This week’s Austen Read is Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell. Take a ride through the post-Civil War West where there is plenty of delightful gun slinging western action. A great twist to Pride and Prejudice.
Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell
Paperback: 384 pages (Also avaliable on Kindle)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (December 1, 2010)
When the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio, to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas. Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even haughtier cousin, Cate Burroughs, owns the other half.
In a town as small as Rosings, Beth and Will inevitably cross paths. But as Will becomes enchanted with the fiery Yankee, Beth won't allow herself to warm to the man who represents the one thing she hates most: the army that killed her only brother.
But when carpetbagger George Whitehead arrives in Rosings, all that Beth thought to be true is turned on its head, and the only man who can save her home is the one she swore she'd never trust...
Jack Caldwell is set to release a second book titled, The Three Colonels, in Spring 2012. I’d post a picture of the cover, but as Sourcebooks is his publisher it is subject to change. Visit Jack Caldwell’s website for more info on his works.
Mr. Caldwell is still delighting us over at the Derbyshire Writer’s Guild where you can read a story (posting is in progress) he has written titled Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner.