Quick, fun and satisfying! I thought the author captured the essence of the characters from Pride and Prejudice very well. A great new "cozy" series!
A Mr & Mrs Darcy Mystery. Murder and mayhem involving the Binghams and Darcys. Written in the witty style of Austen !
Lovely!!!!! This is my least favorite of the four she's written so far, but it is still spectacular. I feel as though I am reading Jane Austen. Bebris writes in her voice and cleverly starts each chapter with a quote from P&P that fits the chapter. It is everything I always wanted in a novel. It is Jane with mystery and love story. Unlike many other rewrites of Austen (most notable Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife), this is not a trashy romance that has lost all characteristics of Austen. Instead, it is a faithful extension of what may have been.
Very Fun. In the Austen style. Clean. Cute. Very enjoyable. Read it twice. Characters true to form!
Pride and Prescience is not a bodice ripper (no offense to bodice rippers). First and foremost, if you're an Austen/Pride and Prejudice fan, you will be delighted not only at seeing your old friends Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy fresh off their wedding. It is the now Mr. and Mrs. Darcy returned for some good old fashioned intrigue. Elizabeth and Darcy work a mystery much like Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man fame.
The dark overtones of the supernatural give Pride and Prescience a gothic flavor. There is the typical mystery of "whodunit", as well as mystery of the supernatural and paranormal - - one which this reader found immensely intriguing.
I am not a Jane Austen fan or a reader of Historical or Regency Romances anymore. But I found this leftover lying around. So to reading I went. It was a little slow for me at first then became interesting. I read to read I do not try to analyze everything in the book [language, anachronisms, period details etc]. As I got further into the story I found I enjoyed it. This book in not high reading it wasn't very intellectual, but it caught the mood of the times. Yes, I figured out whodunit before the end even with all the red herrings.
So wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket, get a mug of steaming tea or chocolate and settle in for a fun read.