Monday, March 21, 2011

Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

Pemberley Ranch

(From Back Cover)

Frankly, Mr. Darcy, I don't give a damn!

When the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio, to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas. Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even haughtier cousin, Cate Burroughs, owns the other half.

In a town as small as Rosings, Beth and Will inevitably cross paths. But as Will becomes enchanted with the fiery Yankee, Beth won't allow herself to warm to the man who represents the one thing she hates most: the army that killed her only brother.

But when carpetbagger George Whitehead arrives in Rosings, all that Beth thought to be true is turned on its head, and the only man who can save her home is the one she swore she'd never trust...

I give this book: 2 Stars

My Thoughts:

While "Pemberley Ranch" was enjoyable to read, I didn't like much about it. The way Jack Caldwell changed the characters, you wouldn't even recognize them if it were not for their names being similar to those from Pride and Prejudice. I disliked the way the character of Will Darcy behaved (to me he seemed nothing like Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice), in fact he was so different that he seemed almost like George Wickham from P&P. The only character that seemed about the same was Mr. Charles Bingley but even he was changed a lot. All in all, I would not recommend this book.


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