Jan 272017
 

Honor and Peculiar Engagements

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Mr. Darcy’s arrival in Hertfordshire + prologue and epilogue

MAIN CHARACTERS: The Bennets, The Darcys, Lady Catherine, Anne de Bourgh, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and James Hamilton (original character)

SYNOPSIS: Throwing Pride and Prejudice and its beloved characters on their ear, Anngela Schroeder has crafted a variation where at the start of the novel both Darcy and Elizabeth are engaged (or assumed engaged) to someone else. What happens when they meet and feel some stirrings in their heart?¬†What happens when they wish to declare their love for each other, but can’t? Continue reading »

Jan 252017
 

Move Over, Emma Woodhouse, There Is a New Matchmaker In Town!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: A Pride and Prejudice Variation from the perspective of Georgiana Darcy

TIME FRAME: Begins during the Bennet sisters stay at Netherfield Park through a few weeks later + epilogue

MAIN CHARACTERS: Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Darcy, the Bennet family, the Bingley family, George Wickham, Mary King, Mrs. Annesley, Captain Jacobs (original character)

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • A new author for me that has already published 3 previous works.
  • I love the idea of Georgiana playing matchmaker for her brother.
  • I sampled the first 2 chapters and found the premise engaging and our heroine charming! I definitely wanted to read more!

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Nov 282016
 

Twilight of the AbyssDuty, Disgrace, and Despair

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

What if instead of delivering his infamous insult, Darcy requests a dance with Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly…

What if instead of sketching Mr. Darcy’s character as arrogant and proud, Elizabeth astutely detects his discomfort in new company and attempts to put him at ease…

What if instead of a barely-civil relationship filled with provoking verbal sparring matches, Darcy and Elizabeth decide early on in their acquaintance to be friends…

Even with an amicable relationship between our dear couple, Darcy still struggles a bit with his growing feelings of admiration and affection for Elizabeth Bennet. And just when he decides he could overcome his sense of duty and her inferior connections a member of his family does something terribly scandalous! Darcy has no choice but to help diminish the scandal and restore his family’s tarnished reputation. To further risk damaging his sister’s prospects by making an imprudent marriage at this time is unthinkable. Darcy just hopes that it is only his heart he is breaking by staying away and not Elizabeth’s as well… Continue reading »