"While the center romance is almost a love-at-first-sight tale; both persons are shy and hesitant to be forward as it seems this stay in Lambton is to be only of a few days length. During this interlude we spend some time at Pemberley and witness Darcy's relationships with his 3-year-old sister, with sly Wickham and with his father, whose attentions to Georgiana are sparse. Darcy attempts to find time to give Georgiana the love and care she is missing and when a hail storm catches them away from home the nearest refuge is...the inn in Lambton. Being a fly on the wall and seeing Darcy gets some come-uppance from a girl too smart for her petticoats is sure to have the readers smiling from ear-to-ear. But we also learn that even at a young age attitudes can be mellowed." -Sheila Majczan
"(Clarkston) pushes the Gardiner story backwards which adds a wonderful dimension of understanding to the development of Jane and Lizzy in Pride & Prejudice. (She) offers a compelling portrait of Edward and successfully shapes his character as a young businessman."
- Don Jacobson, Author