Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday Silliness

God Bless,

Book Review: Georgiana Darcy's Diary


Mr. Darcy's younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after...

The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love.

Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy's fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana's domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana's fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart--and rely on her courage--for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.

My Thoughts (side note: no spoilers):

All right. Going to be very calm and tactful in writing this ... no silly fan-girl outbursts ... no overly emotional giggles that you all can hear from over the Internet ...

  But seriously this is one of the best books I have ever, EVER read.

  Yes, of course I was a little scared to read a sequel to marvellous Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (favourite book I will have you know) because Jane Austen did not write the sequal. 

But after reading this ... my opinion was changed. Or rather made. 

Georgiana Darcy from the BBC 1995 ... yes, she has blonde
hair and the girl on the cover of the book had dark hair. She
had dark hair in the book like her brother, Darcy.  :) Strange
they made her a blonde in the miniseries ...
  All right, if you have not read Pride and Prejudice, or watched one of the movies (I would heartily suggest the  BBC 1995 version) ... just go and read the book and then read this 'cause you not gonna get anything from this if you don't. :)

  *points finger at followers*

 Sooooooo ... how did I like this?? Well, seeing I stayed up last night until 3 o'clock (AS IN THE MORNING) I think one might say I enjoyed it. No joke.

  But back to the point.

  I guess you may have guess I liked this. Wrong!! Flat out loved this book. Read it on our family's IPad, could not put that IPad down, and I was having fan-girl antics all night. Very likely because I was going delirious ... or just because it was pure awesomeness.  

 All the characters from P&P which were mentioned were VERY true to the book. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy were giving me happy tears and giggles ... I am a HUGE fan of P&P and so what do I do?!? 

  This diary had so many funny, and happy, and sad, and wonderful parts in it. I was so rapped up into it. One of the funny parts was that Col. Fitzwilliam was following Georgiana because he thought "a certain rat" (you will know who I am talking about if you read the book   hint hint hint :) ) was going to try to approach her again after coming to Pemberly and demanding "something" from her brother (Darcy) and, well, he ended up punching a person who was NOT "the rat" in the face ... died half laughing and half crying. 

 I really love how Georgiana becomes more open and courageous. And I really love the way she slowly but surly gets her cousin, Anne de Burgh out of the shadow of her mother. Oops ... Don't guess that was a spoiler. Again you will just have to know the characters to know who I am talking about. 
  Wonderful book. The authoress outdid herself. :)

  I will be re-reading this defiantly. 

  As far as who I would recommend to read this ... well, certain parts tend to get a little ...  "roWWWWmantic" ! Try to read that in a swoony voice 'cause computers cannot yah know. ;)   

  So, I would suggest that you are in your teens before you read this.

 Anyway, very good book. Enjoyed every minute. A lot of twists and turns until it ends ... lots of suspense, too. It is definitely an attention-keeper There is a second book that goes on from the ending of this one ... must get!!!

  You can get the book free on your Kindle here on .

  But, anyway, thank you for reading.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tagged by Britt - The Fashion Tag

I was tagged by Britt from her great blog Daughter of the King.
So here I go, I guess.

1) How would you describe your style?
Very girly, modest modern, lots of blue!

2) What are your wardrobe staples?
My boots and skirts

3) Most expensive clothing item you own?
Probably my boots ... :)

4) Most wanted item?
Shoes like this:

... or these

so cute ... imagine walking in them though. Oh, doctor? :)

5) Favorite designer?
Don't have one. I like to mix and match ...
I think I am my own designer.  lol!

6) How much do you spend on clothing?
As little as possible. Living in a big family helps me to take money
spending seriously. 

7) Favorite places to shop?
Thrift stores,  JC Penny, Cato ... lots of places. 
I mostly find things at thrift stores. It is cheeper and I get 
to kind off make up my own style. 

8) Favorite fragrance?
Probably a lemon lotion. I love Yankee Candle candles.  

9) Favorite way to have your hair?
Lots of buns and curls. I actually have a hair blog here. 

10) What is your go-to outfit when you have no idea what to wear?
Something classy but very comfortable. 
My PJs anyone. lol! :P

11) Most prized possession?
My white floppy hat. Well, it is a beach hat
but I call it my floppy hat anyway. :) 

I tag:

Marissa @ Mildrid Cakes
Storyteller @ Rubber Boot Girl
Analiese @ Portrait of a Maiden 

... cannot think of anyone else. :)

God Bless,