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The Pemberley Chronicles (Pemberley Chronicles #1)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Shout Out to P&P Sequel Fans ¿ This is a ¿must own¿ for your collection!

This is not a book to be placed on the shelf, but one to be read and enjoyed again and again. Meet the next generation of Darcy¿s, Bingley¿s, Fitzwilliam¿s, and Gardiner¿s in The Pemberley Chronicles. History comes to life through the eyes, ears, and experiences of ...
This is not a book to be placed on the shelf, but one to be read and enjoyed again and again. Meet the next generation of Darcy¿s, Bingley¿s, Fitzwilliam¿s, and Gardiner¿s in The Pemberley Chronicles. History comes to life through the eyes, ears, and experiences of our favorite Jane Austen characters and some new friends as well. Through ¿the Chronicles,¿ Rebecca Collins brings readers into one of the most socially turbulent times in English history. We are swept up not only in the private lives of the characters as they journey through good times and bad, but also into a vortex of the political unrest and even violence which is beginning to creep onto the pastoral scenes so well-known to Austen fans. We see our friends grow and adapt to meet the challenges of their time. Set against a backdrop of the Industrial Revolution with all of its social impacts, who could have foreseen that our dear friends would show their strength and character through political activism, pamphleteering, and even as suffragists? If you love Jane Austen and her characters¿ If you love your novels peppered with history or subtle social commentary¿ Even if you simply love a really good read¿ pick up Rebecca Collins¿ Pemberley Chronicles. You¿ll be glad you did.

posted by Anonymous on May 9, 2008

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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The third reviewer had it spot on. This is a terribly written book and is excruciating to read. Austen's appeal is that she couples wonderful writing with protagonist characters of great sensibility and intellectual poise. Well, the prime characters of this book woul...
The third reviewer had it spot on. This is a terribly written book and is excruciating to read. Austen's appeal is that she couples wonderful writing with protagonist characters of great sensibility and intellectual poise. Well, the prime characters of this book would never be recognized as a furtherance of characters she conceived, let alone two of her best known characters. Great paragraphs are spent with Lizzie writing to anyone who will listen about her amazement at Mr. Darcy's generosity and kind heart and on her never ending deliberation of her mean-spirited rejection of Darcy's proposal. ... and of her constant happiness and amazement at getting 'one of the most eligible young men of her day'. Elizabeth and Darcy went from being interesting well-developed characters in Pride and Prejudice, to two silly, juvenile soap opera characters. I couldn't finish the book and am going to have to go back and read Pride and Prejudice to get the flavour of this book out of my mind.

posted by Anonymous on July 6, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

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    Nice Read

    I liked this book, it wasn't overly romantic or graphic, it had Jane Austen like undertones. It makes me want to read the next in the series. It has been hard for me to find a book that is a spin off of Pride and Prejudice that has been so well done. It kept with Jane's temperment and details.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    A Nice Continuation

    I truly enjoyed this first book in the series and am eager to start book 2. The entire collection is on my wish list.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    "L" is for the way you look at me....

    Allright, as an avowed Austenite I snatch up any and every sequel that comes off the presses. I knew that Collins was going to bring an element of blissful happiness to the story of Darcy and Elizabth, but seriously. (And this isn't the mushiest I've read) I get the fact that the Darcy's are happy, that they like the Gardiners a lot and that they inevitably will have smiling, happy children, but does it have to be stated within every paragraph? It is definately touching, but can get overly mushy and repetitive. Yes, several 'loose ends' are snipped off at the end rather abruptly. I did read through it rather quickly however despite the repetiveness and gross over-effection of the characters. If you can push past this, try the other 7 novels...any one of them just to see if you still feel the same way. Then read a few of my recommendations, Lathan is definately far more mushy and Berdoll touches on erotica.

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