26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
A sad successor to Jane Austen's much-loved novel,
By A Customer
This review is from: Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued (Hardcover)
I'm going to be kind and sympathetic and give this book two stars. At least the author made an effort (but unfortunately didn't succeed.) I checked this book out at the library in great anticipation, because I love Pride and Prejudice and I wanted to read more! However, this book was a great disappointment. The style was not anything like Austen's and the characters were greatly changed. Elizabeth was reduced to the state of a jealous fool and Darcy - my dear Darcy! He seemed cold and unloving. The only character I liked at all in this book was Emily - the little daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley. She at least was innocent and unspoiled - the own author's creation. If you want to read a sequal that stays truer to the book, read Desire and Duty. It's not perfect (no sequal written by another author ever is) but I enjoyed it much better and the happenings seemed more likely. Or better yet, (if you, like me, loved the movie Pride and Prejudice) read the "scenes left out from Pride and Prejudice" on a Colin Firth fan page called the "Colin-y". Now those stories are truly delightful!