Really enjoyed this book. I'd been craving a story like this, one that doesn't revolve completely around the Darcy's or the Bennet's but that has new ..Show More »characters that add to their lives. This series delivers. It is sweet and charming and yes a bit too cute at times but I really enjoyed it none-the-less.
The fondness that Ayre Bray has for this classic story is evident which I appreciate. Will definitely continue on with her series.
Stevie Zimmerman did a really lovely job at carrying this story. At first, I thought she was going about it too slowly, but then I realized it worked well for this story.
This is a must read for those that love Jane Austen fanfiction.
This story had such promise. At first, I thought that Darcy and Colonel Richard Fitzwiliam might take part in an adventure, but the story quickly took..Show More » a turn for the worst introducing a set of self-obsessed set of characters--Lady Aimée de Bourbon and her father. I understand that a dowry was of the utmost importance then, but the mystery of its disappearance left me wanting. I'm not typically the sort that predicts the outcome of a mystery correctly, but in this case, it was really obvious. Overall, I found the story pretentious and hard to get into, both because of the plot line and because of the narration.
Stevie Zimmerman provides lovely voices to the Darcy's and most characters, but the damsels in distress are given especially obnoxious voices. They are nearly grating. In this story, Lady Aimée de Bourbon is that character. She's such a big part of the story, hence it was really hard to bear which made such a short book seem endless.
I'm glad I powered through it ,though. If only because Ayre Bray presented the Darcy's with such candor.
Daisy was probably the most lovable of all the characters in this series. I wish I could give this a higher rating; had I read it on my own I probably..Show More » would have given it a higher rating but again, Stevie Zimmerman provided this character, the damsel in distress, a grating voice. Stevie did the same for Lady Aimée de Bourbon. She stars in the second volume of this series. In that series, I thought that Stevie didn't really care for that character hence her decision to provide her with an overly obnoxious tone of voice, but that was the same tone of voice she provided Daisy. I dearly wish she'd decided differently.
Set aside the narration, the plot line was much improved from the second volume. It had such heart. I definitely recommend this book to any fan of Jane Austen.