Novels by Jack Caldwell

Reviews for The Three Colonels


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from Austenesque Reviews (03/21/12) -

Brimming with romance, action, and drama Jack Caldwell once again delivers a spectacularly epic Austenesque novel! And when I say epic, I mean epic! I most emphatically recommend this novel to readers who want to see a novel about the Brandons, Bingleys, Bennets, Fitzwilliams, Collinses, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, the Iron Duke, and Napoleon, with the Darcys in the heart of it all!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

from Austenprose (03/17/12) -

Jeffrey Ward - From Jack Caldwell, the author who brought us Pemberley Ranch, comes a 3-alarm war-time romance: The Three Colonels, Jane Austen's Fighting Men. An amalgamation of two separate novels is often labeled a "mish-mash" but Mr. Caldwell's unique melding of the principals from Pride and Prejudice with those from Sense and Sensibility deserves a much classier description.

The author has possibly presented the most historically accurate account of Waterloo in a work of fiction since Georgette Heyer's An Infamous Army, which is noted in the author's bibliography, and does he pay homage to it here? "Green troops, green cavalry, green officers - that is what we have here, Colonel! An Infamous Army, what?" And, I still think Colonel Fitzwilliam's unexpected but glorious romance is worth the price of the book alone. Achingly romantic and breathlessly paced, the story ate me alive with alternating feelings of dread, mirth, tears, and joy … just what a great read is supposed to do. 4.5 out of 5 Regency Stars.

from Debbie's Book Bag (03/21/12) -

Author Jack Caldwell combines two Austen classics to create an Austen variation that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, as well as, romance. The Three Colonels features a combination of characters from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Caldwell's unique ability to write compelling, endearing characters serves him well here as some of Austen's lesser known characters find their own happy-ever-after's.

Set during the time when Napoleon escaped from Elba and planned to take over Europe, this book is extremely well researched and accurate. Caldwell's depiction of the Battle of Waterloo was amazing. Caldwell uses historical details in such a way that readers will find themselves both entertained and educated.

I liked this one a lot. I'm a fan of all things Austen, but Caldwell takes it to a new level with this book. His characters are flawless and his style is classy and forthright. If you are a fan of Jane Austen you can't afford to miss this one.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

from Laura's Reviews (03/29/12) -

This book had me at its title: The Three Colonels: Jane Austen's Fighting Men. A book about Austen's beloved heroes in uniform, count me in! Then I noticed who wrote the book-Jack Caldwell. Caldwell is the author of the wonderful Pemberley Ranch. I couldn't wait to read what he had in store next for Austen's characters. Add to that a beautiful cover and I couldn't wait to read this novel.

Overall, The Three Colonels is sure to delight lovers of Austen, romance, and historical fiction. This book is another winner from Jack Caldwell.

from Books Like Breathing (03/14/12) -

I loved Pemberley Ranch. It was one of my favorite Jane Austen Adaptations from last year. I was looking forward to reading this one from the minute it arrived in my mailbox. I was expecting awesome battle scenes and I was super excited that the focus on this one wasn't on Darcy.

Jack Caldwell writes one heck of an amazing battle scene. They were extremely detailed and vivid in imagery. I also loved how Caldwell managed to combine all of the Jane Austen novels. There was literally something from every single one of them. There were cameos and mentions all over the place-it was like a Jane Austen Muppets movie. I've seen some other authors attempt to bring characters from other Jane Austen novels into their novels, but none have succeeded so well and on such a grand scale.

Rating: 4 ½ Stars.

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