The Ladies of Longbourn

The Ladies of Longbourn

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Anne-Marie Bradshaw is the granddaughter of Charles and Jane Bingley. Her father now owns Longbourn, the Bennet's estate in Hertfordshire. A young widow after a loveless marriage, Anne-Marie and her stepmother Anna, together with Charlotte Collins, widowof the unctuous Mr. Collins, are the Ladies of Longbourn. These smart, independent women challenge the conventional roles of women in the Victorian era, while they search for ways to build their own lasting legacies in an ever-changing world. The ladies find strength, companionship, and friendship together as they work to build a children's hospital, deal with a deadly outbreak of influenza, and help a gentle lady flee a violent and destructive marriage.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2008.
ISBN: 9781402212192
1402212194
Branch Call Number: COL
Characteristics: xxviii, 292 pages ;,23 cm.

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TomHoy
Dec 28, 2013

From Amazon.com reviews 5.0 out of 5 stars The Ladies of Longbourn., December 9, 2013 This review is from: The Ladies of Longbourn: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice sequel series (The Pemberley Chronicles) (Paperback)............................................................................................ I gave it a 5 star rating because of the depth of the story. It not only told about the ladies that were from or related to anyone of Longbourn but the trials and problems and how they were solved by these women.................................................................................................... I also learned a lot about the medical field and what they endured by achieving goals to help the less fortunate and uneducated in this area. Romance does blossom in a very nice and gentle way. .............................................................. How they struggled with the help of those in Parliament and husbands dedicated to health reform at this very period in time. I also learned that they used 4-6 year old to become chimney sweeps. How cruel. ....................................................................... I found all this very interesting as I did take the Florence Nightingale pledge when I became a RN so maybe I was partial to this type of reform. Oh how we have come so far in the field of medicine but the writing in this novel was deep and in depth of their struggles. ............................................................. I appreciated all the hard work that Rebecca Collins put into the historical facts and yet created a novel worth reading involving these great people that Jane Austen created .............................................................. I highly recommend you read them in order so you keep all the people straight as many have named their offspring after some aunt, uncle or any other relative that was close to them. I got to appreciate Charlotte Collins as did Lizzy......

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