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Memory: Volume 2, Trials To Bear: A Tale Of Pride And Prejudice (Memory #2)

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The second volume of the Memory series, Trials to Bear, follows the newlywed couple Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy as they move beyond the heady days of courtship (Volume 1, Lasting Impressions). Both of them are very young, at only eighteen and twenty-four years old, neither is completely confident in their position and will rely heavily on each other to grow as one chal ...more
Kindle Edition, 566 pages
Published (first published July 22nd 2010)
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Leslie
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: austenesque
“I wish my lawn was Emo – then it would cut itself” - Author unknown


How much money would I spend to avoid finishing this book? $8.47 so far with sales tax.

I really don't recall much of 2013. I was new to JAFF and addicted in a way that any Darcy and Lizzy were good Darcy and Lizzy. Now I am 5 years older, having read hundreds of stories and hopefully wiser.

Therefore I am reducing my stars on this book to 2. TWO. 2 and I really think I am being generous. This is a book in search of an editor, a
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Sophia
This is the second book in the Memory Series. I enjoyed how Linda Wells continued to build the drama and plot. Many P & P sequels almost die out in maudlin insipidy, but this book continues to offer believable conflict. The supporting characters and their life development are well treated too. There are a few villains you love to hate and a few unlikely heroines you cheer their success.
It's like reading a good soap opera. There is no stagnation even for our two primary characters.
This book m
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Sheila Majczan
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read the first 41% of this book on kindle several months ago and put it down to read other stories. When I picked it up again, recently, I realized that I could not remember all that had happened in the part I had already read so I re-read it from the beginning. The first half of this book didn't grab my attention as did Memory: Vol. 1. It seems, in hindsight, that it was giving us details, background, establishing roles, etc. to lead up to the more exciting and mesmerizing second half.

In the
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Elizabeth Bennet
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a typical Wells read. If you read book 1 you are already aware of how in depth the author goes. One day can last multiple pages. I enjoyed it but I took breaks here and there. It could use some editing and still be a good read. Also, if you are a fan of the Darcy's keeping their privacy you will not get it here. You are up close and personal in all their escapes. Some might even think our couple are too sweet on each other. A 3 week separation brings Lizzy to tears and there are many sce ...more
Julianne Bellardo
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh Gosh, this book was somewhat of an Odyssey for me to finish!
I think it has to do a bit with how much I really loved the first book.

I loved, and keep appreciating how Wells took the characters for herself and left them to develop and grow on their own time, even when it didn't quite fit the cannon.
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Alternate Path, Mature Audience

TIME FRAME: After Darcy and Elizabeth marry and return to Pemberley. (Darcy is 24, Elizabeth is soon to be 18)

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Jane Bennet, Charles Bingley, George Wickman, Lord and Lady Matlock, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mary Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Lydia Bennet,
Captain de Bourgh

SYNOPSIS: Through the first year and a half of marriage Darcy and Elizabeth learn together their roles as husband and wife as well as Ma
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JMarcy
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jaff-regency
Part 2 carries on with the life of the newlyweds, more courtships and marriages, and the start of the next generation. In an interesting twist, we see a different side of Darcy at the birth of his daughter. And Wickham escapes before he is transported, leading to a major confrontation between him, Darcy and Elizabeth. I loved how family and friends rallied around them, and the ladies of the ton squelched the men's gossip with almost regimental precision!

I loved how the characters and their relat
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J. W. Garrett
“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” –Helen Keller

Rating: MA: graphic, explicit, descriptive sex scenes between a married couple.

This is a very long story… over 500 pages in book form and over 15 hours reading time for ebook. This is the second book of three, follows book one [Memory: Lasting Impressions] and picks up where it left off. It too was a long read… as is book three [which I have already started]. Some call these un-put-
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Vaarin
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely long read that is sweet, romantic and passionate.

Wickham is back to get his revenge on Darcy and both Darcy and Elizabeth gets wounded.
There are babies being born and weddings.
Loved Jane choice of husband and the wedding.
Georgiana is up to some mischief and the Bennets are not all tamed yet...

Love the relationship between ODC in this trilogy .

Can't wait to read the next...
Beth
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed

Its a very good continuation of the previous book. The same characters are present and the relationship between everyone is growing stronger. Bingley is slowly growing up with the guidance of the men. He decided to let Jane go as neither had a strong romantic feeling for each other.
I'm impressed with this Darcy as he is more open and doesn't let anything stop him from chastising Mrs Bennet and he actually threatened her. He said that if she said another word against Lizzie or their lives
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John Hogan
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lovely

The love story continues and is wonderful in that it allows us to be immersed in our fantasies for Elizabeth and Darcy. I thought our evil Wickham was conquered almost too easily in the end, but magnificently dispatched nonetheless. The new characters are fabulous additions and Lydia's continued ignorance is entertaining.
Lynette
Mar 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Umm not for Jane Austen purists. Charecters aren't anything like Darcy and Elizabeth, Jane or Bingley, but I found myself enjoying it.
Warmisunqu Austen
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3.5 Austen
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Welcome to my author page; let me tell you a little about myself. I worked for years in the environmental engineering world until I traded my career as a geographer for one as a mom to a challenging and really great son. One day, I saw the 2005 production of Pride and Prejudice, and I was fascinated. I bought a copy of Jane Austen's novel and read it so many times, falling under the spell of her u ...more
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