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Sons of Pemberley by Elizabeth Adams

Welcome my fellow reading friends!

How do you feel about reimagining a favorite story? I must admit, while I am reading more Austen fan fiction, I don’t think I had read a reimaging at this level -until Sons of Pemberley. Now, that I have read one I am in full support of more.

First, let me start out by saying that every book I have read by Elizabeth Adams has been pure creative genius. This book is no exception! I hardly know what I expected going into it but I soon realized I was on a completely different pace -much to my delight.

I’ve been racking my brain since I finished this book trying to think of the best way to describe it. As you know from my reviews, I don’t like to rehash the story much, but I do like to give you a feeling of what the experience will be like. The best way that I can describe Sons of Pemberley is like a trip to an elderly family member. I know… Just stay with me on this one!

Unlike anything else I have read, this story masterfully weaves the lives of people so interconnected they hold a bond more unbreakable than family. It bounce between times and people just like when you are kneeling on the rug in front of your grandmother in her rocker and she is regaling you with stories of days gone by.

The stories are jumpy and ever-changing in character perspective, but it simply adds to the delightful charm of that oral family history feeling.

This book left me in a puddle of tears. Were they tears of happiness? Tears of sadness? A mixture of both? I can’t really be certain but I was left feeling as though I had experienced a journey of a few generations. I give Sons of Pemberley five stars. (Please note that this is a complete reimagining of the story and takes major liberties with the characters.)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man can refuse any woman who wishes him to dance when he would rather not –except his mother.”

Sons of Pemberley


What if Lady Anne Darcy was alive to meet Elizabeth Bennet?

A sweeping tale of tragedy, devotion, and betrayal—spanning over 25 years and two generations—this family saga explores the life Fitzwilliam Darcy would have had if his mother had not died young.

An up-close view of the Darcys’ marriage and Fitzwilliam’s childhood … a retelling of the circumstances that shaped the man we have come to love … a reimagining of the friendships and relationships that formed each iconic character … a tale of love, loss, heartbreak, and triumph—that is Sons of Pemberley.

Publication Date: November 27, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 468 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Regency


About the Author

Elizabeth Adams is a book-loving, tango-dancing, Austen enthusiast. She loves old houses and thinks birthdays should be celebrated with trips – as should most occasions. She can often be found by a sunny window with a cup of hot tea and a book in her hand.

She writes romantic comedy and comedic drama in both historic and modern settings.

You can find more information, short stories, and outtakes at You can also find her on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 15
Review at Probably at the Library

Tuesday, February 16
Review at Amy’s Booket List

Wednesday, February 17
Interview at Austenprose
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Thursday, February 18
Excerpt at Bookish Rantings

Saturday, February 20
Review at Nursebookie

Monday, February 22
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Tuesday, February 23
Interview at Novels Alive
Interview at Jorie Loves A Story

Wednesday, February 24
Review at Heidi Reads
Review at Novels Alive


We have 2 paperbacks, 2 eBooks, and 2 Audiobook download codes up for grabs during the tour!

The giveaway is open to the US & Canada only and ends on February 24th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

Thank you to Amy at HFVBT for being awesome! Thank you to Elizabeth Adams for providing me with a steady stream of HEA’s.
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Happy reading,


Melissa has been in love with books since she was a child. As a young girl, in her Holly Hobby decorated room, she would sit and tape scraps of paper to her books so that she could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. She is a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book club at her home, she started a book club for kids at her son’s school. These days, Melissa can be found at the library writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.


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