Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dreams and Expectations by Wendi Sotis
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.