Reviews from bloggers are starting to come in for my new novel, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, which has its official release on January 1, 2011. First up is Jessica Hastings at Suite 101. Here is part of her review:
One of the best parts of this book is how the author plays up the sub-characters. People we don’t get to see a lot of in Pride and Prejudice suddenly have much larger roles. Lady Catherine De Bourgh’s sickly daughter for one. In Pride and Prejudice we see Anne De Bourgh has a sick woman supposed to marry Darcy as per her mother’s wishes, a quiet woman who can’t even hold up a conversation. Not so in The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy.
In this remake, Anne is actually a wonderful woman who cares very much for her cousin, Darcy, but only so far as she would for a brother. Anne’s detailed character in this novel plays a major role in Darcy and Lizzy’s uniting, and though she is still a sickly woman, Anne moves about the country side with a witty and wise mind and ends up with her own happily ever after.
Another character we learn more about is Georgiana Darcy, Will Darcy’s sister. We see more of her love for her brother, but readers also learn more about Georgiana as a woman. She was not so easily conned by Wickham as any Pride and Prejudice fan may have thought and she is more than intelligent and imaginative in her own right. Georgiana also plays a role in Darcy and Lizzy’s love life, thought not so much as Anne.
The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy stays true to it’s original counterpart; it relates to the society goings on of the Regency Era, is more of a deep and meaningful romance read than a fun fluffy one, relates to the world as we know it as far as pride and prejudices are concerned and is recommended for romance lovers of ever age range.
To read all of Jessica's interview, please visit her site. In fact, it's a wonderful site, and you will want to visit it for that reason. Thanks, Jessica.
Next week, I will start my blog tour that will run for the month of January. There will be giveaways of my book, so I will be posting a schedule shortly. :)