Sep 042017
 

Snark and Drama!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

Jasmin Field knows she is no actor; she is a journalist for a woman’s magazine. But on a lark she decides to tag along with her sister (who is an actress) to an audition for a fundraising adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.  But just before her audition she overhears the play’s director – the great and famous actor, Harry Noble – refer to her as an “Ugly Sister.” In response, Jazz (as she is known to her friends) gives him a rendition of Elizabeth Bennet refusing Mr. Darcy’s first proposal that perfectly embodies her very real emotions of disbelief, contempt, and abject fury.

As you might guess, Jazz, even with her nonexistent acting experience, lands the role of Lizzy Bennet in the play. And during her rehearsals and encounters with Harry Noble, her opinion of the arrogant and exacting director sink further and further. Especially when she learns that he prevented fellow actor William Whitby from making it big in Hollywood and discovers that he convinced another actor to focus on his career and not his relationship with her sister. Could she despise this loathsome man any more?!? Just when she thinks the answer is no, Harry tells Jazz what he really thinks of her… Continue reading »

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 »