Jul 242019

An Upstairs/Downstairs Variation About Kitty Bennet and General Fitzwilliam

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

OVERVIEW: There are two novellas in this collection: Of Fortune’s Reversal and The Maid and The Footman (which were both published separately). These two stories portray the same events from two different perspectives with four main characters being central to both stories – Kitty Bennet, General Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, a maid by the name Annie Reynolds, and a footman/retired Sergeant named Henry Wilson.

Of Fortune’s Reversal, which highlights the events from Kitty Bennet’s and General Fitzwilliam’s perspectives, is 91 pages in length. The Maid and The Footman, which feature Annie Reynolds’ and Henry Wilson’s experiences during the same events, is 191 pages in length.

Since there are two novella-ish length stories in this collection, I thought I’d break down my review to look at them both separately and as a whole. Continue reading »

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


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 »

Jun 172019

What If Mr. Darcy Rectifies His Errors Before Proposing?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy From Author

Thanks to a conversation with Colonel Fitzwilliam and some internal retrospection on his history with George Wickham, Mr. Darcy comes to some new conclusions about his actions (or inactions) regarding his knowledge and experience with Mr. Wickham. Determined that it isn’t too late to prevent Wickham from causing further damage and heartbreak, Mr. Darcy seizes the opportunity of warning Elizabeth Bennet (who he finds at Hunsford Parsonage) about Wickham’s true nature and proclivities. Mr. Darcy’s plans go awry when Elizabeth starts questioning him about seeing Jane in London and Mr. Bingley’s possible return to Netherfield. And a new realization dawns on Mr. Darcy – Jane has true feelings for Mr. Bingley… What has he done!? Continue reading »