The authors certainly seem to have done their homework on the time period - the endnotes are extensive. (But who expected endnotes in a novel, anyway?) Unfortunately, the endnotes are the only interesting part of the book. While the story may have been good (I don't know; I didn't get that far.), the writing was awful. The characters were unbelievable and did not resemble Austen's characters of the same names. The dialogue was stilted and fake. Descriptions were forced. All in all, I found this very amateurish. I could not "get lost" in the story or "feel" the characters because the poor writing continually drew my attention. After several chapters, it was simply too painful to continue reading and I returned the book to the library. I do not believe I have EVER read such a poorly-written story; if possible, I would give it 0 stars.
I found the story enjoyable. It's not the "best" sequel to Pride and Prejudice that I've ever read, but also is defiantly not the worst. It's a quick and easy enjoyable read that takes you back to the world of Darcy and Elizabeth.