KINDLE [The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy]

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The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy

review The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ess and Elizabeth's wounded pride are going to keep them both from the loves of their livesGeorgiana can't let that happen so she readily agrees to help her. A creative Pride and Prejudice variationI don t think I would be exaggerating if I labeled Pride and Prejudice as Jane Austen s most popular work In fact I will take it one step further and proclaim it one of the most beloved novels of all time It is no surprise to me at all that readers want to revisit this tale and movie makers and writers keep pumping out PP inspired fare In the past fifteen years we have seen a plethora of Mr Darcy and Lizzy Bennet preuels seuels retellings variations and inspired books Mary Lydon Simonsen s new offering The Perfect Bride for Mr Darcy falls into the variation category She has reworked the classic love story of misconceptions and misunderstandings offering her own uniue take Purist fair warning if you are easily put out by tampering with your cherished classic Be advised to make haste and head back to the unadulterated original now You will not find faithful adherence to Austen s characterizations here But if you are liberal in approach and tempered for a good lark there are abundant amusements to be had in this new novelThe plot line runs parallel to Jane Austen s original Mr Darcy an arrogant wealthy young man snubs Elizabeth Bennet a spirited overly confident gentleman s daughter at a local assembly Ball Her sister Jane and his best friend Charles Bingley fall in love but are separated by him She is convinced that Darcy has spitefully withheld a promised living to her new flirtation Mr Wickham Mesmerized by her impertinence and fine eyes he is compelled to propose despite his own objections to her family She flatly rejects him He writes the Be not alarmed madam letter of explanation then promptly departs How will they reunite and find love Austen s narrative and denouement is famous for its plot twists and gradual reversal of his pride and her prejudice Simonsen walks the same path but her characters react differently changing the outcome reuiring other minor characters to be developed to facilitate their eventual love match Enter Mr Darcy s sickly cousin Anne de Bourgh and his shy younger sister Georgiana Darcy Both ladies have had major character make overs Anne is now a dear friend and adviser to her cousin Georgiana a spunky and adventurous kid sister Both heavily advocate and plan their reunion After Darcy returned to his room for the night Anne thought about all that had happened between Will and Elizabeth and recognized that her cousin had got himself into a real mess But Fitzwilliam Darcy was in love with Elizabeth Bennet and Anne had seen real interest on Elizabeth s part during their evenings together at Rosings Park so something had to be done Before retiring she had settled on a course of action It was as complicated as any battle plan and it would take luck and timing to make it work But her cousin s happiness was at stake and so she began to work out the details of her scheme Page 37Through expansion of other minor characters and introduction of new one s we begin to see the back story to Austen s masterpiece as Simonsen envisions it Even the servants who receive only a passing mention in the original get some great lines Hill the housekeeper at Longbourn spreads all sorts of town tittle tattle and pertinent tidbits to the Bennet family More holes filled And Simonsen even ventures to mention the two affairs that Darcy had before he met Lizzy Well he is a Regency gentleman after all One of the biggest changes in temperament is in Lizzy s sister the gentle and biddable Jane Bennet She sees no fault with anyone in the original which is in itself a fault but not in this version Jane sees through the Bingley sisters fake friendship calls her father to account for his lack of guidance to his wife and three younger daughters and believes the only reason why her sister rejected Mr Darcy s marriage proposal was in her defense Yes It s not about Darcy being the last man in the world that Lizzy could be prevailed upon to marry because he is a snob and a jerk at that point but because Lizzy was so angry at him for separating her beloved sister from her beau Mr Bingley It was true that Lizzy s dislike for Mr Darcy was based on his unkind words and haughty behavior at the assembly but that would not have been enough for her to reject out of hand a proposal from a man of such conseuence And as sympathetic as Lizzy was to Mr Wickham being denied a promised living Lizzy had not known Mr Wickham well enough to become so angry as to be dismissive of Mr Darcy s offer The intensity of Lizzy s rejection could come only as the result of someone she loved being hurt and that someone was Jane Page 117If you are chuffed by my mention of some of the changes take heed This is true fanfiction where you Suppose as much as you chuse give a loose to your fancy indulge your imagination in every possible flight which the subject will afford Simonsen has played the game well though I struggled with the opening set up and some who have not read the original novel nor seen one of the many movies may be lost as she leaps through the first third of the original book s plot to the first proposal scene of Lizzy and Darcy at Hunsford After that point she settles in and develops her slant evenlyCreative well paced and definitely diverting The Perfect Bride for Mr Darcy will surprise you repeatedly as you compare the original to this variation I will concede that it is always difficult for me to warm to big changes in beloved characters especially Lizzy and Darcy who we all know so well I can t say that I enjoyed all the vicissitudes but I admire the author s creativity Where this novel excelled at expanding upon minor characters and introducing new ones it foundered in reverence to Austen s hero and heroine which is pretty much why many are drawn to read a Pride and Prejudice seuel with Mr Darcy in the title in the first place After her success with the historically driven Searching for Pemberley this is Simonsen s first attempt at pure fanfiction It was a great start that promises an even greater futureLaurel Ann Austenprose

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review The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB If the two of them weren't so stubbornIt's obvious to Georgiana Darcy that the lovely Elizabeth Bennet is her brother's perfect match but Darcy's pigheadedn. In this enjoyable variation of Pride and Prejudice plans are made by Anne de Bourgh and Georgiana Darcy to ensure that Darcy and Elizabeth become to an understanding Of course nothing goes smoothly and not just with their romance Does Jane Bennet really have another suitor A interesting Jane in this version I also like the character of Lord Fitzwilliam which in contract does show how boring Darcy is More of a 35 star rating for me

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review The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Accommodating cousin Anne de Bourgh do everything within their power to assure her beloved brother's happinessBut the path of matchmaking never runs smooth. 45 stars Darcy opines Breeches or trousers Charlotte relates Saturday is Mr and Mrs Night LOLAs a reader of many JAFF stories I am probably very accepting of how variations are created Unless there is major tampering with the players character I just sit back and enjoy the rideI found Mary s story to be very enjoyable Yes she does change some canon and I will join others in saying you must read PP before any variation Georgiana and Anne are the matchmakers here and in using them for this role the author has given each a personality somewhat different from that in Jane Austen s book Anne is very perceptive and manipulative At times she is also confrontational shades of Lady C I liked this Anne She didn t leave events to fate as in PP but plotted and planned the HEA for our dear couple Georgiana is as stated by other reviews older by two years and much insightful as to Darcy s moods at times joining her cousin in urging actions on his partTwo newer characters were an older brother to Charles Bingley a George who plays a major role in than one life in this story Not exactly new but with a new role is Lord Fitzwilliam who is a degenerate in his own way but who also has some words of wisdom to impart and some actions in the tale He shows up at Pemberley while Elizabeth and the Gardiners are making their well known trip to Lambton I did not appreciate the introduction of two ladies from Darcy s past I guess I like this man to be of a saint as in the original may be unrealistic but there it isJane and Mary had new scripts Jane finally used her head for that a pretty setting while Mary developed some feelings of the human sort And Jane has than one suitor imagine thatI would have liked a little sexual tension Enjoyable read accomplished in one day


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    KINDLE [The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy] This review was first posted here This Pride and Prejudice variation starts at the beginning of PP with a few chapters summarising the events but from Darcy’s point of view than Elizabeth’s Darcy still offends her and

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    KINDLE [The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy] A creative Pride and Prejudice variationI don’t think I would be exaggerating if I labeled Pride and Prejudice as Jane Austen’s most popular work In fact I will take it one step further and proclaim it one of the most beloved novels of all time It is no surprise to me at all that readers want to revisit this

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    Mary Lydon Simonsen ´ 3 review KINDLE [The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy] 45 stars Darcy opines Breeches or trousers? Charlotte relates Saturday is Mr and Mrs Night LOLAs a reader of many JAFF stori

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    KINDLE [The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy] free read The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy Why I wanted to read this book I'm addicted to all things Jane Austen and I'm often fantasize of being Mrs Darcy What worked for me I loved getting to know Anne de Bourgh and Georgiana better with this retelling of Pride and Prejudice I often thought that if just given the chance Anne would stand up and speak her voice They were both very clever in their manipulation of Darcy and making sure that he and Elizabeth would be in clo

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    free read The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy free download ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Mary Lydon Simonsen Mary Lydon Simonsen ´ 3 review What if Anne de Bourgh perceived Darcy's admiration for Elizabeth Bennet? What if she was the one who convinced Elizabeth and the Gardiners to visit the Peak District instead of the Lake District? What if it was Anne who told Lady Catherine the rumor about Darcy being engaged to Elizabeth Bennet? In The Perfect Bride for Mr Darcy t

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