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  • Posted November 19, 2010

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    Finally Georgiana takes center stage!

    Mr. Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson was first published under the title And This Our Life: Chronicles of the Darcy Family, Book 1. This is the debut novel for C. Allyn Pierson. Mr. Darcy's Little Sister takes a different route than other Pride and Prejudice sequels as it is told through the eyes of Georgiana.


    Georgiana Darcy is an angst filled teenager. She's filled with all of the confusing feelings that come with your teenage years; confusion about boys, lack of confidence, extreme self-consciousness. She's nervous about her coming out to society in the spring, about meeting her new sisters family, and about boys!

    In Mr. Darcy's Little Sister you get an intimate view into Georgiana's mind via her diary entries. You learn why she's so filled with anxiety and lacks confidence, but also get to know her inner most thoughts and feelings on her first love.

    "Since my rescue by my cousin Fitzwilliam I cannot but feel that I should make up for the way I misjudged him for so many years and, most particularly, for my nasty and spiteful tongue during the past few months. He truly does feel strongly about somethings, including his duties to his ward. I wonder how he feels about the girl herself."

    Georgiana is nervous that she's going to disgrace the family name and fall in love with the wrong sort of gentleman. Shes worried that her brother and Colonel Fitzwilliam will never approve of anyone for her. They both still treat her like a child, especially Colonel Fitzwilliam. Over the course of the novel you travel with Georgiana on her journey into society and into womanhood.

    It was an absolute joy to read this novel. Georgiana has always been one of those characters that I wished I knew more about. Austen wrote her so shy, naive, and kind, yet full of romantic notions. (Her wanting to believe Wickham and run away to be married) I always wished to get to know her better and Mr. Darcy's Little Sister gave me just such an opportunity. Pierson stays true to Austen's original characters which will delight Austen enthusiasts and purists. The Georgiana that she creates is charming and so easy to relate to! When reading Georgiana's feelings on her first ball it's easy to think back on your first school dance or the first time you danced with someone. While reading Georgiana's feelings on her first love I had the butterflies in my stomach thinking back to mine. Pierson is an excellent writer at conveying the thoughts and feelings of the characters she's writing.

    I would have liked to see more with the antagonists in the novel. They're introduced for so short a time period that the conflict of the novel feels very short.

    I've heard that Ms. Pierson is currently writing another P&P sequel book and I can only hope that it's as good as this one. (And that it gets released soon!)


    Kimberly (Reflections of a Book Addict)

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

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    Regency teen angst as Pride and Prejudice continues

    It's tough being a teenager, even if you are the handsome, accomplished and wealthy Georgiana Darcy. Your parents are dead and you have dull Mrs. Annesley for a companion. Being painfully shy and having an older brother like Fitzwilliam doesn't help matters much either. His standards are incredibly high. He "cannot boast of knowing more than half a dozen [young ladies], in the whole range of my acquaintance, that are really accomplished." And, then there's Colonel Fitzwilliam. He's your cousin and co-guardian with your brother. He arrives for inspection and departs by patting you on the head like a dog. How can you possibly be the refined, accomplished young lady that your family expects before your presentation to London society when you don't know how to walk with grace, talk with ease and curtsey to the King without wobbling? No wonder you're churlish and snappy.you're only seventeen! PRIDE AND PREJUDICE continues through the eyes of young, impressionable and insecure Miss Georgiana Darcy as debut novelist C. Allyn Pierson picks up the story right before the wedding of her brother Fitzwilliam to Elizabeth Bennet and continuing through their first year of marriage and Georgiana's presentation at court. From Pemberley to Hertfordshire to London, we follow Georgiana through the trials of teen angst, as she candidly writes in her diary of doubts and struggles universally acknowledged by anyone who has ever been there: Why did I say that? She doesn't like me. Why do they treat me like a child? Does this boy like me? all through her gentle, sweet natured and occasionally brusque manner. Along the way we are privy to the Regency life of the privileged upper class with the trials of shopping, theatre, formal dinners, Balls and London society. With the assistance of Colonel Fitzwilliam's mother Lady Whitwell and Elizabeth Darcy, Georgiana has every advantage a young girl needs, so why is she so nervous, and what man will every want her from more than her dowry? Originally self-published in 2008 as AND THIS OUR LIFE: CHRONICLES OF THE DARCY FAMILY, this sequel has had a major rewrite from its original release. Overall this debut novel is still the sweet story that I had remembered due to Pierson's affable, easy-going style and choice of chaste material. Besides Austen's canon characters, the Darcy's social sphere has expanded to include Colonel Fitzwilliam's parents Lord and Lady Whitwell, a new amiable neighbor Sir Robert Blake, and a few villains thrown in for good measure, ner' do well Jonathan Walker, dissolute George Lewis Winslow Fitzwilliam, Viscount St. George, and the gold digging Comte de Tourney. The pacing was still sluggish through the first 125 pages as not much conflict was presented beyond Georgiana's internal struggles. I would like to have seen more development of the antagonists throughout the entire novel and not just presented in the second half of the story. However, it was rewarding to see Georgiana develop from an anxious teen to a confident young woman with a lovely romance of her own. As gentle natured and accomplished as Miss Darcy herself, his new novel will charm Austen purists and leave them craving more. Laurel Ann, Austenprose

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