by Elizabeth Aston
This book is a very different sort of Pride and Prejudice sequel. For one, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam are hardly involved at all. Mr. Darcy's Daughters focuses, unsurprisingly, on the daughters of that couple. The five girls, Letty, Camilla, the twins Georgina and Belle, and Alethea are as different as sisters can be. For the most part, Camilla is the main heroine of this adventure. Letty, the eldest, is a bit like her grandmother Mrs. Bennet and her aunt Mary combined, Camilla is every bit her mother's daughter, the twins are quite like their aunts Kitty and Lydia, and Alethea, though she has a lot of both of her parents in her, is a new personality entirely. The girls are set loose on London, in the care of the former Col. Fitwilliam and his wife while their parents are abroad on a mysterious diplomatic mission in Constantinople.
This book had me almost yelling What!!! several times and pulling the book closer to find out what happened next. The sisters manage to get themselves into nearly every type of trouble imaginable, dragging friends, relatives, and acquaintances in with them. Elizabeth Aston is nothing if not imaginative, and I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with next!
There is no violence in this book.
The only sexuality is in references, kissing, and the occasional scandalous embrace, so this book rates a 4.10.
Profanity is limited to some name-calling that one would not normally expect to find in polite conversation, so I give it a 4.10.
This book is not for those who are traditionally minded about Jane Austen, as it will annoy the heck out of them.