Jul 222016
 

A Change of LegaciesA Reverent and Heart-Rending Continuation

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this is the second volume in the Constant Love series. While it does stand alone, I think it would be a more enjoyable experience to read volume one, A Constant Love, first.)

What first arrested my attention about Sophie Turner’s newest installment of her Constant Love series was that the story focused on two major storylines – one following Darcy and Elizabeth and one that followed the newly married Georgiana and her husband, Matthew Stanton. I love dual storylines! Georgiana’s story takes us to Paris as she and her new husband adjust to being married and find their footing as a couple learning to compromise and communicate. Unlike the newlyweds, Elizabeth and Darcy remain at Pemberley for the majority of this tale as Elizabeth is expecting and the Bingleys are living with them temporarily while they wait for their new home to be built. The obstacles the Darcys face have to do with Elizabeth and the dangers of childbirth. Continue reading »

Jul 202016
 

P&P Sequel

Hi readers, I’m happy to share another of my Austenesque Top Ten lists with you today!

Today we are looking at Pride and Prejudice sequels – which comprises a huge chunk of the Austenesque genre!  Most of the earliest published Austenesque novels (pre-1995) were Pride and Prejudice sequels – stories that helped readers find the answer to the frequently asked question – what happened next?

The way I see it there are two kinds of Pride and Prejudice sequels.

  1. Ones that focus on Darcy and Elizabeth
  2. Ones that focus more on fleshing out a minor character from Pride and Prejudice – such as Mary Bennet, Kitty Bennet, Charlotte Collins, and Georgiana Darcy.

While I do love to see Darcy and Elizabeth in the throes of happily ever after, I must admit that I sometimes find myself more often gravitating to read sequels that include strong storylines for minor characters over stories that are solely about Darcy and Elizabeth.

Since I already made a list of my Top Ten Favorite Minor Character novels (and 8 of them are Pride and Prejudice sequels!), I thought it would be better to have this list of Top Ten Pride and Prejudice Sequels spotlight stories that prominently feature Darcy and Elizabeth.

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and reviewed on this blog and are my top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  

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(in alphabetical order)

A Change of LegaciesA Change of Legacies

Author: Sophie Turner

Type of Novel: SequelHistorical Fiction

My Rating: TBD

My Review   I   Add to Cart   I   Add to Shelf

No review snippet or rating yet since I am posting my review on Friday! 😉

 

A Constant Love

A Constant Love

Author: Sophie Turner

Type of Novel: SequelHistorical Fiction

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My Review   I   Add to Cart   I   Add to Shelf

“This novel is half Pride and Prejudice sequel and half a work of historical fiction focusing on England in the years 1814 and 1815. Real-life historic events such as The Corn Bill, The Hundred Days, and The Battle of Waterloo are events Darcy and Elizabeth would have seen had they been real and not fictional.” Continue reading »

Jul 182016
 

Darcy vs. BennetWill Darcy “Deny Thy Father and Refuse Thy Name?”

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: 2 years before the start of Pride and Prejudice

MAIN CHARACTERS: The Bennets, Mr. Darcy, and George Darcy

SYNOPSIS: What if George Darcy was alive? What if he was an immoral, unjust, controlling man and the sworn enemy of Mr. Bennet? What if Darcy and Elizabeth were falling in love, but knew they had no future together because of their fathers’ feud? Continue reading »