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Subject: Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy
Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:32 PM ET
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Another in the Pride and Prejudice series by Elizabeth Aston.  This is #2.  Anyone else reading these?  I thought it was a really enjoyable book.  This one is an adventure as one of the Darcy daughters tries to escape a horrible marriage.

For historical fiction lovers, this is a good tale set in the early 1800s.  I like the themes.  Aston shows how difficult it is for women, how much they are seen as their father or their husband's property, how a woman with any talent has to hide for fear of offending society.

This is a good read:)

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:54 PM ET
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I have them either on my wl or reminder...they sound like I'd like them very much!

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 2:30 AM ET
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Michelle, it's like reading Jane Austen without all the olde English :)  LOL  I've enjoyed the first 2 and have the next one on my wishlist.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 9:00 AM ET
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I've read the whole series now, and really enjoyed them all. Some were better than others, but they were all enjoyable.

I love Austen, and I thought Aston did a great job at making this a modern story while keeping the old fashioned sensibilities of the characters. I adore the extra politeness of the period. I don't love the restraints placed on women so much. ;-)

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 9:31 PM ET
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I know there are a bunch, can someone list the series in order?

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 9:52 PM ET
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Michelle,

I got this from fantasticfiction.com:

Novels
Mr. Darcy's Daughters (2003)
The Way of the World (2003)
The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy (2004)
The True Darcy Spirit (2006)
The Second Mrs. Darcy (2007)
The Darcy Connection (2008)

If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Darcy's Daughters and Way of the World are the same book.


Date Posted: 8/15/2007 9:56 PM ET
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Melody we both had the  same idea:)

Michelle here is the link to Fantasticficion:

 

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/a/elizabeth-aston/

 

 

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 2:50 PM ET
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Thanks guys, that helps me out!  Ordered the first two..:)

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 7:52 PM ET
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Hi there, this is one series that I HAVE read and I truly enjoyed it. I have already reposted my books and have given them away to other readers. (they went super fast) I love stuff about Jane Austen or things that she has written. :-) Keri PS-I just got done reading "The Eyre Affair" it isn't really Historical Fiction but more general fiction but was written in the 80s and is about how people can travel literally into books and speak with characters. But one guy gets greedy and starts kidnapping characters, and of course he kidnaps someone from Jane Eyre but not going to say who...I highly recommend it!! I think the author was John Fforge? I could be wrong on that but i'm defintely sure on the title. Enjoy!
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 12:35 PM ET
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The Eyre Affair--Jasper Fforde. There are five books in the Thursday Next series...in the fifth, someone tries to turn Pride and Prejudice into a TV reality show! Very entertaining books!



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Date Posted: 9/10/2007 2:30 AM ET
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Those Jasper Fforge books sound entertaining.  I like something different every now and then.

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 8:41 AM ET
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I didn't know there was more than one book. I have Mr. Darcy's Daughters on my WL, and will add the others! I just finished reading Presumption and Letters from Pemberley, and even 2 of the the mystery P&P books by Carrie Bebris. I'm on a P&P kick lately!