Letters from Pemberley The First Year Author:Jane Dawkins In this continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the best-loved novels in the English language, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself in a very different league of wealth and privilege, now as Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy and mistress of Pemberley. Writing to her sister, Jane, she confides her uncertainty and anxieties, and describes the eve... more »ryday of her new life. Her first year at Pemberley is sometimes bewildering, but Lizzy's spirited sense of humor and satirical eye never desert her. Incorporating Jane Austen's own words and characters from her other works, the book is a literary patchwork quilt piecing together the story of Lizzy's first eventful year as Mrs. Darcy.« less
I found this book to be a delightful glimpse of Elizabeth in her new life at Pemberley. I thought the author captured Lizzy's voice quite well. Some of the characters she, Lizzy, writes about are actually characters from other Austen books with different names, such as the Daleys for the Knightleys, so a simple character sketch is enough to flesh out the people she is referring to. A very quick, but satisfying read and I look forward to reading the next book.
This one was disappointing for me- I wanted alittle more romance- this book is Elizabeth=- Lizzie writing letters to her sister Jane. They are plain and boring. The author also brings in many new characters that are also alittle boring. Sorry- I didn't love this one.