Anyway, on to the planned reading:
Victoria Kincaid will be joining me with an excerpt from her new book, 'Darcy vs. Bennet'. In this variation, Mr Darcy senior is still alive, and he hates Mr Bennet. I have heard this described as 'Pride and Prejudice' meets 'Romeo and Juliet' but with less dying in tombs... and with a description like that who wouldn't want to read it!
Rose Fairbanks will be visiting as part of her blog tour for her new book, 'Sufficient Encouragement'. This looks like an interesting read. Here, Elizabeth overhears Miss Bingley and Mr Darcy's conversation at Netherfield, when Miss Bingley is teasing him in relation to his admiration of Elizabeth and so Elizabeth is aware of some partiality. Knowing Darcy's influence over Bingley, Elizabeth resolves to do nothing to encourage or discourage Darcy as she wants him to stay in the area as long as possible in order to give Mr Bingley chance to propose to Jane, but her scheming might have longer-reaching consequences than she anticipates...
Maria Grace has a new book out about Lydia Bennet, 'The Trouble to Check Her'. In this book, instead of marrying Wickham after their elopement, Lydia is sent to a school for girls who have lost their virtue. How will the spirited Lydia cope with such confinement and rules after having been petted all her life? I wonder whether she will reform or do something even worse!
A Constant Love' which is itself a sequel, to 'Pride and Prejudice'. I really enjoyed 'A Constant Love' and there were some story threads which I wanted to see brought to a conclusion, so I'm glad to see that the wait is nearly over.
So, I have a pretty busy month ahead! I hope you can join me for these visits. Let me know if any of these books have made it on to your reading lists. What do you have lined up to read this month?