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The Darcy Cousins

by Monica Fairview


Since her disastrous near-elopement with Mr. Wickham when she was fifteen, Georgiana has been keep hidden away at home by her brother Fitzwilliam.  Now she is nineteen, and ready for her first somewhat overdue Season.  To make things more exciting, her young cousin Clarissa has come over from Boston for her Season as well.  Clarissa is a lively young miss, but Rosings Park is not the best place for her mischief; and when Anne de Bourgh goes missing, the whole party finds itself in search of alternative accommodation...

Last September I reviewed The Other Mr. Darcy and pronounced it everything that a good Regency and sequel to a classic ought to be.  Now here is Georgiana’s story in this lively coming of age tale, as she looks for love, looks up to her lively cousin, and worries about being overlooked.  As with the other book this Pride and Prejudice (Amazon US || UK) sequel keeps the tone of the original and unlikely plot strands are not included.  This is an excellent story of a girl growing up and learning some essential life lessons, while having fun with her family and friends, both in the country and during the thrills of the London Season.  I applaud the way in which the times are brought to vibrant life, with a defeated Napoleon bowing to his enemies on a ship, people enjoying reading Scott’s Waverley (Amazon US || UK), and discussing their favorite composers.  There is so much in here that it is rather like reading several other Regency novels. Very highly recommended for everybody who likes a good historical novel.

The Book

Robert Hale
March 2010
0709089058 / 9780709089056
Historical Romance / 1815 London and Kent
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2010
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