Monday, January 27, 2014

Twelfth Night at Longbourn by Maria Grace ~ My Review

Twelfth Night at Longbourn by Maria Grace 

Publication Date: December 11, 2013 
Publisher: White Soup Press 
Pages: 135 
Received: e-copy from author 
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Twelfth Night at Longbourn is the fourth book in the Given Good Principle series. The focus in this book, is on Kitty Bennet, but as Maria Grace has mixed up the couples a bit in this series, I would recommend that you read the previous books for clarity, or at the very least read All the Appearance of Goodness (Vol 3).

Kitty is the only one of the Bennet girls left at Longbourn. Shortly after Jane, Elizabeth, and Mary are married, Lydia foolishly elopes with Lt. Harper, leaving Kitty to suffer the effects alone. Shunned by the people of Meryton. With her mother refusing to come out of her rooms and her father keeping to his library, poor Kitty is terribly lonely. She is saddened by the fact that it will be impossible to find a husband now and can’t bare the thought that life will continue on in this matter. She sees little hope of happiness.

When she receives an invitation to go to Pemberley for Twelfth Night, she rejoices in the fact that Lizzy didn’t forget her! Now she can get away from Meryton!  It is arranged that she will spend a few days in London with Miss Darcy before traveling to Pemberley. But can she really escape Lydia’s disgrace? Or will it follow her to London?

I wasn’t happy with this Georgiana. She is not the shy girl we know from the original Pride and Prejudice and she has not learned much since the first book of this series. She is a brat. She is pushy and doesn’t have very good manners. I didn’t really like her companion, Mrs. Hartwell, either. She was very strict, which Georgiana needs, but Mrs. Hartwell is way to harsh. Also, she seems sketchy to me. I find it hard to believe Elizabeth and Darcy would hire someone like that.

I enjoyed the ending very much! I was glad all the sisters (except for Lydia) were together and that Kitty gets her Happily Ever After!

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the book for my honest opinion.

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You can read my review for all the Given Good Principles series by clicking on the title below.

Darcy's Decision (Vol 1)
The Future Mrs. Darcy (Vol 2)
All the Appearance of Goodness (Vol 3)

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Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I've read the first two books of this series, but not the last two. Things sound awful for poor Kitty here, I'm glad she gets a happy ever after :)

    1. Hi Ceri! I think I liked the third book the best, but you should finish the series! Yes, poor Kitty! I was so happy she got her HEA, too!

  2. Now that I have all 4 books I'm going to have to do a read-thru. I read them back when she first posted online but I know she changed quite a bit so it'll be interesting to see how it compares in my memory. I do like books about Kitty :)

    1. Hi Monica! Oh, I think that's a good idea! I had to look back to remind myself who was with who. Yes, I would also like to hear what you think!


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