Saturday, May 7, 2011
Just Like Heaven
Honoria Smythe-Smith, the youngest daughter of the eldest son of the Earl of Winstead, plays the violin in the annual musicale performed by the Smythe-Smith quartet. She’s well aware that they are dreadful. In fact, she freely admits (to her cousins) that she is probably the worst of the bunch. But she’s the sort who figures that nothing good will come of being mortified, so she puts on a good show and laughs about it.
Marcus Holroyd is the best friend of Honoria’s brother, Daniel, who lives in exile out of the country. He’s promised to watch out for Honoria and takes his responsibility very seriously. But he has his work cut out for him when Honoria sets off for Cambridge determined to marry by the end of the season. She’s got her eye on the only unmarried Bridgerton, who’s a bit wet behind the ears. When her advances are spurned, can Marcus swoop in and steal her heart in time for the musicale?
Visit Julia Quinn's website for more fun details, an advance look at Chapter One of Just Like Heaven and a sneak peek at the book's playlist!
Have you been looking forward to the Smythe-Smith stories? What other secondary characters from books you've read would you like to see get their own stories? Two randomly chosen people who leave comments today will each get a book from my prize stash.