Aug 072017
 

Hi readers!  I am so happy to welcome back Alexa Adams to Austenesque Reviews today!  Alexa is not only one of my favorite Austenesque authors but one of my first blog friends! 🙂 Alexa has created some wonderful Austenesque stories (my personal favorite is The Madness of Mr. Darcy) and I’m really excited about her newest release, Darcy in Wonderland!  Alexa is sharing a great post about some of her characters in this clever Pride and Prejudice sequel, we hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Meredith! It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog – one of the very first JAFF blogs I discovered way back in the day.

My newest book, Darcy in Wonderland, is a pure mashup. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is encapsulated within a traditional Pride and Prejudice sequel, set many years after the Darcys married, sometime in the Victorian Era. All are thriving at Pemberley, and I thought I’d take the time today to introduce you to Elizabeth and Darcy’s brood, the inspiration for whom largely derives from the Bennet family of Longbourn. Continue reading »

Aug 042017
 

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Where did July go?!?  I swear it lasted only 4 seconds!  Or at least, it felt that way.  We had a very eventful month here in the Bingley house!

For the first two weeks of the month we had a lovely family member from Colombia stay with us.  Jairo is married to one of Mr. Bingley’s cousins and wanted to spend some of his vacation days with us, and we were very happy to have him as our guest.  We enjoyed his company and felt like we all grew closer together during his visit! <3

We had a blast taking to Jairo to all our favorite restaurants, to the beach, and sharing with him the fun things we like to do around our town. Continue reading »

Nov 212014
 

The Madness of Mr. DarcyWhat if Mr. Darcy Went Mad?

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Source:  Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: 21 years after Elizabeth and the Gardiners visit Pemberley

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, George Wickham, Lord Matlock (Colonel Fitzwilliam), Lady Matlock (Anne de Bourgh), Sir Frederick (a.k.a. Dr. Wilson, master of Ramsey House)

THE SYNOPSIS:

  • What if Darcy, no matter how hard he tried, was not successful in recovering Lydia and saving the Bennets from scandal?
  • What if nine months after her flight from Brighton, Lydia finally returned to Longbourn, in tatters and mentally disturbed?
  • What if twenty years later finds Darcy, suffering from severe melancholia and an eccentric recluse battling insomnia and alcoholism?

Continue reading »