Feb 132018
 

Love in the Fast Lane

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copies from Author

In a modern-day adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, author Zoe Burton takes Jane Austen’s beloved characters to a new environment – the world of fast cars, race tracks, and pit crews! In this series, Will Darcy is a stock car driver and part of a renowned multi-car team run by his father, George Darcy. Other team members include Charles Bingley, Bill Collins, and former member George Wickham. Liz and Jane Bennet are long-time race car enthusiasts.

Since both books in this series are novella length and tie-in with each other so closely, I thought I’d review them together!

NOTE: This series should be read in order; what takes place in the first book is important to understanding the second book. Continue reading »

Dec 012017
 

Festive Spirit and Family Drama

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

SETTING: Pemberley Ohio, almost Christmas

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • Darcy Fitzwilliam: An independent, wealthy, but lonely hedge fund investor who left her hometown and didn’t look back eight years ago.
  • Bingley Charles: Her best friend from high school who moved to LA to be an actor.
  • Luke Bennet: Darcy’s childhood arch-rival who works in Pemberley as a carpenter.
  • Carl Donovan: Darcy’s on-again-off-again boyfriend that Darcy’s father wanted her to marry.

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Sep 182017
 

Unexpected Encounters in London

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: A few months after the Netherfield Ball

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Bingley, George Wickham, Amy St. John (new character)

SYNOPSIS: While visiting their family in Cheapside, a couple of errant deliveries from the modiste bring the Bennet sisters into the path of Mr. Darcy and his sister Georgiana. Unable to deny himself the pleasure of her company, Mr. Darcy continues to call on the Bennet sisters and encourage their friendship with his sister and his friend, Mr. Bingley. Through all these meetings, Elizabeth begins to see another side of Mr. Darcy that she  admires. But do his gentlemanly and chivalrous actions towards another woman mean his heart is already engaged? Continue reading »