Mar 192016
 

The Disappearance of Georgiana DarcyA True Gothic Romantic Adventure!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Mystery, Adventure

TIME FRAME: Two years after the close of Pride and Prejudice, seven months after the close of Christmas at Pemberley (by Regina Jeffers)

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, Major General Edward Fitzwilliam, Georgiana Fitzwilliam, George Wickham, Dolina and Domhnall MacBethan

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

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Mar 112016
 

The Netherfield Affair1Some Strange Things Are Happening at Netherfield!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Novella, Variation, Mystery

TIME FRAME: Jane’s visit to Netherfield – her and Elizabeth’s return home

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Charles and Caroline Bingley, Wicked George, Tilly the maid

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • A New Author: Penelope Swan has released 7 Austenesque books so far and I haven’t read any!
  • A Hint of Mystery: Anyone who has seen my Nancy Drew collection would know that I definitely enjoy a dash of intrigue and a bit of puzzle-solving with my stories!
  • The Name of the Series: Dark Darcy…sounds very ominous!

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Oct 312014
 

The Deception at LymeOh Dear! Another Horrific Fall from the Cobb!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

The Deception at Lyme: Or, the Peril of Persuasion is the sixth installment in Carrie Bebris’s critically acclaimed Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery series. This magnificent and long-running series is a collection of sequels to Pride and Prejudice, that place our dear Mr. and Mrs. and many situations of mystery, murder, and mayhem. After the first of the book in the series, Pride and Prescience, Carrie Bebris begins to combine characters from different Jane Austen novels. It is such enormous fun to see the Darcys encounter the happily married Brandons, Knighleys, and Wentworths and solve mysteries together with them! For prospective readers who have not read this series, it might help to know these books do not need to be read in order. Also, while the first two deal with a good amount of supernatural elements and powers, none exist in this installment.

After spending some time in Highbury, the Darcys travel to Lyme for a brief holiday with Georgiana and their daughter, Lily-Anne. As we might remember from Jane Austen’s novel, the Cobb can be a very dangerous place, especially on a windy day with a storm coming in…or especially if someone wanted to do somebody harm and make it look like an accident. Darcy and Elizabeth are magnets for murder mysteries, so of course they are the ones to find Mrs. Clay lying unconscious at the base of the Cobb. Their discovery leads to them meeting the Harvilles, Wentworths, and Elliots, and becoming quite embroiled in their affairs… Continue reading »