Feb 222019
 

Viewing Pride and Prejudice Through a New Lens

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Modern-Day Retelling

SETTING: Pakistan 2000-2001

SYNOPSIS: Due to their families reduced circumstances and disgraced reputations all five daughters of the Binat family remain unmarried. Although, perhaps for second eldest daughter Alysba (Alys) it is also her choice not to marry. In Pakistani culture, where marrying well and achieving VIP status are the primary objectives, Alys Binat, instead pursues her own educational and professional aspirations. Working as an English-literature school teacher brings Alys a lot of joy, and she isn’t about to trade in her independence and happiness to become someone’s obedient and subservient wife. Even if she is 30 and her mother continuously badgers her about marriage. Continue reading »

Jan 072019
 

Pre-Teen Problems and Prejudice

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Modern-day Pride and Prejudice, Novella

SYNOPSIS: Will Darcy needs help. His sister, Gianna, at the age of twelve, is on the brink of adolescence and experiencing all the lovely changes that go along with it. With no mother or female relations close by, Will feels ill-equipped to help Gianna through these uncharted waters. He turns to recent acquaintance, Elizabeth Bennet, who he knows has many younger sisters, to seek her help with Gianna while she is with him this summer. Little does he know that Elizabeth can’t stand him and thinks he is the most arrogant and unpleasant man of her acquaintance! Continue reading »

Dec 122018
 

A Merry and Musical Novella! 🎶❄️

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

In her sweet and light-hearted holiday novella, A Holiday to Remember, Jennifer Redlarczyk tells the story of a modern-day Liz Bennet, who works as a music teacher at Meryton Academy for the Performing Arts, and William Darcy, CEO of Darcy Enterprises. This year Liz and her students have the auspicious opportunity to perform their Holiday to Remember medley for the Pemberley Foundation’s Annual Charity Gala on New Year’s Eve. Aside from hoping her students perform well and that Billy Collins keeps his distance, Liz hopes to not have another encounter with William Darcy, who she had exchanged heated words with after an incident that took place at Lollapalooza. But what happens when these two cross paths before then… Continue reading »