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The Darcys of Pemberley (The Darcys of Pemberley #1)

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A sequel true to Jane Austen’s beloved masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice.

Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been married for almost a year, and their heated arguments are a thing of the past. All that passion is now directed into more satisfying pursuits. But how long can the honeymoon last? The couple’s idyllic life together at Pemberley is jeopardized by secrets they begin keep
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Heather Ridge Arts (first published July 26th 2011)
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Kelly Brotherton-cawte
This was the first P&P sequel I had read, and I had high hopes as I had seen some good reviews. However the writing is so far from Austen's style, apart from a few words the author used which had clearly been plucked from P&P and really just felt plain wrong. My biggest problem was the reference to Darcy and Elizabeth's sex life, this ruined the book for me, Regency novels are genteel and witty and sex plays no part in them. I felt I was being robbed of those fantastic characters. Elizab ...more
Sue
I enjoyed this novel. I felt it was a very good sequel to pride and prejudice. I agree with Meredith that the characters were accurately portrayed from the original. I loved lady Catherine which I never say....smiles. The engagements of Anne are an interesting twist. So nice to see she's enough improved. I loved Georgiana's suitors. Of course there's more than one.....she's deserves no less. Elizabeth and Darcy have their ups and downs as we expect any young married couple to have. I still love ...more
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
In her debut novel, Austenesque author Shannon Winslow presents a sequel to Pride and Prejudice that portrays both the blissful yet sometimes turbulent marriage of the Darcys and Georgiana's first emotional experience of being in love. Taking place just several months after the close of Pride and Prejudice, readers drop in on the inhabitants of Pemberley where everything is peaceful and picturesque. But not for long... With a funeral, an unlikely engagement, unrequited love, a villain's dastardl ...more
Kim
New kid on the Jane Austen Fan Fiction block, Shannon Winslow, is debuting in a big way with her first novel, The Darcys of Pemberley, a follow up to Pride and Prejudice. Winslow is sure to be around for a while as she gives readers relationships, conflicts, and characters that we can all relate to. No marriage is perfect 100% of the time, and that’s proven in this novel, as well as many other relationship-testing events that can either make or break a newly married couple (let’s hope Lizzy and ...more
Charlene
I'm updating my review. I initially rated this book 3 1/2 stars and I honestly can't understand why. Loved this book!

. I believe the Austen purist would love this book. The author was great at not deviating from the norm. The characters were close to the originals and were true to there nature. They were obsticles for the characters and some misunderstandings to over come and this made the story so believable.

I just finished this book in prep of the 2nd novel and I cannot understand how I didn't
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Carmen8094
The Darcys of Pemberley è un sequel di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio che ho amato e mi ha soddisfatta fino a 100 pagine dalla fine.
E' piacevole, divertente, ironico, molto ben scritto: spesso ho avuto l'impressione di leggere Jane Austen stessa!
I personaggi sono perfetti, soprattutto Lady Catherine. I coniugi Bingley sono adorabili, Caroline volgare come sempre nella sua perpetua ricerca di un marito, Georgiana è dolce e le viene dedicato il giusto spazio (non mi piace quando un romanzo si focalizza tr
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IndieJane
Aug 15, 2011 IndieJane rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Austen fans looking for good characterizations of Elizabeth and Darcy
What fan of Pride and Prejudice hasn’t wondered how Elizabeth and Darcy fared in their first few years of marriage? What kind of adventures would they share, what misfortunes would they encounter? Judging by the percentage of Austenesque novels that are Pride and Prejudice sequels, it’s fair to say these thoughts occupy the minds of many. In The Darcys of Pemberley, Shannon Winslow takes the brief outline Jane gave us in the last chapter of her masterpiece and fills in the blank spaces.

When we h
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Patricia
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Ivy
It is evident that Shannon Winslow loves Austen's characters and has written a worthy sequel to the beloved classic "Pride and Prejudice". The drama takes place several months after the close of P&P. We see a happy Darcy and Jane looking forward to a bright future, and Georgiana falling in love for the very first time. But not all is as it seems at Pemberley. Darcy is hiding a secret which is throwing a dark shadow over the couple's happiness and Jane cannot seem to break through his walls. ...more
Laurie
The Darcy's of Pemberley was an exquisite continuation of Pride and Prejudice. The essence of the original characters were captured precisely, and the book carried the dignity and writing style of a Jane Austen novel. It was like meeting up with dear old friends again. Since the writing was so true to Ms. Austen's style, my imagination whisked me right back to where Pride and Prejudice left off. The transition was flawless and thus I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whereas when devouring a Jane Au ...more
Elyse
Feb 02, 2015 Elyse rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2015
This sequel suffered from a lack of relevant plot to propel the reader through the story. All the characters were rather flat. The whole abortion plot device was unnecessary and left a bad taste in my mouth. Its purpose could have been fulfilled by any number of means without bringing in such a politicised element that is guaranteed to alienate some readers.

Also if you hate dream prophecies (as I do) don't even bother. Overall, if you are truly desperate for some more Elizabeth and Darcy, this p
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Hannah
Okay...I definitely wasn't bored by the end of The Darcys of Pemberley. I was, however, disappointed with some changes Winslow made to two characters and the complete turnaround she made in the last quarter of the book. The characters in question? Colonel Fitzwilliam, who has become a more serious presence and lost all of the charm that lent him to be a notable character in the original, and George Wickham, who has become a horrible and violent image of desperation rather than the gold-digging a ...more
galen
I was in a Jane Austen mood and I came across this book and was intrigued to peek into the post nuptial lives of the Darcys. I wasn't very much into it when I realized that the language and writing did not feel as if it had been written by Jane Austen, in fact, it felt much more modern and flat actually. Jane was no where to be found. Perhaps that was the author's intent but in my mind don't take on a classic and much loved piece of literature and change it up. Other changes of note were the con ...more
Fjóla
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I chugged through this whole book, but if I hadn't I wouldn't know just how bad it was. That, and I did pay $2.99 for it, but this is my first venture into fan fiction so obviously I didn't quite realize what I was in for.
It didn't start all that bad, in fact the language is somewhat akin to Jane Austen's. However, I quickly got bored with the new Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy, who somehow had turned into this docile, unimaginative, dreadfully dull wife, and all th
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Christy Whitaker
I truly love Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. When someone referred Shannon Winslow’s historical romance novel, The Darcy’s of Pemberley, I was concerned it would not meet my expectations because she is no Jane Austen, but I decided that mostly any continuation of my favorite story is better than nothing. Well, I was amazed. Winslow captured and wrote the characters very well. A continuation written nearly 200 years later, by a different author no less, almost completely mimics the original v ...more
Leslie
4 1/2 stars. This is an amazingly wonderful sequel to Pride and Prejudice. When I read it a year ago I was less impressed but having read possibly another 100 P&P variations and sequels I have had my opinion raised.

This clean book starts when Mr. Collins prematurely goes to meet his maker and all of the Bennets current and former are called to Hunsford for his funeral. Thus we are introduced to the changes in the 11 months since the eldest Bennet daughters married and continues until their s
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Blodeuedd Finland
This is a PP sequel. Darcy and Lizzy are married. Family and friends are visiting. Georgiana is entering society, and might have a secret love (well yes she had a secret love ;)

Life goes on. They are happy. Some guests are overstaying their welcome. They wonder if Lady de Bourgh will forgive them (not that they care, cos she is a bitch.) The Wickhams are being bad as always. Babies are born and you will see all your old favorites :)


A nice sequel. I'd like to read more to see if Kitty and Mary fi
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anolinde
Doesn't quite capture Jane Austen's wit, nor equal her prose, but makes an admirable attempt and probably succeeds better than most. One thing that threw me off was the repeated references to God/Jesus - I don't remember Austen's works being particularly religious, though it's been a couple of years since I reread her works. Also thought the ending was predictable/super convenient, but that's generally par for the course with Jane Austen!
Katherine
It's novel is a continuation of the original Pride and Prejudice and she stays true to the character. Although I did expect some heated arguments with Darcy and Elizabeth due to their personalities and tempers but instead we see how emotions are hidden and secrets kept versus yelling them out to each other. Or course in the end it all works out and we get a happy end not just for the Darcy's but also for the Bingleys, Georgiana along with her love story and even Charlotte though experiencing a " ...more
Ashley
I loved this book. I don't normally like fan faction like this, but she did such a good job. She kept true to the characters, I felt, and the story felt quite natural. There was one part that seemed forced and a bit more vicious that I would have credited that specific character with, but I really enjoyed the book overall.
John Bails
I am a serious fan of all things Jan Austen. I have all her books, any videos, DVD's ever produced. I also love the period in which she lived. I have read books and comentaries about her reasons for writing the way she did.
When I read this book, I was impressed by the seamless way the author just continued the story. It was as if Jane almost just decided to add 42 more chapters to Pride and Prejudice. The style is more to our 21 century liking, but the character descriptions and manner of speak
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Kelsey
Over my spring break my mom and I watched the BBC mini-series of Pride and Prejudice and that piqued my interest to re-watch the Keira Knightley version. And that piqued my interest to pick up this book. (The fact that it was $2.99 on my Kindle didn't hurt either).

Wow. I was blown away. I am a die hard Pride and Prejudice fan and I have read other sequels to the novel before. This was by far the best I have read and the most convincing recreation of Jane Austen's voice. All of the juicy details
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Barbara Tifft
I love Jane Austen, but there aren't enough of her novels, so I'm always interested in "austenesque" offerings. I enjoyed the story, not as much as I enjoy Austen herself, but it made for a pleasant afternoon read.
Michelle Nangle
Although this book was not written by Jane Austen I have to say it was a wonderfully compelling read. Was so interesting to see this take on the characters and overall kept close to all their previous personalities. I have already downloaded the next installment. BRAVO.
James Allen
The Darcy's of Pemberley is a worthy sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Fitzwilliam, Elizabeth, and Georgiana Darcy are all true to form.

I didn't want to put the book down. There was a mystery behind the scene between Mr. Darcy and Wickham that kept me guessing and wondering until close to the end of the book.

Georgiana is now of age and is introduced to society. She reveals the secret of her heart to Elizabeth and requires her to keep it a concealed, even to her husband. This leads t
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Karen
I always wondered what happened to the Darcys after marriage and this is an excellent rendition!
Priss
Mar 09, 2015 Priss rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: darcy
An enjoyable visit with the beloved characters, the Darcys. Why are they always so welcome in our lives and why do we always want to know more!
Jennie
I was wonderful to read this author's account of what happened after the "Pride and Prejudice" of Austen's characters. It seems true to the original style and very much a logical continuation to the beloved story - continuing the love story of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet-Darcy, and introducing a few new characters, but mainly focusing on the continued lives of Austen's own.

I specifically appreciated the insight and intimacy this author allows within Lizzie and Darcy's marriage. It was
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João Mestre
It's a good book. For Austen fans it can be a good continuation of pride and prejudice.
Ulrike Böhm
Träger Beginn, ab dem zweiten Drittel zog das Tempo an. Lizzy himmelte mir viel zu sehr Mr Darcy an und umgekehrt, wo sind ihre Spitzen geblieben? Immer nur Harmonie ist langweilig.
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