REVIEW of Murder and Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens

What if Mr Darcy is not more Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy but Mr Sherlock Darcy?

As you are reading, our Darcy is not more a “simple” gentleman, he is the most famous detective in London. He is not on his own, he has Doctor Bingley to help him (wink wink).

They are, as in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, friends and here also colleagues.

Darcy will solve a mystery, that the reader knows the solution from the very first paragraph. However, Mr Sherlock Darcy will have thegreat help of an amateur detective, Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

At this point, you may think that everything will be clear soon and that maybe it is not so intriguing. However, you are not right! The story is not as foreseeable as one may think. We have other famous characters from Jane Austen’s books and we have an extremely important character during the whole book: Lydia. In Pride and Prejudice, Lydia is a character that may have you as a enemy or as a friend, you may like her or hate her (depends on your mood as well while reading). In Murder and Matchmaking, you do not know what you feel for her, but Lydia does not leave you indifferent…

I hope you like this book. I am looking forward to reading Mansfield  with monsters, Debbie Cowens co-authored this book and as far as I have been checking, it is a bestseller. (As Debbie Cowens has corrected me, Mansfield with monsters is not about Mansfield Park. My mind was too busy thinking of Jane Austen that I assumed things that were not right. I do apologise. Here you can find information about this book http://www.steampress.co.nz/monsters.html).

(picture from http://paperroadpress.co.nz/murder-and-match-making-debbie-cowens/)

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REVIEW of “No cause to repine” by Rose Fairbanks

Darcy and Elisabeth are now in the middle of a scandal and she accepts to marry him. It is true that in all the variations that I have read, they end up together, as it happens in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. However, this time there is more story, there are more people involved. Characters show more their personality, for instance Mr Bennet or we discover the ‘real’ Lady Catherine.

Darcy talks more and shows his soul and mind, it is something that I have really liked. Elizabeth is still ‘impertinent’ but she is in essence the same. She loves teasing exactly the same way as Jane Austen described.

The story is still about these two amazing characters but they are not alone. Family, friendship and love are the key in this story and the faithfulness to Jane Austen’s style is endearing.

I highly recommend this novel to the lovers of Pride and Prejudice and other variations.

Thank you, Rose Fairbanks for sharing your novel with me.

(picture from http://rosefairbanks.com/2014/10/13/no-cause-to-repine/)

Me, myself and I

I would like to use this blog to write about my vices and my weaknesses. I love reading any kind of fiction but above all: romance. I consider myself a “normal” person, with “common” hobbies. However, within my “normality” I enjoy discussing and I believe that I can share a great variery of ideas and points of views that other people may agree with or not.

I may write about the books that ,at the moment, I am devouring, or I may post pictures of lovely animals… I mean, cats 🙂 (Yes, I am, or I will be, a crazy cat lady)

I can share music that I love or I can share different videos or tweets that I like or find interesting.

My first post is called “Me, myself and I” because as you have read, I am just talking about myself. Firstly, it comes to mind the song by Beyoncé but also a blog that a friend had long time ago, right Leo?.

I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy posting new entries.

Ana Darcy