This book is a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, and one in which the characters and events of that book are followed faithfully. The only point at which I found my eyebrows rising was Wickham’s return. In general I enjoyed the depiction of Georgiana, and the sketches (allegedly hers) with which the book is adorned. She is a character whom we are shown just enough of in Pride and Prejudice that we want to know how life turned out for her, and this book gives her quite a logical partner.
The diary format works much better in this book than in Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange, which I read earlier but did not review. Here we get the feeling we are really reading the writing of a young woman, one who sketches some of the incidents she describes in the pages of her diary. Lady Catherine de Burgh is as determined to marry Georgiana to a husband of her choosing as she was earlier to see her brother married to her own daughter, Anne.
Anne herself reappears, as does Bingley’s sister Caroline and Darcy’s cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. In addition there are new characters, which I will leave to the reader to discover.
I haven’t read a lot of sequels to Pride and Prejudice, but I liked this one.