Wednesday, December 24, 2008
89. The Pemberly Chronicles Book 1
Rated 4 Stars
Overall I would recommend it for any Austen fan. It did kind of drag a little because there was a lot of detail given to the political and economic situation of Regency England. Jane Austen herself chose to ignore the world events of her time: i.e. Napoleonic wars but these were important factors in a rich landowner's life and the author researched very well. This book certainly wasn't the steamy kind of read many authors have chosen when writing a P&P pistache, I myself enjoyed it. It left Jane Austen's characters with their dignity intact.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: "Those with a taste for the balance and humour of Austen will find a worthy companion volume."-Book News The weddings are over. The guests (including millions of readers and viewers) wish the two happy couples health and happiness. As the music swells and the credits roll, two things are certain: Jane and Bingley will want for nothing, while Elizabeth and Darcy are to be the happiest couple in the world! The couples' personal stories of love, marriage, money, and children are woven together with the threads of social and political history of nineteenth century England. As changes in industry and agriculture affect the people of Pemberley and the neighboring countryside, the Darcys strive to be progressive and forward-looking while upholding beloved traditions. Rebecca Ann Collins follows them in imagination, observing and chronicling their passage through the landscape of their surroundings, noting how they cope with change, triumph, and tragedy in their lives. "A lovely complementary novel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Austen would surely give her smile of approval." -Beverly Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence