Feb 102017
 

Sensitive and Thoughtful Snapshots

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

To be terribly cliché, I’m going to borrow the box of chocolates analogy from Forrest Gump because I feel anthologies truly are like a box of chocolates! One box contains several petite, individual pieces that are distinctive, delectable, and filling if you eat more than one. Oh and yes… “you never know what you’re gonna get.” 😉  And that is why I love them so much!  I was so happy to see that Elizabeth Adams put together an anthology of her own and I love that many of the stories focus on secondary characters from Pride and Prejudice. There are six short stories in total and they range from seven to eighteen pages in length, with the last story being the longest (thirty-seven pages).

I hope you find this breakdown helpful!

MISTRESS OF LONGBOURN

Type of Story: Sequel focusing on Charlotte Collins

My Thoughts: I never thought of what it would be like for Charlotte to return to Meryton as mistress of Longbourn! How her new position in her hometown might present some awkwardness, and how it felt to be moving into her best friend’s childhood home! I enjoyed Charlotte’s reflections, seeing her interact with her children, and her attempt to make a good impression with her neighbors. Continue reading »

Dec 232016
 

Pemberley is Ambushed by Uninvited Guests!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Eagerly anticipating a peaceful and private first Christmas together, Elizabeth Darcy has the greenery hung around Pemberley a little early, even though is supposedly unlucky to do so. But her ideas of a quiet Christmas season are ruined when a horde of uninvited family members come to avail of themselves of Pemberley’s hospitality!

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are the first to arrive because Mrs. Bennet is convinced the French will soon attack England, and that the farther north she goes the safer she will be. Georgiana arrives unexpectedly to escape Lady Catherine and her unbearable matchmaking. But that ends up backfiring as the old dragon follows her to Pemberley with two suitors in tow! A concerned Colonel Fitzwilliam travels to Pemberley to ascertain Georgiana’s well-being. And last but not least, the Wickhams descend upon Pemberley, thinking their presence most desired and their welcome assured. What can Darcy and Elizabeth do but try to entertain all these hard-to-please guests and pray that they will depart before Twelfth Night… Continue reading »

Dec 092016
 

Family PortraitsA Riveting Sequel with Our Dearest Friends!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: This is a sequel to Pamela Lynne’s Pride and Prejudice variation, Dearest Friends, and it is recommended you read that story prior to reading this one.)

In Dearest Friends, Pamela Lynne shows readers what happens when Darcy and Elizabeth lose the trust, friendship, and support of those closest to them. Darcy and Elizabeth are hurt badly by the betrayal and selfishness actions of those they love, but by chance become reacquainted in London and find friendship, compassion, and something infinitely more dear…true happiness and marital bliss!

And some of Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s friends and family members find happiness in marriage as well. But some do not. One couple is forced to go their separate ways (even though both are in love and wish to marry each other!) and another finds themselves living in an unhappy marriage filled with marital strife and misery. It is these two couples we spend the most time with in Family Portraits. But similar to Dearest Friends, this story includes a large cast with many subplots and switching of storylines. Both books are a rather encompassing and epic family saga! Continue reading »