Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 432 pages, 7.75 × 5.75 × 0.68 in
Published: August 22, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1402237006
ISBN - 13: 9781402237003
Read from the Book
The church door flew open and footsteps resounded through the church, forcing its lethargic inmates into sudden animation. Mr Collins, whose sermon on fire and brimstone had taken on a decidedly monotonous rhythm, was awakened into new fervour. His eyes rounded and his voice rose, ringing with conviction now that he had found a target for his wrath. Even his conviction, however, did not regain him his audience, for the congregation turned en masse to survey the newcomers. Heads turned, necks stretched, and hats fluttered. Twittering echoed around the stone pillars. Mr Collins tried his best to ignore these disturbing signs of inattention. He proved himself worthy of his position indeed, for he did not falter for an instant and, when the restlessness of his flock became too apparent, he turned his eyes on the one person who was worthy of the benefit of his words-indeed, had had a hand in suggesting those very words-his noble patroness Lady Catherine de Bourgh. She sat rigidly upright in her pew and kept her gaze calmly fixed upon him. Her daughter Anne, though generally too sickly to be curious, shifted in her seat so that she could sneak a glance at the new arrivals, until a sharp pinch forced her to recall the gravity of their elevated stature. But, at last, even Lady Catherine de Bourgh herself could not ignore the disturbance, for the newcomers, instead of squeezing silently into whatever empty bench they could find, came straight in her direction and signalled for her to
From the Publisher
''A young lady in disgrace should at least strive to behave with decorum... ''
Dispatched from America to England under a cloud of scandal, Mr. Darcy''s incorrigible American cousin, Clarissa Darcy, manages to provoke Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Collins, and the parishioners of Hunsford all in one morning!
And there are more surprises in store for that bastion of tradition, Rosings Park, when the family gathers for their annual Easter visit. Georgiana Darcy, generally a shy model of propriety, decides to take a few lessons from her unconventional cousin, to the delight of a neighboring gentleman. Anne de Bourgh, encouraged to escape her ''keeper'' Mrs. Jenkinson, simply... vanishes. But the trouble really starts when Clarissa and Georgiana both set out to win the heart of the same young man...
Praise for the ''Darcy Cousins'' :
''A humorous, stately romp through 19th-century England... An apt sequel to make Ms. Austen proud!'' Historical Novel Reviews
''The Darcy Cousins is absolutely a must read for any Pride and Prejudice fan.'' - The Burton Review
''Fairview is a definite treasure, and I look forward to more from her in the future.'' - All About Romance
About the Author
Literature professor Monica Fairview loves teaching students the joys of reading. But after years of postponing the urge, she finally realized that what she really wanted to do was write. The author of The Other Mr. Darcy and An Improper Courtship, the American-born Ms. Fairview currently resides in London.