Postscript from Pemberley Author:Rebecca Ann Collins In this her seventh novel, Rebecca Ann Collins weaves together the lives of four remarkable young people. Using the ethos of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, she draws upon some of the original characters and extends their stories into a new era, with an enviable grasp of the period and without in any way, compromising the integrity of Jane Au... more »sten's own characters.
Julian Darcy, Jessica Courtney, and Darcy Gardiner are familiar to readers of the popular Pemberley series; here they have a bigger stage to develop their characters. While of a different generation to Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, their lives reflect the social environment and values, which are so clearly associated with Miss Austen's.
Kate O'Hare is a newcomer to Pemberley, with a few surprises up her elegant sleeve. She does not fit the mould of a modest, young lady in search of a husband. Rather, she is an intelligent young woman of some experience who admits to making a few mistakes along the way-mistakes which can have quite catastrophic consequences for her and pose grave risks for her friends. But it is in her very difference, that her fascination lies- for the reader and for young Darcy Gardiner.
It does not surprise that Ms. Collins handles her characters with affection and skill- as she has always done. A good believable story, well told with oblique touches of humour, is what readers of the Pemberley novels have come to expect. With its strong, attractive characters, lively dialogue and delightfully crisp narrative style, their enjoyment of Postscript from Pemberley is guaranteed.
Indeed, one might almost say with Jane Bingley, they will be "perfectly content".« less