How does "happily ever after" really work?
With such different personalities, Darcy and Elizabeth surely need to work on their communication skills! Unlike Jane and Bingley, both of whom are easygoing and friendly, the Darcys are definitely a case where opposites attract.
Through their dramatic courtship, Lizzy finally saw through Darcy's rigid pride and sense of duty, a...more
This was not a quick read, not canon, not our beloved Austen fest. I salute the author’s attempt to mimic the language of the Austen/Regency period; however, it slowed it down a bit for me. Plus, I felt this story leaned more toward the Gothic than to Austen. There was a dark brooding presence that pushed the story. The atmosphere around Pemberley was not friendly at all. Even though we did not have an actual ghost, the remnan ...more
This is a P&P sequel; that starts with the wedding of Mrs. Bennet's two most deserving daughters. And goes far a field from canon. It introduces some new characters, alters some familiar characters and generally filled with so much distress, suspicion, perturbation, melancholia and unhappiness that it was really painful to read.
The remainder of my review will be hidden because it will contain ba ...more
In Elizabeth's letter to Aunt Gardiner to tell her she's engaged, she says, "You must all come to Pemberley at Christmas." Violating the first principle of the Austen sequel, that it must be faithful to the text, this visit doesn't happen. Instead Elizabeth, Dar ...more
I found this to be an easy, fun read. I liked many things about this book. It was interesting to think of Darcy having that type of troubled past, and how Elizabeth, having come from a closer family, helps him overcome it and move on. I also like that Lizzy calls Darcy 'Will', short for Fitzwilli ...more
This is not Darcy as we know him (really, he is constantly sniveling). Lizzie fares a little better. The final plot twists are really..um, not true ...more
The meh: far too much melodrama; pacing drags a bit in places; too many sappy conversations between the principals; Georgiana's rapid-fire courtship.
The bad: characterization of Darcy. The family backstory created for him was plausible enough but I just can't buy that he's ...more
I loved the different pov's, but it didn't mind that Caroline Bingley's pov was left out.
But the reason for buying this book was because of Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship, but there wasn't enough of them in this book in my opinion, not until the last 100 or so pages, which also were the part where I began to like Caroline or should I say the new Caroline.
I would h ...more
Fortunately it has some redeeming qualities as well. Very well written in terms of matching the tone of Austen's era. It's also an interesting idea for a story, a departure from the standard romance-fest that most P&P fanfics are.
But it was fixed on that. So fuck it.
Not à book i would read again.