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well worth reading,
This review is from: Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman (Paperback)
I read this with the negative comments about some "weird" aspects of this novel constantly at the back of my mind, but i must say i was hooked from start to finish. It really explores Darcy's relationship with his sister Georgiana which is engrossing in itself for those who love Darcy. It helps the reader understand his beliefs and his sense of family honor which would explain his conflicting emotions concerning Elizabeth Bennett.Personaly, i thought the events at Norwycke castle were a refreshing break from the usual Austen-type scenarios - i thought i would be disappointed by them but Pamela Aidan writes so skillfully that the reader can accept this second book in her trilogy as a story separate from P&P. The characters introduced are interesting and i believed that they could be the types of people that Austen would write herself (perhaps with the exception of Fletcher - being a servant, he would probably be kept silent or have minimum dialog). I do recommend this book both to general readers of fiction based in regency England and Austen fans as i am sure you wont be disappointed!