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A must-read for all Pride & Prejudice fans
on 25 June 2013
It takes a very good writer to affect your emotions when you are reading a story, to draw you in to the extent that you are experiencing the ups and downs of the characters' lives as if you live and breathe alongside them. Ms Starnes took full charge of mine when I started to read From This Day Forward. I have laughed and smiled, shed tears - of both joy and sadness - and swooned as I have followed her story of life for Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy after they are married.
The story takes them from London to Pemberley and back, through highs and lows, chronicling their lives and those of their family and friends in a delightful continuation of one of the nation's best-loved novels, Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.
The original characters stay true to form, the new characters are well rounded and believable and the more minor characters from the original story are delightfully expanded upon. In particular, if you love stories about Georgiana Darcy, then this book is for you. In Ms Starnes' gentle hands she develops beautifully throughout the tale and by the time she finds her own happiness you will be smiling tears of joy for her just as I was.
This is a well-researched book that speaks with a true Regency voice and clearly was written by someone with a deep understanding of her subject matter, the period and her characters.
If you love a good read and you relish becoming emotionally attached to the characters in the story, then this book is for you!