Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Darcy's Voyage / Review

Author: Kara Louise
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
(September 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 140224102X

Book Description:

A Tale of Uncharted Love on the Open Seas
In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.

When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined. But the perils of their ocean voyage pale in comparison to the harsh reality of society's rules that threaten their chance at happiness.

When they return to the lavish halls of England, will their love survive?

My Review:

I found this interpretation of Pride and Prejudice to be solidly written and well researched. Written with imagination, orginiality, and skill, author, Kara Louise, proves she knows her "Austen." Highly recommended to Austen fans.

(Thank you to Sourcebooks for my review copy.)

Mr. Darcy's Little Sister / Review

Author: C. Allyn Pierson
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN-10: 1402240384

Book Description:

Pride and Prejudice continues...

Georgiana Darcy grows up and goes in pursuit of happiness and true love, much to her big brother's consternation.

A whole new side of Mr. Darcy...
He's the best big brother, generous to a fault. Protective, never teases. But over his dead body is any rogue or fortune hunter going to get near his little sister! (Unfortunately, any gentleman who wants to court Georgiana is going to have the same problem...)

So how's a girl ever going to meet the gentleman of her dreams?

My Review:

This Pride and Prejudice sequel about Georgiana Darcy's coming of age, is told with charm and class. As a period piece it is delightfully filled with many of the elements that go with the Age. Well-written and painstakingly researched, it is definitely one of the best Austen sequels I've read to date.

(Thank you to SourceBooks for my review copy.)