May 172019
 

An Unexpected Encounter Blossoms Into a Beautiful Relationship

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

Even though she has a sober disposition, a penchant for sermonizing, and can be a little vain about her accomplishments, I have always had a soft spot for Mary Bennet. Maybe it is because I feel sympathy for her loneliness and her family’s neglect. Or maybe it is because like Mary, I am fond of reading and playing the piano. Or maybe it is because I love it when an unlikely and unexpected heroine finds her happiness! For all these reasons combined I am always eager to read more about her character’s journey, and I happily seek out any Austenesque stories this feature the prudent and practical Bennet daughter. Continue reading »

Mar 272019
 

Mr. Darcy Attempts Matchmaking!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

After twenty-five years of being happily married, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are as in love and playful as ever. They are the adoring parents of four children – Alexander (age 23-24), Rebekah (age 19-20), and two twin boys – Gerald and James (age 12). They are on the brink of becoming grandparents (thanks to their daughter Rebekah), and they notice that perhaps their eldest son is in “want of a wife.” But similar to his father in many ways, Alex is reserved in company, not comfortable conversing with the fairer sex, and heavily pursued as a prime matrimonial prize. Both Darcy and Elizabeth decide to lend a helping hand to their son so he can find the forever kind of love they have had the good fortune to enjoy these past twenty-five years… Continue reading »

Mar 232019
 

An Unsuspecting and Undistinguished Character Transforms into a Heroine!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

With three Bennet daughters marrying for love at the close of Pride and Prejudice, the two remaining unmarried daughters (Mary and Kitty) have always aroused curiosity and speculation. What kind of futures are in store for these ladies? Do they find their own happiness? Do they marry for love? Many writers have been inspired to pick up their pens and compose tales that flesh out these characters and continue their lives beyond what Jane Austen wrote. While there are dozens of stories that spotlight Mary Bennet, there are decidedly less that feature Kitty Bennet, who is famous for her coughing and for mindlessly being under Lydia’s influence. In Carrie Kablean’s debut novel she shines a spotlight on Kitty and reveals the events of Kitty’s life the year after her sisters marry. Continue reading »