You never know where a life of purpose may lead...
Master storyteller Sharon Lathan explores a fascinating and unique aspects of the Regency period, when the British Empire offered the young noblemen of the day promising adventures all over the world.
While Fitzwilliam Darcy is enjoying an idyllic childhood at Pemberley, his vibrant and beloved uncle, Dr. George Darcy, becomes one of the most renowned young physicians of the day. Determined to do something more with his life than cater to a spoiled aristocracy. George accepts a post with the British East India Company and travels in search of a life of meaning and purpose.
When George Darcy returns to Pemberley after many years abroad, the drama and heartbreak of his travels offer a fascinating glimpse into a gentleman's journey of self-discovery and romance.
Praise for Sharon Lathan's Darcy Saga:
"Exquisitely told with a brilliant flourish of language and so rich in detail."—Rundpinne.com
"Romantic...engaging...It's easy to see why Lathan's Darcy Saga is so successful. This is one sequel you won't want to miss."—Austenprose
"Lathan proves she is indeed a master at writing both Regency romance and Austen continuations."—Read All Over Reviews
A peripheral character from Lathan's Darcy saga takes center stage in this tepid Jane Austen pastiche. Driven by medical ambition and scornful of idle aristocrats, 22-year-old Dr. George Darcy (uncle to Austen's memorable Fitzwilliam Darcy) takes a post in colonial India. Impatient with his incompetent boss, a "pompous, insufferable hack," George throws himself into his work and pursues romance between brief visits back home to Pemberley and briefer glimpses of political unrest and contemporary medical practice. After George's first love marries a rival who, unlike George, is willing to move back to England, Lady Ruby Thomason uses George to get an heir for her secret husband, the scheming Duke of Larent. Short affairs give way to a grand passion for Jharna, the widow of a good friend, then more affairs after her early death; the eventual wedding-and-baby happy ending with an Englishwoman lacks romantic impact after all these dalliances. Lathan eschews subtlety, delivering a straightforward melodrama of by-the-book passions in a bare-bones setting.