What’s Past is Prologue by: Ann Galvia

What’s Past is Prologue by: Ann Galvia

What’s Past is Prologue by: Ann GalviaWhat's Past is Prologue by Ann Galvia
Also by this author: Side by Side Apart
Genres: Austenesque
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Elizabeth Darcy has her eye on the future.
Before her marriage, she saw herself making the best possible choice. Her husband saved her family from ruin. All he asked in return was her hand. Secure in his good opinion, Elizabeth married him. Only with hindsight and his cryptic warnings that passion is not immutable does Elizabeth question her decision. Her solution? Give him a son as soon as possible. Once his lust for her has been slaked, this service she has rendered him will ensure her value.
The newlyweds are summoned to Rosings Park almost the moment they are married. Though the estate can boast of beautiful grounds, Elizabeth and Darcy arrive to find devastation. A flood has swept away Lady Catherine’s last hopes of hiding debt and years of mismanagement. She expects Darcy to shoulder the recovery efforts.
The effort to save Rosings strains the already tense relationship between Elizabeth and her husband. To make matters worse, her presence is met with disdain and disinterest from the family. As the days in the besieged estate drag on, Elizabeth slowly untangles the histories and secrets of her new relations.
Like Elizabeth’s marriage, the crisis at Rosings is the culmination of past events. Disaster need not be the result of only bad choices; good principles have led them astray as well. As for Elizabeth, she barely knows her husband, and loving him might be impossible. Yet, she is determined to save all that she can—her marriage and the estate—and somehow, create the future she longs for.

I love adaptions of Pride and Prejudice, I can read them forever. What’s Past is Prologue is an original twist on my favorite story.  I loved the banter between Elizabeth and Darcy and I yearned as well at the awkwardness that slowly turned from respect to love as the book progressed. I am always intrigued when a writer can take a story and beloved characters and breathe new life into them. These characters are much like the Lizzy and Darcy we know and love yet, have their own identity in this story that is still very true to form. I enjoyed this book very much. 

Ann started writing sometime before she knew how letters functioned. Her first books were drawings of circus poodles heavily annotated with scribbles meant to tell a story. Upon learning how letters were combined to represent words, she started doing that instead. This has proven to be much more successful.
Sometime after that, she decided she wanted to study Anthropology and sometime after that, she decided she liked cats more than dogs. And sometime after that, she decided to become an educator and teach a new generation of kids how to combine letters to represent words, and use those words express ideas.
And sometime after that, she realized all she really wanted to do was write, which probably should have been evident from the beginning.

Connect with Ann at the following places Ann: Twitter | Facebook | Blog

Meryton Press is offering eight eBooks of What’s Past is Prologue for your readers. Thank you for all of your support with these giveaways. The giveaway runs until midnight, August 17, 2018.

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August 1 / Savvy Verse & Wit / Guest Post & Giveaway
August 2 / Of Pens & Pages / Book Review & Giveaway
August 3 / Babblings of a Bookworm / Book Review & Giveaway
August 4 / Just Jane 1813 / Book Excerpt & Giveaway
August 5 / Liz’s Reading Life / Author Interview & Giveaway
August 6 / From Pemberley to Milton / Book Review & Giveaway
August 7 / More Agreeably Engaged / Guest Post & Giveaway
August 8 / My Vices and Weaknesses / Book Review & Giveaway
August 9 / Diary of an Eccentric / Book Review & Giveaway
August 10 / Austenesque Reviews / Book Excerpt & Giveaway
August 11 / Margie’s Must Reads / Book Review & Giveaway
August 12 / My Love for Jane Austen / Book Excerpt & Giveaway
August 13 / So Little Time… / Guest Post & Giveaway



  1. Thank you for your review, Margie. I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

  2. Typical Lady Catherine expecting Darcy to take care of her problems while disparaging his wife. Early marriage between Darcy and Elizabeth are my favourite type of book so I hope to read this soon.
    Thank you for your lovely review.

  3. Vesper Meikle says

    Looking forward to reading this, Wondering what the secrets are.

  4. Thanks for your great review Margie, I enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to reading the book.

  5. Thank you for sharing your sweet and simple thoughts on Ann Galvia’s novel, Margie. I see that What’s Past is Prologue has garnered a mixed reviews on the blog tour so far. If as you say that Elizabeth and Darcy are true to character instead of turning into someone that they are not (like Lizzy turning into her mother as I have read in another review), then it deserves to be back on my wish list.

  6. DarcyBennett says

    Thank you for the review, it sounds like an interesting premise.

  7. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Margie, loved the review! Best wishes on the new release, Ann Galvia!

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