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Georgiana Darcy, Matchmaker

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After Fitzwilliam Darcy surprised his sister, Georgiana, at Ramsgate and learned she was being tricked into eloping with his childhood friend, George Wickham; he took a most unprecedented path. Deciding Georgie was unprepared for such circumstances due to their society's preference to keep young ladies innocent and unknowing of the ways of the world, he chose to enlighten ...more
Kindle Edition, First Edition, 254 pages
Published August 31st 2016 by Harvestdale Press
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
In Georgiana Darcy, Matchmaker, we see a story where Mr. Darcy's beloved little sister travels to Hertfordshire to speed things up for our beloved couple. I've always loved what-if stories involving Georgiana, so I just had to read this! It was also interesting to see a story written in Georgiana Darcy's POV.

It had its charms, but if you're a bit of a stickler for proper regency etiquette as I am (not that I claim to have extensive knowledge of regency etiquette), some of the scenes may bother y
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a unique P&P what if that puts one of the least appreciated characters front and center. So many authors seem at a loss at what to do with poor Georgiana; either she is literally lifted from Mrs. Reynold's description, she sings and plays all day, almost a parody of Miss Bingleys Netherfield set down of Lizzy, “Georgiana Darcy ... a great pianist, and has no pleasure in anything else.” Or she is made into a spoiled monster who only seeks to punish everyone.

In this clever story Georgiana
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Move Over, Emma Woodhouse, There Is a New Matchmaker In Town!

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: A Pride and Prejudice Variation from the perspective of Georgiana Darcy

TIME FRAME: Begins during the Bennet sisters stay at Netherfield Park through a few weeks later + epilogue

MAIN CHARACTERS: Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Darcy, the Bennet family, the Bingley family, George Wickham, Mary King, Mrs. Annesley, Captain Jacobs (original character)


- A new author for me that has already pub
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

Our Dear Georgiana -- her own story!

After being beaten down by the events at Ramsgate, Georgiana seizes her opportunity to help her beloved brother in his courtship (before he had realized he was in a courtship) and thus begins her recovery.

A wonderful story with Georgiana continuing to make errors and yet reaching maturity, told entirely in Georgiana's voice.
Elizabeth Hossenlopp
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wonderful book from Bronwen Chisolm

This was fun all around. I enjoyed seeking Georgiana having friends everywhere. Poor girl was always so lonely. The plot was different, always a good thing. An awesome reqd!
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, jaff, jaff-2018
I'm struggling with a review for this. The story begins when Georgiana receives a letter from her brother in which she instantly recognises his interest in Elizabeth and that he is going to run from her. So, she decides to play match maker... and to her credit, she does beautifully. I really liked her. The book is written from her perspective in the first person, which is unusual but actually very interesting. The first part of the book is about the developing relationship between Darcy and Eliz ...more
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up to 4

An easy fun read but fell a little short. Too many scenarios that weren't true to the Regency era. Since we were reading from Georgianna's view, we didn't get the romance that makes JAFF fans devour JAFF books. Maybe had Georgianna's romance been a bit more detailed it would have made up for the Lack of Darcy & Elizabeth's romance. Mrs. Bennet and Lydia were portrayed a little sillier, meaner, vindictive than I like. I also found the ending a tad rushed and way out of characte
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jaff, ku
A Wonderful Georgiana Perspective
I loved this first person account by Georgiana. I also enjoyed the the fact that she wasn’t her usual shy and timid self, although she wasn’t entirely the opposite; she did still have shy moments but overcame them. I liked that she was resolved to speak out when she felt she was right. Dialogue was good among the main characters. A really nice story. Nicely done. Highly recommend.
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: austenesque
What if after reading the letters from her brother, Georgiana Darcy decides to travel to Netherfield and meet Elizabeth Bennet. Obviously it doesn't take her long to realise that Elizabreth doesn't like her brother. So what can she do about it. And there is the mayhem caused by Wickham to contend with.
An enjoyable story.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it liked it

A little too much back and forth in the later chapters for me. Plus, o think the blurb describing the story was way off. I'm not wild about books where secondary characters are the focus.
Excellent book! A very wonderful variation of Pride and Prejudice!
Nice idea, but it just didn't work for me. Because you read only Georgiana's thoughts and observations, you completely miss the real romance for Darcy & Elizabeth. Georgiana tries to get them together and she has some successes, but you don't read Darcy's or Lizzy's thoughts, you only see how they behave toward each other and at some point it is mentioned they are engaged. And that's it. Very few conversations between them, no proposal, no romance except for 2 kisses on Elizabeth's hand, yay.
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Georgie's POV

Loved this story! Ms Chisholm's masterful storytelling was effortless and lacked the contrived angst that one sees in so many JAFF stories. This is a wonderful story of Georgie's growth as she humorously tried to bring about E and D's HEA while unintentionally bringing about her own. Loved Wickham's comeuppance!
Elizabeth Cohen
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Georgiana - All grown up

I love the way Ms. Chisholm used a new heroine - one Ms, Darcy , I smiled I giggled a lot and had the requisite angst . She showed us all that our little Georgie or Poppet can still be a young girl with womanly wisdom. I simply loved this book .
Mary Lou
I read this in installments before it was published on It was a fun story told for several view points (Georgiana, Elizabeth, Darcy...). I believe she may have changed the view to only through Georgiana's eyes, which I think could help make it less confusing. It was a fun read.
Antoinette Holcomb
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it

Lovely evening entertainment..

Spunky Georgie was a nice change for her character. A Delightful read enjoyed in a evening.
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Bronwen Chisholm was raised in Central Pennsylvania, the youngest of four sisters. Though she was not introduced to Jane Austen's work until later in life, she grew up reading the Bronte sisters, Gone With the Wind, and other classics as well as watching vintage Hollywood movies. Her love of books and literature almost led her to a career as a librarian. Instead, life and love carried her to Virgi ...more

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