Dec 072018
 

Santa Darcy, Slip Yourself Under the Tree For Me! 😜🎄

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

SETTING: New York City, Modern-day

SYNOPSIS: On Elizabeth’s first day at Darcy Holdings she overhears her new boss, a distracted and beleaguered William Darcy, disparage her by inferring she only got the job through her connection to Charles Bingley. And after hearing that wholly untrue utterance, Elizabeth has formed an unmovable dislike of her boss ever since – especially since he is always staring at her. Meanwhile, Darcy knows he needs to apologize for his rude comment about Elizabeth and six weeks go by without him doing so. When Charles brings up organizing the annual Secret Santa gift exchange Darcy seizes upon an idea of how he can apologize to Elizabeth, make her holiday season a little brighter, and maybe see if she is willing to give him a chance… Continue reading »

Oct 202017
 

A Compassionate and Compelling Tale of Conquering the Past

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Minor Character

TIME FRAME: Takes place four years after Particular Intentions, Georgiana is 20 years of age

SERIES: Book 2 of 2 in the Particular Intentions Series (while stand alone, I would recommend reading Particular Intentions first to enhance enjoyment and understanding)

SYNOPSIS: It has been five years since Ramsgate and Georgiana Darcy has still not made her debut. Because of what transpired with Wickham (which is sadly much worse than what happens in P&P), Georgiana has decided to eschew London society and has determined that she will not marry. Ever. But in order to spend the holidays with her brother’s family, Georgiana has decided to return to London after all this time. Georgiana’s time in London begins pleasant enough, but she soon encounters some people from her past – a childhood playmate whom she always found insufferable and a person guilty of causing her great harm and suffering… Will Georgiana overcome her past? Will her secrets cause her ruin? Continue reading »

Nov 092016
 

Particular IntentionsEavesdropping and Threats!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy form Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins shortly before Elizabeth’s arrival at Netherfield to tend Jane

SYNOPSIS:

Quite by accident, Elizabeth overhears a discussion at Netherfield where Miss Bingley disparages her family and their low connections. A similar conversation to the one in Chapter 8 of Pride and Prejudice. But instead of letting Caroline’s diatribe go unchecked, Mr. Darcy decides to defend the Bennets and forcefully reminds Caroline of her own inferiority in society. Mr. Darcy’s strong defense does much to change Elizabeth’s opinion of him, even if he did say she was “tolerable.” But despite there being less pride and prejudice for Darcy and Elizabeth to overcome, it seems that there are several acquaintances and strangers who wish to separate them…or do them harm! Continue reading »