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The Journey

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  405 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Danger Shortly after the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth Bennet begins a journey to visit her relations in London with her travelling companions, Mr. Bingley's sisters and the proud, arrogant Mr. Darcy. Suddenly, their carriage is abruptly stopped, and Elizabeth hears the menacing cry, "Stand and deliver!" Abduction The leader of a band of highwaymen, Nate Morgan, a handsome, ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Meryton Press (first published November 17th 2011)
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I love exploring Austenesque 'what if' stories. This one asks the question of what if Darcy and Lizzy's story deviated from the original after the Netherfield Ball when they go on a dangerous adventure together as a result of a highwayman's interference.

I loved the excitement added to the story as a result of the a band of thieves and highwaymen which led to my utter pleasure of seeing Darcy in the role of Lizzy's protector. It was intriguing to see what happens when there is a competing suitor
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
In her second Pride and Prejudice retelling, author Jan Hahn not only takes our beloved Darcy and Elizabeth off course, she transports them to scenario rife with danger, tension, and romance.

Because of Mrs. Bennet's endless tirade over Elizabeth's refusal of Mr. Collins, Mr. Bennet sends Elizabeth to London to stay with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner, in hopes that his wife will soon reconcile herself to the fact that Lizzy will not be the next Mrs. Collins. Although not the arrangement initially
WOW I really did like this story!! I really would rate it 41/2 stars. Her first book was definitely better but not by much.
This alternative has Elizabeth's father asking Mr Bingley to escort Lizzy to london to her Aunt and Uncle Gardeners house to avoid her mothers wrath over her refusing Mr Collins. Unfortunately Mr Bingley is unable to go with the party, but Mr Darcy, Miss Bingley and Mrs Hurst are all in the carriage together. On the way to London they are robbed by some Highwaymen and they
I really enjoyed this. It had a good balance of angst, misunderstandings, sweet romantic moments, funny dialogue. Who would ever have imagined Darcy and Elizabeth kidnapped by highwaymen? Darcy in an effort to protect Elizabeth from one of the rogues declares they are married. Darcy takes charge in this ordeal and Elizabeth can only take so much before her rebellious streak surfaces. Can't you just picture it? One kidnapper Nate Morgan has intensely blue eyes that feel as tho they look right thr ...more
Isa Lavinia


There really should be a support group for people like me, I honestly cannot stop.

I've read some pretty terrible adaptations, but thankfully this wasn't one of those.
Yes, there were a few things I disliked, mentions of Alice in Wonderland (which hadn't been published at the time), Elizabeth wearing corsets instead of stays, a bunch of historical inaccuracies, if I must be truthful.

But really, this is basica
I loved this story! Again Jan Hahn delivers another fantastic P&P what-if story. I have been waiting for this to come out in the kindle version and when it did I grabbed it and I couldn’t put it down!

Written from Elizabeth's point of view, The Journey takes Elizabeth and Darcy down a different path, starting after Elizabeth turns down Mr. Collins's proposal. To escape her mother's wrath, Mr. Bennet arranges a trip for Elizabeth to visit the Gardiners.

While traveling to London the carriage
Pack your valise and don your traveling dress. You are about to embark on an exciting journey full of bumps, unexpected turns, and even a handsome villain, who may play with your sensibilities.

When kidnapped by highwaymen, Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves tossed together under alarming circumstances. In order to make it out alive, they must learn to depend on and trust each other. Throughout this journey, time and again, Darcy endeavors to show Elizabeth to what extent he will go in order to
Tess Quinn
This novel takes the reader on a journey right along with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy from Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. An alternate path, it is nonetheless a wild ride -- and I appreciated much about Ms Hahn's ability to both keep the main characters 'true' to the originals in P&P, and seamlessly weave in short segments of Jane Austen's own P&P narrative directly but with different context than its original placement. She has an enjoyable writing style, and her admiration ...more
I really enjoyed this variation of P&P. This is so different from the normal plot twists. So, I was driven to read more.

Foolish Lizzy! But she has misjudged characters before. She believes there is some good in this Morgan character, but fails to see the man IS a thief! Of course, Darcy misunderstands her motives and she in turn misunderstands him. But through it all, they fall in love and manage to make a mess of that with more misunderstandings. This is the exact thing that tortures me, y
Sheila Majczan
I have to admit that this story had me sobbing with angst in several places. What a wonderful story. Of course, Darcy and Elizabeth had to have their share of misunderstandings. And, as so many have said, Bingley's and Jane's engagement dinner is not to be missed. That and the scene just preceding it are ones that will be read over and over again separate from reading the entire story repeatedly. I read this in one day; could not put it down.

Others have set down the storyline very adequately so
About once a year I take a break from my regular readings that are more focused on the classics or education and indulge in rereading P&P along with many variations. This year I found the jewel of an author, Jan Hahn. I loved that she was able to stay true to these beloved characters while putting them in a difficult situation. I also appreciated that she stayed true to the characters by not giving in to the temptation to let the passionate nature of the characters to rule the story. I'm loo ...more
Carol Perrin
Enjoyed this variation of Pride and Prejudice. Bingley journeys back to London from Netherfield after the Ball. Darcy and Bingley's sisters are traveling back also and have been asked to allow Lizzy to ride with them to escape her mother's wrath for not accepting Collins. Suddenly the carriage comes to a halt. Have highway robbers have stopped the carriage and have taken everything valuable from the suitcases of the inhabitants of the carriage. Darcy's money and money clip are taken also. The le ...more

"The Journey" is a 'what-if' deviation on the original "Pride & Prejudice" story. Following Mr. Collins' disastrous proposal, and unable to tolerate Mrs. Bennet's rantings against his second daughter, Mr. Bennet decides to send Elizabeth off to London under the pretext of visiting her aunt and uncle Gardiner (while just buying himself some peace and quiet). Unfortunately for Lizzie, her father has also decided for her safety that she should accom
WOW I loved this story - almost as good as her last one ('An Arranged Marriage' still my fav of Jan's)! Darcy and Elizabeth are thrown together when Darcy seeks to protect Elizabeth when a band of highwaymen rob them all and they seek to take Elizabeth for their own. Darcy declares himself her husband and they are locked away in a cottage together for 3 nights. One of the highwaymen (Morgan) falls in love with Elizabeth and even protects her from the others but it is Darcy who time and time agai ...more
This P&P variation is hard to review as the first seven chapters of the novel seemed as if it was just a ordinary regency romance. In some ways, the premise of having Darcy and Elizabeth abducted by highwaymen seemed as farfetched as them being abducted by aliens. Because by dropping them into this situation, some of the Darcy/Elizabeth chemistry fizzled for me and the rest of the book felt flat.

Danger - Shortly after the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth Bennet begins a journey to visit her relat
I have just finished reading my second variation by Jan Hahn after thoroughly enjoying An Arranged Marriage. The Journey was equally as brilliant - it was nice to read a variation which was full of proper adventure and real danger!

Having been captured by highwaymen, the situation allows for very different sides to Darcy and Elizabeth to come to light. Darcy shows great bravery and quick thinking in the face of danger as well as great compassion in offering to give himself for ransom instead of

At last, at last. It’s arrived at last. Fans of Jan Hahn, author of An Arranged Marriage, winner of 2011 Best Indie Book award by Austenprose, have been all anticipation for the release of The Journey. This Pride & Prejudice twist begins shortly after the Netherfield Ball. Miss Elizabeth Bennet refuses the toady Mr. Collins’ marriage proposal, Elizabeth escapes her carping mother and journeys to London for a visit with her aunt and uncle. Reluctantly she travels with Mr. Bingley’s conceited,
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La trama de la historia es muy interesante y te atrapa desde la primera línea con un ritmo de lectura ágil, rápido, trepidante y muy ameno, los personajes bien construidos y unos más profundos que otros.
Como siempre el tema central es la relación de Darcy y Elizabeth y cómo situaciones externas los expone y actúan en consecuencia. La autora conserva el carácter de ambos y los pone a prueba con la incorporación de nuevos personaje
In this P&P variation instead of Jane traveling to London to visit their aunt and uncle, Elizabeth does, and her father makes arrangements to travel with the Bingleys and Mr. Darcy. However, Mr. Bingley changes his mind and Elizabeth only ends up in the carriage with Mr. Darcy, Miss Bingley and Mrs. Hurst. However, they are held up by a gang of outlaws lead by Nate Morgan. They rob them and then take Darcy and Elizabeth as hostages for ransom, but not before Mr. Darcy claims that Elizabeth i ...more
Jan Hahn now joins Beth Massey as my new favourite author of Pride & Prejudice variation novels. I loved this book. It's daringly different, although as with many stories, starts out with only a minor tweaking of an event or two but as a result departs into a radically different tale that still captures characters perfectly and does not require huge leaps of faith to enjoy. There is no gratuitous violence or sex. Enough tension to keep you hanging by the edge of your seat without making the ...more
Eliza Baum
The plot of this P&P variation was pretty far-fetched and, many times, silly. Lots of fluff. I admit I started skimming at some point, and I almost didn't read the last 15% or so. It seemed too fluffy by that time. The last chapter + epilogue were excessive. I appreciate as much as the average person getting some closure, but I didn't really need to have a summary of 20+ years of their married life.

But meh. If you go in knowing that it's probably going to be silly and fluffy, it's not awful.
An intriguing story about Darcy and Elizabeth being abducted. Elizabeth joins Darcy and the Bingley's during their trip to London after the Netherfield ball. They are accosted by highwaymen who wish to take Elizabeth as a hostage. Darcy, concerned for her safety and virtue, claims she is his wife in order to be taken along with her. The ensuing storyline has the two of them confined together in one room as they attempt to outwit their captors. Truly not a story at all in keeping with the origina ...more
Miriam Reeves
I enjoyed this book. It had some tender moments. No premarital relations or bodice ripper scenes. It had plenty of blushing and longing though so it was good. The language wasn't all that Jane Austen but it was still a fun read. My big annoyance was how blind Elizabeth seemed to be ALL the time. And how ridiculous she was being about her captor. I felt like there was some major Stockholm syndrome going on there and it was annoying me because poor Mr. Darcy was trying his best. It was different t ...more
Grayce Goin
True to Austin's characterizationss . . .

With a novel circumstances I have not seen Darcy and Elizabeth subjected to before, and I must have read 50+ of these variations.
Exciting at first but I had to struggle through the last 3rd of the book.
It was OK :)
This variation of Pride and Prejudice was so awesome! It had highwaymen!!! It was thrilling to see Lizzy and Darcy in dire circumstances together and than to experience the fallout to certain actions when returned to civilization. The epilogue was very sweet
The way the story was wrote was very enchanting like a diary to be left for your future kids almost....a time capsule of sorts... Overall I enjoyed this and I feel very content with this story!
A Pride and Prejudice variation where just after the Netherfield Ball Elizabeth is travelling to London with Darcy, Caroline Bingley and Mrs Hurst, when they are held up by highwaymen. Then Darcy and Elizabeth are kidnapped and to save her reputation Darcy declares that they are married, and now they have to rely on each other to survive.
This is the second book of Jan's I have read and I have loved them both.
For the fans of P&P fan fiction and alternate paths please pay no attention to me and my reveiws/ratings. I love the premises of all these books (paticularly Ms. Hahn's) but haven't been able to loosen my grip on the original story and Miss Austen's writing to be able to enjoy myself. I keep trying though.
What a great read!

Darcy and Elizabeth constantly misunderstand each other, even when their very lives are in danger! My only criticism is that I found Elizabeth a little too stubborn, but perhaps the extreme circumstances would warrant a change in behavior.

Either way, thoroughly enjoyable!
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