Rating: **** – 4 Stars
GENRE: Regency Romance
In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley’s Promise. She’s prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.
When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined. But the perils of their ocean voyage pale in comparison to the harsh reality of society’s rules that threaten their chance at happiness. When they return to the lavish halls of England, will their love survive?
REVIEWER COMMENTS: Even though I have mixed feelings about this Pride and Prejudice fan fiction, it is still a 4 star for me. In this retelling, Darcy and Elisabeth meet on their way to America on Darcy’s ship, Pemberley’s Promise. I did not mind this variation, but what I didn’t like and found most unbelievable (SPOILER ALERT**) was that Elisabeth would actually enter into a marriage with Darcy for the sole purpose of securing a place into a cabin on the ship. And that Darcy would even make such offer. I am well aware that Fan Fictions take liberties with the original story, but when the new story is so far off that the characters become different people, and act in a way that is uncharacteristic of how the original author intended, then, I have a problem. However, I decided to continue and finish the book, and I am glad I did. Darcy and Elisabeth’s feeling progress and are paced masterfully, and their love story is sweet and it hooked me up. I overlooked the way their romance came about, and focused on the romance itself, which is a page turner. Together with the fact that I love this author and I would read anything she writes, this book was still a win.
SEXUAL CONTENT: A few passionate kisses.
ADULT LANGUAGE: None
*Conclusion: A clean and and enjoyable regency romance. I would highly recommend this book for lovers of this genre!