Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. It is now being hosted at the Mailbox Monday blog.
Here’s what I added to the shelves:
Torn between his heart and his mind…Mr. Darcy must make a choice.
Fitzwilliam Darcy has always been able to keep his emotions under control. That is, until he falls under the spell of Elizabeth Bennet and surprises himself by blurting out a proposal to her like a moonstruck youth. Stung to the quick by her rejection, his pride in tatters, and left with no possibility that she will ever return his regard, Darcy determines to put all thoughts of Elizabeth behind him. But not even Town with its boundless opportunities for amusement can keep the image of Elizabeth Bennet from pursuing him everywhere he goes.
By the time Darcy leaves Town to travel up to Pemberley, he has learned one thing. There is only one way of overcoming Miss Bennet’s bewitching hold over him and Darcy is desperate enough to try it. The solution is to get married. And this time, he is not going to choose a wife by allowing his emotions to lead him by the nose.
His choice will be entirely rational…
In Volume I of this Pride and Prejudice variation, Monica Fairview traces Mr. Darcy’s journey as he struggles to come to terms with the upheaval Elizabeth Bennet has caused in his life…and his heart. (publisher’s summary)
Just Jane: A Novel of Jane Austen’s Life by Nancy Moser
In this moving and authentic portrayal, Christy Award-winning author Nancy Moser transports readers back to the life and times of one of the literary world’s beloved heroines, Jane Austen. Growing up in a clergyman’s home gives Jane opportunities to observe human nature at its best—and worst. Vivid and delightful characters pour from her pen—Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Emma Woodhouse, Fanny Price, John Willoughby… Jane dreams of publishing her stories and sharing them with the world, but how can she? She’s just Jane from Steventon. Will anyone ever read her novels? (publisher’s summary)
Behind Jane Austen’s Door by Jennifer Forest
A tour of a Regency home, room by room.
Behind Jane Austen’s Door takes you on a tour of a Regency house, room by room, to explore the delicate challenges and the beautiful lives of Jane Austen’s women.
Jane Austen did not place her stories in castles or on the battlefields, but in that one building so important to Elizabeth and Elinor: a home of their own.
What was life like for Jane Austen’s women in the home? From drawing room diva, to mother, wife and savvy housekeeper, Jane Austen’s women lived fascinating lives in their homes. Behind Jane Austen’s Door is a gentle 14,500 words. This is a short read, perfect for a few hours relaxing reading. (publisher’s summary)
Fidelity & Affection: A Pride & Prejudice Sequel by Yve Turner
Elizabeth and Darcy are married, and if any literary pairing ever promised a union of peculiar, passionate devotion, it must surely be theirs.
Their conjugal felicity encourages Georgiana to overcome her shyness sufficiently for her to fall in love with a handsome, amiable young gentleman, but a scandal from his past threatens to tear their burgeoning relationship asunder.
Kitty too discovers what it is to love, but sadly a lack of fortune may forestall her happy ever after.
As for Lydia and Wickham, while their ill-starred union never seemed likely to develop into a faithful, harmonious marriage, his latest betrayal goes far beyond mere infidelity, and this time his loathsome behaviour may just lead to his own destruction.
Once Darcy and Elizabeth have settled comfortably into domestic bliss, can their ardour for each other, once so all consuming, really survive all of the vexations that even a loving marriage inevitably brings? And just who is this beautiful young lady that Darcy has become secretly involved with, surely her arts and allurements will not succeed in drawing him in… (publisher’s summary)
Unladylike Pursuits by Alyssa Goodnight
She needs to find a husband but in truth would rather not.
Miss Emily Sinclair has just answered the summons that will change her life. On the eve of spinsterhood, she is offered a month to find a willing gentleman or suffer a marriage to her stepmother’s odious cousin. Neither choice seems palatable.
He wants to remain a bachelor and is weary of marriage-minded misses.
Lord Brandon Davenport has had more than enough of marriage–the infidelity, the gossip, the inconvenience. It has all reaffirmed his conviction to never involve himself in such a predicament.
Of course, need and want are very different matters…or are they?
When the two find themselves grudgingly paired in the ambush of highwaymen, temper is matched equally with desire, leading Emily to realize that Brand is the perfect prey for her husband hunt. But is Brand too cagey to be caught in her trap? (publisher’s summary)
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
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