Jul 142017
 

Love Has Found Them At Pemberley!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Send your unmarried daughters to Pemberley, for that is where they shall find husbands! 😉 In her charming collection of four novellas, Reina Williams explores what happens to some of the unmarried females at the end of Pride and Prejudice – Kitty Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Mary Bennet, and Maria Lucas. Each story is around 70-80 pages in length and takes place over a short period of time.

I hope you find the following breakdown helpful!

MOST TRULY

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Premise: While staying at Pemberley, Kitty Bennet encounters Colonel Fitzwilliam after his return from war. Both instantly start to feel something strong for each other, but Colonel Fitzwilliam battles with his family’s expectations and Kitty convinces herself to have no hope… Continue reading »

Jul 122017
 

Hi friends!  I’m always so happy when authors come and pay a visit to Austenesque Reviews, especially when they are new authors!  🙂  Today I am very happy to have author Eliza Shearer as my guest!  Her new Pride and Prejudice sequel Miss Darcy’s Beaux was just released recently and I am so excited to read it because it is a continuation for Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park!  Plus I really like it when Miss Darcy has a little excitement with her romantic life and given the title it sounds like she has more than one suitor at least! 😉  We hope you enjoy Eliza’s post about heiresses in Jane Austen!

Show Me The Money: Jane Austen’s Female Characters and Their Settlements

The Regency was a time of dramatic socio-economic changes, and Jane Austen’s novels reflect their historical context through the ups and downs of their characters. Her books are full of details that show this upheaval, and she certainly doesn’t shy away from discussing money. References to wealth or a lack thereof are constant in her novels, and in many cases, we know a lot about the fortunes of those who pepper her pages.

An excellent example of Austen’s attention to what is happening around her is Anne Elliot from Persuasion. The Elliots are a textbook case of an old family in financial difficulties relative to their usual standard of living; although Anne and her sisters are the daughters of a baronet, their settlements are just £3,000. At the other end of the spectrum, we have the Misses Bingley from Pride and Prejudice. Their family has amassed a large fortune through trade, enough to provide each girl with a very generous dowry of £20,000. Continue reading »

May 012017
 

A Sweet and Fun Look at Mrs. Darcy’s and Mrs. Collins’s Children

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice sequel

TIME FRAME: 25 years after the close of Pride and Prejudice

MAIN CHARACTERS: While there is numerous progeny from the Darcy, Bingley, Fitzwilliam, and Collins families mentioned in this tale, the main characters seem to be these sibling pairs – Henry and Juliet Darcy and Jonathan and Eliza Collins.

SYNOPSIS: “The romantic attachments of one’s children are a constant distraction” for Mrs. Darcy. While her eldest son is very nearly engaged, it is her two younger children that cause some grief. Her second son, Henry, seems to have lost his heart to Eliza Collins after three days, and her daughter, Juliet, is mad for a roguish and wild lieutenant by the name of Gerard Churchill. So what does Mrs. Darcy do? She gives a grand ball at Pemberley in hopes of broadening their acquaintances with young people their age… Continue reading »