Saturday, May 23, 2015

REVIEW: Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

Book Blurb: When the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio, to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas. Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even haughtier cousin, Cate Burroughs, owns the other half.
    In a town as small as Rosings, Beth and Will inevitably cross paths. But as Will becomes enchanted with the fiery Yankee, Beth won't allow herself to warm to the man who represents the one thing she hates most: the army that killed her only brother.
    But when carpetbagger George Whitehead arrives in Rosings, all that Beth thought to be true is turned on its head, and the only man who can save her home is the one she swore she'd never trust...

The Review: So what happens when you mix Pride and Prejudice and western romance? You get this book. And what a book this was. I have had this book for about a year or so I believe and I have never read it. But the other day after I had finished A Matter of Chance I decided to take a chance on this book (so cliche right?). This book does not disappoint. The story was good and so was the conclusion. I believe my favorite scene in the book was when Will peeked on Beth (Elizabeth) taking a dip in a hidden pool. For shame Darcy spying on a vulnerable naked woman. All the characters pretty much stay true to character I believe. Caroline is still Caroline, bless her heart. Lady Catherine named Cate in this book is still a real character in this book. Though Wickham (George Whitehead in this book) has become just a man obsessed with money and power. Hell he gets half the town it seems into his plan to take over the county and get rich while doing it.

I really enjoyed this book and I will probably re-read a lot in the future. This is definitely a read if you enjoy a good western romance or a good Pride and Prejudice variation.

Rating: ★★★★★


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