Tuesday, September 08, 2015

REVIEW: An Unlikely Friendship by Jann Rowland

Book Blurb: Elizabeth Bennet has always possessed pride in her powers of discernment. Her discovery that that her impressions of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham are wrong is made worse by the fact that she learns she was mistaken about the character of yet another person.

When her sister marries the affable Mr. Bingley, Elizabeth accepts an invitation to stay with the man’s newly married sister, Caroline Powell. In coming to know the woman better, Elizabeth realizes that Caroline is actually someone she wishes to call “friend.”

Amid the machinations of a young man not unlike Mr. Wickham, Elizabeth discovers not only true friendship, but also true love. But to ensure the longevity of any possible happiness, Elizabeth must reach out and grasp it with both hands before it slips away.

My Review: I had some reservations before I started this book. That's why it took me like a week or so to actually start it. But I'm glad I did. The author did a really good job making Caroline less of a Darcy hunting bitch and more like a protective sister. Hell, she even does Elizabeth a solid at the beginning of the book and gets Mr. Collins to look as Mary as a bride instead of her. Mr. Darcy through about almost two-thirds of the book is just an asshole. Of course it's to protect himself from Elizabeth. But at least he gets a clue and begins to be nicer to her which proceeds to them getting marriage.

I will admit that I enjoyed this book and I will recommend it to any JAFF fan who wants to see Caroline be something other than a woman intent on marrying Darcy.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5


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