Sunday, 30 April 2017

Whispers in the WindWhispers in the Wind by Janet Woods
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

December 1865, Mrs Adele Pelham and her step-daughter have returned to Dorset believing the man she had years previously jilted at the altar was dead. Captain Ryder also known as Lord Madigan has returned to his estate from the wars not knowing that Adele has returned.
Can these two have a chance of happiness or are there too many secrets keeping them apart. Or do their changing feeling towards each other threaten to pull them apart.
I enjoyable this well written story. An easy to read tale with some decent characters.
A NetGalley Book

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Longbourn Library: A Novel of Pride, Prejudice, and BooksLongbourn Library: A Novel of Pride, Prejudice, and Books by Trudy Wallis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A modern variation of Pride and Prejudice, where the five main female characters work in the Longbourn library. Add to the mix, Collin, Charlie, Darcy and Wickham. Can Liz get over her first idea of Darcy or will she fall for Wickham.
An entertaining read, though I would have preferred to read more about the other characters in the later chapters rather than just Darcy and Liz.
So more a 2.5 than a 3.

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Persuasion - RegenderedPersuasion - Regendered by L.E. Smart
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Basically the original wonderful Persuasion with the genres swopped, so a female Captain Fredericka Wentworth, and Anne now Andrew Elliot in the exact same situations and having the same conversations.
The story didn't work for me.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

A Compromise At Rosings Park: A Pride And Prejudice VariationA Compromise At Rosings Park: A Pride And Prejudice Variation by Isabelle Mayfair
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So what are the results when Lady Catherine tells Elizabeth that she must marry the unknown man who compromised her. Particularly as Lady Catherine has already informed Mr. Bennet that Elizabeth is engaged.
An enjoyable, easily read story, with the usual characters.


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Mistress: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, with Parts Not Suitable for Those Who Have Not Reached Their MajorityMistress: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, with Parts Not Suitable for Those Who Have Not Reached Their Majority by Sophie Turner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While residing in London, Bingley and Darcy read about the death of Mr. Bennet. After a few choice words from Bingley to Darcy, Bingley journeys to Longbourn. But what of Darcy?
An entertaining story with the usual characters, and with mature content

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Friday, 28 April 2017

The Earl's New Identity (The Regency Renegades Series 1 - Beauty and Titles)The Earl's New Identity by Jasmine Ashford
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Wesley, Earl of Rippon is a midshipman content with his life until his meets actress Lola. Then the murders of the actors in her current play start.
Not a lot of character development or much of a mystery. But is was the use of modern idioms that kept throwing me out of the story.

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A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield ParkA Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park by Lona Manning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While Sir Thomas Bertram is visiting his plantations in the West Indies his family back at Mansfield Park have decided to put on a play. Fanny Price continually faced with the cruel remarks of her Aunt Norris and her unrequited love of Edmund Bertram secretly leaves to become a governess. So the future of all the players are changed.
A very enjoyable well written variation of Mansfield Park.

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