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A sequel to Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Death Comes to Pemberley takes place about six years after Darcy and Elizabeth wed.  Life is good for the Darcy’s and Bingley’s.  Elizabeth is busy preparing for the annual ball given at Pemberley when her sister Lydia shows up, hysterical, claiming that her husband is dead.  Darcy goes out with Colonel Fitzwilliam and a few others to see what happened.  In Pemberley woods, they find Wickham covered in blood over his dead friend,  Captain Denny.  It appears as though Wickham is a murderer.  Darcy must step in once again to try and help though he holds no regard for Wickham.  This is the story of the investigation and trial of Wickham and the toll it takes on the Darcy’s.  A well crafted sequel that keeps to the same spirit of Austen’s original tale.

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Emma Fairbourne is determined to run her father’s auction house after he dies.  Unfortunately, her father shared ownership of the auction house and now the partner wants to sell the business.  But Emma won’t allow that to happen for one simple fact…..her brother is the rightful heir to the auction house and she must preserve it for him.  He, however, has been missing for two years.  Everyone but Emma thinks he is dead.  The other owner, the Earl of Southwaite, is also on the trail of a ring of spies and smugglers and thinks that Emma might be involved.  But he is also very attracted to her.  With layers of lies and deceit, these two must learn to trust each other in order to save Emma’s brother.

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The third book in the Cynster Sisters Series.  This one features Angelica and, while she too is kidnapped, she decides not to object the way the others have.  Of course, her kidnapper is also the man she believes that she is meant to spend the rest of her life with.  This book takes on a different tone from the others in the series because we learn why the Earl has been pursuing the Cynster girls.  His mother wants revenge and has stolen a famed goblet that he must get back or his whole Scottish clan will be bankrupt.  The hitch is that she wants one of the girls ruined and so her honorable son has come up with a way to get the goblet back and not ruin the girl.  But this means that Angelica must agree to a deception.  Which she willingly does.  I definitely liked this one the best in the mini-series and felt that the characters were well developed.  Well done!

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The third book in the Cynster Sisters Series.  This one features Angelica and, while she too is kidnapped,  she decides not to object the way the others have.  Of course, her kidnapper is also the man she belives that she is meant to spend the rest of her life with.  This book takes on a different tone from the others in the series because we learn why the Earl has been pursuing the Cynster girls.  His mother wants revenge and has stolen a famed goblet that he must get back or his whole Scottish clan will be bankrupt.  The hitch is that she wants one of the girls ruined and so her honorable son has come up with a way to get the goblet back and not ruin the girl.  But this means that Angelica must agree to a deception.  Which she willingly does.  I definitely liked this one the best in the mini-series and felt that the characters were well developed.  Well done!

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Regency fair, but a nice fluffy book.  Lady Rosalind has been in love with her neighbor for the longest time, but he has always ignored her.  However, now he is in London and has suddenly acquired a title.  Soon he is making his way through the ton and earning longing looks from all the young debutantes.  But what no one but him knows is that he is in love with Lady Rosalind.  When her brother charges him with watching her while he is on his honeymoon trip, Nicholas knows he is in trouble.  Sure enough, the two fall into bed pretty quickly and then Nicholas must determine what to do.  He feels as though he has betrayed his friend.  However, remembering this is a romance novel, you know everything will work out in the end.

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The last book (I believe) in a series.  Sophie is a matchmaker and a medium and when in Venice, meets a mysterious man.  They have one glorious night, but then Sophie leaves.  Nicholas, the Marquis of Ancroft, is enamored of the mysterious woman he met in Venice so imagine his surprise when she turns out to be a close friend with his friend’s wife.  She feels they can have no future together since she is a bastard.  He feels they can.  However, there is another stumbling block.  Sophie, who can see people’s futures and tell them who they belong with cannot see anything for herself and Nicholas.  A slightly magical historical romance.

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The latest offering in the Cynster series, this one is about one of the sisters.  Heather Cynster is sick of waiting for the right man to come to her so she decides to go and find him.  She ends up kidnapped and on the road North out of London.  Luckily, Viscount Breckenridge saw her being kidnapped and manages to catch up with her.  A friend of her brothers, he is determined to bring her back, safe and sound, to London.  But Heather refuses to go until they uncover why she was kidnapped.  So, reulactantly, Breckenridge follows her and her assailants until they end up in Scotland.  Along the way, the two share many intimate moments and Heather starts to think that Breckenridge might just be who she has been looking for.  But before they can figure out what their relationship means now and in the future, they must uncover a nefarious plot.  A note of warning, the mystery is not solved in this book, but continues on in the next book.

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