Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pride & Prescience by Carrie Bebris

Thanks my dear friend, Rina Ali, for sharing with us her review on Pride & Prescience :)

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, the joyous newlyweds from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, have not even left for their honeymoon when they find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests.

The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American. Unfortunately this windswept courtship is marred by strange events – nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, and even an apparent suicide attempt. Soon the whole Bingley seems to be the target of a sinister plot, with only the Darcys recognizing the danger.

Sinister forces are afoot, and the Darcys must get to the bottom of this mystery before the blushing bride descends into madness – or worse.

In Pride and Prescience, the Darcys take center stage as the Regency era’s answer to The Thin Man’s Nick and Nora in search of the truth, universally acknowledged and otherwise.

Review:
She writes well with Jane Austen’s character. The way they talk and move gels well with the character’s already known to us from Pride and Prejudice. I don’t particularly like the mystery part of the story. Carrie Bebris is a better Austen fiction writer than a mystery writer. However, still a charming and enjoyable story. Her style of writing is a more modern and easier to read than Jane Austen’s. Perfect for a light afternoon reading for a fan of Mrs Darcy.

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