Wednesday 11 May 2022

Audio: The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Epoque by Don Jacobson

By: Don Jacobson, A Lady

Narrated by: Amanda Berry  

Series: The Bennet Wardrobe, Book 3

Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins

Release date: 10-23-18

Publisher: Don Jacobson

Pride and prejudice variation

To review

This was the toughest PP variation I have read so far. There are a lot of trigger warnings for those who need to know, rape and abuse. Be warned.

Kitty goes through the wardrobe and ends up in the 1880s. She decides to stay as she did not really feel welcome in her own time. Her we get to see the neglect of her parents and why Kitty wanted to strike out on her own.

She meets a relation by the name Henry Fitzwilliam of Matlock. And having read book 2, I know that in the end these two will end up together and be happy. But before that a lot happens. Henry pines for the lady in book 2 (which is Kitty, long story.) He finds this Kitty fascinating but cares not. And he is to marry someone else.

There are many trials before them before they can be happy, and Kitty must learn to live with her past to embrace her future.

A good book, but the bad people are so evil, and there is an evil brewing that i guess will follow into later books.

Great narration. I was there in the good and bad. It put my heart through a wringer.

Longbourn, December 1811. 

The day after Jane and Lizzy marry dawns especially cold for young Kitty Bennet. Called to Papa’s bookroom, she is faced with a resolute Mr. Bennet who intends to punish her complicity in her sister’s elopement. She will be sent packing to a seminary in far-off Cornwall.  She reacts like any teenager chafing under the “burden” of parental rules - she throws a tantrum. In her fury, she slams her hands against the doors of The Bennet Wardrobe. 

"I wish they were dead! Anywhere but Cornwall! Anywhere but here!"

As Lydia later said, “The Wardrobe has a unique sense of humor.”

London, May 1886. 

Seventeen-year-old Catherine Marie Bennet tumbles out of The Wardrobe at Matlock House to come face-to-face with the austere Viscount Henry Fitzwilliam, a scion of the Five Families and one of the wealthiest men in the world. However, while their paths may have crossed that May morning, Henry still fights his feelings for another woman, lost to him nearly thirty years in his future. And Miss Bennet must now decide between exile to the remote wastelands of Cornwall or making a new life for herself in Victorian Britain and Belle Époque France.

The Exile follows the story of Kitty Bennet as she grows from the coughing follower of her younger sister, Lydia, into a bright and engaging young woman living in the exciting world of the late 19th century. However, she must pass through many trials before she can fully understand why the Wardrobe sent her 75 years into the future - and for her to become one of the most important fixtures in the Bennet Wardrobe Universe.


  1. Rough... Oh this is the first part of that weird time travel book. got it.

  2. Mmmm. I would feel weird (knowingly) marrying a relative even if there were a few generations between us.

  3. I always wonder what it'd be like to go back like that.

    1. I am sure I would hate it, like where is the toilet!

  4. I didn't know about this one but why not?

  5. I am not sure that this one would be for me.



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