Mar 132017
 

Secrets, Suspicions, and Set-Ups

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Sequel to a Modern Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Mature Audiences

SETTING: Eight months after Denial of Conscience – Virginia, Peru, Paris, and Moscow

MAIN CHARACTERS: Fitzwilliam and Liz Darcy, Jane Bennet, Charlie Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Rick Fitzwilliam, Sarah Caulfield, John Knightley, Dave Wentworth

NOTE: This books is a sequel to Denial of Conscience and while it is stand-alone, it is recommended to read the first book in this series prior to this one.

SERIES: Conscience Series #2

SYNOPSIS:

Even though The Iceman, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has retired from Obsidian and his career as a government-sanctioned assassin, someone is calling him out for revenge. And it is a call he can’t ignore. Liz understands Darcy’s need to return to Obsidian, but at the same time she questions if he has any additional motives…does he find their peaceful and domesticated life too boring? Is being The Iceman in his blood? Is she enough to keep him happy? Continue reading »

Feb 202017
 

A Profound and Poignant Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: This is the second book in Ginger Monette’s Great War Romance duo, and while the author provides enough details and background for readers to learn about events from the first book, I would strongly recommend reading Darcy’s Hope: Beauty from Ashes first for complete understanding and appreciation.)

In the second book of this Pride and Prejudice retelling, Darcy and Elizabeth have just confessed their feelings and are happily anticipating their reunion in two months when Captain Darcy has leave. But due to some news Elizabeth receives, she believes her character is being called into question and that she is an assumed spy. Heartbroken and terrified, Elizabeth feels it best to protect Darcy, his family, and his reputation by disappearing without a trace. When Darcy finds out about Elizabeth’s disappearance he is devastated yet determined to find her. But unfortunately, Captain Darcy does not have the freedom to do what he wants when he wants, as he is in the midst of serving his country and consequently is sent back out onto the battlefield. Continue reading »

Feb 012017
 

The Dangers of Marrying with Unequal Affections

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

I’ll be honest, the minute I heard a new book by Joana Starnes was coming out I was immediately beset with eager anticipation. And it wasn’t the book description, premise, or shared excerpts that brought on my excitement. It was the fact that this story was written by Joana Starnes, an Austenesque author who has continuously impressed me with her heartfelt, emotionally turbulent, and expressively romantic stories. I’m afraid I went into this reading experience with nothing but high expectations. I’ve loved all I read by Joana Starnes and oftentimes feel it is impossible to choose which of her wonderfully-crafted stories is my favorite. (Now even more so!) Continue reading »