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Darcy vs. Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

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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
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Published March 25th 2016 by Victoria Kincaid
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Debbie
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 alive,
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Ceri
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 cous
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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
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Mary
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
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Sophia
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
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Talia
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.
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
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Tina
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
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Anji
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
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JMarcy
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: variations, favorites

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
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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
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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
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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
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Sheila Majczan
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Sara
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read this 2 times. While I wish there was a more complete resolution to the feud and that it was actually explained (When E does explain, she says she lied and we never get another story), I highly enjoyed this tale. Lots of angst and drama, wonderful moments between D&E make this a compelling page turner.

highly recommend!
2nd read was Audible and narration is fantastic!
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Katherine
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
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Elin Eriksen
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unputdownable!
Loved the plot in this story, thought it was unique, romantic and thrilling.

Elizabeth is visiting her friend Louise Green in Sussex when she is dragged along, uninvited, to masquerade as her friend is in love with the host.
Elizabeth is quickly abandon as her friend finds her beau, wandering aimlessly around the garden, she stumbles upon Mr Darcy (who is looking for a wife but are losing hope of finding one...)
Their attraction are immediate and Elizabeth saves the day as she prevent
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Teresita
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.
Sara
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff
Wish the ending was longer.
Stephanie
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

This is a nice light read, nothing too deep. Darcy and Elizabeth are in love and trying to do what is best for the sake of their family. I deducted half a star because of chapter 15. In that chapter, Mr. George Darcy was having a family discussion with Lady Catherine (why was Mr. Collins sitting in on the conversation? ) During this same scene George Darcy clearly states his hate for ALL things Bennet, in my mind I'm thinking, surly Collins will keep quiet considering he is related to t
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Lesley Mckenna
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darcy vs Bennet? more like Darcy vs Darcy.

I uuumed and aaahed as to whether to read this book, but I finally took the plunge. I dislike George Darcy being a villain. But an excellent villain he was in this book; a truly horrible man!

When a Darcy of Pemberley and a Bennet of Longbourne fall in love, they are the Regency equivalent of the Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague;except (thank goodness) neither dies. But there is a lot of secrecy regarding their love for each other, culminating in a bet
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Brittany
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
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Diana Shand
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The story is wonderfully told and whenever I thought I knew what was coming, I was surprised in the next instance. I was spellbound.

I loved the chemistry between Darcy and Elizabeth. Their love story has been so beautifully crafted.

I consider this novel a huge success. I loved every moment of it, and I wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend this book to anyone. You don't have to be a Janeite to love this book. One doesn't even have to be familiar with P&P to enjoy it.
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Marsha
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much hate, but so much love

This was a truly interesting and completely different variation. I enjoyed how Darcy and Elizabeth meet, but how the come together was long and tedious. It was truly amazing how Darcy and Elizabeth worked it out. George Darcy was horrible, but keep the story alive. Highly recommended to read
Patricia
3.5 rounded to 4. I loved the aspect of Romeo and juliet version with my favorite characters. Never thought I'd dislike a character more than lady Catherine de Bourg h

There were times i dislike mr bennet . I felt he acted too much like darcys father. Could understand him being like that at beginning of story but not right at the end
Julia M
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I please shoot George Darcy?

I loved the story but George Darcy was inhuman in his cruelty and arrogance in this story. I wish I could shoot him. Now his son, Fitzwilliam Darcy was extraordinarily steadfast, charming and all around lovable with Elizabeth Bennet.
Caryl
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.
Sam H.
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another variation that I liked, also lightly written. And another one I could see as a much longer book if more complexly written.
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