Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley by Kelly Miller

What will the master of Pemberley do when confronted with the mercurial whims of an all-powerful angel?
Fitzwilliam Darcy’s well-ordered life is about to become a chaotic nightmare. A man of fortune, property, and social prominence, he has everything he could desire. Blissfully married to his wife, Elizabeth, they have a two-year-old son. With so much to live for, Darcy is shaken by a near-fatal riding accident. After a miraculous escape, he is visited by an otherworldly being: an angel of death named Graham. Threatening dire consequences, Graham compels Darcy to guide him on a sojourn in the world of mortals.

Darcy immediately questions the angel’s motives when he demands to be a guest at Pemberley. Can he trust Graham’s assurance that no harm will come to his wife and child? And why does Graham insist on spending time with Elizabeth? How can Darcy possibly protect his family from an angel with power over life and death?

In this romantic fantasy, the beloved couple from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice must contend with both human and unearthly challenges. Are the fates against them? Or will their extraordinary love conquer all?

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As I began this book all I could think about was that movie, Meet Joe Black.  Have you seen it?  I re-watched it recently so maybe it's fresh on my mind.  This book seems a LOT like that movie but in a different setting.  I think that kind of put me off in the beginning because I want things to feel original.  The other thing I had a hard time with is really just a personal thing and not about the writing specifically.  I have now learned that I don't really like people re-writing, adding on to, or changing my Austen stories.  Good to know, right?  

This book maybe wasn't a great fit for me personally, but the writing itself was good- it felt in keeping with the time and place.  If you DO love your Austen stories and specifically Pride and Prejudice, added on to, you will probably really enjoy this story.  3/5 stars

Content:  kissing, references to a couple engaging in intimate relations outside of marriage with no details.  Innuendo between a married couple, some references to intimate relations.

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.



  1. I'm surprised the reviewer took the time to read this book since it clearly indicates it's a Pride and Prejudice Romantic Fantasy, and it's one heck of a well-done variation.

    1. Thanks, Suzan for stopping by and for taking the time to express your opinions. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this book! That's what I love about reading- there are books out there for everyone to enjoy. We don't all have to love the same books.


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