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Riva's Reads

I read just about anything with words - especially cozy mysteries and urban fantasy.

Currently reading

Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville, #11)
Carrie Vaughn
Loki’s Wolves
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr
Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
Connie Bennett
Ghosts of 42nd Street
Anthony Bianco
Hunted
Kevin Hearne

Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - Helen Halstead There is a whole cottage industry of sequels to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Some are good and some are not so good. This book falls in the "good" category. The flavor and voice used by Halstead is much like the original and is quite fun to read. I have one slight quibble. Austen's Mrs. Bennett seemed to me to be a bumbling, uncouth, but well-meaning woman. Halstead's Mrs. Bennett seems a little cruel and uncaring. I don't think this is what the author meant, but it is what came across. The other characters ring quite true. Even the little spats Elizabeth and Darcy have seem to be a natural result of their personalities as described by Austen. After all, marriage doesn't mean that lives will immediately run smoothly. All in all, this is a highly recommended book.