Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Knights of Derbyshire
Book #52 Read in 2012
The Knights of Derbyshire by Marsha Altman
This is the fifth book in a series that picks up where Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice left off. Austen is my favorite author and Altman stays true to Austen's writing style and Austen's characters.
In this book, Geoffrey, George and Georgie (offspring of Darcy and Elizabeth, Jane and Bingley and the Wickhams) take more of a major role. Geoffrey is kidnapped by a political activist who wants money and land from Darcy. While the adults begin to make deals with the kidnapper, Georgie decides to take a more direct approach. This book had good action.
Besides the action, there is the ability to revisit beloved characters like Brian and Dr. Maddox, and Gregoire Darcy. It is like reuniting with old friends. Lizzy and Darcy still are very much in love, as are Jane and Bingley. Mr. Bennett still is the beloved father figure. Seeing these characters later in life is comforting to readers.
I enjoyed this book and have read all the others in the series. Altman is a great writer. I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.