#Blogtour #Review: What Kitty Did Next by Carrie Kablean @CarrieKablean @RedDoorBooks @LoveBooksGroup #WhatKittyDidNext #LoveBooksGroupTours
Release date - 28th June 2018
Book length - 416 pages
Publisher - Red Door Publishing
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Kelly from lovebooksgroup.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
England, 1813. Nineteen-year-old Catherine Bennet lives in the shadow of her two eldest sisters, Elizabeth and Jane, who have both made excellent marriages. No one expects Kitty to amount to anything. Left at home in rural Hertfordshire with her neurotic and nagging mother, and a father who derides her as "silly and ignorant," Kitty is lonely, diffident and at a loss as to how to improve her situation.
When her world unexpectedly expands to London and the Darcy’s magnificent country estate in Derbyshire, she is overjoyed. Keen to impress this new society, and to change her family’s prejudice, Kitty does everything she can to improve her mind and manners—and for the first time feels liked and respected.
However, one fateful night at Pemberley, a series of events and misunderstandings conspire to ruin Kitty’s reputation and she is sent back home in disgrace. But Kitty has learnt from her new experiences and what she does next does next will not only surprise herself, but everyone else too.
I'm a HUGE Jane Austen fan so when I heard that there was a new novel continuing the Pride & Prejudice story by following Kitty's life, I was very excited but also a little cautious because I'm always worried that it will fall short of the excellence of a classic. But I'm happy to report that WHAT KITTY DID NEXT by Carrie Kablean exceeded my expectations and made me fall in love all over again.
Kitty Bennet is a little lost in her life. With her three sisters married and living away, she feels lonely and unsure of who she really is and what she really wants in her life. Having always been Lydia's shadow she is still being blamed for Lydia's hasty actions which almost ruined the family, but Kitty isn't Lydia and yearns for more from her family and for her future. And when she finds herself accompanying Jane and her husband to stay in London. suddenly a whole new world of possibilities opens up in front of her eyes as she tries to find her place in this new world. But when one night changes it all, will Kitty ever get the opportunity to show everyone exactly who she is and what she is made of?
From London to Pemberley, WHAT KITTY DID NEXT by Carrie Kablean really brings the world of Austen alive again and I eagerly delved into the sights, smells, and homes of the time period. I loved the characters, the flow of the story, and I devoured this book in one sitting.
WHAT KITTY DID NEXT by Carrie Kablean is the perfect story for Jane Austen fans and all historical fiction fans alike, and I highly recommend it.
I was born and raised in London, and came to Sydney in 1990. I love both cities - shame they are so far apart.
I have always loved reading and when I was a kid and the mobile library made its weekly stop nearby I read anything in the historical fiction genre I could get my hands on. Especially loved Tudor England. Then Jane Austen came into my life, and never left. And I started working my way through other great English classic novels (an ongoing pastime). But my tastes range farther afield too, Junot Diaz, Stella Gibbons, Tom Wolfe, Graham Greene, Karen Joy Fowler, Alice Sebold.... have to stop, it will go on forever.
Theatre is also a passion. I reviewed for The Sunday Telegraph for more than a decade, and still post the occasional review.
I was a journalist with The Australian for more than 20 years, and now write for my own amusement - and hopefully yours!
For more information:
Website - www.carriekablean.com
Twitter - twitter.com/CarrieKablean
Facebook - www.facebook.com/CarrieKableanAuthor/
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