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 »

Nov 212018
 

Precocious Young Lizzy Wanders Into the Future!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Note: Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess is the fourth installment in The Bennet Wardrobe series, and it is recommended that readers read The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Adventure, Henry Fitzwilliam’s War, and The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque prior to reading the Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess.

For those who are unfamiliar with The Bennet Wardrobe series, it is an inventive and engaging series filled with time-traveling Bennets, who are able to travel forward in time – thanks to the magical properties of a specially-crafted wardrobe that has been in the family since the late 1700s. In the first few books of the series there is a focus on Mary, Kitty, and Lydia Bennet and what happens to them post Pride and Prejudice.  However, this two-part novella focuses more on Elizabeth and features two significant times in her life. Continue reading »

Aug 132018
 

Can You Be Persuaded To Like Elizabeth Elliot?

 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Having read and utterly adored one series about Elizabeth Elliot, I was thrilled to see Melanie Stanford released a sequel novella to her clever modern adaptation of Persuasion, Sway that spotlights Elizabeth Elliot. (Side Note: Persuasion fans should definitely read Sway if they haven’t already – it is a wonderful adaptation of Jane Austen’s work that is fresh, creative, and filled with music!)

In this sequel, we meet up with Elizabeth who is running her own party planning business called Excessively Diverted (love it!), which isn’t exactly in the black quite yet. Of course, it doesn’t help that Elizabeth still goes to the spa weekly and must buy the latest designer handbag! While supervising the success of one her expertly planned parties, Elizabeth has the misfortune to overhear someone insulting her party (sounds like someone is about to make a spectacular first impression!) And being bold as brass, Elizabeth confronts this rude guest, who turns out to be Antonio Reyes, a wealthy CEO. Antonio has no problem clashing horns with Elizabeth at her party, but the next day he feels something like regret when he discovers that Elizabeth is the party planner his daughter wants him to hire for her Sweet Sixteen! Yikes! And even though Elizabeth loathes the ill-manner, arrogant jerk entirely, she might be persuaded to take him on as a client because she is in need of some funds to pay her mounting bills… Continue reading »