Starlight Over Pemberley [NOOK Book]

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There is a road in Derbyshire England, which intersects a mysterious path that appears for a time, then vanishes without warning. It links the twenty-first century to Regency England. Jonathan Thomas, a twenty-first century piano tuner and unpublished composer, is about to unknowingly enter that intersection.

As he walks from his disabled car, Jonathan carries his toolbox, and in it a musical composition he had hoped to sell in town. An ...
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Starlight Over Pemberley

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Overview

There is a road in Derbyshire England, which intersects a mysterious path that appears for a time, then vanishes without warning. It links the twenty-first century to Regency England. Jonathan Thomas, a twenty-first century piano tuner and unpublished composer, is about to unknowingly enter that intersection.

As he walks from his disabled car, Jonathan carries his toolbox, and in it a musical composition he had hoped to sell in town. An elaborate, monolithic mansion that he never noticed during his frequent trips to town looms beyond a stand of Italian pines. He treks there seeking help, and meets a young woman, beautifully dressed in Regency clothing, who happens to need a piano tuner. She introduces herself with a curtsy, as Georgiana Darcy, a name he recognizes from the novel, Pride and Prejudice. She is impressed by his treatment of her pianoforte, lovingly, as if were a precious life. She inquires about the composition, and with a smile, and loving gaze into her eyes, he refers to it as his soul. They play it as a duet. The music allows her to look deep into his heart and she falls in love. He gives her the music, his soul. While she makes him a cup of tea, he is unceremoniously sent back to the twenty first century since the intersection has disappeared.

The pair suffer from a love separated by two hundred years. Her brother, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has traveled through the intersection many times. There in the future he discovered Pride and Prejudice, and for everyone’s sake he keeps the truth of their existence a secret. He brings Jonathan and Georgiana back together, and after months of tedious, sometimes amusing assimilation, they are engaged. Shortly afterwards, she convinces him to show her his world. While there, he is injured in an accident and trapped, and she is sent back by the intersection.

There is only one person who can solve this problem.

So begins the search for Jane Austen.
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This was a romantic fantasy and I loved it. The author's main character is Jonathan Thomas and he is thrown into the P&P book. What happens next is wonderful. The main characters, Darcy, Bingley Georgiana and Elizabeth are all there. Mister Thomas falls in love and is suddenly not in P&P land. What the characters have to do to resolve things is amazing, fun and very whimsical. We even get help from Jane Austen herself. I really enjoyed this book, Very entertaining!
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Meet the Author

Hello everyone,
I am Sebastian Di Mattia, I was born to immigrant parents from Enna Sicily. I grew up in Philadelphia Pa. and was educated in the Catholic School System. I wrote my first story at the age of eleven and have dabbled in writing ever since.

I have spent most of my working life on the waterfront, unloading ships from all over the world. I spent eight years working for the U.S.Navy, rebuilding aircraft carriers and destroyers.

I know reside in sunny Florida with my wife of twenty years.

I usually write short stories but this time the characters wanted to go on, and so I did. I am presently writing Pride and Prejudice fan-fiction which I wholly enjoy, and I will have another out this summer.

Thank you for your consideration,
Sebastian
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2011

    Very entertaining. I loved it

    Charlene's review This was a romantic fantasy and I loved it. The author's main character is Jonathan Thomas and he is thrown into the P&P book. What happens next is wonderful. The main characters, Darcy, Bingley Georgiana and Elizabeth are all there. Mister Thomas falls in love and is suddenly not in P&P land. What the characters have to do to resolve things is amazing, fun and very whimsical. We even get help from Jane Austen herself. I really enjoyed this book, Very entertaining!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

    I loved Starlight Over Pemberley and recommend it highly

    Starlight Over Pemberley is a romantic, lovely revisit to the beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice as they continue to live on beyond the original novel. It is a charming and fun read and the author has breathed life into a new heroic and likeable character, Jonathan Thomas, who is delivered to the doorstep of Pemberley and falls into an improbable romance with Georgiana Darcy. Mr. Di Mattia has respectfully captured Mister Darcy, in the way we all love and admire him as he gives us a look behind the curtain into life at Pemberley. Even Jane Austen makes an appearance in this fascinating nove. I just wish I could magically step into this lovely story and become part of it myself.

    You will adore this novel as I did.

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