Jul 172019
 

What If Elizabeth Bennet Was Asked to Help Her Country?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella

TIME FRAME: Begins after Elizabeth returns home from Kent

SYNOPSIS:

The dastardly Mr. Wickham is even more contemptible in this variation – he is suspected of being a French spy that is leaking critical information to France! With the militia moving to Brighton soon, Colonel Forster is desirous to find out the other agents Mr. Wickham is working with and prevent any more sensitive information being sent across the channel. Knowing Wickham’s weakness for the fairer sex, Colonel Forster asks Elizabeth Bennet if she would accompany his family to Brighton as a chaperone for Lydia, but also as a spy who will report on anything suspicious Wickham may do or say… Continue reading »

May 172019
 

An Unexpected Encounter Blossoms Into a Beautiful Relationship

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

Even though she has a sober disposition, a penchant for sermonizing, and can be a little vain about her accomplishments, I have always had a soft spot for Mary Bennet. Maybe it is because I feel sympathy for her loneliness and her family’s neglect. Or maybe it is because like Mary, I am fond of reading and playing the piano. Or maybe it is because I love it when an unlikely and unexpected heroine finds her happiness! For all these reasons combined I am always eager to read more about her character’s journey, and I happily seek out any Austenesque stories this feature the prudent and practical Bennet daughter. Continue reading »

Feb 252019
 

What If Sweet Jane Began to Suspect Caroline’s Duplicity?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Broken-hearted Jane Bennet still clings to some hope of encountering Mr. Bingley when she travels to London and stays with the Gardiners. Although after her first call and Miss Bingley’s belated return call, Jane discovers that she was “entirely deceived in Miss Bingley’s regard” for her. What if Jane analyzed Miss Bingley’s behavior a little more objectively during this time? What if she began to suspect some dishonesty on Miss Bingley’s part? And her suspicions lead her to question some of Miss Bingley’s claims. Is Mr. Bingley actively pursuing Miss Darcy? That would be odd since she isn’t out in society yet. Did he really know of Jane Bennet being in town these past few months and not have that decency to pay a call? Or was that another falsehood…

After discussing Miss Bingley’s actions with both Mrs. Gardiner and Maggie – Mrs. Gardiner’s maid – Jane daringly seizes an available opportunity to encounter Mr. Bingley and determine the true leanings of his heart… Continue reading »