Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Well this version of Pride and Prejudice has everything plus a whole lot more!
As Lady Ann lies dying she gets young Darcy to promise to marry well.
On his mothers death her sister, Lady Catherine De Bourgh makes sure Darcy understands that marrying well is marrying her own daughter, Anne.
So, when he meets and falls head over heels in love with Elizabeth he is unable to tell her how much he loves her as his mothers death wish has too strong a hold on him.
Once again Wendi Sotis relishes making Lady Catherine into the vilest of villans, she is so evil in this story and her evil henchman is non other than Mr George Wickham.
There is treason and ruination, there are smugglers and Lady Catherine is the mastermind of them all.
There are so many interesting twists and sub plots in this story you are left grieving with Darcy and Lizzy as they both pine for each other.
You follow Jane as a really rotten Caroline Bingley makes sure she is also in the same boat.
Poor Charlotte is tied to an even more repulsive Mr Collins than Jane Austen dared write.
Don't let the simple covers of these books put you off, you don't need an expensive glitzy cover to make an interesting entertaining read.
This story goes right through to a modern day Lizzy and Darcy which I feel would have been better saved for another book.
Thank you Wendi for another entertaining read, I hope there is more on the way.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Wendi Sotis - PromisesI really loved this story, it's so full of energy and misunderstandings.
Darcy and Elizabeth meet as children and the bond between them grows strongly as the years pass.
By the time she is sixteen Darcy is totally devoted to her and he proposes to her.
Although she is willing, Mr Bennet won't give his consent until she has had a season and turned 17.
Now this is where all the disasters, skullduggery and misunderstandings set in.
Leaving each feeling abandoned by the other and on her 17th birthday Lizzy has to face the fact that Darcy is not coming to claim her hand.
Three years on and Darcy and Elizabeth meet at the Mereton Assembly. Can their love heal the terrible wounds that have been inflicted.
Once the truth is known who will stop the wicked plans of Lady Catherine and Lord Matlock.
Such an engaging tale that had me rooting for Lizzy and Darcy and wanting to slap Catherine around the chops and stamp on her brothers toes.
A really good read full of interesting twists and turns you will it enjoy it I am sure. I am enjoying Wendi Sotis Books very much and am there for on to the next one with anticipation of more delightful entertainment.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
All Hallows Eve by Wendy Sotis
In this Jane Austen fan fiction the story is quite unique.
While Darcy is torturing himself as he has realised he loves Elizabeth even though her standing is so inferior to his own. He walks to clear his head and on hearing Elizabeths lovely voice finds her in a clearing performing an ancient ritual.
Everything he knows is turned on its head. He and Elizabeth are linked and she is the one that out ranks him.
She is a high priestess and it is his destiny to protect her, she is in terrible danger.
Darcy enlists the help of Richard Fitzwilliam and his older brother as well as Bingley to be guards for Lizzy.
I don't want to give away the story, but, it is full of action and excitement Loads of danger for Darcy to save his Lizzy from and some very neat twists that put some of Jane Austen's characters into a completely different light.
This is not for you if you are a purist but it is a lot of fun. And, having read this I shall have to find more books by Wendi Sotis to read as this one has really whetted my appetite.