Identical to within the “Bridgerton” TV sequence, the friendship between Eloise and Penelope is likely one of the most enduring and necessary relationships within the e book sequence by Julia Quinn. All through the primary a number of books, their friendship is as shut as sisters. Actually, Penelope and Eloise are in all probability nearer to one another than they’re to their precise sisters. Each girls are just a little bit uncommon within the society they’re in, with Eloise’s unbiased spirit and Penelope’s standing as a “wallflower” (and, secretly, the highly effective and mysterious Girl Whistledown). Curious to learn how their friendship pans out within the books after every little thing that goes down between them in season two? There are positively just a few twists forward! (Honest warning: spoilers for the Bridgerton e book sequence forward, so for those who’d quite watch the TV present completely unspoiled, that is the place to show again!)
The most important distinction between the TV sequence and the books might be the position that Girl Whistledown performs within the earlier years of the sequence. Within the first few Bridgerton books, Eloise is not particularly involved with unmasking Girl Whistledown. She’s curious, in fact, however she does not have fairly the identical single-minded dedication that her TV counterpart has. Unbeknownst to her, in fact, her BFF Penelope is the girl behind the pen, making issues way more difficult for the 2 of them.
Within the e book sequence, Eloise’s story, “To Sir Phillip, With Love,” is about across the identical time as Penelope’s “Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.” It is in “Romancing Mr. Bridgerton” (the fourth e book within the sequence) that Penelope’s id as Girl Whistledown is lastly revealed, each to readers and to a number of of the characters. Nonetheless, since her story and Eloise’s overlap, Eloise is definitely away on her personal journey when Penelope’s id is revealed, which means that we do not actually get to see a lot of Eloise’s response to the information.
Years later, nevertheless, Quinn wrote an extra epilogue to “Romancing Mr. Bridgerton” that lastly provides us a peek at how Eloise takes the information. The bonus chapter is about on Eloise’s wedding ceremony day, and Penelope is set to not spoil her BFF’s wedding ceremony day along with her personal revelation. She feels more and more responsible as Eloise apologizes to her for maintaining her secret romance hidden even from Penelope. Lastly, she pulls Eloise apart to admit, solely to search out out that Hyacinth has already spilled the beans.
As a substitute of reacting with anger, nevertheless, Eloise tells Penelope how proud she is of her (and commends her for realizing that nobody, not even Eloise, may have stored a secret of that magnitude for lengthy!). All of it ends with the 2 girls confiding in one another once more — and teasing one another about whose secret was greater. Given how way more dramatic Whistledown’s revelations have been within the TV model, equivalent to revealing Marina’s being pregnant, it appears seemingly that Eloise and Penelope might need a more durable time when the reality comes out. Nonetheless, now we have each religion within the energy of their friendship, and we won’t wait to see them come into their very own facet by facet!