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Announcing The Darcys: The Ruling Passion

 

 

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Review for The Ruling Passion From Austenprose.com
Best-selling author Linda Berdoll’s Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife and Darcy & Elizabeth have been hailed as “sexy, hilarious, poignant” and “wild, bawdy and utterly enjoyable (Booklist.)” The Ruling Passion, her highly anticipated sequel to the sequels, has finally come to fruition... If your sensibilities are offended by explicit, passionate love scenes with Jane Austen’s original namesakes, this is presumably NOT the book for you.  However, those who delight in reading about the Darcys beyond Pride and Prejudice, including all their complexities, and intimacies, (in and around the bedroom), and most particularly if you are a fan of Berdoll’s previous works, The Ruling Passion is not to be missed!  Yes, hold on to your bonnets as Linda Berdoll has quite done it again. Christina Boyd 4.5 of 5 stars
 
Linda Berdoll says:  I have been asked many times what possessed me to take on a sequel to one of the most beloved novels in the English language with Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. The true reason was that I was so swept away by the BBC/A&E mini-series of Pride & Prejudice that I simply could not bear to have the story end. In my quest for more, I read and reread all of Austen's other novels and several biographies. But it was a book of her letters to her sister Cassandra that really intrigued me. As I began to read other nonfiction about the Regency era, I was struck, not so much by what Jane Austen told us, but what she did not. As remarkable a writer as she was, Miss Austen wrote only of what a respectable unmarried woman in Regency society would be privy to. Her books end with the wedding ceremony.
For many of us, that is not the end, but the beginning of life's story. Regrettably, in ending P&P on the cusp of what undoubtedly would be a marriage of unrivaled passion, she has left many of her readers with a case of literary coitus interruptus.
 
I am not, nor do I pretend to be, a Jane Austen expert. I began to write only to satisfy my own longing to know what happened to Darcy & Elizabeth. Many others have written their own versions of the story. I wrote mine with nothing if not a sense of fun. It seems that readers of various Austen sequels fall into two categories--those who yearn to know what Darcy might have whispered into Lizzy's ear in their nuptial chamber and those who fall into a swoon at the notion of such heresy.
If you, Dear Reader, happen to fall into the latter category, please heed this caution before you read either of my sequels: Hang onto your bonnet, you're in for a bumpy ride.

Linda Berdoll

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