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Expectations of Happiness

Expectations of Happiness

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Three spirited sisters and their very different loves...

In this beautifully imagined continuation of a Jane Austen favorite, the Dashwood sisters are all grown up.

Marianne is married on the rebound to a much older man. What happens when her first love comes back and threatens her domestic tranquility? Elinor and Edward Ferrars are shy and

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Three spirited sisters and their very different loves...

In this beautifully imagined continuation of a Jane Austen favorite, the Dashwood sisters are all grown up.

Marianne is married on the rebound to a much older man. What happens when her first love comes back and threatens her domestic tranquility? Elinor and Edward Ferrars are shy and quiet people, but will the loss of Edward's fortune lead to regret and resentment? And can the spirited Margaret find her own happiness in a love affair that defies the conventions of the day and puts her at the center of all kinds of unwanted attention?

Renowned for her historical research and the beautiful pacing of the Regency era, Rebecca Ann Collins weaves a compelling tale of sisterhood, loyalty, and the infinite varieties of the pursuit of love and happiness.

Praise for The Pemberley Chronicles:
"This story will captivate readers." — Library Journal

What readers say:
"A gorgeous book ... so well done, so neatly realized, it is a real treat for Austen fans."
"Unforgettable ... Ms. Collins weaves a masterpiece that reaches the heart."

Editorial Reviews

The Calico Critic
a delightful novel, a worthy sequel to a well-loved classic.
Laura's Reviews
Expectations of Happiness was a perfect continuation of Jane Austen's classic, Sense and Sensibility.
Juliette Selby Reviews
This novel has both the tension and the fun that Austen uniquely injected into her depiction of ordinary life. Ms Collins leaves us with a well plotted, delightfully written sequel to Austen's first novel, and a bunch of unforgettable characters who come alive in the pages of her book.
From the Publisher
"Another fantastic work by Rebecca Ann Collins. Collins has once again showed us that she is a master of Austen's language and time... Give it a try; I'm positive that you won't be disappointed!" - Austenprose

"Expectations of Happiness breathes new life into Austen's beloved characters... A commendable sequel to Sense and Sensibility, one that I think Austen herself would have enjoyed. I definitely recommend it for fans of Austen variations, especially those who think Pride and Prejudice shouldn't get all the attention." - Diary of an Eccentric

"A delightful novel, a worthy sequel to a well-loved classic." - The Calico Critic

"Expectations of Happiness was a perfect continuation of Jane Austen's classic, Sense and Sensibility. " - Laura's Reviews

"This novel has both the tension and the fun that Austen uniquely injected into her depiction of ordinary life. Ms Collins leaves us with a well plotted, delightfully written sequel to Austen's first novel, and a bunch of unforgettable characters who come alive in the pages of her book." - Juliette Selby Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402253898
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
326,342
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Rebecca Ann Collins is the pen name of a lady in Australia who loves Jane Austen's work so much that she has written a series of 10 sequels to Pride and Prejudice, following Austen's beloved characters, introducing new ones and bringing the characters into a new historical era.

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