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Darcy vs. Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Elizabeth Bennet is drawn to a handsome, mysterious man she meets at a masquerade ball. However, she gives up all hope for a future with him when she learns he is the son of George Darcy, the man who ruined her father’s life. Despite her father’s demand that she avoid the younger Darcy, when he appears in Hertfordshire Elizabeth cannot stop thinking about him, or seeking h ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published March 25th 2016 by Victoria Kincaid
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Debbie Brown
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff, 2016-jaff
What a romantic, heart-rending, angst-filled version of Pride and Prejudice this is!

I was so pleased to win this in a giveaway lottery from the author's blog site, because it's a book I've really been looking forward to reading. Anyone who has read the description knows that this is a mashup between P&P and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Rather than an ages-old feud with the initial argument long forgotten, this is a very personal one between the senior Mr. Darcy, who is still very much al
I was very interested to hear about Victoria Kincaid’s latest ‘Pride & Prejudice’ variation, 'Darcy vs. Bennet', hearing that it had a touch of the Romeo and Juliet about it. Assured of a happy ending, I was pleased to give it a go!

Mr Darcy and Elizabeth first meet at a masquerade and it’s a case of love at first sight. Mr Darcy here is not the master of Pemberley and hence the master of his own destiny. His father is very much alive and a very difficult man. Darcy doesn’t wish to marry his
Sheila Majczan
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Even with this only being 207 pages long I enjoyed the tale and rarely set my kindle down as I had to read how matters resolved themselves. Although two reviews on Amazon have the SPOILING effect of informing readers of just how matters are settled I will join the one in saying that event was not much of a surprise. But to other members of the Darcy and Bennet families in our novel it was and made their HEA occur only a little more distant into the future.

A large part of what enthralled
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-books
Dear reader,

This delightful story centres around the very romantic,utterly endearing F.Darcy's quest to marry Elizabeth,the beguiling,witty young lady he encounters at a masquerade ball.

While he remains unaware of her identify,she soon learns his and is reminded of the animosity that exists between the two families.Before fleeing, she inadvertently saves Georgiana from Wickham's devious attempts to compromise her,thus leaving a very relieved Georgiania but a rather confused Darcy.

Two years lat
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. It was terrific. I never want to give anything away so no details here. I only wish that it had ended differently instead of a "cop-out" type ending. I was hoping the opposite would happen but still loved it.

Reread this and LOVED it. Still!! Great one. One of my fave authors.
The Montagues and Capulets have nothing on this pair of feuding families. And then two of the children had to fall in love...

I was curious. Curiosity sparks enthusiasm for many of my reading experiences particularly when an author takes an old classic and lets their creativity fly. What if... what if Darcy and Elizabeth's families were already introduced in the older generation? What if Darcy's father was still alive, the villain of the piece, and Darcy wasn't an independent man of means in his
Rita Deodato
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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When Darcy vs. Bennet came out last year, everyone was talking about it, and I heard that it was a love at first sight story. I’m usually not very fond of the love at first sight premise, for the simple reason that I don’t believe in it, so I was a little put out because I love Victoria Kincaid’s books and I was eager to read this one. But it was a Victoria Kincaid book nonetheless, so I had to read it! I filled myself with co
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

In this book the elder Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bennet had several situations in which they formed a intense dislike for one another which just happens to affect the futures of our dear couple. I really loved how Lizzy and Darcy met during a masquerade ball (to which Lizzy was a uninvited party crasher) and they started to like one another. But however she finds out who he is and then runs away from the party and they don't meet again for two years.

I l
DARCY VS. BENNET by Victoria Kincaid

What if the first time Darcy and Elizabeth meet isn't at the Meryton Assembly as in canon?

Two years before this, Elizabeth is staying with a friend during the summer. The friend has a penchant for a young man whose family live close by and persuades Elizabeth to "gatecrash" his family's masquerade ball. The masked Elizabeth meets a masked Darcy and they eventually have their dance. She also meets Georgiana and prevents a certain Mr. W. from getting up to his
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff-regency
When I had read this story had tones of Romeo and Juliet, I became a bit skeptical, as I definitely prefer Beatrice and Benedict more. But I very much enjoyed the story. I almost became desperate to learn what was the root cause of the Bennet Darcy feud, and almost cried out when it was revealed. I don't think I have seen a viler version of Darcy's father. The ending did seem a bit forced and rushed, but "all's well that ends well."
Carole (in Canada)
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JAFF, Romance
Shelves: favorites, variations

What if Fitzwilliam Darcy's father was still alive and had a lifelong hatred of the Bennets? What if Darcy and Elizabeth meet at midsummer masquerade ball and instantly fall in love?

This was a delightfully creative 'what if' variation on Pride and Prejudice with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. Oh the sparks fly between Darcy and Elizabeth when they first meet at the Berwick masquerade ball. Elizabeth has joined her friend, Louisa Green, in surreptitiously joining the party. Elizabeth is trying to
Carol Perrin
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darcy vs Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Oh, brother, this variation was filled with hateful anger between George Darcy and Thomas Bennet. This feud started at Cambridge when both were students. Through George Darcy's hateful demeanor, he and his group spread lies about Thomas Bennet and he was sent down from Cambridge. Worse yet was that his father believed the rumors and while Thomas inherited Longbourn, all the money and house in London went to the young son who squandered away his for
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Will Darcy “Deny Thy Father and Refuse Thy Name?”

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: 2 years before the start of Pride and Prejudice

MAIN CHARACTERS: The Bennets, Mr. Darcy, and George Darcy

SYNOPSIS: What if George Darcy was alive? What if he was an immoral, unjust, controlling man and the sworn enemy of Mr. Bennet? What if Darcy and Elizabeth were falling in love, but knew they had no future together because
Sheryl Gordon
An original villain.

Risen from the dead and not heaven sent, the senior Mr. Darcy holds a tight rein on his son, laying out plans and ultimatums that would even choke a sycophant. But our fair, upstanding hero meets our fair, compassionate heroine and love ensues. There are hurdles upon hurdles, scheme after scheme, family vendettas and evil accomplices, but the good and noble win out in the end. If that sounds like 'the moral of the story' take heart, it's only one of them. The ultimate proverb
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story of such great love! I love how Darcy is described in this novel; the emotions he feels and how he so eloquently tells Elizabeth his feelings. But the path to love never runs smoothly and no more so for these two beloved characters. In this version Darcy's father is alive and has a long standing feud with Mr Bennet so any ties between their families are impossible. I didn't enjoy how far Darcy Sr was willing to go to ruin the Bennets - he was painted as such a villain.
Elizabeth and Darcy
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jaff
One night, one masked ball that changes everything...

A very interesting proposition. Darcy and Elizabeth meet earlier, his father is still alive, some information is known earlier, but still they have to overcome serious obstacles seemingly insurmountable...

A very entertaining and worthy read.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
A very interesting variation!

In this one, Darcy and Elizabeth meet at a Masquerade! They fall for each other rather quickly, but after Elizabeth learns Darcy's true identity, she runs away. An old feud between Darcy and Elizabeth's fathers makes their connection impossible.

The story was very cute, and I mostly enjoyed it. There were pieces that were just a bit too much for me. Elizabeth and Darcy act sometimes more lustful than in love. All they want to do is kiss and push their bodies together
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-challenge
This is a well written story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. I was engaged in the story from the beginning. I enjoyed this story.
Michelle Snow
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 rounded up. This one kind of dragged on too long.
3.5 stars. I loved the idea of the story, but had a few problems with the execution:

- I would have liked E&D to have had more time to get to know each other, before all the kissing started, especially because they haven't seen each other for 2 years.
- In this case, I would have liked it if the author had included the wedding. They've spent so much time to get there, went to so much trouble to be allowed to get married, that it felt a bit like a letdown. I think the epilogue is on their weddi
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Hui Ting
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love the premise of this book! It started with a masquerade ball and what seemed like such a magical and beautiful Cinderella-like fairytale beginning which moved on to a bit of Romeo and Juliet scenario when they have fallen in love but cannot be together because of their family feud. The curiosity to find out what that was all about really kept me going. I did sort of predicted how it would end because it seemed like the most likely event so that the two lovers can be together and Darcy did ...more
Elizabeth Hossenlopp
Love DOES conquer all

What a great book! I felt like I was reading a Shakespearean novel at times (Romeo & Juliet) but slightly better because it's Darcy and Elizabeth! I enjoy when authors change the Canon side characters, like when Georgiana was caught at a ball, in the act, with Wickham, deliberately disobeying her brother. I highly recommend this novel.
Patty Campagna
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Overall this was a good book. The book did have a little to much drama and had some editing issues.
I did love the new take on their relationship and what they had to over come to be together.
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-fic
john tanner
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First class

This is quite possibly the best book I have read this year, and I do read five most weeks. It is beautifully written and I found it nearly impossible to put down.
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff
Wish the ending was longer.
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was okay.
Linda McIntosh
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Again, a bit of fluff reading.
Deb Hughes
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable, Victoria!

Another P&P variation by Victoria Kincaid with enough angst to last a while and so much joy it is unforgettable
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Victoria has a Ph.D. in English literature and has taught composition to unwilling college students. Today she teaches business writing to willing office professionals and tries to give voice to the demanding cast of characters in her head.

She lives in Virginia with an overly affectionate cat, two children who are learning how much fun Austen’s characters can be, and a husband who fortunately is n