Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued by Anna Elliott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I thought this was a pretty good book. One thing I liked about it was the diary style which came across better than many I've taken a look at. To me it seemed like one at least; some "diaries" are written more like a novel (you know, the person would never be able to be that detailed in their diary).
I also liked her bringing in Anne de Bourgh and seeing Georgiana try to befriend her. But I didn't care for the way either Lady Catherine or Caroline Bingley were depicted. And I didn't like Georgiana being coupled with the guy she had her with in the end, but not because I had another choice from the other guys in the book. Wish she could have come up with someone else.
I think the idea of Pride & Prejudice continuing stories (or any other great book, for that matter) is so interesting. We always want to hear more about the characters we love. But I really hate some of the books that have taken these characters and slurred them into sex-crazed fools. I don't read those, that's why I'm so thankful that places like Amazon have "look inside" features so we can really get a feel for how an author writes. I do have my favorite P&P variation on my book list, and about this diary by Anna Elliott, I agree with another review that said it's an easy read and keeps you interested enough to want to find out what will happen.
Note: Goodreads rating is as follows:
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