The Pemberley Chronicles
Beginning after the double wedding of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Mr. Charles Bingley respectively, this novel follows the lives of these well-loved characters as they marry, have children, and live their lives in 19th-century England. The story is written in the voice of Rebecca Ann Collins, a daughter of Charlotte Lucas and The Reverend William Collins, who was a witness to the lives of the characters portrayed.
Ms. Collins, the pen name of an anonymous author, thoughtfully and realistically portrays historical events of the time and the reactions of the characters to them. Because the story is written like a chronicle, it seems to meander aimlessly through the lives of the Darcys at times. The thoughts and opinions of the main characters are repeated frequently. However, the characters portrayed are truly recognizable as Austen’s characters, and they act accordingly. Although it may not hold the interest of general readers, this work will be adored by Austen fans. In fact, it has been adored by Austen fans already, as it was previously published in Australia, the first of ten sequels.