Welcome all to my stop for The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet and huge thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for hosting this tour.
Title: THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET
Author: Natasha Farrant
Pub. Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: The Chicken House
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads
A fresh, funny, and spirited reimagining of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet brings the voice of the wildest Bennet sister to life.
Lydia is the youngest of the five Bennet girls. She's stubborn, never listens, and can't seem to keep her mouth shut -- not that she would want to anyway. She wishes her older sisters would pay her attention, or that something would happen in her boring country life.
Luckily, that something is right around the corner, and it's the handsome Wickham, who arrives at Longbourn to sweep her off her feet. Lydia's not going to let him know THAT, of course, especially since he only seems to be interested in friendship. But when they both decide to summer in the fasionable seaside town of Brighton, their paths inevitably become entangled again.
At the seaside, Lydia also finds exciting new ways of life and a pair of friends who offer her a future she would have never dreamed possible. Lydia finally understands what she really wants. But can she get it?
Lydia Bennett is a character that will keep you on your toes, she's a fireball and very outspoken. At times her decisions would annoy me but shes a fifteen year old with a mind filled with dreams and all Lydia wants is to leave her boring life and find adventure and that happens when she goes to Brighton.
Throughout the story Lydia fought for everything she wanted, she didn't wait for anyone to say yes or no, she did what she wanted and everyone else be damned. I don't know if Lydia has the same characteristics in this book as she did in Pride and Prejudice but what I read I liked.
Another thing I liked about the Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet was how the author wrote this story in a diary type of way; we get a better understanding of the things Lydia does and why she thinks a certain way.
All in all, The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet was a fun, fast-paced read that any book lover will enjoy.
I am one of those rarities, a Londoner born and bred. And like most true Londoners, I’m not completely English, but three-quarters French with a little bit Dutch thrown in. I can’t imagine living anywhere else, though I would like a horse, a big old house with a secret passage or two, a fig tree, a walnut tree, lots of dogs and a vista of rolling hills on one side and the sea on the other. All of which are sadly incompatible with both life in the city and my income.
I write partly because in my stories I can live the lives I’m not…
I have two teenage daughters, Justine and Lily, who provide endless inspiration for my books. I am pleased to say inspiration works both ways. One of them has dyed her hair pink, and the other has taken to hanging out on the roof in the middle of the night.
The “person” I talk to most is my tortoiseshell cat, Amber. This is because as a writer you spend a lot of time alone, which makes you go slightly mad. Amber repays me for my conversation by trashing my house. Soon we are going to buy a dachshund puppy called Blue, and presumably he will be equally destructive.
I get very grumpy if I don’t have a good book to read, if I’m not writing, if I’m hungry, tired or don’t get enough exercise. Otherwise I am a generally cheerful person.
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THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET
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