Wednesday, February 10, 2016

REVIEW: When Mary Met the Colonel by Victoria Kincaid

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: Without the beauty and wit of the older Bennet sisters or the liveliness of the younger, Mary is the Bennet sister most often overlooked. She has resigned herself to a life of loneliness, alleviated only by music and the occasional book of military history.

Colonel Fitzwilliam finds himself envying his friends who are marrying wonderful women while he only attracts empty-headed flirts. He longs for a caring, well-informed woman who will see the man beneath the uniform.

A chance meeting in Longbourn’s garden during Darcy and Elizabeth’s wedding breakfast kindles an attraction between Mary and the Colonel. However, the Colonel cannot act on these feelings since he must wed an heiress. He returns to war, although Mary finds she cannot easily forget him.

Is happily ever after possible after Mary meets the Colonel?

My Review: This book is about the most overlooked of the Bennet sisters, Mary. In this novella the Colonel just happens to meet Mary while she is in Longbourn's garden during Elizabeth's wedding to Darcy. They have a lively conversation about the war and hey they both start to like each other. But the Colonel knows he has to marry an heiress and decides to leave Mary alone. But after he returns home from the war injured she joins the Darcy's at Woodley Park where he is recuperating and their feelings develop into something more.

To me it seemed like like they fell in love way to fast. I don't understand how you can fall in love with someone without spending some time with them. Two short meetings just don't seem like enough time to me. It takes longer than that to really come to know a person. Other than that it was a very good read and one I'm likely to read again in the future. I really wish this novella was just a little bit longer as it took me no time to read it at all.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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