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Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1)
Splendid - Splendid, Bk 1
Author: Julia Quinn
RECKLESS SPLENDOR — American heiress Emma Dunster has always been fun-loving and independent with no wish to settle into marriage.  She plans to enjoy her Season in London in more unconventional ways than husband-hunting.  But this time Emma's high-jinks lead her into dangerous temptation.... — Alexander Ridgely, the Duke of Ashbourn...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380780747
ISBN-10: 0380780747
Publication Date: 5/1/1995
Pages: 396
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 382 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Julia Quinn's debut novel is one of her best. Lovable and sensible characters meet and become friends, instead of unrealistically falling head over heels the first time they meet each other. Witty and unconventional, this book was a quick and fun read. I highly recommend it for anyone who's a fan of Julia Quinn.
reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Very funny book. I can't recommend this book highly enough. One of my favorites by Julia Quinn.
reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 143 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Best read before Dancing at Midnight and Minx, Alex and Emma's story..excellent
robinmy avatar reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 1984 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Alexander Ridgeley, the Duke of Ashbourne, has no plans to marry anytime soon. But when a redheaded American saves his nephew's life, he may have to rethink his plans. Emma Dunstan is everything Alex never thought a woman could be--smart, funny and brave. She's also a servant, completely unsuitable for a duke. Little does he know, but Emma is actually an American heiress visiting her cousins in London.

This is Julia Quinn's debut novel. The first half of the book was a little slow for me and tended to drag in places. The second half picks up the pace for an enjoyable story. My rating: 4.0 stars.
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 1680 more book reviews
Fun read with a high spirited young woman out for a fun season. Love the development of the characters and the tension between them. A great read.
sdgirl avatar reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 160 more book reviews
Started with the Bridgertons, loved her books so started backtracking. This is one of her first books and it is good. Makes you want to read the others in this series.
liliroze avatar reviewed Splendid (Splendid, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
I really liked this book, and Emma and Alex are a memorable pair. I would have liked to have seen more of Alex's teasing side -- he was a bit too posessive for my taste. But don't let that keep you away. This is the first in the series -- read Dancing at Midnight and Minx next.

Dancing is my fave, with John Blackwood a nicely-flawed hero. You get to hear Dunford's story in Minx, and he is playful and funny -- the most humorous of the three books.


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