Thursday, January 07, 2016

REVIEW: A Fine Stout Love and Other Stories by Renee Beyea

Book Blurb: Discover what happens when Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy meet fancy and fantasy in this novella-length ensemble of Regency stories.

- What if two inexplicable trails of words led to the Meryton churchyard on the same blustery morning?
- What if Darcy stumbled across suggestive lines of verse following Elizabeth’s stay at Netherfield?
- What if a rumored engagement so thoroughly shocked Lady Catherine that she could not interfere?
- What if Elizabeth learned the last man she would ever marry was the only man she could marry?
- What if every Bennet family member read the love poem Darcy intended only for his bride?

With all the intimacy and lyricism of a chamber concert, these five whimsical shorts will inspire the heart, prompt a smile, and entice readers to many happy returns.

My Review: I will say that I very much enjoyed all the stories in this novella. From a trail of lines from poetry to a poem causing all kinds of reactions from every member of the Bennet family this collection of short stories will surely put a smile on your face. I am eagerly awaiting the second volume in this series.

Rating: ★★★★☆

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kind words (and for my very first blog review ever)--I'm so happy that you enjoyed the stories!