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In the pages of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", Charlotte Collins seems the antithesis of romance. She possesses neither beauty nor sparkling personality, as she herself ruefully acknowledges. Her lack of fortune and prospects forces her to adopt a ...
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In the pages of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", Charlotte Collins seems the antithesis of romance. She possesses neither beauty nor sparkling personality, as she herself ruefully acknowledges. Her lack of fortune and prospects forces her to adopt a pragmatic view of life, and, much to the horror of her close friend Elizabeth Darcy, she consents to marry the boorish Mr. Collins, a respectable rector.
From there, Skylar Hamilton Burris picks up the tale. In "An Unlikely Missionary", Charlotte and her husband find themselves in the presence of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who informs them that she has arranged a mission trip for them. This seeming whim of their benefactress will prove to have far greater consequences than any of them can foresee.
Charlotte finds herself far away from the world she once knew and the practical niche she had carved within it. This new world ushers in a new cast of characters: fellow missionaries, Indian villagers, and their fascinating, mysterious, and handsome leader, Mr. Rivers. Charlotte discovers that the very traits she thought were disadvantages in her old world are valued highly by her fellow workers and even by the harsh Mr. Rivers. But will her practicality and pragmatism enable her to endure tragedy, brace her for the revelation of Mr. Rivers' past, and equip her to search her soul and discover who she really is?
Posted March 30, 2009
I was excited to receive this book as I have Ms. Burris' first book, "Conviction"...and I absolutely loved it! How refreshing to read a "Pride & Prejudice" sequel from a Christian author! I am not a prude or a purist as some would say, but to take a beautiful love story and its main characters and write sequels that are not worth reading, disturbs me very much! You will not find that in Ms. Burris' writings! However, I was somewhat disappointed in this second sequel to "P & P"...it did not have nearly the depth of story and kept with the original characters as much as did her first book, "Conviction"...still it is a nice book to have in your "P & P" library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 1, 2009
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