The Return of the Gallant Vicar

  • by Barbara Silkstone, A Lady
  • Narrated by Jannie Meisberger
  • 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dear Listeners,
Thank you for the warm reception given to The Gallant Vicar, my first sojourn into writing a Regency adventure. Because so many of you were kind enough to email me with your encouraging comments, I have decided to allow the gallant vicar to return. I promise his reappearance was not planned, it just happened. I hope you find The Return of the Gallant Vicar an exciting sequel to the first Gallant Vicar. You really should listen to the first book in order to enjoy the sequel. And because I delight in creating strong heroines and fast action, Elizabeth Bennet, while true to the original Jane Austen character, is a force to deal with in this sequel - so hang on to your bonnets!
The Gallant Vicar
A Regency tale inspired by Jane Austen's timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth Bennet considers the handsome new vicar at Hunsford parsonage to be everything Fitzwilliam Darcy is not. The Reverend Francis Martel is warm, accessible, and has no difficulty showing his feelings for her. Within weeks of rejecting Darcy's offer, Elizabeth finds herself swept up in a tumult of emotions for the vicar. He shares her wit, her caring for others, and the simple life - so she accepts the vicar's proposal. Will Darcy recover from his injured ego in time to intervene in their marriage? And how will he separate the couple - only days before their wedding?
The Return of the Gallant Vicar
Who is the Gallant Vicar, why did he disappear, and why has he returned on the day Elizabeth is to marry Darcy? Can his passion for Elizabeth be driving him or does he hold some darker secret? Will Darcy bring the blackguard down?
Barbara Silkstone is the author of the best-selling Mister Darcy series of comedic mysteries. The Gallant Vicar is her first Regency novel featuring Darcy and Elizabeth. It is not intended to be a comedy, but quirky things do occur.


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Customer Reviews

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An exciting story!

The Gallant Vicar, Martel, kidnaps Lizzy on her wedding day in order to find a book. (Martel is one of the worst villains I have ever come across.) A notorious highwayman is his accomplice. Of course, Darcy must search for his bride, following a few clues she leaves in the forested area of Longbourn. Mary, Lady Catherine deBurgh, and others become involved in this angst ridden, sometimes humorous, conclusion to The Gallant Vicar. The narrator, Jannie Meisberger, did a wonderful job ass each character's voice is distinctive and is consistent between both books. This story is a must for any JAFF reader. I hated turning off the story and wished my commute would have been as long as the story.

I received the audiobook, from the author, in exchange for my honest review.
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- Deborah

Regncy England

What did you love best about The Return of the Gallant Vicar?

I always love a good love story no matter the story line and this was a that with a bit of mystery added in.

What other book might you compare The Return of the Gallant Vicar to and why?

Two authors come to mind that write in the Regency era that I have read, Julia Quinn and Karen Ranney. All contain mystery, suspense and good love stories.

What about Jannie Meisberger’s performance did you like?

She did a very good job with making all the characters come to life, like I was watching a move. She has a very natural, smooth voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No it did not but very rarely do books make me cry or laugh. That is nothing against the author because I enjoyed the story very much, although it was very short, not enough time to invest in the characters. From the writing I could tell that this was a part of a series of which I had not read before.

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- Brenda Wolfe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2016
  • Publisher: Barbara Silkstone