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 »

Oct 102016
 

sufficient-encouragementWhat If Elizabeth Knew Darcy Admired Her Fine Eyes?

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’s and Elizabeth’s stay at Netherfield

SYNOPSIS:

While escaping the confines of Netherfield for a walk, Elizabeth accidentally overhears Miss Bingley teasing Mr. Darcy about his admiration of Elizabeth’s “fine eyes” and supposed “marriage.” While Elizabeth doesn’t believe Mr. Darcy has any serious intentions towards her, she knows what kind of influence he has with Mr. Bingley and determines that it would be best for her to “play nice” with her sister’s suitor’s best friend… Continue reading »

Jan 152016
 

Prejudice and Pride2The Heiress and The Museum Fundraiser

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Retelling, Gender Swap

SETTING: New York City, Present-day

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • John and Bennet Bethle: Two brothers who work in the development department at the Longbourn Collection (a small art museum in Queens)
  • Charlotte “Bingley’ Bingston: A socialite heiress who has just rented the penthouse at the illustrious Netherfield hotel
  • Darcy Fitzwilliam: Bingley’s wealthy but proud friend
  • Mr. Meryton: John and Bennet’s boss who falls over himself to court donors and is often in a tizzy over the prospect of receiving donations and connections from the wealthy upper-crust

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • I’ve read and enjoyed two other Pride and Prejudice retellings that are gender swap – Vanity and Vexation and Love at First Slight, and wanted to try another!
  • Lynn Messina is a new author for me and I love stories that take place in New York City!

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