Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mister Darcy's Christmas

Heartwarming read for the holidays!

Based on the enduring characters created by Jane Austen, this is a contemporary spin on a classic tale of love denied, and love discovered.

 Christmas just became a lot more complicated for dog psychologist Lizzie Bennet and her sisters. While shopping in London they find little urchin Annie and her dog Sammy. As a fierce snowstorm takes over the city, the aloof but alluring Mister Darcy invites the girls, including Annie and Sammy, to spend the night at his penthouse.

With the best of intentions Darcy asks Annie and her seven siblings to join the Bennet sisters for a quiet Christmas Eve celebration in his London fortress. The skullduggery begins when Caroline Bingley – the villainess Austen fans love to boo – shows up acting the part of the Grinch and Scrooge combined.

 Barbara Silkstone is the best selling author of ten novels and four box sets. Her comedy mysteries feature goodhearted heroines caught up in screwball situations.

Silkstone’s Romantic Suspense series includes contemporary variations on classic fairytales. The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters ~ Wendy and the Lost Boys ~ Zo White and the Seven Morphs.
 Mister Darcy’s Christmas is the second book in Silkstone’s Mister Darcy series of light comedies based on Jane Austen’s timeless tales of jolly old England.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thankful for Cash

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mister Darcy's Dogs

PRIDE and PREJUDICE Contemporary Variation Novella


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Jane Austen’s beloved characters return in this novella, a contemporary variation on Pride and Prejudice, one of the most popular novels in English literature.

Doctor Lizzie Bennet, struggling against her conservative English countryside upbringing, determines to prove her worth as a dog psychologist. Nothing will deter her from her career until she meets the uppity and oh-so mysterious Londoner, Mister Darcy. His on-again, off-again flirtatious manner, and his pompous putdowns challenge Lizzie’s short temper. When Mister Darcy hires her to train his lovable basset hounds for an important foxhunt, Lizzie accepts the task despite knowing next to nothing about the sport and harboring an intense fear of horses.

Two of the villains Austen fans love to boo and hiss arrive to torment Lizzie: Caroline Bingley, in hot pursuit of Mister Darcy does all she can to discredit and humiliate Lizzie. Mister Darcy’s old nemesis, George Wickham, stalks the Bennet family.

Will Lizzie keep her focus or succumb to her fate? And what, pray tell, is her fate?

What a delightful story, having never read Pride and Prejudice, I'm inclined to do so now, Barbara's style is so refreshing and fun, I love looking for subtle references in the story, my favorite being Lauren Bacall in this one. I loved the premise, mystery, secret spies??? (or not). Love struck teens, geez!!!!! The sweet heroine and a handsome rich leading man, what more could you want??? Thanks Barbara, looking forward to the next installment. YOU NEVER DISAPPOINT!!!!!!! I'm a devoted "Barbara Silkstone" Addict!!!!”
                                                                             ~ PStiers