Apr 042016
 

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Again, I must thank all you lovely friends and readers for your patience with me this last month.  I know I haven’t been around the blog as much as I would have liked to! And now I will tell you why…

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Pre-surgery!

Mr. Bingley had minor back surgery this past week, actually just 5 days ago.  This surgery was to help a herniated disc which was a result from a car accident we were in back in August 2014 (we got rear-ended by an Escalade.)  The herniated disc pinched a nerve and gave him constant pain and discomfort in his left leg ever since.

Post-surgery!

Since neither of us ever had surgery before, we tried many other remedies first – steroid packs, chiropractor treatments, cortisone shots…but to no avail.  They never gave any relief.  So we settled on surgery since we learned in was non-invasive and could be an out-patient procedure.  Which finally took place this past Wednesday. Continue reading »

Dec 182015
 

A Sense of ObligationWhat if Darcy Thought He Seduced Elizabeth While Intoxicated?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Elizabeth’s and Jane’s last night at Netherfield

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Charles Bingley, Jane Bennet, Mr. Collins, Caroline Bingley, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet

SYNOPSIS: After indulging in some glasses of brandy, Darcy doesn’t exactly remember what happened last night, but the evidence he finds in his bedroom leads him to believe he did the unthinkable and compromised Elizabeth Bennet!! Darcy convinces Elizabeth they should marry, and she agrees…but for different reasons. There is a lot left unsaid, and both are under different impressions of what occurred that fateful night in Netherfield. When the truth comes out, how badly will it shake their budding relationship…? Continue reading »

Jun 122015
 

No Cause to RepineWhat If Mr. Darcy Fell into a Compromising Position?!?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Variation

SETTING: March 1812 during Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s simultaneous visits to Kent

MAIN CHARACTERS: Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine, Mr. Bennet, George Wickham, Georgiana Darcy

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • I enjoyed Letters from the Heart, a charming novella variation by Rose Fairbanks and wanted to see what she would do with a full-length novel.
  • I love premises that explore compromising situations and forced marriages!
  • It seems like Lady Catherine plays a prominent role in this variation, I always love to see what mischief and schemes she gets into!

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