Monday, December 21, 2015

REVIEW:The Gallant Vicar by Barbara Silkstone

Book Blurb: What would happen if Mr. Collins finally snapped and Elizabeth might be the cause of his breakdown? What if he were replaced at the Hunsford parish by a charming, unwed vicar who arrives on the heels of Elizabeth’s rejection of Darcy?

Darcy is desperate to deconstruct the growing attachment Elizabeth feels for the new vicar. Determined to unearth the truth about the clergyman before Elizabeth is coerced into marriage, Darcy swings into action even as he fears he will appear to be jealous.

Will Darcy save the day? Will Elizabeth accept his help? And exactly who is the Gallant Vicar?

My Review: I don't even know how to start this review. The main premise of this book is that Mr Collins goes mad and has to be locked away in a asylum. Elizabeth and Mary go to help Charlotte and meet the new vicar of Hunsford. Lizzy stays mad at Darcy throughout most of the book and Darcy is possessive towards her. It seemed like the author tried to stay true to the original characters but to me they seemed a little out of character.

The book was good but it could have been better if it had been fleshed out some more. We don't even hear about the Bennets after Lizzy and Mary leave for Hunsford and Jane only shows up towards the end of the book. Again it could have been better if it was more fleshed out.

Rating: ★★★★☆

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review. You were quite kind to this beginner. Having written many contemporary women's adventure novels, writing in Regency is a skill I hope to polish. Since the Gallant Vicar was well received, I have gathered my courage and am writing a sequel. I was honestly not sure if could do justice to the Regency voice. Once again, thank you.