Oct 052018
 

Kitty Bennet Finds Her Way Into the Future

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Note: While the Author’s Preface and Prologue impart some important details of the events that proceed this story, it is recommended that readers read The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Adventure and Henry Fitzwilliam’s War prior to reading The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque.

In his wonderfully creative series, where magic and history intertwine, Don Jacobson reveals what becomes of many of Jane Austen’s secondary characters from Pride and Prejudice after the happy double wedding takes place. Mr. Jacobson seeks to find new potential and purpose for these characters, and thanks to The Bennet Wardrobe – a special and mystical time-travel device that allows only those with the Bennet bloodline to travel into the future – Jane Austen’s characters could discover their destinies in future times and possibilities. Continue reading »

Aug 272018
 

A Hero’s Poignant Backstory

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Audible Code from Author

In continuation of his incredibly inventive and engaging Austenesque time travel/time slip series – The Bennet Wardrobe, Don Jacobson prefaces the next novel installment, The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque, with a novella that introduces a new character and hero – Henry Fitzwiliam. Since there is much to learn and understand about both the Bennet Wardrobe and the Bennet family lineage, I’d recommend reading The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey before reading this book in the series. For those who have not had the pleasure of reading any of the books in this series yet, it focuses on the Bennet family and their specially-crafted wardrobe with mystical properties that allow members of the Bennet blood line to travel into various future times (similar to a Tardis or a certain custom-modified of DeLorean). 🙂 Continue reading »

Jul 132018
 

The Plain Daughter, The Parson, and The Wardrobe

Rating: 4 out 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Minor Character, Time Travel/Time Slip

TIME FRAME: Prologue begins in 1690, Main story occurs between 1811-1819

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK:

I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant to read being this series as I’m not typically drawn to fantasy/time-travel stories. However, many readers and friends have recommended and praised this series and Mr. Jacobson’s writing, so I decided I should stop hesitating and give it a go! Continue reading »