Monday, April 1, 2013

Review and Giveaway: All the Appearance of Goodness by Maria Grace


All the Appearance of Goodness is the third book in the Given Good Principles Trilogy. In the first book, Darcy’s Decision (my review), Darcy becomes a better man before meeting Elizabeth. In the second, The Future Mrs. Darcy (my review), we watch the Bennet girls learn some valuable lessons, and learn to curb their behavior before meeting Mr. Darcy. At last, in All the Appearance of Goodness Darcy and Elizabeth meet! But all is not perfect...

I was intrigued and delighted by the many twists Maria Grace puts in this story. Her pairing of couples is fun, and Darcy has some competition vying for Elizabeth’s attention. Of all people, it’s Mr. Collins! A handsome and charming Mr. Collins at that! But appearances can be deceiving.

Colonel Fitzwilliam is in Meryton also staying a Netherfield. He is retired from the military and is on the look out for a wife. Could he possibly be interested in any of the Bennet girls? 
  
Mr. Bradley, Darcy’s vicar accompanies Darcy to Meryton. He's come hoping to persuade Mr. Pierce to become the curate in Derbyshire. I quite enjoy Mr. Bradley's  subtle way of giving out advice! 

I also truly liked Louisa Bingley. She is not yet married to Mr. Hurst, but they are engaged. She has accompanied Bingley to Meryton to be mistress of Netherfield. Louisa has more of Bingley’s disposition, and she is not as close to Caroline as she is in the original.

I enjoyed reading All the Appearance of Goodness.  It’s a fun, surprisingly mixed up Pride and Prejudice variation! I would encourage you to read the first two volumes first.

4 out of 5 stars.

I was provide an e-ARC of the book for my honest review.

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This completes my sixth selection of The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge 2013. To see my complete list click here.


* * * GIVEAWAY* * *

Maria Grace is graciously giving away one e-copy (a kindle or Nook version only) of 
All the Appearance of Goodness 
to one lucky winner! This giveaway is open Internationally. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below. The last day to enter is April 8th, 2013.
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18 comments:

  1. I love the early books too. I can't wait to read this third installment. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Candy and for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Hi Sophia Rose! You're welcome! Good luck!

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  2. Charming and handsome Mr Collins as a good prospect for Elizabeth? Oh, I cannot wait to read this. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Candy. :)

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    1. Hi Luthien! Haha! I know! It was surprising it me too! Good luck!

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  3. Now i am itching to find the first 2 books of series :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  4. Very interesting! It sounds like there are lots of changes. Is Caroline Bingley still horrid?! You can usually rely on that staying the same no matter what else changes! I can't imagine a handsome Collins though, that will be a stretch for me :-)

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    1. Yes! Caroline is still horrid!! I think she might be worse! hehe! Good luck!

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  5. I've read some of your book on I believe "darcy & lizzy. I can't wait to read the trilogy all a once. It sounds so wonderful.

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    1. I like to read trilogies all at once myself. I don't like to wait! :) I don't like WIPs for that reason also. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  6. I liked the pairings in this, as well! Now that vol 3 is out I'm looking forward to reading all 3 back to back. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I think that's a great idea! I had to go back and reread my reviews of the first two to refresh my memory. I wish I had time to read them all again. Good luck!

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  7. A handsome and charming, Mr. Collins? That is a twist. I cannot wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Raquel! Yes! Isn't that an interesting twist! I think this was my favorite of the three books. Good luck!

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  8. A handsome and charming Mr Collins...can it be true?!? I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. I'm so excited to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  9. It sounds like I had better add the first 2 volumes to my wish list or read them

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  10. sounds entirely FuN! thanks for reviewing and lucky you to get an ARC !!

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  11. Thanks so much to all of you who commented. You are all so encouraging! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

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