Sunday, July 26, 2015

REVIEW: Secrets at Pemberley by Penelope Swan

Received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Book four of the Dark Darcy Mystery series.

Book Blurb: While on a tour of England’s northern counties with her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth Bennet is delighted to find herself visiting the beautiful estate of Pemberley and renewing her acquaintance with its master, the handsome Mr Darcy. However, when she becomes a guest of the grand house, Elizabeth soon realises that sinister tensions lurk beneath the surface. Why is Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, acting so strangely and is her new pianoforte really haunted? What secrets are the residents of Pemberley hiding? And could there be second chance for her to find happiness with the one gentleman who has captured her heart?

My Review: This book begins where Lizzy is standing on the cliffs in Derbyshire during her trip there with her aunt and uncle Gardiner. They end up touring Pemberley after being assured that the family was from home but Elizabeth ends up being scared by Darcy walking through some bushes and falls off the dock that she was standing on into the water. Darcy ends up saving her as her dress twists up around her legs and she couldn't untwist it. Oh and guess who is also in the area. If you guess Wicked George you would be correct. He just happened to visiting his bastard child and trying to woo Georgiana all over again.

I love how awkward Lizzy and Darcy are towards each other in this book. What I didn't like was that Caroline was even more snooty and bitchy than her original counterpart. Darcy needed to grow a back bone where Lizzy is involved and ask her how she felt instead of letting others do it for her. They are ultimately wrong you know.

This series as a whole is a good one and I will probably read it again sometime in the future.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review my whole series! :-) And I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Wow - that's a great honour - to be good enough for a re-read!