Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Senator Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Contemporary VariationSenator Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Contemporary Variation by Charlotte Kingsley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The retelling of P&P set in the political scene of American politics. It was okay but I don't think it really worked - for example, how can Mrs Bennet insist Elizabeth marry Collins in this modern setting and Darcy's behaviour is even worse, if possible, than in a Regency setting.

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Monday, 18 June 2018

The Professor: Book 0The Professor: Book 0 by Alexandria Clarke
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Because of information that he has discovered about a secret society, history professor O'Connor disappears. But he passes his information to student Nicole Costello to continue the investigation. Found the scenario slightly unbelievable, and the story is not resolved in this book but continues, which I found annoying.

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Girl with a Gun: An Annie Oakley MysteryGirl with a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery by Kari Bovee
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Annie Oakley joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and discovers the body of the female Indian who shares her tent. Unhappy with the verdict of natural causes she decides to investigate.
Unfortunately I felt that the story and the characters were flat and uninteresting, and it was a struggle to care for the mystery and finish the book.
A NetGalley Book

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Master of Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Dash of Darcy and Companions)Master of Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Novella by Leenie Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

William Collins is at Longbourn because Mr. Bennet is ill. Because of Collins' father he believes that he is not good enough for anyone. That he is too large and therefore awkward, and that he is unlovable. But he has thoughts of Catherine Bennet, even though Mrs Bennet pushes him towards Mary. But what of Catherine.
A lovely, well-written, variation with quite an adorable Collins. A delight to read.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Cold Mourning (Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery, #1)Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kala Stonechild has moved to Ottawa to join a specialised crime unit run by Sergeant Rouleau. Her first case is investigating the death of businessman Tom Underwood.
This first in the series introduces two new interesting characters, and the mystery was well-written so I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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"And Who Can Be In Doubt Of What Followed?": The Novels of Jane Austen Expanded by Alexa Adams
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An enjoyable well-written collection of stories based on the finished works of Jane Austen. My favourites are probably the non-Pride and Prejudice ones.

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Not my Jane!Not my Jane! by Ms Pimprenelle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this short Pride and Prejudice variation Elizabeth Bennet realises she is not as clever as she thought she was when she discovers the true nature of Jane and the Gardiners. I would have liked the story to have been more about Jane (when she actually becomes an interesting character rather than the bland canon one) then Elizabeth and Darcy. But still an enjoyable story.

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