Nov 092016
 

Particular IntentionsEavesdropping and Threats!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy form Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins shortly before Elizabeth’s arrival at Netherfield to tend Jane

SYNOPSIS:

Quite by accident, Elizabeth overhears a discussion at Netherfield where Miss Bingley disparages her family and their low connections. A similar conversation to the one in Chapter 8 of Pride and Prejudice. But instead of letting Caroline’s diatribe go unchecked, Mr. Darcy decides to defend the Bennets and forcefully reminds Caroline of her own inferiority in society. Mr. Darcy’s strong defense does much to change Elizabeth’s opinion of him, even if he did say she was “tolerable.” But despite there being less pride and prejudice for Darcy and Elizabeth to overcome, it seems that there are several acquaintances and strangers who wish to separate them…or do them harm! Continue reading »

Jan 112016
 

The Earl's ConquestThe Courtship of Darcy’s Grandmother!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

In her most recent Pride and Prejudice variation, An Unwavering Trust, author L.L. Diamond introduced readers to Darcy’s grandmother, the Dowager Countess of Matlock, Rebecca Fitzwilliam. I’m sure I am not the only reader who found the Dowager Countess – with her no-nonsense manner, compassionate heart, and sharp wit – a An Unwavering Trustwonderfully fascinating addition to the story. She is the type of character that must be universally adored and admired. I’m so glad that Ms. Diamond created a prequel to An Unwavering Trust that illustrates more of Rebecca’s character and her marriage to her husband.

This sweet novella begins with Elizabeth on the brink of giving birth to their second child. The midwife has been called for and Elizabeth is looking to distract herself from the labor pains. In comes grandmamma (Rebecca Fitzwilliam) and Elizabeth begs her to tell the story she has yet to hear – the story of how she came to marry Gerald Fitzwilliam, Earl of Matlock… Continue reading »

Nov 232015
 

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Hello readers!  Are you a fan of original characters?  I am!  And when I read An An Unwavering TrustUnwavering Trust by L.L. Diamond earlier this year – Darcy’s grandmother, Rebecca, The Dowager Countess of Matlock stole the show!  I’m so happy that Ms. Diamond decided to give her a story of her own in her newly published The Earl’s Conquest!

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Rebecca, The Dowager Countess of Matlock (née Rebecca Fairchild) for the first time since she told me her amazing love story. I’d never interviewed someone before, so I requested questions from readers who submitted some very insightful inquiries for the impertinent grandmother of Fitzwilliam Darcy.

L.L. Diamond: Thank you for agreeing to speak with me once more, Lady Matlock.

12197462_507733122729715_893024082_oLady Matlock: It is my pleasure. I cannot pretend to understand why you wished to know so many particulars of my and Gerald’s story, but I do hope you were pleased with the tale.

LLD: I was, and I enjoyed writing it immensely. I have had a few favourable comments and reviews from readers as well.

LM: (Blushes) I understand they have questions for me. Continue reading »