Apr 132017
 

Desperate Proposals, Desperate Retaliations

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF NOVEL: Traditional Regency Romance

SETTING: Darbury, England 1814

SERIES: Whispers on the Moors #1

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS:

  • I found Sarah E. Ladd’s books on a list for “If you like Jane Austen and Regency romances, you should try…”
  • The covers for this series are gorgeous! Yes, I do judge books by their covers sometimes! 😉
  • Julie Klassen, an author whose books I love, is quoted on the cover!

SYNOPSIS:

Amelia Barrett is in an interesting situation: she is an heiress who is engaged to be married and yet has made a vow to take care of her deceased friend’s infant baby. A vow she intends to never break, since she understands what it is like to grow up without a mother. Only thing is, the baby’s father is about to return home from the navy for a few weeks and Amelia’s fiancé has stated that she must give up the baby when they marry… What will Amelia do? Continue reading »

Apr 032017
 

What If Darcy Was Privy To Elizabeth’s Private Thoughts?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Jane falling ill at Netherfield

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bennet, Charles Bingely, Watkins, and Molly

SYNOPSIS: When it looks like Jane’s “trifling cold” isn’t getting any better, there is much cause for concern. The Bingley sisters depart to protect their own health, and Mr. Bennet arrives to maintain propriety for both his daughters as they all wait to see if Jane’s health will finally improve. The extended stay in Netherfield may help to bring some of our couples closer together…But what happens when Darcy by chance reads some of Elizabeth’s private journal entries and is caught? Are his actions too unthinkable to forgive?  Continue reading »

Mar 292017
 

What If Elizabeth and Darcy Did Not Coincidentally Meet in Derbyshire?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

In her debut release, Caitlin Williams creates a Pride and Prejudice variation where Elizabeth and Darcy do not encounter each other again until four years after Darcy’s disastrous proposal in Hunsford Parsonage. Instead of touring the Peak District and visiting Lambton, Elizabeth and the Gardiners go to the Lake District as originally planned. And soon after her return from that trip, Elizabeth accepts an invitation to visit/semi-permanently live with Mr. Bennet’s sister, a Mrs. Mountford. Mrs. Mountford is a wealthy widow of good social standing who retains the ownership of her husband’s estate as they have no children or heirs. Mrs. Mountford becomes very fond of Elizabeth and the two travel to Bath together for an extended holiday.

Meanwhile, since Darcy doesn’t encounter Elizabeth at Pemberley, he never prompts Mr. Bingley to go back to Netherfield and never learns about Lydia’s attempted elopement. Instead, he eventually gives into his aunt’s pleadings and marries his cousin, Anne de Bourgh. But their married life together isn’t long as Darcy is a widower of one year at the start of this story. Continue reading »