"A masterpiece that reaches the heart." - Beverley Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence
The bestselling Pemberley Chronicles series continues the saga of the Darcys and Bingleys from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and introduces imaginative new characters.
Anne-Marie Bradshaw is the granddaughter of Charles and Jane Bingley. Her father now owns Longbourn, the Bennet's estate in Hertfordshire. A young widow after a loveless marriage, Anne-Marie and her stepmother Anna, together with Charlotte Collins, widow of the unctuous Mr. Collins, are the Ladies of Longbourn. These smart, independent women challenge the conventional roles of women in the Victorian era, while they search for ways to build their own lasting legacies in an ever-changing world.
The ladies find strength, companionship, and friendship together as they work to build a children's hospital, deal with a deadly outbreak of influenza, and help a gentle lady flee a violent and destructive marriage.
Jane Austen's original characters - Darcy, Elizabeth, Bingley, and Jane - provide a framework of solid values and commentary to anchor a dramatic story full of wit and compassion.
"Interesting stories, enduring themes, gentle humour, and lively dialogue." - Book News
The tales of the descendants of Jane and Elizabeth Bennet continue in this 4th installment by Rebecca Ann Collins. Here we follow the story of Anne-Marie Bingley, Jane's oldest grand-daughter. She has suffered the loss of her husband (we find that it was just a marriage of convenience) and see her struggle to open a new Children's hospital in the Netherfield Area. The story is worry Austen's characters but lacks Austen's style.read more
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