"My Cousin Caroline" by Rebecca Ann Collins- Review

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Sixth in the bestselling Jane Austen sequel series from Australia
In this installment of The Pemberley Chronicles series, Mr. Darcy's cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth's cousin Caroline Gardiner take center stage.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Caroline develops from a pretty young girl into a woman of intelligence and passion, embodying some of Austen's own values. Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, and the Wickhams all move through the story as Caroline falls in love, marries, and raises her children. Caroline rejects the role of a compliant Victorian wife and mother, instead becoming a spirited and outspoken advocate of reformist causes in spite of the danger of scandal.
Caroline's advocacy of reform, undaunted by criticism, demonstrates strength in a time when a woman's role was severely restricted.

My review:

As a fan of "Pride and Prejudice" I was NOT disappointed! Rebecca Ann Collins' Chronicles of Pemberley series carries on the tradition and characters of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and "My Cousin Caroline" continues beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed reading as Colonel Fitzwilliam's and Caroline's love grew and blossomed. I also enjoyed learning the political turmoil that was going on during the Regency period and through the transition to the Victorian era. Keeping with the same pace and style as Jane Austen, this book flowed beautifully. One thing that I really liked is that instead of the book being 300 pages of the courtship, we are walked through the wedding, through Caroline and Col. Fitzwilliams' children's births, through life and death in their families and without losing the essence of the book.

Although this is the 6th book of the series and the first one I have read, I am certainly going to go back and read the first five!

I do have an exciting announcement, this is a romantic month here at "Revenge of the Book Nerds" and will have several exciting author interviews, guest bloggers and giveaways! I am super excited because... I am going to have an interview with none other then Rebecca Ann Collins herself and thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks, there will be a giveaway for book 1 IThe Chronicles of Pemberley) and book 6 (My Cousin Caroline) of the Chronicles of Pemberley books! Aren't you super excited? Miss Austen would be impressed!


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