Narrator: Kate Sample
Title: Miss Bennet Blooms
(Love at Pemberley #3)
Genre: Short Story, Historical Romance, & PP variation
Published: April 25th 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)
Miss Mary Bennet is the last unmarried Bennet sister. She believes she will live out her days as a maiden aunt, seeking quiet in the libraries and parlors of her father’s and brother-in-laws’ homes. On a visit to Pemberley, the estate of Fitzwilliam Darcy, her sister Lizzy’s husband, she begins to feel more is possible than her planned life of solitude. Among new friends and with new confidence, Mary opens to new feelings when she meets Mr. Nathaniel Bingley.
Nathaniel Bingley, at the insistence of his closest cousin, Charles Bingley, finds himself at Pemberley. After Nathaniel’s years in the West Indies studying its intense flora, he is ready to seclude himself to compile his work into a book. But Nathaniel could not say no to Charles, who was one of his few kind relatives after the deaths of his beloved parents. Soon, Nathaniel finds it difficult to say no to his feelings, especially when he gets to know the pretty, intelligent Miss Mary Bennet. Can Mary and Nathaniel look beyond their plans and accept the grace of love at Pemberley?
Awww book 3. I was excited about this one because I want Mary to happy. I always want her to find love. Poor thing.
The story follows Mary who is the last Bennet sister left unwed. Everyone, but her, has found love, which she has resigned herself to this fact and will live out her days as a maiden aunt who loves her books and her music. However, this is quickly going to come to end when Nathaniel Bingley arrives. He is the cousin of Charles and is back from his long time in the West Indies.
Like the others in the series, this is very, very sweet. I adore Mary and Nathaniel. They are perfect for each other.
The love was pretty quick, but it took forever for them to admit it to themselves and each other. I do wish the ending was not so abrupt. After giving Mary the cold-shoulder for a while, I do believe Nathaniel should've had to work a little bit to get Mary to say yes to his proposal.
The narrator was fantastic. Perfect for Mary!
In the end, I loved it. It was quick and sweet and I loved our characters. I did want Nathaniel to do some begging and pleading before she said yes. But alas, Mary is sweeter than me ;) I'll stamp this with 4 stars.
Challenge(s):- #8 for Audiobook Challenge