I must take a moment to tell you how ardently I admire and love Marsha Altman’s Pride and Prejudice continuation series, The Darcy’s and Bingley’s.
Ge...moreI must take a moment to tell you how ardently I admire and love Marsha Altman’s Pride and Prejudice continuation series, The Darcy’s and Bingley’s.
Georgiana and the Wolf By Marsha Altman was just released and I am very excited to be able to add this book to my shelves.
As this is the sixth book in the series, the focus has shifted from the original happy couples to their children. In particular, this book brings the focus in on Georgiana Bingley.
While it is not necessarily necessary that you read the previous books in the series before reading this one, it definitely makes it easier to understand the back-story.
At its core book six is a murder mystery. We find ourselves transported to France and introduced to Inspector Robert Audley who has been called in to investigate a murder near the estate of the Marquis de Maret. It so happens that Georgiana is attending a nearby seminary and has befriended the Marquis betrothed Lady Heather Littlefield who is also her roommate.
I love the fact that while the reader likely has some prior knowledge of Georgiana Bingley, we are really introduced to who she is through her interaction with Inspector Audley. The more that he learns about her, the more the reader learns about her.
Not everything is as it initially seems in this small French town. What is the cause of murder in this quiet town? Who is this perceived murderer known as the wolf, and how is the wolf connected to Georgiana? These are questions that the Inspector must closely consider as he attempts to root out the source of a string of murders.
Georgiana and the Wolf is full of suspense and action. Georgiana Bingley is a strong female lead dedicated to protecting those that need it. I loved seeing how this mystery would unravel and look forward to future installments in the series.
If you enjoy a good mystery then this book is right up your alley, and if you enjoy original takes on life after pride and prejudice I highly recommend picking up this series. (less)
What I really enjoyed about Rancher’s Refuge was the complexity of the characters. They each had their own struggles that they needed to work through...moreWhat I really enjoyed about Rancher’s Refuge was the complexity of the characters. They each had their own struggles that they needed to work through and those struggles didn’t take a backseat to the romantic plotline.
Learning to forgive your mistakes of the past in order to move forward was a major theme throughout this book. While each characters struggle was their own, they each similarly faced individual resistance to self-forgiveness. Each of them, in one-way or another was consumed by the idea that they were unforgivable and thereby unlovable.
I want to be clear here, when I say they each believed themselves to be unlovable I’m not just talking in terms of romantic love, but in all senses of the word. Unloved by friends, by family, by God. Austin Blackwell and Annalisa Keller each felt completely and utterly isolated, and this book is about each of them learning not to believe that lie...