Monday, November 24, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It's true love.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
It is six years since the marriage of Elizabeth Bennett to Fitzwilliam Darcy. They are happily settled on Darcy's estate Pemberley, with two young sons. There is a murder on the estate the night before an annual Fall Ball and the still dastardly George Wickham is the prime suspect.
This was my second listen of the book because the Downtown Library Book Club will be discussing it in November. I could barely finish it the first time but did better this time. I expected it to be more Jane Austenish than it was and found the "stiff upper lip" dialog got old quickly. However, it is a good story and I kept my ear out for the irony this time and found more of it. I would recommend this book to fans of P.D. James but tell Jane's followers they can pass on it.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
This was a lovely book. The story revolves around the city of Charleston and anyone who read and loved Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might like this book as much. There is so much history of the city, the families, the houses, and the customs of Charleston in the pages of this book. Many of the characters remind one of the characters in Berendt’s book. If they were not actual living citizens of Charleston, Margaret Bradham Thornton has done a wonderful job in making them seem as if they were.
In the book Eliza and Henry meet again after being apart for ten years. They were madly in love until Henry made an error in judgment which caused Eliza to leave him and Charleston. Both of them have matured and led full lives but in reuniting they find that they have not grown apart and the story continues from there.
The author does a good job of putting the reader into the spirit and atmosphere of Charleston. I really liked this book.