Book Review 57: The Legacy of Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins
Publication Date:November 1, 2010
It has been fifty years since Mr. Darcy took Elizabeth Bennet as his bride, and through half a century of both true happiness and difficult trials, their love has never faltered. When Charles Bingley's declining health forces Darcy and Elizabeth to travel with their dear friends to Europe, it will fall to the next generation to continue the legacy of love and family their parents have spent a lifetime establishing.
Reunions of old friends go hand in hand with the introduction of new adversaries, and long hidden secrets come to light. But as this chronicle comes to a close, the sadness in parting is tempered not only by splendid memories, but the knowledge that the legacy of Pemberley will live far beyond the written page...
Review:The start of this book is with the death of a cousin. And then the story unfolds. The story is telling us about grandchildren of the original Pride and Prejudice characters. It's amazing how characters more than 200 years old are still being told. I'm absolutely loving all the books that are follow ups on so many of our literary favorites. This book was no disappointment. Rebecca Collins manages to tell the story with the same grace that Jane Austen held so many years ago. In the end, Darcy and Elizabeth are looking back at the ups and downs of their fifty years together. This is the final in this series and, even though I've only read one, I find it to be a shame. I hate when a series comes to a final end. The last thoughts from Rebecca herself can bring a tear to almost any reader's eye as she says goodbye too a number of years with her characters.