Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn

76%

7 Critic Reviews

Quinn is an expert...The first book in her new Smythe- Smith Quartet is a sweet romp but predictable.
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Synopsis

Once again, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn transports her readers to historical romance heaven! Quinn’s Just Like Heaven is the dazzling first installment of a delightful quartet of Regency Era-set tales featuring the romantic exploits of the well-meaning but less-than-accomplished Smythe-Smith musicians—in this case, a beautiful violinist in the pitiful group who has her sights set on marrying the last unwed Bridgerton…unless her handsome, love-struck guardian has anything to say about it. Bridgerton fans will cry, “Encore!”—as will every reader who adores England’s Regency period and great love stories that are smart, witty, and lighthearted.
 

About Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.The New York Times bestselling author more than twenty novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published May 31, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 385 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Jun 19 2011
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Critic reviews for Just Like Heaven
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

RT Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Maria Ferrer on Mar 19 2014

Quinn is an expert...The first book in her new Smythe- Smith Quartet is a sweet romp but predictable.

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All About Romance

Above average

...new readers might wonder what the fuss is about, and their enjoyment of the Smythe-Smith recitals as they read Quinn’s backlist may be severely distorted.

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Christian Science Monitor

Good
on Jun 10 2011

Julia Quinn creates utterly charming characters...

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Night Owl Romance

Good
Reviewed by Aemelia on Aug 01 2011

I 'm thrilled that Julia Quinn has finally decided to tell a story from the Smythe-Smith side of the dreaded Smythe-Smith musicals.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on Apr 07 2011

An addictive mix of sparkling dialogue, tender romance and moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity give the adventures of Honoria and Marcus a light touch and a lively pace.

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Shiny Book Review

Below average
on Nov 05 2011

...I thought there was too much attention spent on Marcus’s illness and Honoria’s nursing of him...why render these few days in such exhaustive detail that out of a 374 page book, over 130 pages are devoted to this illness?

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Novels Alive

Excellent
Reviewed by Teresa on Jun 06 2011

This story was an absolutely, positively delicious treat (better even, than chocolate cake) that fans of Julia Quinn or simply lovers of a wonderfully humorous romance are sure to enjoy over and over again.

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