by Sophie Turner
Genres: Classical Rewrites, Historical Fiction, Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2017
Purchase from: Amazon
My Rating: ★★★☆
One night, to decide his entire life’s happiness.
Chastened by Charles Bingley following Mr. Bennet’s untimely death, Fitzwilliam Darcy determines he will offer marriage to Elizabeth Bennet, but she marries another.
Years later, a widowed Elizabeth is mistress of Longbourn, and has vowed she will never marry again. A house party at Netherfield brings them back together, but Darcy will have to win more than her heart if he is to have any chance at making her mistress of Pemberley.
Mistress was another new-to-me take on Pride and Prejudice. I loved the story, but my heart went out to poor Elizabeth for having to bear such a horrible first marriage.
I enjoyed the slow build of the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy, as well as the “naughty bits” further on. There are several great quotes within the book, including one referencing Queen Elizabeth I that I particularly enjoyed.
Perhaps my favorite part of Mistress is that there’s no great conflict. I knew when I started reading it that there would be a happy ending, and not once did anything occur to make me question that. I found it very satisfying to read such a straightforward story.
Although there are some odd spellings that make me wonder where the author is from — and if said spellings are normal for her — I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book.
About the Author
Sophie Turner worked as an online editor before delving even more fully into the tech world. Writing, researching the Regency era, and occasionally dreaming about living in Britain are her escapes from her day job.
She was afraid of long series until she ventured upon Patrick O’Brian’s 20-book Aubrey-Maturin masterpiece, something she might have repeated five times through. Alas, the Constant Love series is only planned to be seven books right now.
Disclaimer: This review is based on an eBook I borrowed from Amazon on February 4, 2019 through the Kindle Unlimited program.