Monday, December 16, 2013

Holidays at Pemberley or Third Encounters by Alexa Adams

Holidays at Pemberley or Third Encounters:
A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice Concludes
by Alexa Adams

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Just released: September 2013
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Genre: Jane Austen
Paperback: 186 pages
Rating: 4

Charlotte smiled from across the room at the man's obvious devotion to her friend. Such attachment was very charming, undoubtedly, and when it came to an end, as it was most certain to do, they would have abundant good fortune to keep the inevitable aggravations with each other to a minimum. Both a Christmas celebration and conclusion to Tales of Less Pride & Prejudice, Holidays at Pemberley begins where First Impressions ends, with the marriage Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, and spans the course of Second Glances to conclude their story.

As the Darcys enjoy their first years of marriage, Charlotte Lucas is often invited to join them. Watching as the Bennet sisters, one by one, marry to both outrageous advantage and with great affection, her only ambition remains independence and respectability, stubbornly blind to the virtues of a love match. Miss Lucas thinks she has found an acceptable husband in David Westover, rector of Kympton and determined bachelor, but he remains oblivious to the implications of befriending a Miss Lucas. It may mean some heartbreak, but if Mrs. Darcy's pragmatic friend will only surrender to Cupid, she may find wild fantasies do come true, even for ladies dangerously close to thirty.

First Impressions
Second Glances
Third Encounters (Holidays at Pemberley)

My two-bits:
Immerse yourself in Jane Austen-speak with this wonderful retelling.

Love this series in which Pride and Prejudice character hookups change (except for Darcy and Elizabeth) with interesting beginnings of their own.

This third book has a focus on Elizabeth's friend, Charlotte Lucas and new love interest, David Westover.

What makes this book especially delightful to read this time of year is the holiday theme and all its descriptive finery and doings.

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