Synopses & Reviews
A masterpiece that reaches the heart.
- Beverley Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence
The bestselling Pemberley Chronicles series continues the saga of the Darcys and Bingleys from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and introduces imaginative new characters.
Anne-Marie Bradshaw is the granddaughter of Charles and Jane Bingley. Her father now owns Longbourn, the Bennet's estate in Hertfordshire. A young widow after a loveless marriage, Anne-Marie and her stepmother Anna, together with Charlotte Collins, widow of the unctuous Mr. Collins, are the Ladies of Longbourn. These smart, independent women challenge the conventional roles of women in the Victorian era, while they search for ways to build their own lasting legacies in an ever-changing world.
The ladies find strength, companionship, and friendship together as they work to build a children's hospital, deal with a deadly outbreak of influenza, and help a gentle lady flee a violent and destructive marriage.
Jane Austen's original characters - Darcy, Elizabeth, Bingley, and Jane - provide a framework of solid values and commentary to anchor a dramatic story full of wit and compassion.
Interesting stories, enduring themes, gentle humour, and lively dialogue.
- Book News
The Ladies of Longbourn is the fourth book in the bestselling series from Australia, The Pemberley Chronicles. Jonathan Bingley, son of Charles and Jane, is now the owner of the Bennet family estate. His wife and daughter, together with Charlotte Collins, widow of the unctuous Mr. Collins, are the Ladies of Longbourn.
Exploring what life was like for women in that era, Ms. Collins explores the themes of how a complex young woman's passionless marriage forces her to find strength both within herself and her family. Her rejection of the conventional marriage without love or passion makes her a truly Austenian heroine.
The original Austen characters-Darcy, Elizabeth, Bingley, and Jane-provide the framework of solid values and commentary upon the characters and unfolding events. Exploring the themes of personal and social responsibility, integrity, and compassion, Collins tells a great story with wit and conviction.
Exploring what life was like for women in that era, Ms. Collins explores the themes of how a complex young woman's passionless marriage forces her to find strength both within herself and her family.