Author: Sharon Lathan
Reading level: Adult
Paperback: 309 pages
ISBN #: 9781402215230
Received From: Won in a contest @ Enchanted by Josephine
Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc.
Group Genre: Fiction/Romance
"It's Darcy and Elizabeth's wedding day, and the journey is just beginning asJane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice characters embark on the greatestadventure of all: marriage and a life together filled with surprising passion,tender self-discovery, and the simple joys of every day.As their love storyunfolds in this most romantic of Jane Austen sequels, Darcy and Elizabeth revealto each other how their relationship blossomed. From misunderstanding to perfect understanding and harmony, theirs is a marriage filled with romance, sensuality,and the beauty of a deep, abiding love."
First and foremost I must let all know this series is for mature minds!
That being said I loved every minute of it. I know there have been numerous sequels for Pride And Prejudice over the years but these captured how I envisioned Lizzy and Williams future. Lathan not only researched the original but she also studied her history of England at this time. I truly enjoyed the scenery that portrays Georgian England that was thoughtfully crafted through careful research. Also I was fascinated as the author wove the 2005 movie with the original novel to create the picture of the Darcy's future. (And I too adored the 2005 movie Keira Knightley was amazing!!!)
But what strikes a cord most with me is the love the couple shares throughout the book. I actually blushed at some of the intimate scenes! I felt like I was in the room sharing their experiences (at times it was a little X rated but you know what I can't really complain!). The characters are the same ones from before only a little more grown up now with a little more knowledge. You will share their triumphs and feel their heartbreak at times. I truly think the characters are so strongly impressioned from the original that this alone draws me further into the book.
In the end I loved this novel! It was exactly what I've been looking for in my month of LOVE. Although flushed scarlet at times by the characters scandalous intimacies I have to say I was enthralled completely. However; this is not a book to speed read all in one sitting. So if your interested sit back, relax, and enjoy everlasting love leisurely as it is a little overwhelming at times!
LOL=Lots Of Love