Friday 13 May 2016

Review and Giveaway: A Fine Stout Love - Renee Beyea

Discover what happens when Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy meet fancy and fantasy in this novella-length ensemble of Regency stories. 

- What if two inexplicable trails of words led to the Meryton churchyard on the same blustery morning? 
- What if Darcy stumbled across suggestive lines of verse following Elizabeth’s stay at Netherfield?
- What if a rumored engagement so thoroughly shocked Lady Catherine that she could not interfere?
- What if Elizabeth learned the last man she would ever marry was the only man she could marry?
- What if every Bennet family member read the love poem Darcy intended only for his bride? 

My thoughts:
This was a short anthology with 5 stories in it. So let us start.

'Words in the Wind'
A cute story where Lizzy follows notes left for her and well duh, she meets Darcy and they fall madly in love. But who put the notes there? Ohhh spooky.

'A Fine Stout Love'
A short one where Lizzy is the poet and they have a meeting.

'Neither Slumber Nor Sleep'
I liked this one and the humour at one part. Lizzy and Darcy meets, talk some and finds themselves in a situation.

'Gold, All Gold'
Freaky stuff where she has some weird powers and they see a bit more than they bargained for.

'Eden Unashamed'
Awww oh Darcy. He writes poetry to her and everyone else sees it before. I liked how it changed the whole household.

All in all, sweet stories, short stories, but in all she and him got to know each other in different ways, at different times, and also saw how they were always meant to be.


Kindle Edition, First Edition, 214 pages
Published January 6th 2016 by Oakham Press
Pride & Prejudice Petite Tales #1
Pride and Prejudice variation
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Renée Beyea holds an undergraduate writing degree from Taylor University and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. She serves as full-time wife, mother to two sons, and ministry partner with her husband, an Anglican priest and chaplain. Her free time is devoted to crafting stories and composing poetry that delight the senses and touch the soul. (Photo attached separately.)



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  1. You really love your P & P retellings, eh? Have you read Eligible yet?

    1. Hihi yes I do :D

      Nope, I heard that the author talked crap about romance so not sure

  2. P&P is one of my favorites and this collection sounds interesting :)

  3. lol you got me intrigued by the "Freaky stuff where she has some weird powers and they see a bit more than they bargained for." Not where I want to read it, I just am wondering more about it now haha

    1. It's short so you would read it fast ;)

  4. I haven't read a retelling of P&P for way too long now. This would be great to get back into it.

  5. So you just have to be a Jane Austen fan with all the retellings you read!

  6. This collection sounds wonderful! :)

  7. I love P&P related stories.

  8. oh these seem like charming stories!!! Glad you liked it.

  9. looking forward to reading this - I have read Eligible and apart from the names I didn't think it had much connection to P&P

    1. I have heard about that one and yes I will read it but I have heard things...

  10. How do you find all of these P&P stories??!!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  11. I thought these were cute, too. That last short story made me laugh. Poor Darcy!

    1. They were cute and fun :) I can do short for that

  12. I really need to get my hands on this book!

  13. book cover reminds me of Kate and Leopold, if only meg ryan went pioneer style dress as well.



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