8/10/12

Colette L Saucier

Pulse And Prejudice
Author:  Colette L. Saucier
 
 
   Mr. Darcy has a secret that he has kept for the past 6 years.  Only 3 others know of it and he plans to keep it that way.  Upon getting to the country they have the unfortunate opportunity to meet the Bennett family.  Except the eldest (Jane) and possibly the second eldest (Elizabeth), they seem to be a loud, brash group that have yet to master the art of decorum or the rules of the ton.  And his friend, Mr. Bingley seems to be taken with Jane.  While visiting the Bingley household, Jane takes ill and is unable to travel back home.  So her sister Elizabeth comes to care for her.  During their visits to see how their daughter and sister are doing,  Mr. Darcy vows that they are beneath his friends station and he plots to break the budding relationship apart before it goes any further.  To this propose he hurries Mr. Bingley back to London.  His friend is feeling very blue since they returned and he is glad that he got him away before he was of the thinking that he might be in love with Jane.  But not long after their return, Mr. Darcy discovers that he is also missing one of the Bennett sisters, Elizabeth, very much.  He cant care for her, he has been so careful these past 6 years to keep himself apart from attachments that could never be.  So now what.....   Should he leave for the continent, where there wont be a chance he will see her again and feel the emptiness.  Or should he trust her with his secret and if she doesn't run away from him, give their feelings a chance.
 
 
  This is a historic romance with a touch of a paranormal element.  It started off a bit too close to Pride and Prejudice for me, as I did not care for Pride and Prejudice,  but then it grabbed my attention and imagination in the twists and turns of the main characters and I was quickly engrossed in the story and truly enjoying it.  The main characters offer an array of personalities that all seem to work great for the story.  This book was a nice change of pace from the typical romance with just enough of the paranormal.  Overall a really good book.
 
 
Theresa F.

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