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 »

Oct 282016
 

Chaos Comes to LongbournAn Engaging Tangle of Engagements!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

What if an unexpected series of events caused the four principal couples of Pride and Prejudice to form completely different pairings?

What if Mrs. Bennet caught Mr. Darcy in a compromising situation with Lydia Bennet and forced him to enter into an engagement to protect her reputation?

What if everything was completely mixed-up and everyone wanted to be with someone other than their betrothed?

A romantic farce full of humor would ensue….

In her newest Pride and Prejudice variation author Victoria Kincaid takes readers on a very twisted romp. Instead of employing one popular romantic trope, she utilizes four! Darcy is in a forced engagement with Lydia, Wickham is blackmailed into an engagement with Charlotte Lucas, Jane accepts Mr. Collins’ proposal as a marriage of convenience, and Lizzy enters into a fake engagement with Mr. Bingley! Poor Mr. Darcy wants to desperately find away out of his engagement with Lydia. They both know he isn’t the rake who led her to the library at Netherfield and seduced her. And even though Lizzy was at first outraged at the despicable actions she suspected of Mr. Darcy, she now begins to believe that something isn’t quite adding up and that Mr. Darcy must be innocent. But how can they prove that when Lydia insists Mr. Darcy was her seducer! Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 

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Hello, dear readers!  I am very excited to welcome back author Victoria Kincaid to Austenesque Reviews today! Victoria has been quite busy this past year and has just released her sixth Pride and Prejudice variation – Chaos Chaos Comes to LongbournComes to Longbourn (which sounds fantastic, can’t wait to read it!)   I’m so happy to have Victoria come visit and share a little about writing dialogue and an enticing excerpt from Chaos Comes to Longbourn, which will hopefully tempt you to give her lovely book a try!

It wasn’t until after I had published my first Jane Austen novel that I read an article pointing out what should have been obvious to me: Jane Austen writes a lot of dialogue and reveals character primarily through dialogue. Lots of other writers rely heavily on narration and description to set the tone, illustrate character and move the plot forward. But for Austen the primary driver is dialogue.

Why should I have noticed it before? Because I spent the majority of my adult life as a playwright. Dialogue is pretty much the only tool you have when you write plays, so I really honed those skills. It was a relief when I started writing novels that I didn’t have to squeeze out all the exposition through dialogue. I could actually tell it in the narrative. It was so much easier! Continue reading »