May 092016

A Fine Stout LoveOf Verses and Visions

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

I am excessively fond of Austenesque anthologies – I have thoroughly enjoyed the collections published by Chawton House Library, Meryton Press, and Indie Jane Press these past years and will always leap at the opportunity to read more. However, unlike the multi-author collaborations mentioned above, the collection I am reviewing today is all written by the same author. In her exquisitely elegant debut release, Reéne Beyea shares five Pride and Prejudice variations that either infuse a bit of poetry, unexplained phenomena, or both. Each story centers around Darcy and Elizabeth and range from 20 to 62 pages in length. Included in this collection is a preface and afterword where the author explains her inspiration and the genesis of each story (which I greatly appreciated!)

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