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Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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  • Posted November 11, 2010

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    Loved this book!

    I know I have mentioned this before but I will repeat it again: I love Jane Austen sequels. I picked this one because I have never read or seen a sequel dedicated to Charlotte Collins before. For those of you who don't know, Charlotte marries the odious Mr. Collins after Elizabeth Bennett refuses to marry him. I don't know how other people view this union, but to me Charlotte sentenced herself to a life of tediousness and boredom. Jennifer Becton picks up Charlotte's story after the death of Mr. Collins. She longs to live out her days in peace and quiet but life and Maria have other plans for her. I really like this book! The story line was fantastic. It has twists and turns, heartache and humor. I loved the new characters that Jennifer introduced us to. Mr. Ben Basford is now a favorite of mine. I hope everyone loves him as much as I do. This is a great romantic read. You will fall in love with Charlotte as she learns to follow her heart. I sincerely hope that Jennifer Becton will write more books about Jane Austen beloved characters.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

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    Great sequel to Pride and Prejudice!

    There are a few dozen spin-offs to Jane Austen's great Pride and Prejudice, but far too many of them are not at all in the style of Austen and loaded with 20th and 21st century mores and political correctness. Becton does a very good job of staying in Austen's tone and morals, and she stays firmly out of the Darcys' bedroom and instead concentrates on Lizzy's friend Charlotte, who married the obnoxious Mr. Collins in P&P. He is mercifully dead when this novel opens, and Charlotte is a widow and living in a small cottage on Lady Catherine's grounds, but not obliged to see the snob very often. Her younger sister Maria comes to live with her, and both sisters' hearts are set aflutter by engaging males who come to the area. Maria fixes her interest on a wealthy young visitor from America, and Charlotte finds herself interested in an older lord, but is the object of the interest of the American's accompanying uncle. An elopement, blackmail, and character assassination by gossip ensue, very much in the Austen manner. The story does not drag, the characters behave in believably 19th century ways, and the reader is charmed to have an idea of how more P&P characters might have fared after Austen finished her narrative. I read this book and then promptly ordered the next one, Caroline Bingley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    If you are an Austen fan and want more, check it out.

    It is in the Austen genre and well done. Long suffering Charlotte deservedly now comes into her own, despite adversity and hypocrisy, and it makes us smile. Very entertaining and enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    A very lively tale!

    I so much enjoyed reading this story! Who would have thought that Charlotte Collins would have been a closet romantic? Her pursuit of Mr. Basford was very enjoyable to read about. All in all, a very enjoyable tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    A fun story to imagine

    Although the author didn't stay in period Jane Austen wrote in, the author did have a great story line and it was a fun concept. It makes you begin to wonder what happened to some of the other supporting characters from the original book. I enjoyed the story and it was fun to see a better outcome for Charlotte. Nice start to the book, I liked that we didn't have to rehash the awfulness of Mr. Collins, as the book begins with his funeral.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Very Nicely Done

    I enjoyed this story very much. It's nicely written and easy to read. Any Jane Austen fan would love this. It brings the charactor of Charlotte into a new light that shines just as brightly as Elizabeth Bennett.

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