Aug 092019
 

Love In All Forms

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Note: The Colonel is a companion novel to the soul-stirring Pride and Prejudice retelling, Longbourn’s Songbird, but since this story revisits events from the past it can be read as a stand alone. (However, we do recommend you read LS for full context and understanding.)

In Longbourn’s Songbird, Beau North not only takes the beloved characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and transplants them to the Deep South, post World War II, but she recreates their history and their paths. Richard Fitzwilliam is still the charismatic and charming colonel that has been to war, but as we learn in Longbourn’s Songbird, he has suffered trials, disappointments, and heart-wrenching pain. In The Colonel, which is set in the year 2002, we learn what happened to our dear colonel after 1950. Richard’s story is unfolded and discovered by his son Ben, who, after surviving the events of 9/11 has made some changes in his life and has returned to his family home. It is there he finds the many unknown truths of his father’s life… Continue reading »

Oct 012018
 

Bowie, Baggage, and Bad Relationships

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

Sometimes when you are a fan of a particular author’s writing and style, you will read anything they write – even if it is from a genre you don’t typically read. 😉

As the title suggests this is a modern-day love story and in the world we live in now that is not always pretty, easy, and most likely far from perfect. Alice and Will are complex, they carry scars, and are hesitant to put themselves out there – either because they’ve been hurt badly before or because they don’t believe love is real. But after a series of tense encounters and failed matchmaking attempts, Alice and Will tentatively try just being friends. Continue reading »

Dec 122016
 

fitzwilliamdarcy_frontcoverprint-1Don’t Worry, Tomorrow Will Be Better…Unless Of Course it is Exactly the Same as Today!!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Authors

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with the Netherfield Ball and fixates on the day Darcy proposes at Hunsford Parsonage

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Anne de Bourgh, Lady Catherine, and Charlotte Collins

SYNOPSIS: Darcy finds himself in a ‘Groundhog Day’ type scenario. Every morning he wakes up to relive the same day again. But the worst of it is, the day he relives is the most terrible day of his life, the day of his ill-fated proposal to Elizabeth Bennet. Not knowing why or how this strange time warp keeps happening Darcy strives to find a method to escape this purgatory! What does he need to do to make this day stop repeating?!? Continue reading »