Title: Charlotte- Pride & Prejudice Continues
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Karin Aminadra
Publisher: Carriage Publishing, 2012
Source: Kindle purchase
Sexy Rating: 2
Description from amazon.com:
When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins, she did not love him but had at least secured her future.
However, what price must she pay for that future? She once said she was not romantic, but how true is that now after almost one year of marriage?
Mr Collins is submissive in the extreme to his patroness, and his constant simpering, fawning and deference to the overbearing and manipulative Lady Catherine de Bourgh is sure to try the patience of a saint, or at least of Charlotte.
As Charlotte becomes part of Hunsford society, she discovers she is not the only one who has been forced to submit to the controlling and often hurtful hand of Lady Catherine.
She feels trapped and realises her need for love and affection. She is not as content as she once thought she would be. The easiest thing to do would be to maintain the peace and do as she is told. But as Charlotte witnesses the misery around her due to her inimitable neighbour, she must decide to remain as she is or to begin a chain of events that will change not only her life but also the lives of those around her in the village of Hunsford forever.
But…after all, doesn’t every girl deserve a happy ending?
I’m still a sucker for P & P sequels.
I was disappointed in this rendition of Charlotte Lucas’ life after Pride and Prejudice. I could never quite get over the fact that Charlotte was trying to make a “go” of her marriage to Collins. I have always seen him as a simpering fool and the author describes him as such in this Austen spin-off. I can’t see him reforming, evolving, changing or becoming admirable husband material and the author does not help him along in this direction. Merely remarking that he has seen-the-light of his misapprehensions does not turn him into a laudable character. In fact a suitable substitute is introduced, and then his character is trashed, which is another upset. I cannot recommend this book.