Another light-hearted romantic comedy of manners set in the world of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
Miss Serafina Darcy is that saddest of creatures, a jilted young lady, the object of universal pity, scorn and gossip. Yet she must return to London for the season, hold her head high and dance her way through the maze of misunderstanding and mischief that lies in wait for her.
1818, twenty years after the marriage of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and the five daughters of Mr and Mrs Darcy have left the sheltered surroundings of Pemberley to spend a few months in London while their parents are abroad.
The sisters are assailed on all sides by the temptations of London, with its parties and balls, gossip and scandals, intrigues and schemes, not to mention the inevitable heartbreaks arising from moving among Read More
(Originally published as Divine Comedy)
Who needs love?
Not Quinta, who’s made a good life for herself, bringing up her difficult young daughter, absorbed in her work as a violin maker. And she certainly doesn’t need anybody to tell her how to live her life: she has it all sorted out, down to the last dot and comma. If it isn’t on a list, it doesn’t exist. Read More
…Dionyus appeared in an English village?
Justinia FitzOdo is increasingly irked by rural domesticity with her husband in the historic market town of Unthrang when a wild and wicked autumn wind howls off the fells, bringing with it a mysterious stranger who intervenes in the lives of Justinia and others in the most unpredictable and Read More
Where would you rather be? Lonely and fog-bound in an ancient English castle…
…or sitting under the stars with friends on a magical Mediterranean island?
Magdalena Mountjoy, furious with her impossible husband, the rakish Valdemar, doesn’t hesitate when she has the chance to run away Read More
Meet Giles and Lambert, ghosts who haunt a historic English house in a very hands-on way.
Struck down by shingles, Cleo Byng postpones her wedding and heads north to recuperate in her annoying Cousin Henry’s house in the wintry Eyotshire village of Hazard. But Haphazard House turns out to be a dilapidated Elizabethan building with few amenities and a strange, musical pair Read More
It’s no joke when a crusader comes visiting from the past.
Mimi, a purveyor of fountains, is married to Edmund Mountjoy, a historian whose book on the Templars has stalled. When Mimi’s mother decamps abroad to escape her three grown-up sons who refuse to leave home, they descend on their sister — with extremely disruptive results. Infuri- ated by the brothers, Read More