The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

The Duke and I

Bridgerton #1

Julia Quinn

fiction historical romance funny lighthearted medium-paced

384 pages | first published 2000

Description

Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister, the lovely—and almost-on-th...
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Moods

lighthearted 82%
funny 49%
emotional 39%
relaxing 21%
hopeful 19%
adventurous 5%
tense 4%
inspiring 3%
reflective 3%
sad 3%
challenging 1%
dark 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 37%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.37