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Miss Bingley Requests

by (author) Judy McCrosky

Publisher
CROOKED LANE BOOKS
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Regency
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781683318378
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $40.5

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Description

Revisit the world of Jane Austen’sPride and Prejudice, through the eyes of the woman who is determined to win Mr. Darcy’s affections, in this sumptuous and romantic novel.

To Jane Austen’s faithful readers, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the hearts of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are forever entwined. But if Miss Caroline Bingley has her way, all will transpire very differently.

Ever since she met him, Caroline has intended to wed Mr. Darcy. Intelligent and well educated, Caroline is an ambitious rising star in fashionable societyâ??some might say connivingâ??but in Regency England, what can she do to better her situation but marry well? Surely, Mr. Darcy is aware that Caroline will make the perfect wife and hostess at Pemberley, his grand estate. Now, all she need do is await his proposal.

Caroline’s brother, Charles, takes a country estate, Netherfield Park, where he is drawn to Jane Bennet. To Caroline’s initial amusement, Mr. Darcy takes note of Elizabeth Bennet, but humour turns to concern when his interest increases.

At the same time, Caroline meets Mr. Tryphon, a young man new to London and introduced to society by Caroline’s friend, Lady Eleanor Amesbury. Try as she may, Caroline finds it well-nigh impossible to maintain her decorum in his company. Despite her growing feelings for Mr. Tryphon’s dark eyes, and the touch of his firm forearm beneath her gloved fingers, Caroline knows that her future life is entwined with that of Mr. Darcy. And nothingâ??not love, passion, friendship, or loyaltyâ??shall stand in the way of Caroline’s aspirations inMiss Bingley Requests, Judy McCrosky’s richly romantic reimagining ofPride and Prejudice.

About the author

Judy McCrosky is the author of five books that span genres and styles. Her publications include literary works, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and non-fiction. Her stories have been published on three continents: North America, Europe, and Australia. She is co-editor, with Candas Jane Dorsey, of the international anthology Land/Space.McCrosky is an active and engaged teacher, and has taught classes and given workshops in both Canada and the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise forMiss Bingley Requests:
"This charming tale told by Eliza Bennet’s rival will allow enthusiasts to peer through the windows of Mr. Darcy’s Pemberley estate."
Library Journal

"A glimpse into the inner workings of Caroline Bingley's mind... Alternately funny, naive, catty, and caring, Caroline is surprisingly relatable."
—Elizabeth Adams, author ofOn Equal Ground

"I thoroughly enjoyed the unique perspective of Caroline Bingley... [Judy McCrosky] is particularly talented at replicating Austen's style of writing, the period setting, and some of her wit."
—Marsha Altman, author of the Darcys & the Bingleys series

"[An] introspective reimagining ofPride and Prejudice...McCrosky turns her hand to the difficult accomplishment of working the unlikeable character of Miss Caroline Bingley into a sympathetic one."
Historical Novels Review

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