Title: Georgiana Darcy’s Diary
Author: Anna Elliott
Series: The Pride and Prejudice Chronicles
Genre: Regency Romance
Release Date: May 2012
About the Book:
Mr. Darcy’s younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after…
The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love.
Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy’s fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana’s domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana’s fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart–and rely on her courage–for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.
Georgiana Darcy’s Diary is Book 1 of the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles and is appropriate for all ages.
I have read all of Jane Austen’s books. Of her six books, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice are tied for my favorite. I always wanted sisters, but only had brothers (love you guys). The thought of so many sisters to comfort each other and squabble with each other was a dream come true to me. I have read these books over and over and always wished there were more. What happened after Elizabeth wed Mr. Darcy? Did Edward and Elinor live happily ever after? And what of the more minor characters? After Georgiana Darcy was so badly mistreated by Colonel Wickham, did she ever find true love?
I was so excited to find out that there is a whole world of fan fiction built around the very questions I have pondered all these years. Anna Elliott is one of these fans and I read her first book in the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles, Georgiana Darcy’s Diary.
Georgiana is a shy and quiet teenager. Traumatized by the death of her parents, her misbegotten love affair with Colonel Wickham, and her overbearing Aunt deBourgh, Georgiana is not sure what to do when she is forced to “date” various “eligible” bachelors. Her sister-in-law, Elizabeth has become suddenly distant and Georgiana wonders what she could have done to hurt Elizabeth’s feelings. Let’s face it. Georgiana is a bundle of nerves. I could totally identify with her, LOL.
The story takes the typical Austenian turns with tragicomic misunderstandings which are all cleared up by the end of the book. I was very satisfied with the ending and am thrilled to see that Ms. Elliott has written a second book in the series, Pemberley to Waterloo. I can’t wait to read it!!
I give Georgiana Darcy’s Diary five journals (so Georgiana never runs out of room to write her deepest thoughts.)
About the Author:
The daughter of two English literature PhDs, Anna Elliott grew up in Connecticut in a house filled with books. She is a longtime devotee of historical fantasy and fell especially in love with Arthurian legend and Celtic history while at university. Anna now lives in the Washington, DC, Metro area with her husband and two daughters. She likes Jane Austen, British TV, Castle, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, sewing toys for her children, and rainbows and unicorns, especially those drawn by her daughters. Mosquitos love her.
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I did not receive any compensation for this review. I purchased the book on my own and all opinions are my own.