Book Blurb: “Someday some lark is gonna spell you with a song, Will Darcy. She’ll call you with music and you’ll be as good as lost.”
In the autumn of 1948, young millionaire Will Darcy comes to the sleepy, backwater town of Meryton, South Carolina to visit his best friend, Charles Bingley. When Darcy becomes enchanted by a local beauty with a heavenly voice, his business dealings with Longbourn Farms may close the door to his romantic hopes before they are given a chance to thrive.
Still healing from heartbreak, Elizabeth Bennet takes solace in her family, home, and the tight-knit community of Meryton. That foundation is shaken when Will Darcy makes a successful offer to buy the family farm. Blinded by hurt, will Elizabeth miss the chance to find in him the peace and comfort her heart truly needs?
Confronting the racial, economic, and social inequalities of the times, Longbourn’s Songbird is an imaginative romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and told through the lens of postwar America, a story layered with betrayal and loss, love and letting go.
My Review: The characters in this book are very believable the time period they live in. I love how all the characters were given their own problems they have to deal with and over come. Except Kitty and Mary. They just seemed to be in the background like usual. They are mentioned and given a little time in the sun but they are more secondary characters than anything else. The only character I seem destined to hate is Mr. Collins. I didn't like him in the original novel and this book just makes me hate him even more.
I will say that this is a very good debut by a promising new author. I hope that Beau North writes more novels in the future.
Rating: 4½ stars out of 5
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