Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A Longbourn Entanglement by Monica Fairview


What is your favorite literary gift to give or receive for Christmas?

I just finished A Longbourn Entanglement by Monica Fairview.  It’s a “sweet and short” Pride and Prejudice variation.  In this variation, Mrs. Bennet falls ill the morning after the Netherfield Ball while Mr. Bennet is away visiting an old friend.  Instead of leaving abruptly for London, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley stay to help out the Bennet sisters in their time of trouble.  Will this situation bring the Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy closer together or drive them apart?

I loved the variation in this one.  Monica Fairview always captures Austen’s characters so perfectly.  I love how Elizabeth finally is able to tell the truth of the situation to Darcy and how he responds with a crushing set-down.  It seemed so in character!  I also loved how Mr. Bennet came back and had some wonderful moments.  This was just the type of book I needed right now.

Overall, if you are looking for a sweet variation on the classic Pride and Prejudice tale, I highly recommend A Longbourn Entanglement. 

Book Source:  A Review Copy from author Monica Fairview.  Thank-you! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

1 comment:

  1. This does sound fun. I read Monica Fairview's Dangerous Magic this year, which is another P&P retelling and really enjoyed it.