Captain Tuttle’s #CBR4 Review #14 – Georgiana Darcy’s Diary by Anne Elliott
I might have a problem. I can’t stop reading Austen-adjacent books. This one follows little Miss Darcy after Lizzie and Darcy are married and they’re all living at Pemberley. She’s keeping a journal of her daily life, which isn’t terribly exciting.
Georgiana is now old enough to be “out,” but isn’t really interested in getting married, because she’s still so damn shy. Lizzie is working with her on that, and she’s getting better, but she’s not quite there. Lady Catherine de Bourgh has decided that Georgiana should be married, and of course is sticking her big nasty nose into everything, presenting a very unsuitable suitor.
Meanwhile, Georgiana realizes that she’s in love – with Colonel Fitzwilliam, her much older cousin and guardian. I really don’t like this, I think it’s an awful idea. But I guess some people (including the author) were shipping them (?!). I don’t mind the cousin thing, it’s the whole “in loco parentis” deal that he’s had over her since Mr. Darcy (senior) died. Them being in love is just creepy to me.
Georgiana does some growing up in this book, which is entertaining enough. Elliott writes fairly well, and definitely kept me engaged in the story. It’s a fine addition to the collection of any Austen-phile.