Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

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When the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio, to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas. Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even haughtier cousin, Cate Burroughs, owns the other half.

In a town as small as Rosings, Beth and Will inevitably cross paths. But as Will becomes enchanted with the fiery Yankee, Beth won't allow herself to warm to the man who represents the one thing she hates most: the army that killed her only brother.

But when carpetbagger George Whitehead arrives in Rosings, all that Beth thought to be true is turned on its head, and the only man who can save her home is the one she swore she'd never trust...

"It's Pride and Prejudice meets Gone with the Wind-with that kind of romance and excitement."
-Sharon Lathan, bestselling author of In the Arms of Mr. Darcy
 

About Jack Caldwell

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Jack Caldwell, a native of Louisiana living in Wisconsin, is an economic developer by trade. Mr. Caldwell has been an amateur history buff and a fan of Jane Austen for many years. The Three Colonels is his second book with Sourcebooks. He lives with his wife and three sons in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
 
Published December 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 368 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Pemberley Ranch is a fantastic exploration of the post-Civil War period as told through the eyes of the Darcys and the Bennets from a male perspective.

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Such prejudices figure prominantly in Pemberley Ranch, as prejudices (though of a certain kind) figured prominantly in Pride and Prejudice.

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Examiner

Darcy pulls up his boot straps and tries to make Beth see he’s not like other southerners during the war and slowly Beth realizes her ‘prejudiced’ mistake against him.

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Examiner

Pride and Prejudice is done Texas-style in Jack Caldwell's debut novel, Pemberley Ranch.

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Suite 101

Madeline Miller is a classical scholar, a teacher of Latin and Greek, who has brought Homer's heroes and their mythological contemporaries into our lives.

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Zimbio

Lizzy and Darcy are as spirited and arrogant as ever in any century, transformed into Beth Bennet, a poor Yankee farmer’s daughter from Ohio relocated to Rosings, Texas where rich Johnny Reb William Darcy has a large cattle spread, Pemberley Ranch, and the local Darcy Bank.

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