Monday, July 11, 2011

Review: The Ballad of Gregire Darcy - Marsha Altman



Are you an Austenite ? A Fan of Jane Austen's novels ?
The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continues
Review: The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy - Marsha Altman - May 2011
Are you a fan of Pride and Prejudice ? Ever wondered what happened to the characters ? Where things led and what they encountered after Darcy and Elizabeth got married ? Now with Marsha Altman's book "The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy" you have your chance as it's a continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett ended up having four children - 1 boy and 3 daughters , Charles Bingley and Jane Bennett ended up having four children, though they were lucky enough to have 2 of each , Charles Bingley's sister Caroline ended up married then divorced and then later married again Dr Maddox. Lydia Bennett married George Wickham and had a couple of his children, then poor George died so Lydia was remarried, Kitty married a Mr Townsend and poor Mary never married.
In the Ballad of Gregoire Darcy, you are probably sitting there going "Who the H... is Gregoire Darcy ? We discover that Mr. Darcy has an illegitimate brother Gregoire , though as we are about to see the House of Pemberley is not short of scandals as we see a mixture of half-brothers , George Wickham Jnr's coming of age and if he is anything like his father and mother - then you better keep your daughters locked up , Dr Maddox - Caroline's new fling has just arrived but it seems that he is hiding a bucketload of secrets and if he's not careful they may just start to overflow into the world. Mary Bennett has returned, unmarried but the shock of it all is that she is with child. Will Mary ever find true love again or will she be jaded by her experiences ?
Gregoire Darcy keen to get to know his family , has left the four walls of the monastery to enter the world of Regency Society- Will he end up staying true to himself and his beliefs or will he be overthrown with peer pressure as he is thrust into a world of marriage , sex and courtship - though not nessecarily in that order?
Find out all this and more In The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy , the perfect read for all fans of Jane Austen Fiction and Pride and Prejudice.


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