Buenos días, arrebatadores :o) Hace poco he descubierto una serie de relatos, o novellas, basadas en Orgullo y Prejuicio, de Jane Austen. Ver esas portadas tan tiernotas me puso una sonrisa en la cara, así que me he animado a leer una de ellas: Miss Darcy Decides, de Reina M. Williams.
Cuenta el romance entre la hermana de Darcy, Georgiana, y Camden, un hombre que perdió su razón de vivir y se dedicó a despilfarrar su vida. Ahora, más sabio y ansioso por recuperar la felicidad, trata de redimirse. Vuelve a su hogar para recoger el legado de su padre y honrarlo. Aunque conocer a Georgiana le hace desear cortejarla y atesorar su amor. Sin embargo, está plagado de dudas por su pasado y su reputación. Dudas que Georgiana comparte porque ya tuvo un encontronazo con un sinvergüenza en su juventud y no quiere repetir la experiencia. Teme también arriesgar su hogar y su vida actual por un futuro incierto.
El romance, tan dulce y elegante como la prosa de la autora, se desarrolla con exquisita lentitud, en pugna contra las dudas de los protagonistas y la oposición de Darcy, pues teme que su hermana caiga en malas manos de nuevo.
Es un relato muy optimista, tierno, deliciosamente evocador de las costumbres y personajes de Orgullo y Prejuicio, que resulta perfecto para leer en Navidades cuando te apetece conectar con el aspecto cálido y doméstico de las relaciones.
La serie de relatos:
Miss Darcy Decides INFO
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
eBook; 77 pages
Heat level: Sweet
Miss Darcy Decides is a light, sweet Pride and Prejudice novella, book two in the Love at Pemberley series.
While visiting a young woman—who was not so fortunate as Miss Georgiana Darcy in escaping the persuasions of a rogue—Georgiana meets Sir Camden Sutton, whose reputation causes Georgiana to wonder as to his motives. Her wondering soon turns to adifferent feeling when Sir Camden comes to stay at Pemberley, showing himself to be a very different man than was rumored. While Sir Camden struggles with his past and his commitment to his future, as well as the ill intentions of haughty Caroline Bingley, MissDarcy must decide whether to listen to others, or the words written on her heart.
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My opinion of Miss Darcy Decides
MISS DARCY DECIDES is a pretty little bundle of period romance and sweet elegance. It echoes of well-known and dear names like Darcy, Lizzy, even poor Wickham. However, it's time to tell Georgiana's story. Hers is a tale of past lessons, of treasured friendships and emotional growth, but also of longing for the most tender of passions: love.
She might have encountered a fellow spirit in Camden, a man with a past who's also on the lookout for warmth and comfort for his lonely, repentant soul. What develops between them is tender, hopeful, and also filled with doubts.
With a clean, elegant writing style, the author draws characters driven by their need of companionship and redemption. Also, the customs and manners of that period are nicely evoked.
I enjoyed reading about life at Pemberly. It was nice and endearing to know what life was like for Lizzy and Fitzpatrick after they got married. As to Camden, he's a changed man, ready for a life of fulfillment and meaning. He has much to prove for he was a reckless man and as such finds opposition from honour-bound Mr. Darcy. Gaining a cautious woman's trust is not as easy as uttering of few words though. He must accomplish what he's promising with deeds, or Georgiana won't forsake her family and home for an unsure future.
Heat level: Sweet
Colonel James Fitzwilliam is home. The war has left him weary, battle-scarred—and a free man of fortune ready to find a wife. He travels to Pemberley, his second home. There he meets Kitty Bennet. Her unexpected charms soon have him questioning his familial duty and his expectations. A fight looms on the horizon when his aunt—Lady Catherine de Bourgh—and his parents arrive with their own plans for his future. Kitty Bennet has found happiness. At Pemberley, she has improved herself and formed true friendships with her sister Lizzy and Georgiana Darcy. Kitty is captivated by the gentlemanly Colonel Fitzwilliam. But she will not be silly over a redcoat again, and she will not risk her happiness—or his family’s displeasure—for his attentions. Colonel Fitzwilliam, Darcy, Lizzy, and Georgiana have their say, and Kitty learns a new lesson—love will find you at Pemberley.
Miss Darcy DecidesPublication Date: January 21, 2014
Heat level: Sweet
Miss Darcy Decides is a light, sweet Pride and Prejudice novella, book two in the Love at Pemberley series. While visiting a young woman—who was not so fortunate as Miss Georgiana Darcy in escaping the persuasions of a rogue—Georgiana meets Sir Camden Sutton, whose reputation causes Georgiana to wonder as to his motives. Her wondering soon turns to a different feeling when Sir Camden comes to stay at Pemberley, showing himself to be a very different man than was rumored. While Sir Camden struggles with his past and his commitment to his future, as well as the ill intentions of haughty Caroline Bingley, Miss Darcy must decide whether to listen to others, or the words written on her heart.
Miss Bennet Blooms
Heat level: Sweet
Miss Mary Bennet is the last unmarried Bennet sister. She believes she will live out her days as a maiden aunt, seeking quiet in the libraries and parlors of her father's and brother-in-laws' homes. On a visit to Pemberley, the estate of Fitzwilliam Darcy, her sister Lizzy's husband, Mary begins to feel more is possible than her planned life of solitude. Among new friends and with new confidence, Mary opens to new feelings when she meets Mr. Nathaniel Bingley. Nathaniel Bingley, at the insistence of his cousin Charles Bingley, finds himself at Pemberley. After Nathaniel's years in the West Indies studying its intense flora, he is ready to seclude himself to compile his work into a book. But Nathaniel could not say no to Charles, who was one of Nathaniel's few kind relatives after the deaths of his beloved parents. Soon, Nathaniel also finds it difficult to say no to his own feelings about the lovely Miss Mary Bennet. Can Mary and Nathaniel look beyond their plans and accept the grace of love at Pemberley?
Reina M. Williams loves period dramas, sweet reads, fairy tales, cooking and baking. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two boys, who hope to someday take a research trip to England with their mom.
For more information please visit Reina M. Williams's website. You can also connect with her on Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.
SORTEO /GIVEAWAY TIME
- 2 eBook Sets of Love at Pemberley Trilogy
- 2 Audio Books of Most Truly
Espero que participéis en el sorteo si os hacen tilín estas novelas. Son romances de época que endulzan la memoria.
Babel en otra época.