The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
What twists will be revealed that colour the past of the lover of Lady Catherine de Bourgh? Will Darcy’s revelations to Her Ladyship thwart the path of love?
This is a quirky addition to Australian author Margaret Lynette Sharp’s series of JAFF short stories.
Kindle Short Reads
> 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Romance
Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction
> Classics > Short Stories
> Classics > Romance
“Perhaps she thinks there is still ample time.”
“Perhaps she does, but nature does not always goe according to plan, as Lady Catherine is doubtless fully aware. Her own daughter delivered early. Nay – my mind is fixed on this subject. I will be remaining here at Pemberley.”
Elizabeth smiled, gratefully acknowledging the depth of Darcy’s devotion. “How well doe you know Hubert? For I have not heard mention of him…”
As this book is a work of fan fiction, it takes you back to the places and characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
With Lady Catherine’s Lover, Margaret Lynette Sharp has created another nice piece of fan fiction. If you have read Pride and Prejudice or even watched the remarkable TV mini series (1980), you recognize the world of Elizabeth Darcy, née Bennet. The Longbourn series is centred on Elizabeth, whose warmth and intelligence also made Pride and Prejudice special. It is a short read, taking you back to Longbourn to further extend your Pride and Prejudice and/or Longbourn experiences. In this special addition to the Longbourn series, Lady Catherine de Bourgh is not completely her usual self, as we know her from our previous encounters be it in the book or in the already mentioned mini series – love seems to be in the air. Margaret Lynette Sharp again took up the hard challenge of writing fan fiction on a classic by Jane Austen, aptly enhancing the story without changing the characters’ ways. If you loved Pride and Prejudice, you will appreciate the additional stories this courageous author has to offer – including this neat little addition on Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
This is a book for you if you like Pride and Prejudice, fan fiction, classic reads, and classic reads’ aptly written fan fiction.
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About the author
My name is Margaret Lynette Sharp, and I’m the wife of the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, Ronald Sharp B.E.M. I’m proud to say that I’ve won two literary awards – one each at the 2014 and 2015 Short Story Writing Competition held as part of the Hurstville ( in suburban Sydney, Australia) Discovery Festival of Community Arts.
These stories have been published in prizewinners’ anthologies, ‘Write Out Loud’ and ‘The Art of Writing’.
My first venture into Jane Austen fan fiction resulted in the best-selling ‘Longbourn Revisited’.
Next came the well-reviewed title, ‘An Encounter at Longbourn’, followed by ‘A Party at Longbourn’. To date, I have twenty-five published eBooks, and some of these are also available as paperbacks.
I grew up in an inner city suburb of Sydney, moving to a pleasant, tree-filled outer suburb at the age of ten. Ron and I currently live in this same house, a small Federation brick and tile home.
I’m thankful that we live near a river that has a large, netted swimming baths. I love to swim, and I’ve been a member of the local swimming club for well over thirty years. Our little white rescue dog, Chicki, comes with me and waits patiently while I enjoy the water. Afterwards comes her reward – a walk beside the river, and a chance to play on a little, sandy beach. Who knows what doggy friends she’ll find there…
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What about you? What did you think about Lady Catherine’s Lover? Or – if you did not yet read Lady Catherine’s Lover – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂