I’m pleased to be sharing my review of Catherine by Linda O’Byrne as Part of the International Women’s Festival by Spellbound books.
by Linda O'Byrne
Published by SpellBound Books
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Genres: Fiction / Historical / General, Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
Many years have passed since the dramatic events of Pride and Prejudice. In The Cousins of Pemberley series we follow a new generation of heroines - cousins with lives as different and interesting as those enjoyed by their mothers.
Catherine Collins, a very ordinary young woman - plain, quiet, often over-looked but possessing a reputation for having great common-sense. Or so her distant cousin Elizabeth Darcy believes and so recommends her as governess for little Matilda Courtney. Catherine travels to Northumberland, full of good intentions to do her best and be a credit to the family. But appearances and reputations can be deceptive - Robert and Martin Courtney will soon learn exactly what type of girl Elizabeth has sent them.of Pemberley series.
Catherine by Linda O’Byrne is the second book in the Cousins of Pemberly series, and can easily be read as a stand-alone book. I am really enjoying this series and following the second generation of Pride and Prejudice characters.
Catherine is the daughter of Mr. Collins and is a distant cousin to Elizabeth Darcy. While at Pemberly, attending a wedding, Elizabeth Darcy gets an idea for Catherine to work as a guardian for Robert Courtney’s four-year-old daughter, Matilda. Matilda hasn’t spoken a word since she witnessed her mother’s death, and her father, Robert doesn’t know how to help his daughter to speak.
Catherine travels to Northumberland to work as a guardian for Matilda and meets Robert and his brother Martin, and little Matilda. She doesn’t expect to have any feelings for Robert, and he has decided he’ll never fall in love again after losing his wife. But all their time together makes
I really enjoyed being back at Pemberly and seeing what’s been going on with the P&P characters after all these years. These characters were all realistic and I enjoyed them. The outcome is predictable, as it is in most romances, but I really enjoyed the journey of each of the characters. The descriptions of Pemberly and then Northumberland were beautiful.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical romances. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.