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Women of Pemberley (Pemberley Chronicles #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2008

    I hardly know what to write but I have even better news!

    The saga continues. Our favorite characters return, but this time we see their world through mature eyes - the eyes of parents and grandparents. In Women of Pemberley, Rebecca Collins once again waves her magic wand over the heads of readers - sending them back to 19th century England, into the grimy streets of London the coal mines and pottery factories of the North the political morass whose ambitious leaders sent an ill-prepared England to war against Russia and into the hearts and minds of Irish immigrants, impoverished farm workers and other vulnerable populations. And once again our familiar cast - now spanning three generations - illustrates the depth of their character in meeting each social challenge that presents itself. And yet through all of the tumult and all of the changes taking place around them, we see the constancy of Elizabeth and Darcy. We share their joy at each new marriage and birth in the family, and we weep alongside them, as they cope with life's tragedies. We see a couple still very much in love and whose strength and devotion serve as a benchmark for all who know them. The successful relationships of next-generations of Darcys, Bingleys, Gardiners, Fitzwilliams, and Collinses are due in large measure to the standard set by Darcy and Elizabeth. But for the fact that eight more books remain in this series for me to devour, I would be very depressed that this one had ended. I'm ready for my next course!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    A response to one of the one star rewiews

    I realize a one star review was posted several years ago, but I hope my reply to it will help other people when deciding to purchace this book.

    This title is the second book in this author's series. The new characters and situations are introduced in the first book. Had that reviewer read the first book in the series first, I doubt there would be as much confusion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2010

    Life at Pemberley continues

    This series is so captivating and wonderful. Jane Austen would love this continuation of Pride and Prejudice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    contrived, boring, pointless

    I'm struggling through this book. Ms. Collins introduces too many characters with little character building. Too much liberal politics woven into each and every chapter. She steam roles through subplots (because there appears to be no single plot) Jane Austin was able to pull you into the scenery with her picturesque descriptions. She made the heart of the heroine your heart with her descriptions of thoughts and emotions and she nurtured our love affair with the 18th century with her dialogs and letters. None of that here! Theres no intimate, realstic and subtle dialog to assist in the fleshing out of characters that should reflect the culture that was England in the 1800s. She throws out current events of the times seemingly only to prove that she did her historical research. Each event mentioned is irrelevant to the story. Writing a sequel to a respected authors work is never a good idea, but this author and editor alike should be ashamed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    Thank you Ms Collins

    Thank you Ms Collins ( and also Amy- for your review ) for a whole new generation of Pemberley characters. There are five stories of five strong and interesting women, Emma Bingley, Cassy Darcy and Emily Gardiner,to name just three. Each one faces a significant challenge in life and how they deal with it makes interesting reading. Some people who expect a sequel to be all about couples falling in and out of bed may be disappointed, but the charming, young Women of Pemberley, together with the original characters- Mr Darcy and Elizabeth,Jane and Mr Bingley and the Gardiners- are an impressive cast in a fascinating continuation of Jane Austen's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    Boring

    I was very disappointed with this book and it takes alot to disappoint me when it comes to Darcy and Elizabeth. There is no plot, hardly any speaking in this book. It is just really boring.

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