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Vintage Jane Austen : Emmeline de Sarah Holman

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Présentation de l'éditeur : What if Jane Austen’s Emma lived in America in the year 1930?
The talk of stock market crashes and depression isn’t going to keep Emmeline Wellington down. Born to wealth and privilege, Emmeline wants nothing more than to help her new friend, Catarina, find a husband. Emmeline sets her sights on one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, but nothing seems to go right. Even her friend and neighbor Fredrick Knight seems to question her at every turn.

Will she help Catarina find the man of her dreams? Why is her father acting so strangely? Will the downturn affect her life, despite her best efforts?

Lecture commencée le 15 Aout 2017, terminée le 16 Aout 2017
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Une version d'Emma se déroulant dans les années 30 ! J'ai beaucoup aimé ce que l'auteure a fait des personnages (par exemple ici Mr Woodhouse est un ennemi du progrès) et j'aime énormément la relation qu'elle met en scène entre Emmeline et Fredrick. L'auteure s…

The Longbourn Letters: The Correspondence between Mr Collins & Mr Bennet de Rose Servitova

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Présentation de l'éditeur : Where Pride and Prejudice ends, a new relationship begins.
Good-humoured but detached and taciturn, Mr Bennet is not given to intimacy. Largely content with his life at Longbourn, he spends his evenings in the solitude of his library, accompanied only by a glass of port and a good book. But when his cousin, the pompous clergyman Mr Collins, announces his intention to visit, Mr Bennet is curious to meet and appraise the heir to his estate.
Despite Mr Bennet’s initial discouragement, Mr Collins quickly becomes a frequent presence in his life. They correspond regularly, with Mr Collins recounting tales of his follies and scrapes and Mr Bennet taking great pleasure from teasing his unsuspecting friend.
When a rift develops between the men, Mr Bennet is faced with a choice: he must withdraw into isolation once again or acknowledge that Mr Collins has brought something new and rich to his life.
Tender, heart-warming and peppered with disarming humou…

Twilight of the True Blood Vampire Diaries de Gary Ghislain

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Présentation de l'éditeur : Destiny means everyone is here on earth for a good reason. Elise’s reason was Johan Devreau, the most popular boy in her high school. That was until new strange tenants moved in the penthouse of her building and turned her into one of them: an undead. Running after Johan becomes an entirely different sport, and exclusively a night time activity. But if Johan is finally warming up to a girl who can fly or materialize in his room whenever she feels like it, their love is forbidden by Vincent, the master vampire who turned her. To live happily ever after, they need to destroy him and his spell on her. They enroll an aging YA writer newly specialized in vampire series, and their improbable team go vampire hunting, with the unrealistic hope to make it alive from dusk to dawn.
Lecture commencée le 24 Juillet 2017, terminée le 26 Juillet 2017
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Bon... je ressors de ma lecture un peu partagée. J'ai bien aimé mais je ne suis pas transcendé…

Netherfield Park Quarantined de Melanie Schertz

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Présentation de l'éditeur : A Pride and Prejudice what if story. Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy when he comes to visit his friend at Netherfield Park. There, they come to know each other, learning about one another much sooner than expected. A sudden outbreak of scarlet fever comes to the neighborhood, and Netherfield is turned into a makeshift hospital. Who will survive the epidemic and who will have their lives changed forever?
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Lecture commencée le 11 Juillet 2017, terminée le 14 Juillet 2017 
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Un what'if original... Dans cette version, Lizzy et Darcy résolvent rapidement leur malentendu et tombent amoureux... Ils se marient à la hâte à la demande de Mr Bennet qui craint de mourir et redoute que sa femme ne marie Lizzy avec Mr Collins.  Effectivement, Mrs Bennet est folle de rage ( là on se demande pourquoi quand on connait les revenus de Darcy). …

Lydia Bennet's Blog: The real story of Pride and Prejudice de Valerie Laws

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Présentation de l'éditeur : If you enjoyed ‘Lost in Austen’ or ‘Clueless’, you’ll love Lydia, the streetwise youngest Bennet, a modern teen living in Regency times. She’s funny, flirty, rebellious, obsessed with fashion and fit boys, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out what really happened behind the scenes in Pride and Prejudice as Lydia schemes to save herself and her clueless family from a cash-free future, and to get her man, the supremely sexy bad boy Wickham. By an odd quirk of history, Lydia’s generation use our teen-speak, though with Regency derivations. Whether you love or loathe Jane Austen or just like a good laugh, you’ll enjoy Lydia’s conniving, eavesdropping, Mr Collins-outing, Pa-baiting, shamelessly flirtatious and outrageous adventures.
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Lecture commencée le 15 Juin 2017, terminée le 18 Juin 2017 
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Alors.... je suis partagée... J'aime …

Pirates & prejudice de Kara Louise

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Présentation de l'éditeur : After Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr. Darcy's offer of marriage, it takes a heavy toll on him. He withdraws to London and disappears near the docks, away from family, friends, and acquaintances. When he is mistaken for an escaped pirate, he is thrust into an adventure he would never have imagined. Will this be what he needs to forget the one woman he had come to love?
When her aunt and uncle have to cancel their plans to tour the Lake District, Elizabeth Bennet has the opportunity to sail to the Isles of Scilly with her father. After a pleasant visit, the voyage home brings storms, a shipwreck, and pirates! When she is rescued by gallant Captain Smith, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. What will she do when she discovers he is the very man whose offer of marriage she refused just a few months earlier?

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Elinor and Edward's Plans for Lucy Steele de Mary Lydon Simonsen

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Présentation de l'éditeur : After falling in love at Norland Park, Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars must devise a plan to get Lucy Steele to break her secret engagement to Edward. But the course of true love never did run smoothly. This short story is a humorous retelling of Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility.
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Lecture commencée le 26 Mai 2017, terminée le 26 Mai 2017
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Une version abrégée et réécrite de Sense & Sensibility qui se centre sur Edward et Elinor. Dans cette version, Elinor est tout à fait au courant de l'existence de Lucy et complote avec Edward pour lui faire lâcher l'affaire et tous deux sont donc à l'origine du plan qui jette Lucy dans les bras de Robert. De la même façon, Marianne n'ignore pas la duplicité de Willoughby mais estime de son devoir de vivre une passion malheureuse. Bon, je n'ai pas ét…

Sweet deception regency, tome 8: The rebellious heiress de Karla Darcy

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Présentation de l'éditeur : This is the 8th book in the Sweet Deception Regency series. Marry her cousin Woodie? Bella would sooner run away. On her escape to London she finds the Earl of Wyndham attacked and left for dead. When Tristram regains consciousness, he can’t believe this wisp of a girl has saved him. Unable to leave her to her own devices, he escorts her to London and hires her as governess to his son. Though he suspects Bella is lying about her identity, he welcomes her into his home and his heart. Will her controlling guardian find her and force her into a disastrous marriage when her heart belongs to the man she rescued?
Lecture commencée le 25 Mai 2017, terminée le 26 Mai 2017
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Alors, une histoire somme toute sans surprises comme les tomes précédents mais qui est bien écrite. L'héroïne, Arabella est assez attachante et Tristram répond au sché…

Audrina, tome 2 : Whitefern de Virginia C. Andrews

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Présentation de l'éditeur : The long-awaited sequel to My Sweet Audrina, one of V.C. Andrews’s strangest, most beloved books—and now a Lifetime movie! Whitefern swallowed Audrina’s childhood—and now the sprawling Victorian mansion threatens her adult life too…
Audrina remembers a better time, when her husband, Arden, was a young man with a heart filled with devotion for her. He didn’t used to be this ambitious, expansive…this cruel. But then, the death of Audina’s father changed a great many things.

When the reading of her father’s will reveals that Audrina herself will control fifty-one percent of the family brokerage—the halls of Whitefern again don’t feel safe. Arden’s protestations become frantic, nearly violent. And while Audrina didn’t anticipate running the family business, she’s curious to do so. And she can’t help but wonder what had made her father change his will at the last minute? What did he know about Arden that she didn’t?

Trapped in the middle of it al…

Sweet déception regency, tome 7: The divided heart de Karla Darcy

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Présentation de l'éditeur : If you love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Divided Hearts! This is the 7th book in the Sweet Deception Regency series. At the death of her mother Lady Judith Hallowell decides to visit her father in America. She agrees to find out if her Godmother's grandson is still loyal to England. Despite her father's high praise of the man, she is stunned when Nathanael appears as a pompous dandy with powdered hair and peacock clothing. As she falls in love with a new country, she can't understand how she can have feelings for someone so shallow and yearns to find someone like the mysterious Palatine who is considered a hero in the fledgling colonies on the brink of war?
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Lecture commencée le 1er Mai 2017, terminée le 6 Mai 2017

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Alors, une nouvelle petite romance délocalisée aux USA en plein contexte pré guerre d'…

Sweet déception regency, tome 6 : The american bride de Karla Darcy

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Présentation de l'éditeur : Married by proxy! Will Caroline Leland be bedded by a total stranger when she arrives in England in this delightful romantic comedy? Can this feisty American heiress find love and happiness married to an English lord she has never seen? Cara disguises herself as a dowdy governess to observe her new husband. He’s arrogant and annoying but so very handsome and alluring. She’s courting danger and seduction with this disguise. To avoid discovery all she need do is remain quietly in the background. What an impossible task for this independent rebel!
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Lecture commencée le 26 Avril 2017, terminée le 26 Avril 2017
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Alors, certes le scénario était cousu de fil blanc : la fille mariée par arrangement par son père, qui arrive des Amériques pour rencontrer son mari, la grand mère riche mais qui a quand même pitié... et finit par la grimer et l'…

Sweet deception regency, tome 5: The virtuous ward de Karla Darcy

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Présentation de l'éditeur : If you love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Virtuous Ward! This is book #5 in the Sweet Deception Regency series that brings you the adventures of the gentlemen of the ton who are members of Sweet’s Racing Club and the women they love. Lord Maxwell Kampford has kept his ward in seclusion but now must sponsor her in society in order to marry her off. Unsophisticated and trusting, Amity is set up by Max's jealous fiancée to fail. Max is confounded by the loyalties of the girl who seems to champion every orphaned and abused animal and turns his bachelor household upside down. Will he discover love or let this charmer get away?
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Lecture commencée le 28 Mars 2017, terminée le 29 Mars 2017
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Alors ... clairement pas de bouleversement avec ce nouvel ouvrage ! L'histoire est cousue de fil blanc dès la première rencontre en…

Sweet déception regency, tome 4 : The scandalous ward Karla Darcy

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Présentation de l'éditeur : If you love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Scandalous Ward! This is book #4 of the Sweet Deception Regency series. Paxton Rutherford, Duke of Ruhaven, takes on the guardianship of Sir Leslie Lathrup, a young boy whose father has died in India. Five years later Pax is appalled to discover his young ward is really a girl and she is sufficiently compromised that only marriage will save both of their reputations. Can Leslie overcome his fury at her deception and win the love of her guardian?
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Lecture commencée le 25 Février 2017, terminée le 26 Février 2017
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J'avais beaucoup aimé les tomes précédents mais je dois admettre que je n'ai été que moyennement convaincue par le scénario de celui ci... Même si l'auteure explique que Pax est resté 5 ans sans voir Leslie, j'ai du mal à croire qu'il n'ait jamais …

Naufragés, tome 2 : Fête macabre de Siobhan Curham

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Présentation de l'éditeur : Grace, Yago, Dan, Jimmy et Belle partent de l'île en bateau. Malheureusement, un étrange coup de vent les ramène à une autre extrémité de l'île. Ils y rencontrent Lola, une jeune fille venue participer avec deux amis à la fête de la Lune sombre… Elle les conduit à un centre de retraite spirituelle, coupé du monde, et géré par la charismatique et inquiétante Ruby. 
Lecture commencée le 15 Février 2017, terminée le 16 Février 2017
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J'avais lu le premier tome suite à une Masse Critique Babélio et j'avais tellement accroché que je me suis jetée sur la suite. Même en anglais (parce que c'est moins cher... bref). Donc j'ai retrouvé avec plaisir Grâce et ses amis. Et Hortense. La fuite de nos amis tourne donc court et ils se retrouvent embringués dans une pseudo retraite. Je n'en dis pas plus ... Je trouve que les personnages sont toujours aussi attachants et que l'auteure les a bien travaillés. J'apprécie la …

Holidays with Jane, tome 6 : Will you be mine ? de Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey & Nancy Kelley

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Présentation de l'éditeur : Love is in the air this Valentine's Day as the talented authors of the Holidays with Jane series bring you six more modern adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novels. This candy heart is filled with chocolates, roses, and happily ever afters!
Lecture commencée le 10 Février 2017, terminée le 12 Février 2017

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Comme toujours... je vais vous donner mon avis sur chaque histoire !
* Design by Chance de Rebecca M. Fleming : Life has been a series of second guesses for Gracie Elliot since she called off her engagement to sought-after ring designer Derek Worth. Eight years later, Derek is back in Northanger, Georgia helping his sister plan a Valentine's Gala and Gracie wonders if she has a second chance to design her love story.

Une mignonne petite vignette sur Persuasion qui simplifie l'histoire à l'extrême. J'avoue que pour le coup, j'ai trouvé que cela allait un peu vite et que les personnages se rabibochaient un pe…

Holidays with Jane, tome 5: Thankful Hearts de Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey & Nancy Kelley

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Présentation de l'éditeur : It’s time for crisp weather, colorful leaves, and a Thanksgiving feast. The authors of the Holidays with Jane series bring you Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts with six modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. Join your favorite heroines around the fire with a cup of hot apple cider for heart-warming takes on these classic stories.
Lecture commencée le 21 Janvier 2017, terminée le 25 Janvier 2017
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Alors, vous connaissez la règle... Je vais vous donner mon avis sur chaque histoire
* A Persuasive Visitor de Cecilia Gray :Thanksgiving with your crazy family is hard enough without your rich and sexy ex-boyfriend, whom you were dumb enough to dump, showing up for the weekend. The only way it could be any worse would be if he started paying attention to another girl... which, of course, is exactly what happens to Anne Elliot. But the good thing about hitting rock bottom is that the only direction to go is up.

Un petit diner de Than…

Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: Engaged at Pemberley de WE Dashwood

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Présentation de l'éditeur : **A complete sweet and clean Pride and Prejudice variation novella in the Regency style**

Lizzie Bennet wishes she could take back her harsh words to Mr. Darcy but it is far, far too late. He will never give her another chance to accept his proposal.
Or will he?


After Bingley asks for Jane's hand in marriage, they decide to have the wedding at the little chapel on Mr. Darcy's Pemberley estate. Jane eagerly agrees to this new plan since Mrs. Bennet is determined the wedding will be to her very exact specifications
Jane asks Lizzie to accompany her to Pemberley for a fortnight before the wedding is to take place. Mr. Darcy is staying there as well and so Jane, knowing their bitter history, does everything in her power to keep them apart. Jane is not aware that Lizzie has finally realized the error of her ways. and is now tortured by the brooding presence of the man she has rejected!

Mr. Darcy is happy for his friend Bingley, but curse…

Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's First Christmas at Pemberley de W.E. Dashwood

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Présentation de l'éditeur : **A complete, sweet and clean Pride and Prejudice cozy mystery novella in the Regency style**
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy knew inviting most of their relations for the Christmas holiday would not be easy, but they did not expect such shocking disruptions to the festivities.

Lydia and Wickham arrive unannounced, which complicates matters for Georgiana who is entertaining a new suitor, the handsome and mysterious Mr. Blackmore. Lady Catherine fires her maid for breaking a beloved family heirloom, while Kitty cozies up to Mr. Blackmore. Mrs. Bennet insults Mr. Darcy while being insulted by Lady Catherine, Mary insists on playing dreary hymns on the pianoforte, and Anne de Bourgh looks as thoroughly miserable as everyone feels. Even cheerful Bingley seems to find the situation unbearable.

When there is a shocking turn of events, the accusations fly. Mrs. Bennet is clamoring for a duel to avenge Lydia’s honor and Mr. Bennet hides in Pemberley’s large …

Christopher's Diary, tome 3 : Secret Brother de Virginia C. Andrews

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Présentation de l'éditeur : The most unexpected Dollanganger story of them all, new from the author of Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind—both now major Lifetime movie events.
A young boy suffers amnesia from a trauma he suffered in what feels like must have been another life. He’s adopted into a wealthy family—but what will happen when he learns the truth about his past?

Lecture commencée le 05 Janvier 2017, terminée le 08 Janvier 2017 
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Alors... après le tome précédent, j'espérai avoir la suite des aventures de Kane et Kristin mais, malheureusement, on découvre un nouveau personnage : Clara Sue. Et là, on comprend que l'on va lire en parallèle "l'odyssée de Cory". Sauf que j'avoue que je m'en moque, d'autant plus que tout est centré sur Clara Sue et son deuil. Alors, oui, sur le principe ça pourrait être intéressant mais l'héroïne n'est pas assez attachante.  J'avoue avoir été un peu triste en lisant ce roman, no…

Christopher's Diary, tome 2 : Echoes of Dollanganger de Virginia C. Andrews

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Présentation de l'éditeur : Picking up where Christophers Diary: Secrets of Foxworth leaves off, Kristin Masterwood and her boyfriend up the ante by going into her attic to re-enact scenes described in Christopher Dollangangers journal. Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge& the discovery of Christopher's diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, the first new Dollanganger stories in nearly thirty years is a timely look at the events in the attic from teenage Christophers point of view. Christopher Dollanganger was fourteen when he and his younger siblings Cathy and the twins, Cory and Carrie were locked away in the attic of Foxworth Hall, prisoners of their mother's greedy inheritance scheme. For three long years he kept hope alive for the sake of the others. But the shocking truth about how…