"As much as I could I stay away from classic spin-offs, because they either disappoint or blur the original book. Follies Past proved me wrong. The book was beautifully rendered in the tone and theme of P&P. It complements and expands the events prior to Mr. Darcy’s adventure in Hertfordshire, and his fated encounter with Ms. Elizabeth Bennet. Questions surrounding the scandal involving both Ms. Georgiana and Mr. Wickham were given light in this prequel.
The novel gave depth into some of the minor characters in P&P, including Anne de Bourgh, which was not only witty but very refreshing. Also, the novel includes a unique and charming love story that simply makes this a story of its own.
"You have asked me to make you happy, and I have consented. Now you must be happy."
I do recommend this novel to Austen fans who might want to enjoy unforgettable characters and relive the memories of P&P’s exquisite world."