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More Letters from Pemberley

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  535 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
To the delight of the many readers who loved Letters from Pemberley, Jane Dawkins's popular continuation of Pride and Prejudice, More Letters from Pemberley continues the story of Elizabeth (Bennet) Darcy's married life, picking up in 1814 and following this most popular of Jane Austen characters for another six years to the twilight of the Regency period in 1819. Writing ...more
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Published September 1st 2007 by Sourcebooks Hysteria (first published July 2003)
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Mar 10, 2008 Sandii rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kay, Mr. Darcy's Diary was better. It took awhile to get into this book. In fact, I forgot to finish reading it (which rarely happens), so ...
But I didn't read the "Letters from Pemberly", so maybe it would've been a little better with that?
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. The story picks up where the previous one left off, in 1814 and follows Elizabeth and Darcy for another 6 years. The letters are written by Elizabeth to her sister Jane, her Aunt Gardiner, and Charlotte Lucas, among others. In this story, Elizabeth has matured and grown in her roles as wife, mother and mistress of Pemberley.

The story has more drama in it, but birth and death are a part of life and, for the most part, I felt the situations create
Aug 12, 2008 Anotheramanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Austen fans
I enjoyed the first book when I borrowed it from the library that I picked up the sequel the next day.

While I liked this book, I did not enjoy it as much as the original. I felt that the Elizabeth character was more forced in her writing and not as "true" to Jane Austen's vision for Elizabeth Bennet.

Any Austen fan will find this a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Sep 08, 2008 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Austen fans
Shelves: novels
Most books that try to tell us what happened to Jane Austen's characters after the end of her books fall way short. They bring in conversation and incidents that Austen would not have written, such as explicit sex. This book gave a plausible story to what might have happened to the Darcy's and their friends and family. The writer admits that she wrote about some incidents such as death and illness that Austen would not have written about. But I think she got the "feeling of Austen". I enjoyed th ...more
Oct 05, 2008 Shannon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jane-austen
This follows Elizabeth for another five years in her marriage. Now we also see letters to others in her circle. I still liked the voice and her situations. Pick it up if you have a couple of hours.
Aug 17, 2009 Rhonda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009
This book imagines the continuation of the Darcy/Bennett story from Letters from Pemberly. Elizabeth writes letters to Jane about the people she meets in the neighborhood as well as the events that go on after the wedding. The events are plausible and in keeping with the original story, but for the most part, not very interesting. The author places other Austen characters in the neighborhood under other names. This felt contrived (and who would imagine Emma Woodhouse friends with Elizabeth Benne ...more
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Nov 18, 2012 Tracie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
Generally speaking, I am a sucker for a P&P "sequel", of sorts. This was a disappointment--Austen's Lizzie has a richer, stronger character and exudes confidence. Some of these letters simply aren't Lizzie. For example, she is much too straightforward to not confide her concerns about fitting in at Netherfield to her beloved Darcy. And the inconsistencies go on from there.

Julie (ID)
One of the things that I love about Pride and Prejudice is the banter between the characters, especially Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. In the book she had spunk which I really appreciate. This was obviously a collection of letters and I thought it was boring and didn't capture the spirit of Elizabeth's personality.
Mar 23, 2009 Daisy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Pride and Prejudice. And love to read more about those characters. Not so much in these letters those. Elizabeth already has her Mr. Darcy so I guess the magic isn't as great. Quick read though. Just not very substantial.
Feb 05, 2011 Samantha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, austenesque, own
I read More Letters from Pemberley almost two years after reading Dawkins other book Letters from Pemberley: The First Year. Though still impressed with how Dawkins maintained the Regency style of writing throughout, the sequel did not impress me as much as her first book of letters did.

However, I did enjoy how Dawkins evolved the lives of Darcy and Lizzy, giving them children and nephews and nieces to carry on the Darcy name. I also throughly enjoyed the fact that she allowed them to have sorro
I read the first book in Dawkins series of sequels, Letters From Pemberley, over a year ago. In that review, I wished the book would have "allowed me to be privy to Jane Bingley’s, nee Bennet, letters to Elizabeth rather than just Elizabeth to Jane. Throughout the novel, Elizabeth responses to her sister’s letters but often times, I had wished that I could see exactly what Elizabeth was responding to."

My feelings and wishes have not changed.

Part of the problem with More Letters From Pemberley, a
Jul 27, 2009 Launa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a Jane Austen fan, this is a must read. Mr. & Mrs. Darcy are back...... A quick and easy read that catches you up what is going on in the Darcy household and many other Jane Austen characters find their way into this book. If you have read the Jane Austen works and are craving more this will help fill you up.
Delle Jacobs
Jul 30, 2009 Delle Jacobs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More Letters from Pemberley follows Letters from Pemberley, naturally, and is a telling of the lives of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy following their marriage. From the viewpoint of Elizabeth Darcy, these books are a series of letters written to family and friends, showing through Elizabeth's inner heart the life they are living and the love and romance that continues to bloom and struggle.

Letters takes Elizabeth through some of the great joys of her life, and some of its most painful tragedi
Aug 13, 2009 Aup marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another book I started thinking I had read the first one and really liked it, but realized I hadn't read the first book, not sure if I will get to it though because I didn't finish reading the first book because it didn't have the same feel for Elizabeth.
Nov 27, 2010 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, regency-fiction
A second novel that is a nice continuation of Pride and Prejudice in the form of letters from Elizabeth Darcy to various people, not just to her sister, Jane Bingley, as in Dawkins's first novel. In this book Dawkins put in some realistic life problems that tended to not occur in Austen's work. For example, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy loose their 1 year old daughter to an unknown illness. I did enjoy the part where the Bingleys and the Darcys come up with an excellent idea on dealing with the Wickhams an ...more
Cleverly written letters from Elizabeth to various friends and family. It tells the story of their lives beautifully through 5 years - and some terrible events. The first is the death of their second daugther who aged only 1 year 7 months and then a serious illness by Darcy. I could not be happy until I completed this book in only one day.
Apr 29, 2011 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-related
A decent continuation of Dawkins' previous book, Letters from Pemberley. I like the portrayal of Elizabeth, seeing how she grows over the years covering in the book, and especially liked her comment at the end that she would scarcely recognize Elizabeth Bennet any more.

I did notice one thing -- at one point, Elizabeth mentions Kitty taking an extended trip to Derbyshire, staying alternately with Jane or Elizabeth, and saying something about Kitty being with Elizabeth during her lying-in in Febr
Maia B.
Ugh. What a boring, hackneyed, tedious wreck of a novel. How a writer as terrible as Jane Dawkins even gets into print is beyond me. Not only is her description of Elizabeth and Darcy's married life incredibly dull (and immeasurably unoriginal), but she writes in a stilted, vague, unpleasant style which grated on my nerves for the entire book.

Here's a hint, Ms. Dawkins: do not captalize words like Cousin, Sister, and Husband. It is inaccurate. It is affected. If you say, "Come here, Cousin," it
Although this book had more emotion than the first in the series, I found it more depressing (though it ended well). I loved the character developement of Elizabeth. Gone is the young Elizbeth Bennett and now we see her matured into Mrs Darcy, mistress of Pemberley. Life has taught her many things and she learns to help others in a way that is beautiful! (SPOILERS ALERT).. Although death touches all of us, do we really want to read about it? Do we want to hear the emotion and feel the pain? I fo ...more
Jan 19, 2014 Soňa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting reading, what it definitely does it that I have bigger mood for writting letters or reviews and my use of words is slightly different.... and I think I like it :-)

It's interesting account of what could happen to Lizzy Bennet now Mrs. Darcy at Pemberley and I like that author chose the style of letters to her loved ones. Would prefer more story as sometimes gaps between letters were big on other hand it added to autenticity that in those days post wasn't that quick.
Very enjoyable acc
Jan 07, 2014 MaryBeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book shows Elizabeth growing and becoming a mature (tho' still young) woman while she survives life's trials and tribulations. Several of these letters were very well written and made me sob out loud. I now want to know more about the author. Save this book for when you are in need of a good cry.
Carol Perrin
Mar 03, 2015 Carol Perrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More Letters from Pemberley

The happenings at Pemberley were again told through letters written by Elizabeth Darcy. Heartbreaking events that happened causes our loving couple inconsolable grief, but Lizzy being not one to languish in sorrow for long brings them back to life. While Darcy is laid up, Lizzy learns just how many people's lives depend on him and the success of Pemberley. Amazed by this revelation, Elizabeth comes up with a plan to help elevate the sorrow of those less fortunate than
Dec 25, 2015 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the better Austen spin-offs, with a bit more speculation about future events in the Darcys' lives. I love this book for better than the first (which I really enjoyed) because Dawkins kept me attached to the characters and rooting for their well-being until the very end. I would jump at the chance to read even more from this author on the subject.
Carole (in Canada)
May 27, 2016 Carole (in Canada) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JAFF
Shelves: favorites
I am so glad that Ms. Dawkins continued these letters. I found this one to be just as lovely as the first. These letters are not only addressed to Jane but Aunt Gardiner, Kitty and even Mrs. Bennet. You learned of who got married and to whom as well as births and though expected, tragedies. All in all a delightful read.
Arlis Groves
This collection of letters was perfect to pick up when I had only five or ten minutes to devote to reading, which is most of the time. Since I have read Pride and Prejudice, it was good to see what the Darcys et al might be doing post "happily ever after." A nice contrast to some of my recent reading, which has either required great attention on my part in order to understand the content, or has been depressing.
2.5/5. It seems to be a habit of authors of Austen sequels to make reference to Austen's novels within the story, which is.. weird and unnecessary. Like Sherlock referring to Arthur Conan Doyle (although sometimes that fits into the mysteriousness of Sherlock stories anyway). They also have a habit of filling the preface with apologies to Jane Austen and her fans which is also tiring. You've taken liberties and put in a few headcanons, we get it! If you're feeling guilty then maybe writing fan-f ...more
Donna Krug
May 29, 2016 Donna Krug rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book, minor flaws of grammar. Format naturally leaves gaps, but a brilliant probing into intense emotions in dealing with loss of child and husband's accident. Loved this and could not put it down. I love also the way Lizzy has friends resembling Ann Elliot as Elinor. she even marries a former lover who had gained wealth as a ship captain. Other Austen characters make appearances too under different names. The first Austen variation that I ever read was the first set of letters years ...more
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