When Anne de Bourgh discovers a family secret in an old letter, she is given two choices: Burn the letter and forget about it or leave Rosings and face disinheritance. How can a sickly lady past the bloom of youth, with no prospects and few friends, hope to stand on her own two feet? How can she learn more about her family's past without causing a scandal which would forever cast a shadow over the de Bourghs?
Luc Mauvier has led a life of freedom and success as a small theater owner in town. His tragic past has taught him to enjoy life and its pleasures to the fullest. When he meets Anne de Bourgh, she is opposite to everything he has ever known and he is soon reminded of how a gentleman should behave with a real lady. Can a tradesman win the heart of a lady? Even more important: How can he win Lady Catherine's approval?
What Anne reveals about her past gives her courage, but will it be enough?
Anne's Adversity is the second book in The Cousins Series trilogy. If you like falling in love with your favorite secondary characters as they fall for each other, then you'll love this sweet romance based on Jane Austen's timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.
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By Anji Dale on 23-01-16
Anne stands up to Lady C!
I listened to the first book (Darcy's Ultimatum) in Jennifer Joy's Cousins series late last year. Anne's Adversity is the second volume in the series.
In Darcy's Ultimatum, there's a scene in which Anne appears with a mysterious letter. We don't get to find out the contents until this book and it's quite a revelation but I won't give away any spoilers about it here. It results in a major split between Anne and her mother, the overbearing Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Anne ends up living in London and meeting a number of new people, including the rather delicious sounding French refugee Luc Mauvier, and his sister Adelaide.
This is the first JAFF story I've read, so far, that has Anne de Bourgh as a main character and it was really enjoyable. The narrator, Emma Lysy, did a pretty good job with the story, too. There was a problem with her pronunciation of Grosvenor (as in the Square of that name) but that's as nit-picky as I can get.
There's no explicit sexual scenes so I can recommend this book and/or audio to all audiences. The same goes for the first volume of this series. Both are definitely ones to add to your JAFF lists.