Darcy and Elizabeth are overcome with magic in this new series: The Witches of Longbourn, a magical and light-hearted Regency trilogy.
Darcy's Magical Message - Book Three
Buckingham Palace will never be the same as Darcy risks all to rescue Lizzy from the clutches of the Prince Regent and Lady Anne Darcy's fatal spell. Fiona Feelgood has reasons to regret casting the prince under a love spell. Can they rescue Herman the Hermit before Lizzy turns to dust?
Beware of Caroline Bingley as she lurks the palace halls in search of witches for the London Anti-Magic Tribunal! How will Lizzy break her habit of changing adversaries into potted plants? And where is Wickham?
©2016 Barbara Silkstone (P)2016 Barbara Silkstone
Take Pride and Prejudice. Add a little Bewitched. And a touch of Harry Potter. Sprinkle generously with humour. And this book is what you get.
Honestly, it isn't my cup of tea, but it has funny descriptions and interesting characters, including a very creepy Prince Regent. The book is third in this series and it is best to read/listen to the previous two books before you get to this one. I listened to this book first, which may be what retracted from my overall enjoyment of this story.
The narration performance is good. Jannie Meisberger's voice has a lyrical, storytelling quality that feels like a perfect match for this book.
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"A fun read"
Barbara Silkstone does not disappoint. This third book in the series is so much fun, running around the palace, trying to find the Herman the Hermit, while evading the palace guards and the witch hunting Caroline Bingley. This third book veers far and wide from Pride and Prejudice, but it is a variation, and many veer. The humor we expect is front and center in the story and at times I was laughing hard enough to gasp for breath, just picturing a drunken Bingley among other scenes. It is wonderful for a quick read and a good laugh. The narrator, Jannie Meisberger, again, does an excellent job with the consistency of voices over the series, but did not have the verve of the previous narrations, although I enjoyed her performance.
I received the audio book as a gift from the author.
"The excellent story continues"
Every time Iisten, I hear more detail and twists that I missed the previous time. The characters and situations have a lovely depth to them.
The sideways twist at the end - I won't ruin it for anyone!
This is the third book narrated by Jannie. Her voice is easy to listen to. She does an excellent job with character development.
Yes, although I never have the time.
Go back and listen to the first two books to get full enjoyment!
I received a copy of this book by the author if I would write an honest review. This is the third book in the Witches of Longhorn series.
This book was tons of fun. Barbara Silkstone has one funny sense of humor.
Lizzy and Fiona are going to Prince Regents castle to find the Hermit. While looking for him at the
palace, Lizzy has to do some spells, so that they don't get caught. There is a spell on Lizzy, that she
will turn to dust, so they are under a huge time limit, so that they can get back to Darcy so they can
find a way to undo the spell. Not knowing that Darcy is on his way to help Lizzy in the shape of an owl.
If you are looking for a quick, fun read this series should be on your list!!!
"Lovely and fun end to the series"
This has ben a fun series to listen to. They are very lighthearted mysteries. This one was the perfect end to the series with a lovely happy ever after for our couple.
"Magical Jane Austen Fan Fiction Short Story"
Darcy's Magical Message: Pride and Prejudice and Witches is a light-hearted Regency short story from Barbara Siltstone's Witches of Longbourn trilogy. Several characters are borrowed from history and the classic Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen. As one can guess from the title, Jane, Lizzie and Darcy are powerful witches, with Darcy being the least experienced with his powers. In a nutshell, Darcy rescues Lizzy from the clutches of the Prince Regent at Buckingham Palace before the Prince ruins Lizzy before her wedding to Darcy. Darcy also saves Lizzy from slowly turning into dust due to a spell cast by his long deceased mother, Lady Anne Darcy.
While I loved the premise of the main characters having magical powers, and parts of the story are rather comical (Lizzy has a habit of changing adversaries into potted plants and Darcy transfigures into an owl), I was confused from the very beginning because I did not have the benefit of listening to the previous two installments of the trilogy. I can't help but feel I missed out on several major plot points; for example, why did the Prince Regent feel entitled to de-flowering Lizzy before her wedding night? Rather than calling the series a true trilogy, it's more like each "book" is a segment or 1/3 of one complete story. Therefore, to enjoy the story to its full potential, I recommend reading or listening to the entire Witches of Longbourn series from start to finish and in order.
I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Jannie Meisberger. She did an admirable job and her narration definitely contributed to my enjoyment of this book and the overall rating reflects it. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
"Lighthearted and fun"
This was an adorable and weird adaptation. Enjoyable and fun, it didn't take itself seriously. So it's a lighthearted and easy listen. The humor made it so much better. This is the third is a series and I'll need to go back and get the first two.
The narrator did a good job overall. I don't personally care for her voice, but she gave a good performance.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Still laughing about the potted plants!"
I love Silkstone's imagination and sense of humor! This flight of fancy is the third of the Witches of Longbourn miniseries and wraps up the magical mishaps, and answers the marriage questions for Jane and Lizzie, and Fiona. It does fine as a stand alone, but it is really much more fun if you read all three--and they are nice and short, so no burden there.
Suspense in the search for The Hermit and avoidance of Princely groping, as well as Jane possibly turning to dust, and Darcy turning into an owl while Bingley acts as a drunken lout outside of the palace kept me reading instead of doing "other things".
If the situations don't have you ROFL, the dialogue will! Just the right length for a quick read, but I am always looking for the next Silkstone gigglefest.
Sadly, the narrator was fine on snark and burlesque, but with such incredible slowness this time that I was glad to have options on speed. Maybe it was too hot in the recording studio.
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