Feb 202015
 

The Darcy BrothersWhat if There Were TWO Mr. Darcys?!?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source:  Review Copy from Authors

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Just before Easter, Darcy’s arrival at Rosings.

MAIN CHARACTERS: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Theo Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Anne de Bourgh, Georgiana Darcy, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Colonel Fitzwilliam, George Wickham

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • I was super interested in this premise: What if Mr. Darcy had a younger brother?
  • As a big fan of the authors working together on this project…of course I wanted to read it!

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Aug 062014
 

Mr. Darcy's RefugeWhat if Mr. Darcy Had to Spend the Night at Hunsford Parsonage?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with the night of Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford Parsonage

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mr. Bennet, Jane Bennet, Little Jenny, Lord Matlock, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner

SCENARIO: What if, on the night Darcy went to propose to Elizabeth at Hunsford Parsonage, there were terrible rain storms and the water levels rising at an alarming rate through the village? What if in the midst of giving her refusal, Elizabeth is interrupted by dozens of villagers knocking on the parsonage doors seeking shelter from the floods? What if Darcy, steps into “Master of Pemberley Mode” and remained at Hunsford Parsonage to protect and care for all the villagers and inhabitants of Hunsford, including Elizabeth Bennet? Continue reading »

Sep 232013
 

Morning LightLight Emerging Through the Darkness 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

In the second installment of her contemporary Austen-inspired series Abigail Reynolds brings readers back to the charming seaside village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts and paints a love story full of passion and pathos. A story about second chances, finding happiness, and healing. In Morning Light readers are introduced to Annie Wright, a widowed young woman with a sad and painful past, and Jeremy Matthiesen, a man who, after ten years of forced separation, is back again in Annie’s life and trying to tear down the barriers that surround her heart.

Since Annie is neighbors with Cassie and Calder (the hero and The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice (2)heroine from Pemberley By the Sea/The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice) readers can expect to see a lot of them and the Westing clan in this novel. I enjoyed “staying in touch” with Cassie and Calder as well as witnessing the new drama and developments in their lives. I found that it worked well to have a second prominent story-line in this novel and that Abigail Reynolds divided her time between the two couples quite successfully and skillfully. Continue reading »