Pemberley: A Ball to Remember (Longbourn, #13) by Margaret Lynette Sharp #BookReview @MargaretLynett1

5 May

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Cover: Pemberley: A Ball to Remember
(Longbourn, #13)
by Margaret Lynette Sharp

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (4 stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

The prospect of a Ball at Pemberley to mark the birthday of Miss Juliette Darcy sets Elizabeth’s mind aglow with schemes for happy outcomes of every sort. Will romance blossom for her son, Fitzwilliam? Will the rift between Lady Catherine de Bourgh and her daughter Anne be healed? Will old friendships be rekindled, and new ones formed?

This is yet another engaging addition to the series of Jane Austen Fan Fiction pieces by Australian author Margaret Lynette Sharp.

Genre(s):Fan Fiction
Kindle eBooks
> 30-Minute Romance Short Reads
> Classic Short Stories
> Classic Romance Fiction
Series:Longbourn, #13
Length:15 pages
Release date:2018-04-12

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Elizabeth’s mind…

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Pemberley: Fitzwilliam Goes to London (Longbourn, #12) by Margaret Lynette Sharp #BookReview @MargaretLynett1

2 May

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Cover: Pemberley: Fitzwilliam Goes to London
(Longbourn, #12)
by Margaret Lynette Sharp

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (4 stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

The grand ball at Pemberley has perhaps kindled a fledgling love between Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jr and Miss Emily Collins, the daughter of Mr William Collins and his late wife Charlotte. As a protegée of Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s, Miss Collins is living in London, far away from her Hunsford home – where she is undertaking the study of the pianoforte under the guidance of an eminent master.

An opportunity to visit the beautiful maiden proves irresistible to Fitzwilliam, who travels with his father who has business in London. Will Fitzwilliam’s feelings be reciprocated? Is Emily devoted to her musical studies, to the exclusion of a suitor? Or will someone…

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Pemberley: The Next Generation (Longbourn, #11) by Margaret Lynette Sharp #BookReview @MargaretLynett1

30 Mar

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Cover: Pemberley: The Next Generation
(Longbourn, #11)
by Margaret Lynette Sharp

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (4 stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Almost one and twenty years have passed since Elizabeth gave birth to her first child – a son, Fitzwilliam Edward Darcy. Since then, another child – a daughter, Juliette Elizabeth – has also entered the world, and has grown into a fine young lady. With her son’s birthday drawing nigh, the Mistress of Pemberley devises a plan to give the younger Fitzwilliam a day to remember.

Genre(s):Fan Fiction
Kindle eBooks
> Classic Short Stories
> Classic British & Irish Fiction
> 45-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Series:Longbourn, #11
Length:25 pages
Release date:2018-03-13

Teaser


Elizabeth thought this over for a few moments – her thoughts interrupted…

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News Comes to Pemberley (Longbourn, #10) by Margaret Lynette Sharp #BookReview @MargaretLynett1

17 Mar

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Cover: News Comes to Pemberley
(Longbourn, #10)
by Margaret Lynette Sharp

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (4 stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

How do the Darcys and Lady Catherine de Bourgh react to the steady stream of shocking allegations concerning Her Ladyship’s fiancé, Hubert, as revealed by the letters arriving almost daily at Pemberley House? Will the heavily pregnant Elizabeth give birth to a healthy baby? Is happiness in store for our favourite couple?

Genre(s):Fan Fiction
Kindle eBooks
> 30-Minute Romance Short Reads
> Classic Short Stories
> Classic Romance Fiction
Series:Longbourn, #10
Length:15 pages
Release date:2018-02-21

Teaser


Elizabeth shook her head, smiling a little as she said in the gentlest of accents, “I can only conclude that, somehow, Hubert de Bourgh has managed to win the heart…

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Free for Three Days: ‘Love Denied’

31 Jan

Margaret's Classic Posts

Australian romance (6)At thirty-one, Elizabeth, a music teacher fulfilled by her craft and dedicated to her students, is still single and living at home. Unexpectedly, the father of one of her students seems to want to court her. Edward, a well-heeled solicitor still recovering from the tragic death of his young wife, invites Elizabeth to dinner at his home – a home complete with a magnificent piano that he invites her to play.
Out of the blue, Elizabeth receives a letter from her former admirer, Tom – a sheep-farmer, living in Scotland. Will the contents of this letter change Elizabeth’s destiny? What startling secrets will it reveal that may upend Elizabeth’s entire view of her life?
This latest work by award-winning Australian author Margaret Lynette Sharp promises to be an engaging read for lovers of well-crafted, sweet romance.

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Free for Three Days: Australian Short Stories

5 Jan

Ducks in the Swimming Baths

17 Dec

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How many swimming baths are also frequented by ducks?

Because our local baths are in the Georges River, with shorelines all but touching the natural bush, several types of ducks are often found there. I think this one is a male Mallard. Of late, I’ve also seen Teals and Australian Wood Ducks.  As far as I’m concern, they’re more than welcome.

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