Bridget Jones is hugely popular thanks to the book by the same name that made home in the hearts of so many women over time. I guess what worked for the book is that it had a Elizabeth-Mr Darcy ish romance a la Pride and Prejudice fame. It did help that one of the protagonist was indeed called Mr Darcy.
In this book, Bridget 51, is a widow with the death of Mr. Darcy; she struggles to raise two kids and deal with life in between her botox but her quest for a man continues so the happy ending we found in The Edge of Reason was short lived. It brings her back to her usual state of hapless relationships and self-help books.
Four years after Darcy’s death, Bridget emerges from her grief and tries to deal with life and she begins with getting back on the dating scene again. Time had moved on since her last outing, now there was Twitter, sexting and then there was online dating. This led to some amazing comic situations which leave you thoroughly entertained. What makes Bridget such a favourite is that an ordinary protagonist wins the ideal romantic hero by not being the perfect woman but her usual clumsy self.
Pick this up to see how Bridget has triumphed time, her travails in a time which she knows nothing of. An endearing mother of two, this is a tale you will love because of the lovable character that Bridget is, even over time.
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Chick Lit