HELEN HALSTEAD ~ AUTHOR

       
 
Praise for A Private Performance or Mr Darcy Presents His Bride
 

‘The most convincing of Pride & Prejudice sequels… is Helen Halstead’s ‘Mr Darcy Presents His Bride’. This novel, first published in Australia, is an intelligent and mostly believable chapter in the lives of Elizabeth and Darcy after their marriage.'
Brigitte Weeks
Washington Post

'The characters remain to true to Austen's original creations and the novel is witty and entertaining with compelling storylines - a great read in its own right.'
- New Idea

'Halstead effortlessly recreates the voice and world of Austen's much loved classic. Definitely a must-read for Austen fans.'
- The Age

'If Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice left you wanting more, you must read A Private Performance by Helen Halstead. In the style of Jane Austen, this beautifully crafted story begins where Jane Austen's enduring and ever popular novel ends.'
- Life Weekly Gold Coast

'Definitely one of the best recent sequels, and had the great merit of an original plot.'
Kathleen Glancy
(from Sequels Page of the Republic of Pemberley Website)

'...The authoress seems, to us, to have her finger on the pulse of the Lizzy/Darcy zeitgeist ... and the Darcys are sexy without being explicit, a circumstance sure to please a wide audience...The writing is sharp and intelligent, with no twee attempts to imitate Austen's voice. The authoress trusts her own style, and rightly so. Note: The book - Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride was formerly published under the title A Private Performance.'
Staff Review - Mags
Austenblog

 
 
The Victoriana Society of South Australia at the Adelaide launch of The Imaginary Gentleman
 Victoriana Society of South Australia members grace the Adelaide launch of
The Imaginary Gentleman

 
 

'I just finished reading Mr Darcy Presents His Bride and found the experience completely delightful. From the first page, I was enthralled with the story, quite happy in having the next chapters of Elizabeth and Darcy's life together unfold before me. Helen Halstead has a strong gift for extending the familiar by weaving new characters and situations effortlessly in the style of Austen. Her characters navigated the difficulties and triumphs of Regency life and society quite successfully.'
Margaret Reysen,
Jane Austen Society of North America

'I am happy to report that I found no strangers among those names that are so familiar from Pride and Prejudice. I must say, this book far exceeds my expectations! Jane Austen's characters are very little changed. I sometimes laughed and I even cried! I was kept in suspense about the fate of some characters for most of the story. There is happiness, sadness, misunderstanding; all events that make a compelling story... This is one of the best sequels that I have encountered and I highly recommend it.'
Linda Waldemar,
(Sequels Page of the Republic of Pemberley Website)

 
  Caron of The Jane Austen Society  Adelaide
Caron of The Jane Austen Society of
Adelaide at the Adelaide launch of
The Imaginary Gentleman

Jane from The Victoriana Society of
Jane from  Victoriana Society of
South Australia at the Adelaide
launch of The Imaginary Gentleman
 

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