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Richard Fitzwilliam was tasked with watching over Georgiana and seeing her married to a deserving gentleman. The problem is finding a gentleman he ...
Richard Fitzwilliam was tasked with watching over Georgiana and seeing her married to a deserving gentleman. The problem is finding a gentleman he approves of; not even his closest friends are deemed worthy of her hand.
When scandal breaks and all Georgiana's worst fears seem to come true, will Richard realize in time how deep his affections run, or will they lose their chance at happiness?
Posted January 1, 2014
Not Only A Good P&P Variation, But A Sweet & Worthy Regency Romance
OVERALL: 4 1/2 STARS
Story/Plot: 5 - I am not sure where to put this title. I considered this story original, similar to a regency romance you might read. The exception here, is it concerns Georgiana Darcy and Col. Richard Fitwilliam. In a way, you might consider this a sequel to P&P, and in truth, it is the sequel to His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel, which is P&P through the eyes of Mr. Darcy. Wherein His Good Opinion is told exclusively from the male POV (i.e. Mr. Darcy), this story is told through both Col. Fitzwilliam and Georgiana's eyes - a kind of he/she thinks as is found in most romances. I should also like to note there is some intrigue is this story - not much, but a little - and it also lays more groundwork for the next book, where I believe it will be a major part of the story.
Re-read Value: 4 - I did consider putting this as a 3 for a 50/50 point, but when I think about it, I liked this story a lot. I like P&P, Georgette Heyer regency romances and Betty Neels. I like the clean sweet romance and with a certain knowledge the two principle characters are only "meant" for each other even if they don't know it themselves right from the start. I also like the idea of a romance between Col. Fitzwilliam and Georgiana Darcy, so why wouldn't I want to re-read this book again?
Continue Series: 5 - Already got Against His Will on the Nook to read as soon as I finish this review, lol. This as far as I know is the final book in the series, but I cannot lie, I am hoping Nancy Kelley releases other titles in the P&P universe. As mentioned in the review previously, I would like to see a romance for Anne de Bourgh - maybe Colin - oops SPOILERS?
Characters: 5 - I should begin by saying previously I put this down because although the story was told from Mr. Darcy's POV, it was all the same characters I love and adore from P&P. The same characters appear, but there are a whole lot of new ones which are quite interesting themselves. In this story, which as mentioned up above, it's a romance between Col. Fitzwilliam and Georgiana. I warn you, I might be dropping a few SPOILERS so if you're like me and want to read this book cold, please skip don't and don't read what I am about to write. Normally I hate dropping spoilers, but I'd like to explain some stuff and that means ruining it a little. If you read the first book in the series, His Good Opinion, you will have guessed what Col. Fitzwilliam did during the war with France. In this book, his past is expanded upon and we meet 3 of his friends who helped in his espionage escapades. As mentioned above, one of these friends, Mr. Sebastian Montgomery, is involved in the next book Against His Will, where he is the main protagonist and the love interest in Kitty/Catherine Bennet. There are a few other interesting characters in here, but I don't want to spoil all the fun for you, so check it out for yourself.
Cover: 2 - It's the only thing that bothered me about the book. Blue. Lace. I GUESS it is possible if you look at it you will say "OOOO a Regency Novel!" But I have to be honest, if I didn't know it was the sequel to His Good Opinion, I might not have picked it up.
Genre Fulfillment: 5 - P&P sequel, check. Regency Romance, check.
Personal Involvement: 5 - As you already guessed, lol. Anyone who has ready any of my reviews/notes/comments in regards to P&P fan fiction, know I am stickler for P&P. My point of reference regarding this is I DID consider this worthy of being a GOOD P&P sequel/variation. BUT, I also could have read this story separate, knew NOTHING about P&P and just want a light sweet regency romance, and I would have been thrilled. I feel oddly enough that I got 2 books in one.
Posted October 15, 2013
Wonderful to have the continuing story of Georgina, Darcy and Elizabeth. Great Reading. Enjoyed. Think Jane Austen would approve of this very much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 13, 2013
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