Well, it's Thursday again. My how time flies! Today our reader review comes from Sophia Rose.
Title: Colonel Fitzwilliam's Correspondence
Author: D.W. Wilkin
Was this book recommended to you? If so, by whom? If not, why did you pick it?
I chose this book because I love Jane Austen and Jane Austen fanfiction. And within that answer- more like a subpart, I like the character chosen to be the hero of the story.
Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice fame is getting married and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam is to stand up with him. Colonel Fitzwilliam meets the members of Elizabeth's family and reacquaints himself with Bingley's family. The Colonel likes the various family members and begins a correspondence with them that will take him through the Napoleonic Wars. While the Colonel is away, Kitty Bennet (his most devoted correspondent) grows up and now is learning to survive as a young lady in London society with suitors. Kitty is unaware that her dear correspondent has deeper feelings for her. The Colonel must endure the hardships of war and to learn of Kitty's suitors and then he returns home an invalid with no real desire to do more than hide from society, family, and friends. Kitty then becomes his nurse and cheerleader. It comes down to the end to discover if she accepts the hand of her noble betrothed or learns to love the Colonel.
This author carries on this Pride and Prejudice sequel with Jane Austen's voice in his head I think. The characters were well written, the plot was good, and it was also historically accurate.
It is not a light read for someone who wants a romantic comedy romp, but it is a quiet romance that has a light 'barely there' touch though is deep all the same.
Thank you Sophia! This sounds like a fun read.
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