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In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet unexpectedly met Mr. Darcy while visiting Pemberley. In this 'what if' story, Elizabeth Bennet and her relatives - Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner - are in London, ready to start their tour to the Lakes in June. During this time, Elizabeth's path crosses with Mr. Darcy's again. However, Mr. Darcy is not alone in London: besides ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published by Meryton Press (first published October 3rd 2011)
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Katherine
I loved the storyline of how Lizzy bumps into Darcy in London before her trip to the Lakes with her aunt and uncle. There is obviously a lot of akwardness there but to see Lizzy's feelings transform as you read of her perceived jealousy (Lady Cassandra and Darcy) is highly entertaining. I have to agree with other reviews that I've read - a classic Jane Austen novel written for that era should not be explicit in sex scenes and certainly not before marriage (and I'm not talking Darcy and Lizzy her ...more
Laura
This book was excellent! I have always been crazy about the story of Darcy and Elizabeth but only recently started reading Pride and Prejudice fan fiction. So while I am by no means a Pride and Prejudice fan fiction expert, of the 5 or so that I have read, this is so far my favorite! I literally could not put it down and I did not mind that it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1000 pages! The author magnificently captured the love between Elizabeth and Darcy while also digging deeper into the ...more
Jeanah
FANTASTIC!!! Definitely a great read. I have read over 25 different P&P "what if" and "continued" stories and this one I enjoyed far more than ANY of the others. I love Lilian's storytelling. I truly enjoyed "Rainy Days", but "Remembrance of the Past" is far better. It had all that I wanted and was missing in one way or another in the other stories I have previously read. I hate how most "what if" stories end at the wedding. Instead, in this novel, Lilian gives us both a "what if" and contin ...more
Sverre
Here is a hefty read--450 large pages in small print--which story could have been covered in half the space. Lory Lilian starts her book two months after Elizabeth Bennet's marriage refusal to Mr. Darcy's proposal at Hunsford. Without deviating too much from the outcome of Austen's original plot, Lilian zigs and zags and embroiders the interval up to and beyond the second proposal with some verbal adroitness fairly true to the time period (except for the thrice used antigramamatical "off of"). S ...more
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
What if Elizabeth encountered Darcy in London before she left on her tour with the Gardiners? What if Darcy invited Elizabeth and her family to Pemberley as his guests? What if there was another important woman in Darcy's life that many expected him to marry?

When Elizabeth re-encounters Mr. Darcy in the company of Mrs. Gardiner, Georgiana, and Colonel Fitzwilliam, she is sent into a spiral of confusion and turmoil. Seeing Darcy again, observing his easy and amiable manner, witnessing his intense
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Beth
A "What If" P&P retelling, with a coda and some extras thrown in. Two months after his first disaster of a proposal, Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam and Georgiana bump in to Lizzie and Mrs. Gardiner in Hyde Park. This would be about a month before Elizabeth and the Gardiners go on their tour of the Peak District. It's a clever scenairo, and is very well done. I was so in love with this story and the writing and was already wondering how I could have found two excellent fan-based P&P books back t ...more
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4.5 Austen.

Personajes nuevos con mucho protagonismo

Una variación que lo tiene todo: mucho romanticismo sobre todo, picardía, humor, sarcarmo y una buena dosis de aventura. Es una de estas historias que puedes leerla de tiempo en tiempo y siempre te vuelve a atrapar. No puedo determinar qué variación es más romántica, si la de KaraLynne Mackrory o la de esta autora, ambas son muy acertadas en la fluidez de la narrativa.
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Deb
After the author's Rainy Days Pride and Prejudice variation, I saw she had another so I downloaded it on Kindle and finished it this weekend. In this book, Elizabeth, runs into Darcy in Hyde Park, delayed on her Lakes tour with her aunt and uncle by a couple of weeks. Darcy makes a much better impression this time around and Elizabeth finds herself growing closer to him and Georgina. There are various side plots involving Colonel Fitzwilliam, and a couple of new characters. At first I didn't lik ...more
Sophia
This book is a P&P 'what if' and takes the premise of what-if Darcy and Lizzy meet up sooner than later after his disastrous proposal at Hunsford. And what-if new a new main character is tossed into the mix with a few mysteries attached to her.
Though the book shifts points of views so you are not stuck with just one person's thoughts, it truly is Darcy's story. He makes a decision the day he sees Lizzy in the London park and what follows is based on that.
It is almost as if someone has hit th
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Nicol Legakis
More "steamy" than is appropriate for an Austen novel, but I really enjoyed a character that was introduced in this adaptation. Her name is Lady Cassandra and she is quite unconventional. I have to say that I enjoyed the first half of the book better than the second half. This was an enjoyable "what if" version of P&P in which Miss Elizabeth encounters Mr. Darcy in New Hyde park while in the company of her Aunt Gardiner, before they are scheduled to take a tour of the Lakes district.

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Nicole
Lory Lilian introduces what has to be my favourite female character that was not originally created by Jane Austen, Lady Cassandra, in Remembrance of the Past. (Favourite original male character is Sharon Lathan's Dr. Darcy). Lady Cassandra is the perfect match, in very different ways, to the three main characters: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, and Colonel Fitzwilliam. I cannot say more without spoiling some plot points, but that I absolutely loved this book!
Christiann
I love these "what if" Jane Austen variations, but if this had been any other historical fiction, I wouldn't have bothered. The story was interesting, but it may not have been worth enduring the rambling dialog and lengthy scenes that did little to advance the plot. In this niche JAFF subgenre I'm ridiculously hooked on, this long winded novel is not a favorite.
Barbara
I have read dozens of P&P variations and this one was better than many, but not one of the best. the first half was fairly consistent with Austen 's style, but the second half was more a romance novel with sex scenes that are out of place for Austen and for this time period. still, a fun read.
Mareli
I read this story as a fanfiction some time ago and I didn't know it was published.

My congratulations to the author, this story is one of the best I ever read about Darcy and Elizabeth.

If you ever want to read an alternative story for Pride and Prejudice, this one is amazing!
Tamra
Enjoyable but not one of my favorite JAFF stories. While I enjoyed the new character Lady Cassandra, the storyline was too long, the drama was too much at times. Could have been a great book if it was a little less wordy and melodramatic.
MaryBeth
Wow, what an exciting story. I loved all the characters, old and new, in this book. I will definitely read another of this author's books.
Mel
I absolutely adored this book. Waited for sooo long for it come out on e-reader. Highly recommend all three P&P variations by Lory Lilian!!!
Carmen
Such a delightful, thoughtful P&P variation!! A pleasure to read even with the invention of additional characters. Well done!
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