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What will the master of Pemberley do when confronted with the mercurial whims of an all-powerful angel?

Fitzwilliam Darcy’s well-ordered life is about to become a chaotic nightmare. A man of fortune, property, and social prominence, he has everything he could desire. Blissfully married to his wife, Elizabeth, they have a two-year-old son. With so much to live for, Darcy is
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Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published June 14th 2019 by Meryton Press
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Debbie Brown
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars!!

Wow!

This is an excellent Pride and Prejudice sequel whose author was inspired by the classic fantasy movies Death Takes a Holiday, The Bishop's Wife, and Heaven Can Wait. It presents a unique paranormal approach to P&P.

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley starts with Fitzwilliam Darcy on his horse Regal reflecting on how blissfully happy he's been since marrying Elizabeth and his joy in his almost-two-year-old son Bennet. When Regal is spooked and abruptly rears, Darcy has a near-de
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Sheila Majczan
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars

I borrowed this book from a friend.

This author certainly has an unique premise in the variation. The death angel shows up just as Darcy is suffering a fall from his horse which will send him over the side of a steep ravine with no branches or bushes for him to grab onto and save himself. After some discussion the angel informs Darcy that the purpose in "delaying" his death is so that he (Graham) may have a chance to observe Darcy's life and understand mortals bette
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wosedwew
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. ~ Euripides

Fitzwilliam Darcy, a happy man with a young wife and toddler son, has a narrow escape from death when his horse spooks at a snake. He is unsure how he managed not to fall down a steep ravine but is thankful to be alive.

A meeting with a stranger explains his escape. The stranger, Graham, introduces himself as an Angel of Death and explains how he saved Darcy from the ravine. Graham invites himself to be a guest at Pember
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ana darcy
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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What would you do if you faced death but in the last second “something” or “someone” saves you? What would you say? Mr Fiztwilliam Darcy does not know what to say either. Therefore, when the following day to a dangerous accident, a handsome man arrives to his home saying that he was the one saving him, Darcy cannot believe his fate but recognises that he was saved. Although he is not very happy with the deal… This “someone”, Graham, wants to
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Susan
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this P&P sequel the Darcys have been married several years and have a young son named Bennet. Thankfully Death aka Graham decides to intervene and saves Darcy from certain death while he is out riding one day. What chaos can his continuing interference bring to the Darcys and their guests.
A very enjoyable well-written story with some lovely characters.
Forrester
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Compelling and original story; not a dull moment throughout!
Lesley Mckenna
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pride & Prejudice & the supernatural.

I began reading this with a little trepidation because I am not a big fan of Sci-fi or stories about anything otherworldly, but this story was more Jane Austen-y than it was otherworldly. Yes, there was an angel but there were no halos or wings; Graham (why Graham? It is not a particularly Regency-type, nor indeed, an angel type name) had all the appearance of a human, if a little divine in the looks department. He was a likeable character, but the d
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Melanie Rachel
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this mash-up tale of Death showing up at Pemberley. Who is on the hot seat? Who will be left behind? Very entertaining with angst that is relieved at the end. Highly recommend!
Christina

Dark? Unbelievable? Affected? Yes, to all. But debut author Kelly Miller bravely undertakes this paranormal continuation of “Pride and Prejudice” and makes it entirely her own. Although in a field of many novels inspired by Jane Austen’s masterpiece, this continuation is unique in premise: the Angel of Death has become fascinated with Fitzwilliam Darcy and decides to visit Pemberley.

Saving Darcy from certain death when his horse stumbles along a narrow ravine, the Angel of Death interferes with
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Sheryl Gordon
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Mrs. Reynolds, please make up another guest room.

It's probably not necessary to give the ultimate spoiler here so I'll trust you to take it for granted. And, you can be assured this one is sweet and clean. Well written but nothing more surprising than a truly heinous Lady Catherine who yes, with the eventual assistance of an earthbound angel, sees the error of her ways. The Darcys are deeply in !ove, happy and marvelously compatible.
Luanne
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This interesting tribute to Jane Austen is wonderful both in style and plot. Not only are all my favorite characters brought back to life, but the author has done it in a way that I thought only Jane Austen could.

I love the premise of "death" visiting Pemberley with plot twists that not only keep the reader guessing, but provide a fast-paced story to satisfy the expectations of today's readers. The way all the familiar characters interact, as well as the nod to culture, are consistent and well
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I really like JA variations and some are good and some are way off. Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley is really good.

Darcy is out on his horse and enjoying life with Elizabeth and their son Bennet. When is horse is spooked, Darcy has a near death episode.

Mr. Graham knows as the angle of death visits Darcy the day after and explains why he is there he wants to know and see why Darcy is so happy. In exchange for watching Darcy for a little but he will delay Darcy’s death. Darcy doesn't really tru
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Fitzwilliam Darcy has an incident that that could of ended in his death but he is alive and well and has an unexpected guest at Pemberley. When the angel of death, Graham, arrives Darcy is worried about his intentions. Graham takes an immediate interest in Elizabeth and as if it is enough trying to figure out what will happen with Graham, Lady Charlotte arrives with trouble on her mind.

This was a thoroughly enjoying read. I felt like it was a mix between Pride and Prejudice and Meet Joe Black. I
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When not writing, Kelly Miller spends her free time singing, playing the piano, reading, and working out. Like a much loved Jane Austen character, she is an excellent walker, sometimes to the chagrin of her walking partners. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, daughter, and their many pets.

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