Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Recollections of Rosings book 8 in The Pemberly Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins review

Sisters Catherine Harrison and Becky Tate, daughters of Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins, have very different personalities and temperaments. Both grew up in the shadow of Rosings Park, domain of the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, but as adults their paths diverged dramatically.

When a catastrophe at Rosings Park brings Becky back to visit her sister, the two clash about their aspirations for the marriage of Catherine’s young daughter, and both women are forced to confront the ghosts of the past—in particular, Lady Catherine’s cruelty and deception.

As the shocking truth emerges, the Darcy and Bingley families rally. But it may be too late for the sisters to find the love and happiness they were denied so long ago
(from the back cover)

My Thoughts:

I loved this book and cannot wait to read more from author Rebecca Ann Collins. She has carried on with her sequels to Pride & Prejudice seamlessly blending the lives and characters she has created for her characters with the lives that Jane Austen crafted for them. Loaded with period drama that ascends time and place. Brilliantly composed, Rebecca Ann Collins has a connection to these characters that comes to life on the pages of this novel. When the author connects with the era in which she is writing as well as the lives of the characters you know that something magical is going to take place, and Rebecca Ann Collins has definitely created something magical. Although this is the eighth book in The Pemberley Chronicles it does work as a stand alone novel, although I do wish that I would have read the previous books. An excellent addition to your Jane Austen collection. I will be looking forward to seeing what adventures transpires next in The Pemberley Chronicles.

This book was provided for review by Sourcebooks

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a very interesting review.
I have read some of the this writers work previously and I agree with you about her capacity to write convincingly about an entire period and the lifestyles of the people of that era. Together with the characters and themes of the stories she tells, it makes for a very rewarding reading experience.