President Darcy: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation
Billionaire President William Darcy has it all: wealth, intelligence, and the most powerful job in the country. Despite what his friends say, he is not lonely in the White House. He’s not. And he has vowed not to date while he’s in office. Nor is he interested in Elizabeth Bennet. She might be pretty and funny ...more
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I’ve always wanted to read a modern-day Pride and Prejudice with Mr. Darcy as the POTUS, and now we finally have it. I’m a happy, happy girl. Some scenes were hilariously absurd, others cute and awkward, and the rest so swoon-worthy. This Mr. Darcy is so adorable! I want to keep him for myself! One word to describe this book= kilig*.
Social status is still an important aspect that shows the disparity between Elizabeth and Darcy, ...more
As I was reading this story I kept thinking about gossip concerning presidents and other politicians...even today's men and women, and how their lives are on display but then also how gossip can be used to paint those as immoral, corrupt, etc. individuals even if untrue and so many believe what they hear and/or read.
We do have this modern variation beginning as did canon. Elizabeth, attending a social event, with her nouveau riche family, gets caught where she should no ...more
TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Pride and Prejudice Adaptation
SETTING: Modern-day, Washington DC
- President Will Darcy: America’s youngest elected President to date, single and also a billionaire.
- Elizabeth Bennet: A Red Cross staff worker who travels the world with a refugee crisis team.
- The Bennet Family: Founders and Owners of On-a-Stick, Inc., a company that specializes in serving food “on a stick.”
- Charles Bingley: The President’s Chief of Staff ...more
Oh wait, it happened.
Victoria Kincaid, an author whom I've enjoyed to read for her employment of fun and clever plot variations for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice has done it again. In this her first modern variation, she makes the White House her playground for Darcy and Lizzy's sweet, but at times acrimonious romance and the antics of all the other usual suspects in the original Austen tale.
The story begins with a fiasco of a meet cute for President Darcy ...more
In the first category, you can start with the Bennet family business, called On-A-Stick. Mr. Bennet seems as flaky as Mrs. Bennet, though in a different way; he's constantly in sales mode for his food empire. The name pretty much describes it, though we're not talking corn dogs here, people. Among others, Mr. Bennet's products are Ravioli-On-A-Stick, Egg-On-A-Stick ("hard-boiled ...more
I really loved this book. It was a most enjoyable fun read. It sets the Pride and Prejudice story in current times, and in this variation, Mr. Darcy is the president and Elizabeth Bennet works for the Red Cross. It starts out with a very humourous situation, and the Darcy and Lizzy relationship flow from there. This book has humour, pathos and romance in all the right amounts. Don't miss out on reading this book, it is well worth reading. ...more
Especially loved aunt Madeleine's resourcefulness when pushing Elizabeth through a crowd and Georgiana's way of waking up her brother, had me laughing so hard...
Mr Darcy makes a swoon-worthy President and Elizabeth was a delight too as an aid worker for the Red Cross.
The story kept fairly close to the timeline of canon but was modernised in an impressively plau ...more
I'm not sure if this review will actually be a review in any sense of the word. It will probably just be me gushing about how much I love this one!
This book was really funny, and there were multiple times I started laughing outloud, which is fine except they were usually during silent reading in the classes I teach, so then I was explaining the premise to my students, and I'm not sure what they though other than I'm weird. Can't be an English t ...more
Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s first encounter is funny, passionate, embarrassing and electrif ...more
Y'all, I expected this to be completely over the top and ridiculous. Imagine my surprise when the story turned out to be decent and the author was too. I'm not saying this story is AMAZING but it definitely captured my attention. The format could have been a bit cleaner but that's being nitpicky.
The modern update of Pride and Prejudice to this was relatively well done. Sure, there are going to be implausible moments when you're dealing with a citizen and the president. Kincaid figured ...more
Victoria Kincaid really did make me addicted to the entire Pride and Prejudice trope. I can now see why it is so addicted. Now, I’m motivated to read the actual book by Jane Austen.
President Darcy is the modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It features President William Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, a Red-cross worker, who is from a nouveau-riche family. Like the retelling goes there is a lot of aminosity and hate the goes on between the two characters. However, it is really aw...more
Pretty okay for a retelling but definitely not the best
The humour and tone of this were great but they were some key moments from the original source material that were missing for me in a retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Tags: pride and prejudice modern retelling, f/m pairing, stuck up pretentious love interest, feisty heroine, Darcy is the freaking president
Content warning: character feeling humiliated after some offensive comment about her physique and intelligence, constant judgmen ...more
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 ...more