has a severe stutter. Through his strength and perseverance he has been able to teach himself to control his stutter, but the abuse by his father has made him determined never to marry and have children. Daphne comes from a complete opposite family. The Bridgertons are a close and loving family. The differences in their upbringing puts them in conflict while they become more and more attracted to each other.
This book is so fabulous there just aren't enough words to describe it. The humor, the characters, the tears, the smiles, and the beautiful way the story was told makes this book hard to put down. And with it being the first of the Bridgerton series, it sets up what turns out to be a lovely, long collection of novels that no one should miss.
About the Author
With tens of millions of copies in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn has been called “Smart, funny,” by TIME Magazine. Her novels have been translated into 35 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.