In Dearest Friends, Pamela Lynne drew complex and interesting characters who joined Darcy and Elizabeth on their road to happily ever after. But what happened after ‘the end’? Did Lydia survive her time at Rosings? Did Jane find fulfillment as Mrs. Bingley? Did Mary and Sebastian adhere to duty or allow their hearts to lead them? Follow the Fitzwilliams, Bingleys, Gardiners and Darcys through portraits of their lives at two, five, and ten years after Elizabeth and Darcy’s marriage. The canvas of their lives is studded with heartbreaking loss, new beginnings and, through it all, the indelible bond of family.
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About the Author
Pamela Lynne grew up in the American South, surrounded by Southern Gothic works by Faulkner, O'Connor and the like. These authors helped shape her evolving mind and continue to influence everything she produces as an adult. It was a Regency-era wit from across the Atlantic, however, who seeped into her being. She often describes her developing years as "Longbourn, The White Trash Version," and credits Jane Austen for what little sense she brought away from that time. She has met her share of Willoughbys and Wickhams, Bingleys and Tilneys, and writes about them all. Pamela currently lives among the rolling hills of Tennessee with her husband of more than a decade, three kids, two cats and one very blond dog. She is still a Marianne hoping to grow into Elinor, or Clairee from Steel Magnolias.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First half was something, second half lingered too long on Mary and detracted from the ending.
Having read the first book, Dearest Friends, I was ready for whatever Pamela Lynne had to say. I love the way she adds meaningful people to our already wonderful cast of characters. This story was fun! It did move around quite a bit since the families are all spread out now, but I found that very entertaining! Mary's role in this book was a wonderful revelation! I love her in DF, but even more so here. Jane may have suffered a bit too much in this one, only because Caroline is such a horrid person. LOL So true to her original character! I would have had to punch her in the nose! The story is set a few years into the Darcys marriage and I appreciated the relationship between them as described by the author. I felt they had a very strong connection. And through that connection, others will benefit. But the story I was most happy to read about was Sebastian and Marys story. Each married, but still great friends. You can tell there is much that must remain unsaid between them and I found this struggle to be sweet and unaffected. I will admit that I read this book in about a day. I was so hungry for conclusions to some of the unanswered questions in Dearest Friends that I ignored all my chores that day to finish. I loved ever minute of it, even Anne being ridiculous about Sebastian marrying for money, and Caroline being a total manipulator with Jane, all the good and the bad people are themselves, but more. It is a lovely journey with our "friends" and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! This will definitely go on the read again list!!