Jack Caldwell, author of Pemberley Ranch, is preparing to release his next Austen-inspired novel, The Three Colonels, in March 2012.
1815. After a generation of war, England is at peace. A time for soldiers to think of other matters besides battle, particularly three friends of Mr. Darcy. Col. Brandon and his Marianne begin a family. Col. Fitzwilliam begins a courtship of Anne de Bourgh. And even Caroline Bingley finds love with a war hero.
All this is threatened by Napoleon's escape from Elba. England is thrust back into conflict, and her fighting men must answer the call, and will face their fates on the fields of Waterloo.
A sprawling, romantic, and thrilling sequel to two of Jane Austen's most beloved novels, this tale of love, loss, and redemption incorporates characters from all of Austen's major works, as the people of Regency England face their greatest challenge.
(from the author’s website)
The Three Colonels-Jane Austen’s Fighting Men, a sequel to Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility will be released from Sourcebooks Landmark March 2012.
Intrigued? Want to read a bit more before the book officially releases?
Then take a look at this excerpt from chapter 16 .
About the Author - Jack Caldwell is an author, amateur historian, professional economic developer, playwright, and like many Cajuns, a darn good cook. Born and raised in the Bayou County of Louisiana, Jack and his wife, Barbara, are Hurricane Katrina victims, and now make the upper Midwest their home. Always a history buff, Jack found and fell in love with Jane Austen in his twenties, struck by her innate understanding of the human condition.
Jack uses his work to share his knowledge of history. Through his characters, he hopes the reader gains a better understanding of what went on before, developing an appreciation for our ancestors' trials and tribulations. A devout convert to Roman Catholicism, Jack is married with three grown sons.