Friday, September 13, 2019

A Sister's Curse by Jayne Bamber ~ Review

Title: A Sister's Curse
Author: Jayne Bamber
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Austenesque
Release Date: August 27th, 2019
Number of Pages: 357
Format Read: Kindle ebook

Book Blurb: Two families from very different situations in life are linked forever after a fatal accident on the Great North Road. This tragedy breeds years of sorrow and misunderstanding as well as prosperity and even romance in an emotional coming of age tale not only for Elizabeth Bennet, but for her sisters, and even the adults who let them down.

For nearly two decades, Edward Gardiner is haunted by the difficult decisions he has made. Lady Anne Darcy must bear all the guilt and delight of being granted her heart’s desire... at a price. The Fitzwilliam family has motives and misgivings of their own as the Earl of Matlock tries to keep them all together, right the wrongs of the past, and pave the way for the next generation.

Fitzwilliam Darcy realizes too late what it means to be a brother, and is faced with a part of his past he regrets, just as his desire to protect the family he loves leads him back to the woman he was destined to love the most… a woman who despises him.

Elizabeth Bennet struggles through the turbulence of adolescence, her judgment clouded by past trauma and the complicated dynamics of her extended family. Secrets are revealed and re-examined as she is forced to come to terms with the truth of her past and the promise of her future, in a family bound together by heartbreak.

My Review: So I went into this book not knowing a whole lot about it that being said oh boy. This book reads like a soap drama. You can change the names of the characters and have the same enjoyment of reading this book. Mrs. Bennett (however brief she's in this book) is just horrible. Oh, I need to stop my brother's wedding because the woman he's marrying is not of a certain sphere. I'm very glad that Miss Gardiner gets to be a paid companion that grounds her and makes her not so flighty like Fanny. I really didn't like Elizabeth in this story until later on in the story. She's really childish and runs away from her problems a lot. I like the canon Lizzy so much more.

If you like your Pride and Prejudice with a healthy amount of soap opera than this is the book for you. However, if you like your Pride and Prejudice to stick mostly to canon than I would steer clear of this book.

Rating: 3½ stars

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