What I’m Reading: Splendid by Julia Quinn book 1 in The Splendid Trilogy

The first book in The Splendid Trilogy tells the story of American Emma Dunster as she is shipped off to England to visit her cousins in an attempt to marry her off to a rich Lord. While dressed up as a maid one day, Emma meets the acquaintance of one Alexander Ridgeley, a charming, arrogant rake in true Quinn fashion. At first, Alexander thinks Emma is a naive maid that he might be able to seduce and have fun with. But when she is brought in his path again, Alexander has some trouble between if wanting to seduce her or marry her or both once he realizes she is an elegant lady of fortune. As for Emma, she is decided against marrying a Brit, as she desperately wants to return home to America to help run her father’s shipping empire. However, the more time she spends with Alexander, the more she begins to wonder where her real home is. And if, maybe, she hasn’t found it with him. A cute romance that will make you smile at the end.


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