Wednesday, December 09, 2015

REVIEW: Cassandra by Jann Rowland

Book Blurb: As a young man of five and twenty, Fitzwilliam meets a young lady who will change his life. After a whirlwind courtship, the couple marry.

But after only a year of marriage, disaster strikes, and Darcy loses his wife in childbirth. Stricken with grief, Darcy is left with a young daughter to raise without his beloved wife by his side.

Darcy is ultimately convinced to return to society by his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and almost three years later, he returns to London in the company of his sister and his daughter.

Through the assistance of old friends and new, Darcy is once again induced to take an interest in life and move past his heartbreak. And though he is convinced that lightning never strikes twice, perhaps Darcy will be able to find love again.

My Review: To start off the blurb for this book is very misleading. I thought that the young woman he married when he was twenty-five was Elizabeth and that he falls in love with another woman in this book. It's actually quite the reverse. So the name of the book refers to the name of his daughter and his late wife. Of course she is never mentioned by name except when he states that both of them have the same name.

There really isn't a antagonist unless you count Caroline and she's more of an annoyance than anything else. Even Wickham doesn't make an appearance until almost the end of the book and he is stopped fast enough. The majority of the book is just him fighting his feelings for Elizabeth because he hasn't gotten over his wife. Hell he doesn't even spend time with his daughter because she reminds him of his late wife. Cassandra never even got to meet her so it's not like she can miss her but he has no excuse for not spending time with his daughter.

This book is worth a read but it's not my favorite Jann Rowland book. I don't know, I just don't like it when Darcy marries somebody other than Elizabeth even if it was before he met her.



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