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What will happen to the Bennet females now that Mr. Bennet has died? With Mr. Tristan Collins on his way from America to claim his property, Mrs. Bennet hatches her plan. The new heir to Longbourn simply must marry one of her daughters. Nothing else will do. Will it be Mary or Kitty singled out for this dubious honor? When the gentleman in question turns out to be quite a catch after all, the contest between the sisters is on. Which one will be the next mistress of Longbourn? Or will a dark horse step in to muddy the picture? Darcy, Elizabeth, and the rest of the Pride and Prejudice cast are back as the socially awkward Mary emerges from the shadows to take center stage in Shannon Winslow's long-awaited sequel to her best-selling novel, The Darcys of Pemberley.
Many Austen fans have a soft spot in their hearts for Mary and wonder if she might have the hidden makings of a heroine. Now, in Return to Longbourn, we learn what really makes her tick. Is she destined to be a governess forever, or will she overcome the misfortune of being 'plain' to find love and her own happy ending?
©2013 Shannon Winslow (P)2013 Shannon Winslow
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3 out of 5 stars
By Constance on 10-29-13

Decent but not fabulous Jane Austen knock-off

Any additional comments?

This is an amusing and well narrated story based on Jane Austen characters. The writing is mostly fine, but there are some lamentable lapses in diction, for example, a character says: "The thing of it is..." I find these stylistic lapses inexcusable. Even a single read-through of Jane Austen's novels should be enough that the author would know to write "The plain fact is" instead of "The thing of it is..."

That said, lovers of Jane Austen will probably enjoy this lively story that features many of the familiar faces of Pride and Prejudice.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Regina on 10-23-13

A wonderful continuation to Pride and Prejudice

What made the experience of listening to Return to Longbourn the most enjoyable?

Just a wonderful story about the characters I fell in love with in Pride and Prejudice. It was wonderful to find that all the Bennett women find love and adventure in their lives.

What did you like best about this story?

Mary falling in love with Mr. Farnsworth, especially when it look like she would never find someone.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the scene when Mr. Farnsworth tries to fluster Mary, but instead she puts him in his place without even raising her voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love for everyone.

Any additional comments?

This was a great conclusion to the many questions I had after reading Pride and Prejudice. I can't think of anything else I would want to know.

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5 out of 5 stars
By KLG on 04-04-15

Brilliant!

The story tells of what happens next to Mary :) it's great very true to the character of Mary and writings and language of Jane
Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
By P on 01-12-15

Wonderful. Does Jane Austen proud

Excellent narrator. Lizzie Darcy especially sounds like Jennifer Ehle's performance of the 1994 tv series. Great writer wish there were more in this series. If you love Pride and Prejudice you'll love this too!! Just one criticism. In England we don't have 'Fall' we have 'Autumn"

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5 out of 5 stars
By NLP on 05-23-15

Great variation

Wasn't sure I'd like this because I'm more obsessed with Darcy & Elizabeth but it was excellent. Mary's story was a great addition and I even started walking more so I could listen to it.....throughly enjoyable.

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