The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullaney

1331047This book is definitely what it promises in being a historical take on Bridget Jones’s Diary, and not much more, so don’t expect a great literary work.

That said, this was a quick read, and a lot of fun. The characters don’t have great amounts of depth, and it’s fairly predictable, but I found myself laughing out loud a couple of times. The ending was a bit odd and unresolved in some ways, and I was a little disappointed with it – it felt like Mullany got tired of her characters and wrote it off as quickly as she could. I’d recommend this for a historical fiction fan looking for a beach or fluff read, because fluff (admittedly, enjoyable fluff) is exactly what you’ll find.