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 112017
 

Courage and Love

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source:  Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel

TIME FRAME: About 1-2 months after the close of Courage Rises

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Sophie Hawke, Evelyn Hawke

SYNOPSIS: After their harrowing adventures apart Darcy and Elizabeth are together again at Pemberley and preparing to celebrate the festive season. The Darcys invite the Fitzwilliam family and Hawk sisters to Pemberley for the celebration. But Elizabeth’s poor health and constant illness are causing great concern. How can she bring a baby to full-term if everything she eats makes her ill? Soon their company arrives and helps distract the Darcys from their worries, but unexpectedly their guests begin to cause some surprising drama of their own. With family contention, willful servants, and a perilous rescue this festive season seems to be more tense and eventful than anticipated!

SERIES: Courage (Book 2 of 2)

NOTE: Potential readers should read Courage Rises first to fully appreciate and understand all that is taking place in this second book of the series. Continue reading »

Jul 142017
 

Love Has Found Them At Pemberley!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Send your unmarried daughters to Pemberley, for that is where they shall find husbands! 😉 In her charming collection of four novellas, Reina Williams explores what happens to some of the unmarried females at the end of Pride and Prejudice – Kitty Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Mary Bennet, and Maria Lucas. Each story is around 70-80 pages in length and takes place over a short period of time.

I hope you find the following breakdown helpful!

MOST TRULY

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Premise: While staying at Pemberley, Kitty Bennet encounters Colonel Fitzwilliam after his return from war. Both instantly start to feel something strong for each other, but Colonel Fitzwilliam battles with his family’s expectations and Kitty convinces herself to have no hope… Continue reading »