Thursday, 30 April 2015

A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction, #1)A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After Lady Eliza Sumner is defrauded of her fortune, and her fiancé leaves her she travels to the States. Working as a governess she is determined to find the people who defrauded her.
A delightful tale.

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Monday, 27 April 2015

The Double Life Of Jane AustenThe Double Life Of Jane Austen by Jane Aiken Hodge
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A look at Jane Austen's life through her writings, her family and available contemporary records.

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's TaleTo Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale by P.O. Dixon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Lydia, Wickham and Mr.Bennet have all perished. What becomes of the Bennet ladies as we see Elizabeth being employed as Miss Darcy's companion.

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell, #12)Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As Mary Russell's adventures continue in Morocco she has unfortunately lost her memory and must now determine who she is and what she is doing in Fez. Meanwhile Holmes finds that his wife has gone missing....

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Chance EncountersChance Encounters by Linda Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Darcy does not go to Netherfield and therefore does not met Elizabeth until she visits the Gardiner's in London. So they get to know each other without her family, and without his ungentlemanly remarks.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

A World Without DarcyA World Without Darcy by C. Rafe Carlson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice story, after Lydia becomes Mrs Wickham Darcy stays in London. Through his feeling of guilt he finds out what life would have been like for his family and friends if he had never existed.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Lost Abbot (Matthew Bartholomew, #19)The Lost Abbot by Susanna Gregory
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this 19th adventure with Bartholomew, it is 1358 and he is travelling to Peterborough. He is part of Brother Micheal's retinue, who has been charged as the Bishop's Commissioner to discover the fate of the town's Abbot.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

BelovedBeloved by P.M. Harding
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, at the birth of Elizabeth Bennet her father fearing for her life gives her away to be raised as the daughter of a wealthy friend. Where she grow up knowing Darcy.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Hungry Ghosts (Inspector Ramirez, #3)Hungry Ghosts by Peggy Blair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Cuba Inspector Ramirez investigates art vandalism and the deaths of prostitutes, while in Canada Detective Charlie Pike needs to determine whether a body of woman is a victim of the Highway Strangler.
Free copy received of my first Inspector Ramirez novel.

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Monday, 13 April 2015

HeyerwoodHeyerwood by Lauren Gilbert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Regency tale of Catherine, Lady Heyerwood, of her marriage and and widowhood, and trials to stay independent.

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

A World of Expectations- Book II: The ConfrontationA World of Expectations- Book II: The Confrontation by Gayle Lynn Messick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The story continues with all 5 members of the alliance returning to London. Can their partnership survive and flourish and what about their personal lives?

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Friday, 10 April 2015

A World of Expectations: Book I - The AllianceA World of Expectations: Book I - The Alliance by Gayle Lynn Messick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice story where 4 men visit Netherfield Park home of Bingley to arrange an alliance concerning trade. The visitors are Darcy, Lord Blake, Rawlings, and Kent, who while they are visiting meet the inhabitants of Meryton and Longbourn.

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane AustenFirst Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sophie Collingwood, a book lover and an Austen enthusiast is drawn into the quest to determine who first wrote First Impressions.
In an alternative narrative is the story of a young Jane Austen's friendship with the clerie Richard Mansfield.

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Mr. Darcy, VampyreMr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This Pride and Prejudice story describes the torment of Darcy on his marriage to Elizabeth as they travel through Europe on their honeymoon. As he tries to contain his secret - an easy read but not very eventful.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

It’s time for another Mama Moose Surprise Blog Giveaway!


One Lucky Mama Moose fan will have the choice to pick a $400 Visa Gift Card or an iPad Mini3.

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The contest is Open World Wide, but you must be 18+ to enter. Only one entrant per household. And you must be a fan of Mama Moose Contest and Reviews in order to win

The contest runs from the 7th April to 13th May 2015.


Monday, 6 April 2015

Mystical, Magical LizzyMystical, Magical Lizzy by Melanie Schertz
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice variation where the Bennets and in particular Elizabeth have magical powers.

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Remembrance Of The PastRemembrance Of The Past by Lory Lilian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Elizabeth Bennet is visiting the Gardiners prior to their journey to the Lakes. On a walk in Hyde with Mrs Gardiner they met Darcy and his sister Georgiana, and Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Then Georgiana invites them to their home, and the story continues as they all visit Pemberley.
Lovely story and a new delightful character in Lady Cassandra.


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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Darcy and Elizabeth: A Most Unlikely CoupleDarcy and Elizabeth: A Most Unlikely Couple by Brenda J. Webb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Darcy has a cousin - Andrew Darcy - who is in Meryton with his good friend George Wickham.
After Darcy has left Netherfield there is again scandal concerning Andrew Darcy and a local young lady. As Darcy returns to Meryton to solve this problem he finds that it is Elizabeth Bennet who's reputation has been sullied, the very lady who was the reason he left Meryton.


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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Oxford Cottage: A Pride and Prejudice VariationOxford Cottage: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Leenie Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation the Bennet daughters are being taught household duties at Oxford Cottage
As Darcy and Bingley head towards Netherfield Park their directions result in approaching the Cottage during a heavy rainfall. The two gentlemen are quickly captivated but problems soon arrive.

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