Aug 212017
 

Georgiana, Lady Catherine, and the London Season… 😉

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Minor Character

TIME FRAME: Around 4 years after the close of Pride and Prejudice

SYNOPSIS:

Lady Catherine, who lost her daughter Anne to consumption several years ago, has decided (now that she is out of deep mourning) to rejoin society and take part of the London Season. She has also decided that Georgiana should come with her and be launched into society because “no female in [her] family has married past their twenty-first year.” And since Elizabeth is in the midst of a difficult second pregnancy, Georgiana is sent off to London to make her curtsey and achieve a splendid match. But Georgiana’s feelings about love and marriage are conflicted. Her heart was touched by Wickham and she still cherishes the remembrance of him. Can she find love again? And should she just do her duty and accept any suitor Lady Catherine approves of or should she follow her heart instead? Continue reading »

Aug 162017
 

A Spectacular Romp of Good Friends and Bad Scrapes!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

After years of growing up together as children, a young Regency buck, Anthony Verelst, Viscount Sheringham proposes marriage to the beautiful and Incomparable, Miss Isabella Milborne. But since she doubts his characters and motives (and because she has a scores of many other suitors), she gives him a firm rejection. Thrown into a temper and desperate to marry (to release the funds from his inheritance, Viscount Sheringham finds himself determined to marry the very next eligible girl he encounters…

Well, the next girl he encounters happens to be his other childhood playmate, Hero Wantage, a genteel orphan dependent on the kindness of her relations. Hero has always admired Anthony, or “Sherry” as he is known to his friends, and would always do anything he asks of her. In this instance, what he is asking of her suits her perfectly well. Even though she knows Sherry isn’t in love with her, marrying him saves her from being forced to become a governess or marry the curate! To Sherry and Hero, their runaway marriage is a brilliant solution to all their dilemmas… But will it not create some more, you ask? A hasty marriage with a heedless young bachelor promises to be anything but boring! Continue reading »

Aug 112017
 

Courage and Love

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source:  Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel

TIME FRAME: About 1-2 months after the close of Courage Rises

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Sophie Hawke, Evelyn Hawke

SYNOPSIS: After their harrowing adventures apart Darcy and Elizabeth are together again at Pemberley and preparing to celebrate the festive season. The Darcys invite the Fitzwilliam family and Hawk sisters to Pemberley for the celebration. But Elizabeth’s poor health and constant illness are causing great concern. How can she bring a baby to full-term if everything she eats makes her ill? Soon their company arrives and helps distract the Darcys from their worries, but unexpectedly their guests begin to cause some surprising drama of their own. With family contention, willful servants, and a perilous rescue this festive season seems to be more tense and eventful than anticipated!

SERIES: Courage (Book 2 of 2)

NOTE: Potential readers should read Courage Rises first to fully appreciate and understand all that is taking place in this second book of the series. Continue reading »