15 November 2015

Blog Tour & Review ~ Longbourn's Songbird by Beau North

Longbourn’s Songbird
by Beau North

Book Blurb

“Someday some lark is gonna spell you with a song, Will Darcy. She’ll call you with music and you’ll be as good as lost.”

In the autumn of 1948, young millionaire Will Darcy comes to the sleepy, backwater town of Meryton, South Carolina to visit his best friend, Charles Bingley. When Darcy becomes enchanted by a local beauty with a heavenly voice, his business dealings with Longbourn Farms may close the door to his romantic hopes before they are given a chance to thrive.

Still healing from heartbreak, Elizabeth Bennet takes solace in her family, home, and the tight-knit community of Meryton. That foundation is shaken when Will Darcy makes a successful offer to buy the family farm. Blinded by hurt, will Elizabeth miss the chance to find in him the peace and comfort her heart truly needs?

Confronting the racial, economic, and social inequalities of the times, Longbourn’s Songbird is an imaginative romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and told through the lens of post-WWII America, a story layered with betrayal and loss, love and letting go.


It's no secret that I love Jane Austen, and in particular Pride and Prejudice, so when I got a chance to read this book, I leapt at it.

This adpatation has the beloved cast of characters in the Deep South of America post War. I love how Beau was able to weave the society, as it was at that time, while introducing other issues that one would not normally associate with a romance novel. The topics highlight struggles many face today, but were not openly discussed during that time. The angst and despair the characters feel are both heart and soul wrenching.

While some characters are bit different from Jane's story, most were exactly what you would expect from an JAFF story. Each character lends their voice to tell a well written story that will make the reader laugh, cry, cringed, and jump for joy. And in the end, this a love story about a boy and girl who come from different backgrounds, but together make beautiful music.

I would defiantly recommend this to any Austen fan. There is so much that I want to share, but I don't want to give it all away. If the idea of Lizzie and Darcy in America in a post war era scares you, I say give it a chance. I think you'll be glad you did.

Thank you Beau for this intriguing story. I look forward to see what you bring us next.

Author Bio

Beau North is a native southerner who now calls Portland, Oregon home with her husband and two cats. She attended the University of South Carolina where she began a lifelong obsession with English Literature. In her spare time, Beau is the brains behind Rhymes With Nerdy, an internet collective focused on pop culture. This is her first novel.

You can connect with Beau on Twitter @beaunorth and on Facebook, or via If you’ve enjoyed this book, we welcome your fair and honest review on Goodreads and Amazon.



  1. Thank you for that lovely review!

  2. So glad you liked this story. I think Beau hits all the right notes with this one! (See what I did there?)

  3. This is in my TBR pile - being a Southerner myself, I can't wait to dig into it!