Aug 142019
 

Tea, Texas, and Team Marianne!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Source: Gift from Family

TYPE OF NOVEL: Sense and Sensibility Modern Adaptation

SETTING: Present Day San Fransisco, CA and Austin, TX

SYNOPSIS: Between their mother passing away when they were young and their dad fleeing the country because he was caught embezzling, the Woodward sisters have been through a lot! Now their kind-hearted landlord passed away and his selfish and manipulative son and daughter-in-law are forcing them out of their beloved tea shop and apartment. Finding it hard to stay in San Fransisco (for several reasons), the sisters seize the chance to begin anew in Austin, Texas. But new beginnings aren’t always easy, especially when finding a new location for your tea shop is impossible, your relatives are extra-nosy, and your sister is growing distant… Continue reading »

Aug 092019
 

Love In All Forms

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Note: The Colonel is a companion novel to the soul-stirring Pride and Prejudice retelling, Longbourn’s Songbird, but since this story revisits events from the past it can be read as a stand alone. (However, we do recommend you read LS for full context and understanding.)

In Longbourn’s Songbird, Beau North not only takes the beloved characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and transplants them to the Deep South, post World War II, but she recreates their history and their paths. Richard Fitzwilliam is still the charismatic and charming colonel that has been to war, but as we learn in Longbourn’s Songbird, he has suffered trials, disappointments, and heart-wrenching pain. In The Colonel, which is set in the year 2002, we learn what happened to our dear colonel after 1950. Richard’s story is unfolded and discovered by his son Ben, who, after surviving the events of 9/11 has made some changes in his life and has returned to his family home. It is there he finds the many unknown truths of his father’s life… Continue reading »

Aug 072019
 

What If Someone Devious Tried to Entrap Mr. Darcy?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

SETTING: Summer 1811, London

SYNOPSIS: In an alternative Pride and Prejudice timeline, Elizabeth and Kitty Bennet are enjoying a sojourn in London with the Gardiners before Mr. Bingley arrives in Netherfield with his houseguests. On their way home one night the sisters spot a handsome footman who seems to be intoxicated, injured, or possibly the victim of some crime. With no idea who he is the ladies offer shelter to this poor and incoherent footman. Little do they know that the man they aided is not a footman, but a wealthy member of the ton who was trying his best to thwart a serious comprise scheme… This “footman’s” trials are not over yet though, he can’t return home without a way to clear his name and protect his future. What happens when this disagreeable and prideful man seeks the assistance of his kind yet impertinent savior, who he believes to be the daughter of a tradesman? Continue reading »