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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Jun 272016
 

The Forgotten Sister“Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little” Mary

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Alternate Point-of-View, Minor Character

TIME FRAME: From Mary Bennet’s early childhood to 3-4 years after the close of Pride and Prejudice

MAIN CHARACTERS: The Bennet Family, The Long Family, The Lucas Family, George Rovere, Peter Bushell, George Wickham, Mrs. Knowles

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

I’ve read a couple of novels that placed Mary Bennet in the spotlight and loved them! I know many might find Mary to be dull and priggish, but I’ve always had an affinity for her and felt myself able to understand her feelings of awkwardness and isolation. Continue reading »

Oct 302015
 

ATT

So apparently one of the most popular types of posts on this blog are my top ten lists!!  That’s awesome!  I will keep ’em coming and try to post them more regularly!

Today’s Top Ten list includes my ten favorite Austenesque novels where we see the original story told from a different character’s point-of-view. So far, I’ve read 23 Austenesque novels the would be considered alternate POV stories, most of them from the hero’s point0-of-view.

This is my sixth Austenesque Top Ten list.  You can find my other Top Ten lists HERE.

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and reviewed on this blog and are my top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  

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(in alphabetical order)

A Visit to HighburyA Visit to Highbury

Author: Joan Austen-Leigh

Type of Novel: Alternate POV, Minor Character, Epistolary Novel

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My Review   I   Add to Cart   I   Add to Shelf

 

 

Captain Wentworth's PersuasionCaptain Wentworth’s Persuasion

Author: Regina Jeffers

Type of Novel: Alternate POVSequel

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My Review   I   Add to Cart   I   Add to Shelf

 

 

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