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y The Pemberley Chronicles : A Companion Volume to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 1997 Z1685474 1997 single work novel historical fiction romance

'The weddings are over.

'The guests (including millions of readers and viewers) wish the two happy couples health and happiness. As the music swells and the credits roll, two things are certain: Jane and Bingley will want for nothing, while Elizabeth and Darcy are to be the happiest couple in the world!

'The couples' personal stories of love, marriage, money, and children are woven together with the threads of social and political history of nineteenth century England.

'As changes in industry and agriculture affect the people of Pemberley and the neighboring countryside, the Darcys strive to be progressive and forward-looking while upholding beloved traditions.

'Rebecca Ann Collins follows them in imagination, observing and chronicling their passage through the landscape of their surroundings, noting how they cope with change, triumph, and tragedy in their lives.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Sourcebooks edition)

y The Women of Pemberley : A Companion Volume to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 1999 Z1685481 1999 single work novel historical fiction romance

'The Women of Pemberley follows the lives of five women, some from the beloved works of Jane Austen, some new from the author's imagination, into a new era of post industrial revolution England, at the start of the Victorian Age. Vast changes are in motion, as they were throughout this dynamic century.

'The women, like many of Jane Austen's heroines, are strong, intelligent individuals, and the depth and variety of the original characters develop into a series of episodes linked together by their relationship to each other and to Pemberley, which is the heart of their community.

'The central themes of love, friendship, marriage, and a sense of social obligation remain as do the great political and social issues of the age.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y Netherfield Park Revisited : The Acclaimed Pride and Prejudice Sequel Series Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 1999 Z1685499 1999 single work novel historical fiction romance

'Three generations of the Darcy and the Bingley families evolve against a backdrop of the political ideals and social reforms of the mid-Victorian era.

'Jonathan Bingley, the handsome, distinguished son of Charles and Jane Bingley, takes center stage, returning to Hertfordshire as master of Netherfield Park. A deeply passionate and committed man, Jonathan is immersed in the joys and heartbreaks of his friends and family and his own challenging marriage. At the same time, he is swept up in the changes of the world around him.

'Netherfield Park Revisited combines captivating details of life in mid-Victorian England with the ongoing saga of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice characters.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y The Ladies of Longbourn : The Acclaimed Pride and Prejudice Sequel Series Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2000 Z1685582 2000 single work novel historical fiction romance

'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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y Mr. Darcy's Daughter Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2000 Z1685586 2000 single work novel historical fiction romance

'Charming, beautiful, and intelligent, Cassandra Darcy is undeniably her father's daughter. When her brother Julian falters in his responsibilities as heir to Pemberley, Darcy and Elizabeth turn in desperation to their daughter, and Cassy is thrust into the role of surrogate heir.

'It will take all of Cassy's inner strength and ingenuity to raise Julian's son, attend to her own happy marriage and children, and keep Pemberley's tenants satisfied. When she is faced with a series of crises–her daughter appears to be involved in an unsuitable affair and her son is unwittingly drawn into a murder investigation–Cassy must act before circumstances spin out of control.

'Set against a vivid backdrop of dramatic political and social changes sweeping England during the Victorian era, Mr. Darcy's Daughter is the remarkable story of a strong-minded woman in a man's world, struggling to balance the competing demands of love and duty as a daughter, wife, mother, and sister.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y My Cousin Caroline Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2001 Z1685590 2001 single work novel historical fiction romance

'In this installment of The Pemberley Chronicles series, Mr. Darcy's cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth's cousin Caroline Gardiner take center stage.

'The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Caroline develops from a pretty young girl into a woman of intelligence and passion, embodying some of Austen's own values. Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, and the Wickhams all move through the story as Caroline falls in love, marries, and raises her children. Caroline rejects the role of a compliant Victorian wife and mother, instead becoming a spirited and outspoken advocate of reformist causes in spite of the danger of scandal.

'Caroline's advocacy of reform, undaunted by criticism, demonstrates strength in a time when a woman's role was severely restricted.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y Postscript from Pemberley : The Acclaimed Pride and Prejudice Sequel Series Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2002 Z1685598 2002 single work novel historical fiction romance

'Kate O'Hare is not a typical Victorian woman. Her intelligence, vivacity, and beauty captivate all those around her, including the young and handsome Darcy Gardiner. But she cares more about science than about dresses, and her unusual behavior makes her a fresh and interesting addition to the Pemberley estate.

'Until her association with scientific controversies of the day and dark secrets from her past put her and all her newfound friends in harm's way. Will Kate's involvement in the public world, where many believe a woman doesn't belong, bring scandal to Pemberley? Or will her charm and wit be enough to banish the shadows of her past and hold on to Darcy Gardiner?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y Recollections of Rosings Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2003 Z1685604 2003 single work novel historical fiction romance

'A disaster at Rosings unearths long-hidden secrets

'Catherine Harrison and Becky Tate, daughters of Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins, grew up in the shadow of Rosings Park, domain of the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh; but as adults their paths have diverged dramatically.

'When a catastrophe at Rosings Park brings Becky back to visit her sister, the two clash over their aspirations for the marriage of Catherine's young daughter, and both women are forced to confront the ghosts of their past - in particular, Lady Catherine's cruelty and deception.

'As the shocking truth emerges, the Darcy and Bingley families rally. But is it too late for the sisters to find the love and happiness they were denied so long ago?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y A Woman of Influence Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2004 Z1685611 2004 single work novel historical fiction romance

'Contrary, opinionated, and headstrong, she's no typical Victorian lady...

'Becky Collins has always been determined not to submit to the pressures of Victorian society. But her marriage doesn't bring her the opportunities she'd hoped for, and her outspokenness does not find favor with the gentrified ladies of Pemberley.

'As the unintended consequences of her errors in judgment engulf her, Becky begins to understand what's really important in life. But has she learned her lessons too late?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y The Legacy of Pemberley Rebecca Ann Collins , Sydney : Rebecca Ann Collins , 2005 Z1685624 2005 single work novel historical fiction romance

'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...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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