Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Lady Harriette by P. O. Dixon

Lady Harriette: Fitzwilliam’s Heart & Soul by P. O. Dixon 

Publication Date: June 6, 2013 
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 
Paperback: 208 pages 
Received: e-copy from author 
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


I enjoyed reading Lady Harriette. This Pride and Prejudice spin-off is the third in a series of books. The first two concentrating on Elizabeth and Darcy, while the third concentrates on Colonel Fitzwilliam and Lady Harriette.

Colonel Fitzwilliam is now married to Lady Harriette and is the master of a large estate. Being a landowner is not all that he expected. Not only is he worried about keeping his young, active bride happy, there is money missing from the estate accounts. He finds running an estate more work than he thought, but he is determined to show he is up for the job, which is proving a difficult task, considering his steward has run off with a large amount of the Colonel’s money! 

Not wanting to burden Lady Harriette with his troubles, Colonel Fitzwilliam keeps them from her.  That proves to be a bad idea since Lady Harriette decides to take matters into her own hands to find out what he is up to. Her actions are very humorous and land them both into trouble! 

I really liked Lady Harriette! She is feisty, to the point, selfish...and she seems like the perfect match for Colonel Fitzwilliam in the same way Lizzy is the perfect match for Darcy. I liked how Elizabeth put it, about herself and the Colonel: “Keeping their haughty spouses rooted in common sensibilities was no small feat.”

And yes, Elizabeth and Darcy are in this book quite a bit. Darcy is helping Colonel Fitzwilliam with his estate, but everything is not smooth sailing for him when his past bad behavior comes back to haunt him.

Although Lady Harriette is the third in the series, I felt it could stand alone. Dixon spent some time retelling important events from the previous two stories so you should not be confused.  

If you’re a fan of Colonel Fitzwilliam, I think you will like Dixon's new book, Lady Harriette!

I received an e-copy of the book for my honest review.

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