Oct 162013
 

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-oak-tree-moss-savannah-image29405848Following the Darcy Descendants to Savannah, Georgia!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

If you have not already had the pleasure of encountering these charming novels by Cynthia Ingram Hensley, please allow me to introduce you!

Echoes of Pemberley is a Pride and Prejudice inspired novel
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about the descendants of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy. The story takes place in 1986, has some parallels to Jane Austen’s beloved novel, and contains a turbulent young romance between a sheltered heiress with a fiery temper and a “insufferable” Irish lad who was raised on a horse farm…

The Heart Does Whisper is a sequel to Ms. Hensley’s first novel. It takes place four years after the close of Echoes of Pemberley, where we drop in our favorite young couple, Catie Darcy and Sean Kelly, as they begin their next chapter together as newlyweds!

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May 292012
 

Want to Spend the Summer at Pemberley?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

In the year 1986, when people speak of “The Darcys of Pemberley” they are not referring to Fitzwilliam, Elizabeth, and Georgiana who lived so long ago. They are instead referring to Bennet Darcy and his younger sister Catie; who like their ancestors, are separated in age by many years and experienced tragedy with the very premature loss of both their parents. With his reserved demeanor, sometimes officious treatment, and overly protective guardianship of his sister, it is easy to see that Bennet shares many personality traits with his iconic ancestor. But Catie, on the other hand, with her fiery temper, insolent attitude, and “selfish disregard for the feelings of others,” cannot boast the same.

Bennet refuses to let his sister idle away the summer reading romance novels, so each summer he sets up some instruction to keep her busy. This summer proves to be no different as Ben has Catie scheduled for six weeks of riding lessons with a private instructor. Due to a nasty fall she experienced when she was eight, Catie has some fear of riding and doesn’t look forward to these lessons with too much anticipation. Especially when she discovers that her instructor is an exacting, infuriating, and attractive Irish lad by the name of Sean Kelly! Continue reading »

Mar 242012
 
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Echoes of Pemberley

Author – Cynthia Ingram Hensley

Type of Austenesque Novel – Austen-Inspired, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction

Release Date – December 15th, 2011

Pages – 286

Available in – Paperback and Ebook

Available at – Amazon and Barnes and Noble

 

 

from goodreads.com:
A Modern-Day Continuence of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

A tragic plane crash eight years earlier has left Catherine Elizabeth Darcy orphaned and in the custody of her overly protective brother, Bennet.  Since then, her life at Pemberley Estate – the Darcy’s ancestral home in Derbyshire, England – has been sheltered and lacking adventure of any kind.

When 16-year-old Catie arrives home for her school holiday, she is expecting another long, boring summer of daydreaming and whiling away warm afternoons reading the romance novels her brother calls “rubbish.”  What she discovers, however, is a handsome yet insufferable Irishman named Sean Kelly, her summer riding instructor.  Coupled with an intriguing and mysterious WWI-era diary, which she finds hidden in the window seat of her bedroom, Catie Darcy’s summer soon proves to be anything but boring.

MY THOUGHTS:

  • What an interesting premise!  Not your typical modern adaptation or sequel!
  • Looks like this is a story about the Darcy descendants!
  • Catie and Bennet’s relationship sounds a little like Georgiana and Fitzwilliam’s.
  • I like the fact that there may be a lot of horseback riding involved – it’s always been something I wanted to do!
  • The fact that the Irishman is insufferable fills be with increasing delight!
  • A mysterious WWI-era diary?  I wonder what secrets are in there?
What are your thoughts?

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