“The Avenger: Thomas Bennet & A Father’s Lament”
By Don Jacobson, 2018
Dear Readers! Welcome Back! And Happy New Year (in two days)
I have been so fortunate as to be able to get on Don Jacobson’s review team yet again, this time it was for his newest book, “The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament” aka Mr Bennet’s story. Further down, Don offers a giveaway of this amazing book! So, keep reading, I promise its worth it!
“Bennet looked at his wife’s swollen lips, softly bruised from several deeply loving kisses, and her flushed complexion, as alluring when gracing the countenance of a woman of four-and-forty as that of a girl of nine-and-ten. He was one of the lucky few to have fallen in love with the same woman at both ages.”
Thomas Bennet, Master of Longbourn, had always counted himself amongst the few educated gentlemen of his acquaintance. But he had to travel over 120 years into the future to discover how little he knew about the woman sharing his life.
Once again, the amazing Bennet Wardrobe proved to be the schoolmaster. Tom Bennet’s lesson? Mrs Bennet had been formed especially for him. Yet, it would be the good lady herself who taught him the power of the Fifth and Sixth Loves: Redemption and Forgiveness.
Fanny Bennet also would uncover deep wells of courage and inspiration as she stood by her man’s side in the bleak years after World War II. Together they would lead their descendants in pursuit of the beast who had wronged every member of the Five Families.
Review of “The Avenger”
The Wardrobe has once again a lesson to teach to a Bennet. This time the Master of Longbourn is the one who needs to learn something. But as seen in earlier works, the wardrobe has a nasty sense of humour, as Lydia so nicely coined the phrase.
The book starts out at the very end of 1945, where we meet ‘Rose’ who is the captive of a group of the last and most fanatical SS-officers. This leads to a plot on the Fitzwilliam family, not only in Scotland but also at the Beach House in Deauville. From here we as readers are transported back to the early autumn of 1814 in Hertfordshire where Mr and Mrs Bennet are starting over in their marriage when Mr Bennet gets the idea of travelling to see Lady Kate.
Only when they arrive, they arrive in a time and place, where WWII has only just finished, and their beloved fourth daughter has gone with Death as an old friend, into the next great adventure after her final meeting with an old enemy. This puts Mr and Mrs Bennet on a new course, where Mr Bennet not only learns the two most profound powers of; forgiveness and love, and but he also intends to avenge his ‘Kitty-cat.’
Did I hold my breath several times, during this book? The answer is; YES! Did I nearly bite off my nails in pure agony of the ending? Emphatically yes! Am I already waiting impatiently for the next book? YES! And most importantly, did I love this book? Well… I am sure the answer is quite easy to guess.
The Bennet Wardrobe series stands alone…
The Avenger takes us on a new journey through The Bennet Wardrobe – an alternate universe rising from Don Jacobson’s vivid imagination and based upon the immortal Pride and Prejudice. The Avenger is another important step leading to the culmination of this enchanting trip: one that has drawn us into its reality to travel side-by-side with richly sketched characters. Each book has left us wanting more.
The Bennet Wardrobe series stands alone as a unique result of originality focused on beloved characters as they move—and grow—through surprising plotlines.
Lory Lilian, author of Rainy Days
Don Jacobson has written professionally for forty years. His output has ranged from news and features to advertising, television and radio. His work has been nominated for Emmys and other awards. He has previously published five books, all non-fiction. In 2016, he published the first volume of The Bennet Wardrobe Series—The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey, novel that grew from two earlier novellas. The Exile is the second volume of The Bennet Wardrobe Series. Other JAFF P&P Variations include the paired books “Of Fortune’s Reversal” and “The Maid and The Footman.”
Jacobson holds an advanced degree in History with a specialty in American Foreign Relations. As a college instructor, Don teaches United States History, World History, the History of Western Civilization and Research Writing.
He is a member of JASNA-Puget Sound. Likewise, Don is a member of the Austen Authors collective (see the internet, Facebook and Twitter).
He lives in the Seattle, WA area with his wife and co-author, Pam, a woman Ms. Austen would have been hard-pressed to categorize, and their rather assertive four-and-twenty-pound cat, Bear. Besides thoroughly immersing himself in the JAFF world, Don also enjoys cooking; dining out, fine wine and well-aged scotch whiskey.
His other passion is cycling. Most days from April through October will find him “putting in the miles” around the Seattle area (yes there are hills). He has ridden several “centuries” (100-mile days). Don is especially proud that he successfully completed the AIDS Ride—Midwest (500 miles from Minneapolis to Chicago) and the Make-A-Wish Miracle Ride (300 miles from Traverse City, MI to Brooklyn, MI).
You as a reader can contact Don via these contact possibilities;
Goodreads Author’s Page (with blog)
Author Website (with blog)
Don will get a buy link to you right after Christmas. The book is supposed to release on Christmas Day.
Pre-order will be over by the time the blog tour starts. If you should want to promote it on Facebook or other social media, the link is below.
And now, the Giveaway! Which you have all been impatiently waiting for, so without further procrastination, I give you;
Don is giving away 4 eBooks of The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament
Use the link below to link to rafflecopter on website.