by KC Kahler
Genres: Regency, Historical Romance, Pride and Prejudice, Adult
Release Date: September 22, 2019
Purchase from: Amazon
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
A secret alliance grows from an unwelcomed olive branch…
When rumours of Jane Bennet’s impending betrothal to Mr. Collins begin spreading at the Meryton Assembly, Elizabeth Bennet vows to save her dearest sister’s happiness from being sacrificed in marriage. She finds an unlikely ally in Mr Darcy, the taciturn man whose heroics on the cricket field have made him the target for Lydia’s affections.
Overhearing a heated exchange between Elizabeth and Mr Bennet, Darcy is stunned not only by her devotion to her sister, but also by her defiant words to her father. An inexplicable desire to help Elizabeth draws Darcy into the match-breaking scheme, despite knowing that he should want nothing to do with a family like the Bennets.
As the new allies work together, they begin to understand and admire each other. But they must navigate a complicated web of sisters, parents, friends, cousins, aunts, and new acquaintances, all of whom seem contrary to being manipulated. A few of them may even be attempting their own manipulations and romantic schemes. Eavesdropping and jealousy abound, cricket balls go astray, and love blooms in spite of Mrs. Bennet’s mismatched matchmaking.
This humorous Pride and Prejudice re-imagining is novel length and pays homage to the wit of Jane Austen.
I don’t have a whole lot to say about A Case of Some Delicacy. It was a bit slow in the middle, but I enjoyed reading it.
It was nice to see the author explore some relationships that are often ignored, such as that between the Bennet sisters or the Bennet and Lucas children.
My only real complaint is that the ending felt abrupt.
All in all, a fun read.
About the Author
KC Kahler lives in northeastern Pennsylvania and works in online education, after having dabbled in sandwich making, bug collecting, and web development. She discovered Jane Austen fan fiction in 2008 and soon began dabbling in writing her own.
KC blogs about Austen and other pop culture topics. In 2015 and 2017 her popular Austen + The Onion Headlines meme was featured in The Atlantic, Flavorwire, and AV Club. In 2017, she made the requisite pilgrimage to Jane Austen country, where she took the waters in Bath, walked the lanes of Steventon, didn’t fall off the cobb in Lyme Regis, and stood awestruck in Chawton.
KC’s first novel, Boots & Backpacks, was published in 2014. Her second, A Case of Some Delicacy, will be released in 2019.
Disclaimer: This review is based on an eBook I borrowed from Amazon on April 30, 2021 as part of the Kindle Unlimited program.