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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday: Second 1/2 of the JnJ wishlist

In the middle of the month, I had a 1/2 way point for Wishlist Wednesday that featured some of the titles I've come across, had recommended or are from authors featured during Jane in June.  This is the 2nd 1/2 of that post, and it probably only barely scrapes the surface...

Mr Darcy's Secret
Jane Odiwe

One dark secret can completely ruin a bright future. From the author who brought you Lydia Bennet's Story and Willoughby's Return, comes a unique look into one of the most famous relationships of all time, in Mr. Darcy's Secret. After capturing the heart of the most eligible bachelor in England, Elizabeth Bennet believes her happiness is complete-until the day she makes an unsettling discovery. When she finds a stash of anonymous, passionate love letters that may be Darcy's, Elizabeth begins to question the quiet, stoic man she married.

People started recommending this one to me before Jane in June even started, so I added it to my to-read list.  And then Sourcebooks sent me a copy...to send to you.  Yep.  It felt like such a tease, and you guys are lucky that I like you and am an honest person... ;P
Anywhoodle, definite wishlister.

Alexa Adams

In Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy begins his relationship with Elizabeth Bennet with the words: "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present togive consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men." What would have happened if Mr. Darcy had never spoken so disdainfully? First Impressions explores how the events of Jane Austen's beloved novel would have transpired if Darcy and Elizabeth had danced together at the Meryton Assembly. Jane and Bingley's relationship blossoms unimpeded, Mary makes a most fortunate match, and Lydia never sets a foot in Brighton. Austen's witty style is authentically invoked in this playful romp from Longbourn to Pemberley.

I told myself at the end of last year's Jane in June to buy a copy of this.  And I fully intended to, but it was one of those things that I kept putting off and putting off, and now here I am a year later, still not having read it.  

The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy
Marsha Altman

The comings and goings on their grand estate present endless challenges for Elizabeth and Darcy. Can they avoid scandal given the recent arrival of Mr. Darcy’s illegitimate brother Grégoire, Mr. Bennet’s advancing years, the younger George Wickham’s coming of age, and Dr. Maddox’s departure from his position with the Prince Regent even as his many secrets threaten to be discovered?
After her disastrous trip to the continent resulted in a passionate romance and an unintended child, Mary Bennet finds herself back in England, living with the shameful title of unwed mother. Having given up on ever finding love, Mary is shocked to find herself pursued by a proper gentleman. But are his intentions true, or is Mary being led astray by her heart once again?
Leaving his sheltered, peaceful life at a Benedictine cloister, Grégoire enters a world he never imagined. Thrust into Regency England’s secular society, Grégoire is overwhelmed. How can an inexperienced, single man stay true to himself while finding his place in a culture obsessed with matrimony?

On the fence about this one.  On the one hand, it follows Mary, and has an illegitimate Darcy.  On the other hand, it follows Mary, and has an illegitimate Darcy...
You know?

Heather Lynn Rigaud

This sexy modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice was a fan phenomenon when originally released on the Jane Austen fan sites.
Darcy is the gorgeous, enigmatic virtuoso guitarist of the band Slurry, which fans called "the greatest band that never was." Slurry is known for its wild reputation — on and off the stage. Elizabeth Bennet is the fiercely independent lead guitarist of the girl band Long Borne Suffering, recently hired as Slurry's opening act. Darcy and Lizzy's attraction throws sparks even before the tour starts. A wild rock 'n' roll love story!

I mean, I kinda have to...

None But You, (Frederick Wentworth, Captain: Book 1)
Susan Kaye

Eight years ago, when he had nothing but his future to offer, Frederick Wentworth fell in love with Anne Elliot, the gentle daughter of a haughty, supercilious baronet. Sir Walter Elliot refused to countenance a marriage, and Anne's godmother, Lady Russell, strongly advised Anne against him. Persuaded by those nearest to her, Anne had given him up and he had taken his broken heart to sea. When Jane Austen's Persuasionopens in the year 1814, Frederick Wentworth, now a famous and wealthy captain in His Majesty's Navy, finds himself back in England and, as fate would have it, residing as a guest in Anne's former home. Now, it is the baronet who is in financial difficulties, and Anne exists only at her family's beck and call. For eight long years, Frederick had steeled his heart against her. Should he allow Anne into his heart again, or should he look for love with younger, prettier woman in the neighbourhood who regard him as a hero? The mature sweetness of Jane Austen's Persuasionis brought to life in Wytherngate Press's, None But You, the first in the two-volume series, Frederick Wentworth, Captain, by Susan Kaye.

Again, I kinda have to.  

So now that Jane in June (2Fast,2Furious) is coming to a close, how much has your wishlist grown and which books are topping your wishlist?  Any that you've simply got to have right now?  Any that I sadly neglected, and need to add to my wishlist?  Be my enabler and I'll be yours... ;P

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  1. Ohhh Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star looks fun! I've never heard of this one before. Will have to check it out *g*

  2. I enjoy adding to my wish list, then looking for titles at the book store, reading reviews, etc. And since I love the idea of finding old love letters, Mr. Darcy's Secret is very appealing. I have always wondered about Capt. Wentworth, wanted to know more about him, so that has to go on the wish list too. Thanks for Jane in June month. It's been a fun ride.

  3. Holy. Crap. I LOVE the cover of Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star and it sounds great. And I need None But You. I simply need it.

  4. Yeah, that's pretty much how I felt, Liz!

  5. I really want to read FD, Rockstar! It doesn't come out til September so I guess I will have to be patient. Next up on my tbr list is A Wife for Mr Darcy by Mary Simonsen, out in July.

  6. yesssssss, my list is as long as yours! i'm really intrigued with Gregoire because "it follows Mary, and has an illegitimate Darcy". could Mary actually have a spicy life?

  7. I've read three on your wish list--Mr. Darcy's Secret, First Impressions, and None But You. All are worth wishing for. Mr. Darcy's Secret was my favorite of the three.

    As for my wishlist... My current TBR is so high I dare not create one! I'm banned from Amazon until I finish everything I already own, or that the library has purchased at my behest. (I hesitate to mention how long that particular list is!) Once I'm caught up, I'll allow myself the luxury of creating a wishlist.

  8. I don't think I can resist Mr. Darcy as a rockstar either! :P Looks like a super fun read.


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