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 132015
 

A Constant LoveAn All-Encompassing Pride and Prejudice Sequel!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Sequel, Historical Fiction

TIME FRAME: After the conclusion of Pride and Prejudice: March 1814 – Summer 1815

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth, Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Kitty and Mary Bennet, Lord Alfred, Captain Ramsey, Captain Stanton

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

I’ll be honest…I was wary about this sequel – while I do enjoy P&P sequels, they aren’t my favorite type Austenesque literature (variations and moderns are!) But I read the first several chapters and appreciated the balance between major and minor characters, familiar friends and original creations, historical backdrop and character development…and was very interested in seeing what would happen! Continue reading »