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The Ladies of Longbourn (The Pemberley Chronicles #4)

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Exploring what life was like in Jane Austen's era, Collins explores the themes of how a complex young woman's passionless marriage forces her to find strength both within herself and her family. Her rejection of the conventional marriage without love or passion, makes her a truly Austenian heroine.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Landmark
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While Ms. Collins writes well, I finally realized what it is about this series that disappoints me.

First, all of her main characters are so disgustingly good and modern in their outlook. The reason we like Darcy and Elizabeth is that they are flawed, and those flaws almost keep them from the person best suited to them. The fact that they slowly learn and become better people is half the fun of P&P. The worst that can be said of any of these later characters is that they make mistakes in judg
Jess Swann
Alors tome 4 *soupir* Anne Marie s'est mariée mais ce n'était pas une union d'amour (ce que tout le monde condamne alors que concrètement, c'était monnaie commune non ?) Donc on retrouve les mêle tout habituels : Emma Watson, Caroline Fitzwilliams.... le tout sous la houlettes des matrones bien pensantes : Elizabeth & Jane... Du reste, rien ne change : par exemple tout le monde appelle Elizabeth "Lizzie" mais Mr Darcy reste Mr Darcy.... Donc on déroule l'histoire et tout y est tellement atte ...more
Here's the thing that bugs me the most I think. The black sheep are tucked safely away in another pasture. If they don't fit into this little niche they have of being the only people who can save the county, they don't belong. Charles wasn't allowed in the county while he stilled blamed Jonathon for Amelia-Jane's death (rightly so, but that's a whole other review), Amelia-Jane gets killed off because she doesn't want to be a political wife, Julian Darcy is sent to Cambridge because he has no int ...more
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I enjoyed this book more than the last couple. Perhaps because I wasn't reading it back to back with the rest of the series. \n\nI was able to be more engaged with that characters without thinking of Jane Austen's originals.
A novel which could truly be one of Ms. Collins' finest works, The Ladies of Longbourn is a treasure for any avid Jane Austen fan who adores the beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.

As this lovely, intricate story unfolds - with an enjoyable and convincing narrative - the reader lives vicariously through thee lives of the three heroines of the time, each with their own moving saga to tell.

These ladies of Longbourn are unforgettable; the story, touching. Indeed, it can be well said - Ms. Collins we
Wonderful! Fantastic! Amazing! Incredible :) I really could go on and on about how much I loved this book. Anne-Marie and Colin *swoon* Twists and turns from beginning to end. I laughed out loud several times, gasped in shock and was moved to the verge of tears.
Once again Ms Collins has written a most absorbing story, using the beloved characters of Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane and Bingley as bases for her own characters.

Following the characters of Anna and Anne-Marie Bingley, the Ladies of Longbourn is the fourth of ten ooks in the Pemberley series, one in which I have become deeply absorbed in.
It's not Jane Austen. Not a bad read, but the slow pace of Austen that arises from a slower time just gets frustrating from a modern author. In Austen, it is attention to detail. These sequels just endlessly repeat description slightly reworded.
Moved a little quicker than the others in this series (or maybe I've just read it in bigger chunks). As a die-hard Jane Austen fan, I've really enjoyed this series.
Another solid installment from Rebecca Ann Collins. I have to admit though that the political aspect of this story began to wear on me - lol!
Samantha Garlock
I love, love, loved this addition to the PC. Mr. Colin Elliot swept me off my feet that is for darn sure.
It's a nice story, written in Jane-Austen-ese, and there are lots more in the author's series (yay).
Could not put it down!
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Rebecca Ann Collins is the pen name of a lady in Australia who loves Jane Austen’s work so much that she has written a series of sequels to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, following Austen’s beloved characters, introducing new ones and bringing the characters into a new historical era.
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