Netherfield Park Revisited Author:Rebecca Ann Collins Netherfield Park Revisited draws upon the background, and characters of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but they are not the main event. Elizabeth, Jane, Darcy and Bingley are observers and commentators, whose values and opinions are important elements of the drama, but not the whole of it. — For it is the unfolding story of Jonathan Bingley,... more » son of Charles and Jane Bingley, the new master of Netherfield Park.
Though he is in many ways a remarkably Austenian hero, Jonathan is an original creation of Rebecca Ann Collins. Clever, handsome and more politically active than his easy going father, Jonathan is a deeply passionate man, who faces a major crisis in his life and that of his young family. His own strength and the inner resources of several other characters are sorely tested by a series of intractable events.
He purchases Netherfield Park, once his parents home, hoping it will solve his problems, but finds they have been exacerbated. The malign influence of an embittered Miss Bingley, only makes matters worse.
Into this situation comes Anna Faulkner-- an accomplished young woman of elegance and sensibility, a target for envy and gossip in provincial Meryton.
Jonathan Bingley's efforts to deal with the consequences of his and other peoples actions, lie at the heart of this third book in the popular Pemberley series.
It is also a love story. Set in mid Victorian England, at a time of great political and social reform, the novel traces with honesty and wit, the unraveling of an unfortunate marriage and the making of another passionate, more enduring union.
Ms. Collins strong, consistent characters, lively dialogue and strikingly visual narrative style, make this charming novel a most enjoyable companion volume to the others in the series.
Readers who enjoyed The Pemberley Chronicles and The Woman of Pemberley will not be disappointed.« less