Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review: Mr. Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson

Title: Mr. Darcy's Little Sister
Author: C. Allyn Pierson
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publishing Date: September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4038-6
Pages: 448
Price: $14.00 US/ $17.99 Can

From the Publisher:
Mr. Darcy is the best big brother-generous to a fault, protective (never teasing), and altogether incredible. Now if only he wasn't quite so overbearing as to scare all Georgiana's suitors away...But the matchmaking and intrigue-filled ballrooms of London are rife with rogues and fortune hunters, and Darcy is determined to keep those types away from shy, sweet Georgiana Darcy.

Under the guidance of her graceful sister-in-law and watchful eye of her over protective brother, Georgiana will have to make the transition to a confident young woman wiht her own engaging story to tell, instead of being simply Mr. Darcy's little sister...

About the Author:
Iowa physician Carey A. Bligard writes fiction under her pen name, C. Allyn Pierson, and has practiced Dermatology in Fort Dodge, Iowa, for the past twenty-three years. She grew up in Oregon and Hawaii and earned a bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Oregon. She attended medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and specialized in Dermatology at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has traveled on medical mission trips all over the world and has been the medical director and physician for 9 missions to Nicaragua in the past 6 years.

Carey is married to Dr. Eric W. Bligard, an eye surgeon and avid tennis player, and they have two sons. Their eldest started medical school in August, 2010, at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis working toward both MD and PhD degrees. Their younger son is twenty-one years old and has severe autism and is nonverbal. He lives in a group home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Bligards share their home with two dogs, Muzzy, a 5 year old Newfoundland of immense size, and Kai, a Yorkshire Terrier of immense character.

In writing her novels, C. Allyn Pierson returns to an early love of writing and history and draws inspiration from the works of her favorite author, Jane Austen. She is currently working on two additional sequels to "Pride and Prejudice" and a modern mystery. When she is not writing, Carey enjoys playing the piano and violin, crocheting her original designs and (of course) reading.

My review:
I have always been a little skiddish when it come to reading books that carry on the saga of Jane Austen. I want them to stay true to the original writings and to not change my ideas of Jane Austen and her writings. C. Allyn Pierson did a fantastic job of this with her new book that continues on the story of Pride and Prejudice. Georgiana Darcy is now getting her own story to let her voice out to the readers and I must say I enjoyed it immensely. Often times, the supporting characters in a book are mentioned and you might garner a few details about their lives, but then they are quickly passed over for the story of the main characters. Pierson gives life to Georgiana and brings out a minor character to give her a new life and story. A story that I think readers will fall in love with just as much as they fell in love with Pride and Prejudice.

No comments:

Post a Comment