Jan 152018
 

A Treasured Tour of Pemberley

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Remember when Elizabeth and the Gardiners tour Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice? Wouldn’t it have been lovely to embark on such a tour with them? To experience firsthand the extensive and beauteous grounds and walk near the fine picturesque woods…it would really be something…wouldn’t it? Well, to the delight of us many Pemberley-lovers the opportunity for a virtual tour of Pemberley now exists! Thanks to J.B. Grantham, readers can enjoy the splendors and graceful serenity of Pemberley through the words of its master, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Enhancing Mr. Darcy’s guided tour are the captivating and exquisite watercolors and drawings done by the talented hands of Mr. Darcy’s wife and sister.   Continue reading »

Jan 082018
 

Enriching, Immensely Handsome, and Informative!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

For five years now I’ve made it a tradition to spend my Christmas break reading an annotated edition of a Jane Austen novel, and each year I treasure the time I spend reading these editions that enhance and elucidate the writing I already adore and admire! I’ve been alternating between the annotated editions by Harvard University Press and the annotated series by David Shapard. This year it was HUP’s turn and I chose Sense and Sensibility: An Annotated Edition edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks (who did the edits for HUP’s Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition. Continue reading »

Nov 202017
 

What If a Head Injury Stole Eleven Years of Memories from Elizabeth Darcy?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

After almost eleven years of wedded bliss, Elizabeth Darcy wakes up from a head injury not remembering anything beyond the Hunsford proposal. Darcy’s offensive and arrogant proposal and her vehement rejection is the last encounter she remembers with the loathsome man she apparently married many years ago. With four children in their household and one on the way, Elizabeth’s injury and memory-loss are taken very seriously. She is forced to submit to bedrest to protect her unborn baby and ensure her strength during its delivery. Elizabeth has much to learn about all the events of her life in the past eleven years, but the event she finds most unfathomable is how she became married to the last man in the world she “could ever be prevailed upon to marry”… Continue reading »