Return to Longbourn: The Next Chapter in the Continuing Story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Return to Longbourn: The Next Chapter in the Continuing Story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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Return to Longbourn: The Next Chapter in the Continuing Story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Shannon Winslow, Micah Hansen, Sharon Johnson

What will happen to the Bennet females, now that Mr. Bennet has died?

With Mr. Tristan Collins on his way from America to claim his property, Mrs. Bennet hatches her plan. The new heir to Longbourn simply must marry one of her daughters. Nothing else will do. Will it be Mary or Kitty singled out for this dubious honor? When the gentleman in question turns out to be quite a catch after all, the contest between the sisters is on. Which one will be the next mistress of Longbourn? Or will the dark horse in the race take the prize in the end?

Darcy, Elizabeth, and the rest of the "Pride and Prejudice" cast are back as the socially awkward Mary emerges from the shadows to take center stage in Shannon Winslow's long-awaited sequel to her best-selling novel, "The Darcys of Pemberley."

Many Austen fans have a soft spot in their hearts for Mary Bennet and secretly believe she has the hidden makings of a heroine. Now, in "Return to Longbourn," we learn what really makes her tick. Find out if she's destined to be a governess forever, or if she overcomes the misfortune of being "plain" to find love and her own happy ending.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016202181
Publisher: Heather Ridge Arts
Publication date: 02/24/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 275,687
File size: 786 KB

About the Author

Author Shannon Winslow specializes in writing fiction for fans of Jane Austen. She first garnered attention as a finalist in the "Jane Austen Made Me Do It" short story contest, with her entry titled "Mr. Collins’s Last Supper." Then, the 2011 publication of her popular debut novel, "The Darcys of Pemberley," further cemented her place in the genre, being particularly praised for the author’s authentic Austenesque style and faithfulness to the original characters. A stand-alone Austen-inspired story, "For Myself Alone," followed in 2012.

Now "Return to Longbourn" continues Winslow's "Pride and Prejudice" saga, serving as the sequel to her own sequel. Next, she has something entirely different waiting in the wings – a contemporary “what if” novel entitled "First of Second Chances." After that, she's planning a "Persuasion" tie-in.

Her two sons grown, Ms. Winslow lives with her husband in the log home they built in the countryside south of Seattle, where she writes and paints in her studio facing Mt. Rainier.

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Return to Longbourn: The Next Chapter in the Continuing Story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting sequel to P&P, however, it borrows most of the story from Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre was also a governness who had similar tensions with her employer - Mr. Rochester. They had an ambivalent work relationship. Jane Eyre also had a similar ball & a past troubled relationship... The author did spin a very entertaining sequel using the "plain" Mary as the heroine. I think the author should have mentioned the Jane Eyre connection when giving credits for this work since it is virtually the same story. Ms. Winslow did a nice job tying the pieces of the 2 novels together.
InSpirit More than 1 year ago
Superb! Shannon Winslow's excellent understanding of Jane Austen's characters and stories reflect in her knowledgeable continuations of Pride and Prejudice.  A pleasure to read accurate representations of life style, dialogue and spiritual aspects others have missed.  Return to Longbourn paints a realistic and appealing picture of Mary that includes authentic character development and romantic twists enough to please this reader.   I enjoyed Shannon's picturing Mary as an independent and capable young woman with skills and fortitude as we'd expect, but also harbours unexpectedly romantic responses.  The conflicts and confusion of the story were both intriguing and suspenseful.  No spoilers here; don't worry. My interest and emotions were fully engaged.  Would I recommend this book?  In a minute!  Grab a copy and settle in for a read that will capture you right through to its deliteful conclusion. Thank you, Shannon, for another Pride and Prejudice reading treat!
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theArchersMark More than 1 year ago
I have read all the other spins off the original... and this one definitely holds true in keeping with Austen's brilliant hand! Well done, Ms. Winslow!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An outstanding next chapter to Shannon Winslow's, Darcys of Pemberely and the continuing story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. For Jane Austen fans this book is an exciting continuation of Pride and Prejudice and a catching up with old friends.