Trapped for three days by a flood, and trapped forever by society because of it.The river isn t the only thing overflowing in Hunsford when a natural disaster forces Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy to work together The residents of flood stricken Hunsford, seeking refuge in the parsonage atop the hill, are unaware they are interrupting Darcy s disastrous proposal Even worse, the flood has washed out the only bride to Rosings Park, stranding Darcy with the woman who has just refused his offer of marriage But it may already be too late to redeem Elizabeths reputation.Note This book contains an intimate scene between a married couple....
|Title||:||Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||White Soup Press 22 August 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||491 Pages|
|File Size||:||593 KB|
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Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (English Edition) Reviews
Originelle neue Version und schön geschrieben. Einfach köstlich die Szene nach der bekanntgemachten Verlobung, wenn Lady Cathrine, Lord Mattlock und Mr. Bennet wutentbrannt die Pfarrei stürmen...
I liked the story, the way of writing keeps the reader interested. I can recommend the book. You will enjoy it as I did.
Well, its definitely not Jane... But, having said that, I did have fun with it. Mr. Bennet's behaviour was a bit too much out of character, though. I don't quite believe he would act like that. Too much hassle, after all. Still, I wasn't bored, took me about 3 hours in an otherwise boring nightshift.
I really liked the plot that Lady Catherine and the Earl of Matlock were really alike. It seems more natural. The same also goes with the Bingley family. The twist with Colonel Fitzwilliam and his mother was interesting and did solve some problems. It was snit explicit, but one can always skip those paragraphs!
Another great story from Abigail. Rain and more rain fell on Kent's countryside. The Hunsford Church and home was on high ground so many of the villagers came there for shelter. Darcy had just finished his not so elegant proposal. While waiting for Elizabeth to answer, calling adults and crying children banged on the parish front door. Darcy could not get back to Rosings because the bridge was destroyed, but after the first meal had been served, he knew they would need more provisions. Having to ride miles to the next bridge to get provisions, Darcy insisted that Elizabeth went with him. Unfortunately, Collins' sway back mare was clumsy. On the way back after the horse slid in the mud more than once, Elizabeth slid off and said she'd walk. Darcy was having none of that so she road back to parish. Even though she refused Darcy, he had put the engagement announcement in the London newspaper to prevent her from ruin. That's when *hit hit the fan! Mr. Bennet, Lord Matlock, and Lady Catherine converged at the same time on the parish door. The Earl was worse than Lady Catherine, and Mr. Bennet was the angriest of all. No one in the family liked the Earl. He and his wife were living separate lives and in different homes. When Darcy returns from the barn, he is still mad from the night before when Colonel Fitzwilliam suggested that he would marry Elizabeth so that Darcy could marry advantageously to a titled and rich lady of the Ton. From Richard's interference, Darcy was not in the mood for any of his relatives including his cousin. But Elizabeth's father was in a fury that Elizabeth had never seen. Forbids her to have contact with Darcy. They couldn't see each other, nor write letters, and Darcy could not step anywhere on Longbourn's property. Her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner did not agree with Mr. Bennet so when they traveled to Derbyshire they made sure Darcy was at Pemberley. Of course while there in Lambton, the infamous letter comes from Colonel Forster. Elizabeth is mad about everything connected with her father, mother, and dumb sister. Mrs. Bennet and Kitty were with Lydia in Brighton. Yells at her father that his way ward daughter had to be forced to marry a fake, gambler, a complete weasel while she could not marry the man she loved. Heated words for sure. Colonel Fitzwilliam falls in love with Jane. Bingley is out of her life because he didn't have a backbone to stand up for her. Mr. Bennet has an attack after his argument with Elizabeth that puts him in bed. He wants to see and talk to Darcy. When they meet, Mr. Bennet wants Darcy to marry Elizabeth now. Thinking he means after reading the banns for three weeks, Mr. Bennet says no, he means tomorrow preferably. How's that for a change of tune. The Gardiners think he faked his attack rather than admit he was wrong about he and Elizabeth. The next morning he is up, dressed, and rather chipper. Before this talk, Elizabeth finds out from her Uncle why he wanted nothing to do with the family. Darcy tells him that nobody in the family likes him either. The Colonel's mother is a gem, and she will undertake the Bennet girls and introduce them to the Ton. Happily ever after except Mr. Bennet still has his wife's nerves to deal with.
This book is well-written and well worth the read, a stark contrast to the host of novels by self-published authors who must have fallen asleep during their elementary school grammar lessons. Darcy leaves during bad weather to propose, he doesn't realize that she's refused him and assumes she said yes, they have a fight when they discover the mistake, she rails against his behavior to Wickham, the bridge washes away and he can't get back, they're trapped together for days (and, in the eyes of society, are compromised), etc. Because the plot unfolds as it does, there is no letter in which Darcy explains himself (he does so in person, in a rather touching scene), and Elizabeth is almost forced to watch him act responsibly, compassionately, and even bravely, ultimately coming to appreciate his inner struggles and the depth of his feelings. You really do feel how much Darcy cares for her and, once she accepts the engagement and recognizes her emotions, how unfair it is that they're forced to delay their marriage as they are. There's an undercurrent to Darcy's relationship with the Colonel. Mr. Bennett is unyielding and unapproachable. Jane is a bit stronger than often portrayed, while Bingley is not as amiable. The Gardiners are absolutely wonderful.Though there are passages pulled from P&P, Reynolds doesn't just drop them into her story as authors often do, as if they feel compelled to pay homage to Austen's language without fully understanding how to weave them into their own works. This book doesn't just talk about what the characters are and feel (as some modern versions do)--it demonstrates all that--so the characters have more depth and earned more of my sympathy.I do wish, though, that there was a little more to the ending...a few paragraphs mentioning the family they have. We all know that Darcy and Elizabeth will go on to have a wonderful life with wonderful children and do wonderful things, but I would have liked Reynolds to say that a little more than she did. Still, the conclusion wasn't really abrupt and clearly didn't prevent me from giving five stars. Certainly in comparison to some other modern P&Ps, this one deserves the ranking.
This variation thoroughly explores the scenario of Darcy thinking he'd lost Elizabeth to his cousin after 1) his disgraceful proposal at Hunsford, 2) a flood stranding them there together with the villagers, and 3) riding over an hour with a soaked Elizabeth in his arms to return with more provisions.No, she couldn't do that to him. But then her father refuses to give his consent for them to marry or even to listen to the true story of their being stranded. His actions galvanize her desire to marry Darcy and Elizabeth is much more sure of her feelings after months of separation than she had been when they were actually in company.Mr Bennet is very different and difficult but he comes around in the end. He accepts Darcy's assistance in dealing with Wickham quite reluctantly then does a 180 and seeks to have Darcy marry Elizabeth asap to 'deal with Wickham if he cannot'.Especially liked the wooing of Jane by another after Bingley broke her heart. Very well written.