Bridgerton Season 3 – Huge Ways Book Differs from Show


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Netflix’s Bridgerton Season 3 is loosely primarily based on Julia Quinn’s “Romancing Mister Bridgerton”.

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Learn how Bridgerton Season 3 compares to its supply materials, the novel, “Romancing Mister Bridgerton“.

(Minor spoilers from the books might follow.)

Bridgerton Season 3 – Key Differences Between Book and Show

  • In the Julia Quinn novels, Romancing Mister Bridgerton is the fourth book in the Bridgerton Series following Daphne, Anthony, and Benedict. The story happens simultaneously with book 5 and book 6.
  • At the beginning of the book, Penelope is 28 and Colin is 33. In the t.v. series, Penelope is in her third season and Eloise is in her second season which put them closer to 20 or 21.
  • Penelope and Eloise are considered old maids and spinsters in the books.
  • Kate and Anthony have 3 children meaning Violet and her unmarried children have moved to Number 5.
  • Eloise is busy writing letters in secret (her own romance happens simultaneously in book #5, To Sir Philip, With Love). In fact, she writes so much that Colin thinks she might be Lady Whistledown.

“‘I think she’s Lady Whistledown,’ he blurted out…. She is always writing things down…. She locks herself in her room for hours on end, and it’s after those periods that her fingers are covered with ink.’”

  • Francesca within the books is 26, has been married and widowed 4 years together with her romance additionally occurring concurrently (ebook #6, When He Was Wickedwith Francesca gamely performs matchmaker and even means that her eventual suitor ought to meet Penelope.

“She went on as if he hadn’t spoken. ‘I think I shall introduce you to Eloise’s friend Penelope…. I believe you might like her.’”

  • Cressida Cowper is now Lady Cressida Twombley, a widow.
  • Penelope has a youthful sister, Felicity, who’s greatest buddies with Hyacinth Bridgerton. In reality, Portia Featherington in Romancing Mister Bridgerton suggests Colin as a potential suitor for Felicity.

“Penelope managed to blink simply earlier than her eyes bugged proper out of her head. ‘Colin Bridgerton is not going to marry Felicity!’”

Bridgerton Season 3 – Colin’s Journal

In Julia Quinn’s novel, Penelope visits Number 5 to go to the Bridgerton women when she spots “a bound book lying open on the table” and after “she inched towards it and glanced down without actually touching the pages,” she reads a few his entries from his journey to Cyprus. Putting it flippantly, these are extraordinarily tame in nature in comparison with the journal entries that Penelope reads on Colin’s desk within the Netflix television present.

The scene the truth is performs fairly otherwise on display in comparison with the ebook. In the ebook, Colin is so offended that she has been studying his journal that she had “never heard him use such a tone” and Quinn describes him as demanding, seen livid, snarling, and “his eyes flashing so furiously that Penelope stumbled back a step”.

It makes it all of the extra attention-grabbing when Penelope tells Colin that she want to learn extra of his writings within the Netflix present. Does appear somewhat “odd” except there’s speculated to be a sexual undertone to the request within the present that I failed to select up on. But then once more Penelope is in no methods the inexperienced and uneducated virgin that Daphne was in Bridgerton Season 1 when Duke of Hastings was instructing her in the best way to pleasure herself.

Bridgerton Season 3 – Francesca and John Stirling

Bridgerton Season 3 Francesca

Fans of the Julia Quinn books will respect the historical past of Francesca’s love story in When He is Wicked. Being in a position to see Francesca’s courtship by John Stirling in Bridgerton Season 3 is a bittersweet shock and delight. While followers of When He is Wicked will know that one thing particular is in retailer for Francesca, the chemistry and cuteness between Francesca Bridgerton and John Stirling is so iconic that they virtually surpass this season’s star couple, Penelope and Colin.

In reality, I’d argue that from the second John Stirling and Francesca Bridgerton meet in Episode 3 “Forces of Nature” of Bridgerton Season 3 they’re this season’s lovers followers might be rooting for.

For followers of the books this can be a bittersweet second due to simply how lovely they’re collectively. We know our time with this couple is restricted except Shonda Rhimes makes a dramatic change to the Bridgerton collection. (Yes, they made a dramatic change in Season 1 making Marina Thompson Crane a Featherington relation and never a Bridgerton relation which left followers questioning how a correspondence between Sir Phillip and Eloise can begin.)

Bridgerton Season 3 – Smythe-Smith Musicale?

In Romancing Mister Bridgerton, Colin and Penelope attend the notorious Smythe-Smith musicale occasions the place Lady Danbury by accident knocks Lady Honoria Smythe-Smith’s violin off a desk together with her cane.

These musicale occasions are all the time a supply of laughter and leisure within the Bridgerton books and the Smythe-Smith household have their very own ebook collection beginning with Honoria’s Just Like Heaven which options the identical scene of Lady Danbury knocking the violin off the desk or because the creator describes the violin as being “trampled by an elephant.”

Unfortunately the tales don’t cross over in Bridgerton Season 3. We hope to see a few of Honoria and the Smythe-Smith household in later seasons when Gregory might be at college (if the present lasts that lengthy).

Bridgerton Season 3 – What is to Follow?

  • Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 will debut on Netflix on June 13, 2024.

There will embody 4 extra episodes to spherical out the season that may proceed to concentrate on the newly engaged {couples}, Penelope and Colin and Francesca and John.

  • Future Seasons of Bridgerton? There is loads of materials for all of the Bridgerton youngsters and naturally followers may simply see favorites Violet, Lady Danbury, and Queen Charlotte doing a sequel to Queen Charlotte.
  • Other Julia Quinn Books to Screen? Personal favorites I’d like to see translated to the display could be the hilarious What Happens in London (we may simply sufficient create a connection to Lady Danbury or Queen Charlotte or the Bridgerton household) and Honoria’s Just Like Heaven.

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