I started reading Searching for Pemberley last January since I got it as part of the Austen birthday ebook sale at Sourcebooks. It took almost a whole year to finish - not good.
It is long and overstuffed. Too many asides, too much extra history. It isn't fun to read. Maggie comes off as an absurd little busybody who is treated with indulgence. I had only read to Chapter 16 by December because it took so much work to get through each chapter. So I skimmed the rest to see what happened. I didn't much care for the worries about religion or if Suitor #1 really loves her vs. Suitor #2.
Eh. I'll go read Austenland or A Weekend with Mr. Darcy again.