☆ Rosings Park Ù Download by Õ Diane H. Morris I really enjoyed this well written book This is Anne de Bourgh s story as she tries to take control of her own life It portrays a possible side of her that is little detailed in Pride and Prejudice It gives reasons for Anne s behaviour during Elizabeth s visit to her friend Charlotte Collins at Hunsford Cottage Anne is greatly concerned with her best friend, Tilly Sparkes, as she is due to deliver her first child and a very young and newly trained midwife causes much anxiety Anne has also returned from treatment with leeches and bloodletting for her rheumatism and the leech marks are causing her great discomfort Anne doesn t want any company and Anne does not want to marry Mr Darcy Once she apprises him of that, we see little of Darcy and Elizabeth. There is much going on in Anne s life I loved this book I love this Anne One of the most under served characters in PP this book shows what went on with Anne This Anne isn t overly sickly, she is suffering from the repercussions of rheumatic fever at 17 She isn t house bound, nor friendless The major theme of her life is disagreeing with Lady Catherine This Anne has control of Rosings, but is still allowing Lady Catherine to rule the house It is an uneasy truce Lady Catherine s goal is to marry Anne to a man with an estate ostensibly because Catherine wants to stay at Rosings This Anne reminds me of Elizabeth I in Elizabeth the 1998 movie She wants love, she wants to marry and have a family but she will have to relinquish her command of Rosings to her husband and what if he is a gambler or a drunkard She eschews traditional accomplishments preferring
I haven t been on Goodreads for awhile I ve been reading Pride and Prejudice variations, most of them not worthy of my time However, Rosings Park by Diane Morris is a spinoff that is worth the reading The story is very good and I found I liked and sympathized with her interpretation of the character Anne DeBourgh The writing is decent with no glaring grammatical errors and the history is well researched If you re looking for a good PP sequel, take a look at this one. I don t know how to begin reviews, that s a fact, so let dig right in Rosings Park didn t hook me as much as I thought it would I read the sinopsis on and bought it right away, much to my dismay it didn t deliver The story is about Anne de Bourgh s life in Rosings Park along with her best friend Tilly and the illustrious and imperious woman we would all fear in real life, Lady Catherine The mother is sort of desperate to marry off her daughter and the lady in question Anne isn t too excited about the idea She s supposed to be engaged to Darcy, but we all know how that turns out A few potential suitors pop up, but I honestly couldn t tell what the author was trying to build up to in the story I think the main point is highlighting Anne s independence, making her a strong character a complete contrast to the peek we get in PP Nevertheless, the story didn t seem to have a fixed plot I wasn Very authentic in tone and reminiscent of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, which of course, was the intention of the author. Interesting to have the character of Anne drawn out into her own story, and certainly makes me sympathetic to the character, compared to how she is drawn in PP. The story of Pride and Prejudice s Anne de Bourgh begins a few weeks before the annual visit of her cousins, when she will also meet Elizabeth Bennet This is Anne s story, of her mother s attempt at match matching and of Anne s friends Can there be a happy ending with such a mother. A very enjoyable read. Crossings Park A NovelI always thought someone should carry on the story of Anne after Darcy married Miss Bennett and Ms Morris has done a wonderful job of writing this one. As Pride and Prejudice alternatives go this book is nicely done I don t hate the revised personas of any of the characters and the plot has a very nice twist. Anne De Bourgh, The Heiress Of Rosings Park, Is Twenty Six And Still Unmarried She Worries About Her Future And Fears She Is Doomed To Spinsterhood Her Mother, Lady Catherine, Expects Her To Marry Her Cousin Darcy, But Anne Vows Never To Marry A Man Of Her Mother S Choosing Especially Darcy She Longs To Marry For Love When Darcy Marries Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Is Thrown Into London S Marriage Market, Where She Is Prey To Every Scheming Mother, Including Her Own A Round Of Introductions To Eligible Men Leaves Her As Confused As Ever How Does One Recognize A True Heart When Pleasing Manners And A Handsome Countenance Can Hide An Unworthy Character Decent read, but got a little tedious and moved along slowly at times.