Friday, 30 September 2016

A Virtue of Marriage (The Moralities of Marriage #2)A Virtue of Marriage by Elizabeth Ann West
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This Pride and Prejudice variation continues, with the Wickham's marriage going from bad to worse. The Bingleys return from their honeymoon to Netherfield, but Elizabeth is still staying with the Gardiners until she gets an invitation from Charlotte Lucas to visit. Can the plans of the Colonel and Darcy succeed.
Look forward to reading the conclusion of the series.

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Background for Murder (Inspector Chaos Mystery Book 1)Background for Murder by Shelley Smith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When Dr. Maurice Royd, the head of a psychiatric hospital, is found dead the police call in Jacob Chaos a Private Investigator to help as they are at a dead end.
I didn't find the plot particularly interesting, and the style of writing did become annoying at times.
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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Elizabeth, Darcy, & Me: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Elizabeth, Darcy & Me, #1)Elizabeth, Darcy, & Me: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Georgina Young-Ellis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

To the background of the love stories of Pride and Prejudice we read about the relationship between Mary Bennet and Christopher Jones, the groom of Mr. Bingley. As Darcy leaves Netherfield, his travels taken him firstly to Rosings, where Christopher is a spectator to the events which enfold there and later at Pemberley and London. We also have Mary perspectives of events at Longbourn. Can there really be a happy ending between a servant and a lady, or do Bennet parents finally get some sense.
An enjoyable story and always glad to read a book about Mary Bennet.

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Maria TheresaMaria Theresa by Rev. J Franck Bright
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book published in 1897 covers the political history of Maria Theresa from 1740-1765. Although I got a feel for the political scene of the era I never got an idea who Maria Theresa was. I would have liked to have read about her early life to discover what made her the person she was. This lack made the narrative quite dry.
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

No Other Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Choices #2)No Other Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella by Leenie Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The continuing story of the Bennet daughters tells of Mary Bennet. As she is invited to London for a season by Lady Sophie Rycroft. Can Mary find happiness among the ton or does she become the source of gossip.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story, and so very easy to read.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sherlock Holmes at the VarietiesSherlock Holmes at the Varieties by Val Andrews
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

On visiting the 'Murphy's Theatre of Varieties' for an evening's entertainment Holmes and Watson are drawn into the case of ghosts causing the accidents that have been occuring in the theatre for last few months.
A nice little mystery and a quick read, with a similar style of writing to Conan Doyle.

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Blackbird Fly (Bennett Sisters #1)Blackbird Fly by Lise McClendon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

American Merle Bennett life becomes unravelled when her husband dies and his secrets are revealed. To recover she travels to France to access the house that he has left her. Only for her to discover a mystery. One that was connected to her husband's family.
It took a while to get into the rhythm of the book, but I found that it was worth it, and I liked the character of Merle, and quite a few of the other characters.

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