Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mr Darcy’s Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson
Yes, Yes, Yes. This is right up my street, great story, nice character interaction, good historical details and fast moving plots with some suspenseful moments.
Obviously, Georgiana tells this tale of her brothers marriage and her first season as she comes out as a debutant and is presented at Court to the Prince Regent.
A major issue for such a shy young lady but after a very harrowing and frightening ordeal, she finds herself to be far more courageous than she ever realised.
She also has her eyes opened to love, lot’s of nice little touches like Lord Byron and a nod to the Scarlett Pimpernel.
A real flavor of the period suffuses throughout this book, it especially highlights the disparity in woman’s rights. that the men could get away with doing almost anything to women and they and they and their families could do nothing about it as, the scandal of anyone finding out was even more damaging to the women and her family.
Being a young lady with a large dowery or title and estate as is the case of Anne De Bourgh, with a minefield of potential fortune hunters and dissolute bad guys. And bad guys in this book are really pretty dam nasty.
This book has definitely leapfrogged up my list of Jane Austen Prequels and Sequels and is happily nestling near the very top.
C. Allyn Pierson (who also writes as Carey A. Bligard) will write more sequels as I for one will happily buy them and enjoy reading them.