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Julia Quinn (1) (1970–)

Author of The Duke and I

For other authors named Julia Quinn, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Julia Quinn is the pseudonym used by Julie Pottinger (born Julie Cotler in 1970), a best-selling American historical romance author. Pottinger grew up in the New England and California. She has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List nine times. Pottinger went to Harvard and majored in Art show more History. After getting this degree, she decided that she wanted to be a doctor, so she had to complete two more years of college to fulfill her science credits. While studying science, she drafted two romance novels. A few weeks after she was accepted to medical school, she discovered that her first two novels, Splendid and Dancing At Midnight, had been sold at auction, so she postponed medical school for two years while she wrote two more novels. By the time Pottinger finally entered Yale medical school, three of her books had been published. After only a few short months of studying medicine, however, she left medical school and devoted herself full-time to her writing. Pottinger lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Paul Pottinger. She was the recipient of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award in 2007 for "On the Way to the Wedding" and in 2008 for "The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever". In 2015 her novel, The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy made the New York Times bestseller list. Julia's title, Because of Miss Bridgerton, is a April 2016 New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Julia Quinn

The Duke and I (2000) 4,585 copies
The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000) 3,987 copies
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002) 3,536 copies
An Offer From A Gentleman (2001) 3,477 copies
To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003) 3,159 copies
When He Was Wicked (2004) 2,990 copies
It's in His Kiss (2005) 2,832 copies
On the Way to the Wedding (2006) 2,640 copies
What Happens in London (2009) 1,332 copies
The Lost Duke of Wyndham (2008) 1,327 copies
Just Like Heaven (2011) 1,258 copies
How to Marry a Marquis (1999) 1,235 copies
Splendid (1995) 1,205 copies
Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (2008) 1,139 copies
To Catch an Heiress (1998) 1,127 copies
Minx (1996) 1,080 copies
Brighter than the Sun (1997) 1,057 copies
Ten Things I Love About You (2010) 1,053 copies
Dancing at Midnight (1995) 1,041 copies
Everything and the Moon (1997) 1,017 copies
Because of Miss Bridgerton (2016) 992 copies
A Night Like This (2012) 924 copies
Lady Whistledown Strikes Back [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 798 copies
Where’s My Hero? (2003) — Contributor — 779 copies
The Sum of All Kisses (2013) 716 copies
The Other Miss Bridgerton (2018) 665 copies
The Lady Most Likely...A Novel in Three Parts (2010) — Contributor — 625 copies
First Comes Scandal (2020) 561 copies
The Duke and I (2015) — Author — 460 copies
The Lady Most Willing...A Novel in Three Parts (2013) — Contributor — 414 copies
Four Weddings and a Sixpence (2016) — Contributor — 186 copies
Queen Charlotte (2023) 163 copies
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Contributor — 121 copies
Bridgerton Book Series 1-8 (2017) 12 copies
The Bridgertons (2020) 11 copies
Gretna Green (1999) 9 copies
The First Kiss (2004) 3 copies
De Rokesby's (2022) 2 copies
Violet in Bloom (2013) 2 copies
The Lyndon Sisters Duo (1998) 1 copy

Associated Works

Mansfield Park (1814) — Afterword, some editions — 21,945 copies
Scottish Brides [Anthology 4-in-1] (1999) — Contributor — 496 copies
Bridgerton: Series One [2020] (2015) — Original book — 16 copies


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A fun quick read but not overly rememberable
zeldess | 60 other reviews | Dec 1, 2023 |
Not one of her best, but it was ok.
PurplOttr | 42 other reviews | Dec 1, 2023 |
This book was really a dissapointment. My rating might have been different if I hadn't read it right after the first book in the series. Book 2 was a complete retelling of Book 1, just from a different perspective - much of the same dialog and very little new was added.
PurplOttr | 37 other reviews | Dec 1, 2023 |
This was a really fun read. The dialog between all the characters was smart and funny.
PurplOttr | 25 other reviews | Dec 1, 2023 |



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