Wednesday, April 24, 2019

REVIEW: The Mysteries of Pemberley by Amy D'Orazio

Title: The Mysteries of Pemberley
Author: Amy D'Orazio
Publisher: Quills & Quartos
Release Date: 2018
Number of Pages: 408
Book Format: ebook

Book Blurb: Written in the Gothic style popular in Austen’s day, The Mysteries of Pemberley unwinds in 1816, the year without a summer. The skies are gloomy, the land is barren, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is unknown to the people of Hertfordshire. His arrival is less than welcome by one young lady.

My Review: This book starts off with Elizabeth making a promise to Jane to take care of her son Charles after her death. Four years later Mr. Darcy shows up to take Charles to Pemberley to raise him as per Bingley's will.  Lizzy comes to Pemberley with them as she can't stand to be separated from baby Charles. Once she's there she uncovers some of the secrets of the great house. Misperceptions and miscommunication arise from the members of the household and the neighborhood. All of the mystery surrounding Pemberley reaches a sweet and satisfying conclusion with the return of a beloved family member.

This novel did drag for me until I reached about 35% into it and then I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend reading this book. I can't wait to see what other great books Quills and Quartos puts out in the future.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

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