She is not impulsive, she ponders things. Its refreshing in many ways. Colonel Fitzwilliam, cousin to Fitzwilliam Darcy, who had been portrayed as an agreeable and attractive gentleman who only lacked wealth to be considered an eligible bachelor discovers, woos and marries Caroline Gardiner, cousin to Elizabeth Bennett Darcy. Each day there is a new struggle to face, a new change to make or not make. He is several years older than Caroline, but after becoming reacquainted with her he is smitten. Darcy by Monica Fairview The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview Mr.
Pourquoi me suis-je infligée ce roman alors que les 5 premiers m'ont déplu? We glimpse enough of Elizabeth and Darcy to know that they are a central part of the action but Caroline and her husband remain the lead characters in the novel. Synopsis: My Cousin Caroline builds on two well liked characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Fitzwilliam is a character I would like to have seen more development. There is quite a bit about the slavery question too. Its also a warm tale thats romantic in the actions and dialogue of the couples without sexual verbiage.
I was crushed again while reading the account of the unfortunate accident of Edward Fitzwilliam and William Darcy. Caroline's advocacy of reform, undaunted by criticism, demonstrates strength in a time when a woman's role was severely restricted. The book begins in the Autumn of 1817. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman by Maria Hamilton Pemberley Place by Anne Hampson Beloved by P. I aim to read the whole series. Caroline Gardiner, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Gardiner of Pride and Prejudice is the main focus of this novel, following her from the age of fifteen years old.
Gardiner, Caroline develops from a pretty young girl into a woman of intelligence and passion, embodying some of Austen's own values. I think one could draw a parallel to Rose and Robert and their affiliation with the business and how many people act in our time today. But even as she demonstrates her strength and ability, she is in danger of arousing jealousy and gossip--and far worse. Without giving everything away in the book, I included some of my favorite parts below. Darcy Mysteries 6 by Carrie Bebris The Suspicion at Sanditon: Or, The Disappearance of Lady Denham Mr. I really felt as though my world had become a part of their world.
I love her character, first she is in love, but with a character that might be shady, then she finds love again only to have that shaken too. As Colonel Fitzwilliam embarks on a political career you get a real sense of the trials and tribulations that occurred during the parliament at this time. The book is a chronicle of Caroline's life, both her siblings and future family. Were reminded of things that happened to get us where we are then move on with a continuity that lets the book stand alone. My Cousin Caroline covers Caroline's life from a young girl to her growth through the years.
You see what drivers her to be a good mother and wife. Rebecca Ann Collins is the pen name of a lady in Australia who loves Jane Austen's work so much that she has written a series of 10 sequels to Pride and Prejudice, following Austen's beloved characters, introducing new ones, and bringing the characters into a new historical era. There are few things I love more than reading and enjoying a wholesome book. I think, out of all the novels in the series so far, I fell in love with this one. Darcy by Sharon Lathan In the Arms of Mr. In an age where women had limited work opportunities, Caroline's character has a keen business sense and is able to utilize it.
Rebecca Ann Collins is the pen name of an Australian lady who has written a series of 10 sequels to Pride and Prejudice, introducing new characters and bringing them into a new historical era. I hope Collins follows this couple later in the series. When Caroline's youngest brother Robert returns from working in Ceylon as had Fitzwilliam, but fails to settling into working for the family Trading Company after marrying Rose, the strong and spoiled daughter of Fizwilliam's older brother James and Rosamunde more responsibility for her father's life work falls on her competent shoulders. I was riveted by the details of the area and the characters. Just a few lines down we read about how Robert and Rose are full of interests and life, but charity and work are just not one of them.
She is smart and savvy. I enjoy the air of authenticity of this story. Colonel Fitzwilliam, cousin to Fitzwilliam Darcy, who had been portrayed as an agreeable and attractive gentleman who only lacked wealth to be considered an eligible bachelor discovers, woos and marries Caroline Gardiner, cousin to Elizabeth Bennett Darcy. Both helped to make her a role model for her extended network of family and friends. The E-mail message field is required. Edward Gardiner of Cheapside and later Lambton; and wife of Col.
When her father's ill health requires her to step in and manage his business, Caroline does so without hesitation. Caroline's advocacy of reform, undaunted by criticism, demonstrates strength in a time when a woman's role was severely restricted. Colonel Fitzwilliam, cousin to Fitzwilliam Darcy, who had been portrayed as an agreeable and attractive gentleman who only lacked wealth to be considered an eligible bachelor discovers, woos and marries Caroline Gardiner, cousin to Elizabeth Bennett Darcy. Caroline is not a damsel in distress character. Still, the age difference was still hanging over it all. Since then, I have read the entire series and am a complete convert to the work of Rebecca Ann Collins, chiefly because of the closeness of her work to the true spirit of Jane Austen and the authentic flavour of the novels.
She is a jewel in her father's eyes. Readers of the series will recognize many of the plot lines and events which take place in this book from previous volumes. It was difficult to keep track of time, especially later in the book when we get to them being old and looking back at their life together. Most of the book he is seen through Caroline's eyes. At times it can be a little like a history lesson, but it is entertaining all the same, and it is nice to see what motivates the characters of her story. Caroline carries on these sensibilities - she is educated, sensitive, generous, and interested in the world around her.