A Ball to Remember

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
15 Pages
Reviewed on 04/29/2018
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Author Biography

I'm an Australian author of over forty tiles. I've written a number of Australian sweet romances and short stories, but of late I've concentrated my efforts on producing authentic Jane Austen Fan Fiction.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite

Pemberley: A Ball to Remember is a short work in the Pemberley series of Jane Austen fan fiction books by Margaret Lynette Sharp. It continues the adventures of the Bennet and Darcy families and their relatives and friends in a Pride and Prejudice-based alternate story line. The plot centers around the attendees at a ball at Pemberley. The ball is being held to celebrate the birthday of Juliette, the daughter of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth, Darcy, and Juliette are very hopeful that the ball might finally result in a reconciliation between Lady Catherine de Bourgh and her daughter Anne (now Mrs. King), who have been estranged for some time. Lady Catherine is attending with her husband, of whom Anne disapproves. Anne is attending with her husband, of whom her mother disapproves. The Darcys' son, Fitzwilliam Jr., is looking forward to seeing Emily Collins, the daughter of Mr. Collins, again, with a hope towards romance. Will Anne and her mother be able to forgive and forget the past? And will Anne’s son, John King, prove a rival for Emily’s heart?

In Pemberley: A Ball to Remember, Sharp adds another entertaining and engaging vignette to her Pemberley collection. She skillfully captures the personalities and dialog of the original characters, and the new characters are a creative and fun addition. Although a short read, this is a charming tale. Readers unfamiliar with the previous works in the collection may stumble a little at first to grasp the relationships between the characters, but that said, this is an enjoyable read for Jane Austen fans.