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From This Day Forward - The Darcys of Pemberley

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On a crisp winter morning in a small country church, Miss Elizabeth Bennet married Mr Darcy – and her quiet, tame existence had abruptly changed.
The second daughter of a country gentleman is now many different things, to different people. Beloved wife. Mistress of a dauntingly great estate. Reluctant socialite. Daughter. Sister. Cousin. Friend. And as the days of her marr
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published May 3rd 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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J. W. Garrett
Jun 24, 2016 J. W. Garrett rated it really liked it
Shelves: jaff, 2016
P&P Family Reunion, Joana Starnes style: 4.5 stars

Be prepared for a lot of relatives. They waltz in an out of scenes like a breath of fresh air or the gust of an ill wind. So relax and flow with that breeze and ride the currents into the story of the early days/years of the marriage of Mr. Darcy and his Elizabeth.

We have our usual cast of Austen characters and many new family members and friends. Those of us who are married can relate to Elizabeth as she traverses the family mill and her att
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and her most beloved and romantic couple, debut author Joana Starnes takes up her pen to tell the story of what happens after Elizabeth and Darcy say “I Do.” Taking us through the first couple years of marriage, Ms. Starnes astutely illustrates all the adjustments, transitions, and challenges a young bride experiences upon marriage, as well as the joys and blessings. In addition, this sequel also displays the trials, ceremony, and excitement of a ...more
Cassandra Grafton
Jun 25, 2013 Cassandra Grafton rated it it was amazing
It takes a very good writer to affect your emotions when you are reading a story, to draw you in to the extent that you are experiencing the ups and downs of the characters’ lives as if you live and breathe alongside them. Ms Starnes took full charge of mine when I started to read From This Day Forward. I have laughed and smiled, shed tears – of both joy and sadness – and swooned as I have followed her story of life for Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy after they are married.

The story takes them fro
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Caitlin Williams
Dec 26, 2015 Caitlin Williams rated it it was amazing
Great book, full of lovely detail. True to the period. There were loads of little moments that I loved. The relationships between Jane and Lizzy and Mrs Gardiner and Lizzy were tender and believable. Particularly enjoyed the ending.
Ceri
Jan 23, 2014 Ceri rated it really liked it
Although Elizabeth stated in Pride and Prejudice that since Darcy was a gentleman and she was a gentleman’s daughter they were equal it wasn't strictly accurate; they lived in very different worlds. Darcy’s estate was much larger than the Bennets' so even if Elizabeth was well-versed in the duties that she’d need to fulfil as mistress of a home being the mistress of a grand estate may well have been daunting. Also, Elizabeth had very likely never navigated London’s fashionable circles, something ...more
Sheila Majczan
Nov 09, 2016 Sheila Majczan rated it it was amazing
I received and read this book on loan from friend and author, Joy Dawn King.

I don't usually read sequels: I love variations. However, of the few sequels I have read this has to be the best. I do agree with a few other reviews that I would love to have had a family tree to consult, i.e., Col. Fitzwilliam is spoken about at the end of the book under another name and this is not immediately explained. And Georgiana's married name changes with the death of her husband's grandfather (?) and this was
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Jess Swann
Dec 16, 2013 Jess Swann rated it really liked it
Dès le début de la lecture, on est projeté dans le nouveau monde de Lizzy Darcy et j'ai particulièrement apprécié le fait que pour une fois, l'auteure ne se concentre pas sur l'aspect "youhou vive le sexe" mais bien sur le côté "social" de la chose : la rencontre avec la (riche) famille Darcy, la manière dont Lizzy s'adapte à son nouveau statut ... Sa nouvelle relation avec sa propre famille (le fait que son père et même sa mère lui manquent..) ses retrouvailles avec Jane sont aussi bien menées. ...more
Candy
Aug 22, 2013 Candy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
From This Day Forward ~ The Darcys of Pemberley is a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. The beginning seems to be about Elizabeth and Darcy, and the second half seems to be more about Georgiana.

The story takes us through the first few years of Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. It is a time for Georgiana and Elizabeth to get to know each other. Elizabeth also gets to know a host of distant relatives that are not in the original story. We see Elizabeth learning her duties as mistress. Elizabeth has her
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Rachel Knowles
As you can probably guess from the full title, 'From this day forward' is a continuation of the story of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. I have to confess that, as a general rule, I do not like Jane Austen spin-offs, but having met Joana at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, I promised that I would give her book a try and I am glad that I did.

This book is a very gentle read - more of a commentary on the ongoing life of the new Mrs Darcy than anything else, but I found it surprisingly engagin
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Linda Beutler
Nov 04, 2014 Linda Beutler rated it it was amazing
See? It doesn't always have to have loads of sex for me to adore a JAFF. What this book does have by the cart load is excellent attention to the detail of Regency language, thorough editing and excellent manuscript formatting too rarely seen in self-published novels, and realistic of-the-era motivations by the characters. Also, I'm a sucker for a heart-broken Colonel Fitzwilliam. Another facet that fascinates here is the inclusion of historical tidbits—what one might almost call the Regency ...more
Sophia
A lovely sequel and a heartwarming tribute to Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. From This Day Forward explored the ups and downs of married life for Darcy and Elizabeth and the ongoing stories of courtship, disappointment and love for many others. Moving along gently and thoughtfully, this was a worthy tale of the first few years following the end of P&P.

The story follows Darcy, Elizabeth, Georgiana, and their relations through the early days of the Darcy marriage- daily life, adjustments
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Janet
Jun 24, 2013 Janet rated it really liked it
The story begins nine days after the marriage of Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth. Elizabeth has just penned a letter to her parents, much enjoying adding her new signature, Elizabeth Darcy! It brought to memory her mother’s vivid voice, ‘Elizabeth Darcy – oooh, how well that sounds!’ Much to her surprise she felt an odd sense of loss rather than her usual annoyance with her mother. Elizabeth found her new townhome very warm and pleasant but it did not feel like home yet. Thus, we are privy to the ...more
Nicol Legakis
Jul 07, 2013 Nicol Legakis rated it liked it
I think a better title for this book would have been "Miss Georgiana's Coming Out" as the book focused mainly on Georgiana's first Season and her beaus. I thought the book was fairly well researched as to Regency customs but I also felt this book needed an editor. Ms. Starnes moves from past to present tense throughout the whole book and even within sentences. I liked the story but was disappointed with the rather abrupt and confusing epilogue.
Marilyn Mansfield
Aug 10, 2013 Marilyn Mansfield rated it really liked it
I loved this book but it is not for everyone. I am sure there are many who find it slow and tedious. If, however, the characters seem like old friends and you would like to catch up on their lives, this book is a treat. The writer is true to the characters and mannerisms of the day and to Austen. I was sorry to reach the end and be forced to once again leave dear Elizabeth and Darcy.
Debbie Reynolds
Jun 30, 2016 Debbie Reynolds rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delightful!!!!

I absolutely Loved this book! It was well written, the continuation of the lives from the original "Pride and Prejudice " was smooth and believable. Really can't wait to read more from this author.
Susan
Nov 07, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: austenesque, epub-s
This is my second reading of this Pride and Prejudice sequel. Which details the first few years of the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy, their happiness and their sorrows. A wonderful read.
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