Sep 242018
 

An Emotive and Sensitive Tale of Love!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern Adaptation, Mature Audiences

SETTING: Present day, New York

SYNOPSIS:

A modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice where Elizabeth Bennet is a grad student and striving to establish her career in the literary world and Fitzwilliam Darcy is the ultra-reserved, unhappy-looking friend of her sister’s new boyfriend. Thrown together often by the happy couple – Jane and Bingley, Darcy finds himself intrigued by Elizabeth and surprised at how he easily opens up to her. And Elizabeth begins to feel some sparks for Darcy too (or maybe that’s just the Vicodin), but sadly mistaken assumptions and a lack of communication drive these two apart before something develops. What happens when they continue to encounter each other? And what happens when Elizabeth learns the truth about Darcy’s past? Continue reading »

Sep 142018
 

What if Elizabeth Met Darcy While He Was Attending University?

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins while Darcy is attending Cambridge in 1810

SYNOPSIS: While spending the school holiday in Meryton with his classmate’s (John Lucas) family, Fitzwilliam Darcy makes a terrible first impression on sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Bennet. First he has the audacity (ahem…accidental misfortune) of getting caught reading her diary, and then, per his usual, he delivers some ungenerous remarks about Elizabeth and her family that she happens to overhear. Elizabeth immediately sketches Mr. Darcy’s character and believes him devoid of all kindness and consideration. Yet, several months later Elizabeth finds herself in a predicament where she desperately needs his help, whether she wants to admit it or not… Can Elizabeth open her eyes to Mr. Darcy’s true character before it is too late? Can Darcy forgive Elizabeth after her terribly hurtful actions towards him? Continue reading »

Aug 012018
 

Millennials and Modern Jane Austen

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

In a debut release that translates Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to modern-day Seattle with millennial-aged characters, Audrey Ryan tells the story of two sisters that are reuniting to live together after college and law school, find gainful employment, and figure out their directions in life. It is an exciting/confusing/frustrating time. And with uncertainties about their chosen fields and the complications of new relationships, both Lizzie and Jane Venetidis have some difficult lessons to learn and discover about themselves… Continue reading »