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  1. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) says:

    What if, while on his way to Longbourn to visit with his betrothed, Darcy s horse threw him and he was gravely injured in a horrific accident What if Lady Catherine saw Darcy s extensive injuries and weakened state as an excuse to take control and separate him from Elizabeth What if Elizabeth took desperate measures to see her fianc e and ensure herself of his well being Sounds like a pretty interesting premise, doesn t it In this Pride and Prejudice variation novella, Denise O Hara derails the What if, while on his way to Longbourn to visit with his betrothed, Darcy s horse threw him and he was gravely injured in a horrific accident What if Lady Catherine saw Darcy s extensive injuries and weakened state as an excuse to take control and separate him from Elizabeth What if Elizabeth took desperate measures to see her fianc e and ensure herself of his well being Sounds like a pretty interesting premise, doesn t it In this Pride and Prejudice variation novella, Denise O Hara derails these beloved characters from their traditional course a mere two days before their wedding Poor Darcy and Lizzy To be so close to their happy marriage With Darcy unconscious and immobile, their wedding doesn t take place as planned And no one dares oppose Lady Catherine when she demands that Darcy be moved to Rosings and declares that no visitors, save Georgiana, will be permitted But a despondent yet determined Lizzy doesn t give up hope She finds a way to be reunited with her beloved even if does involve a bit of disguise and deception I found this premise to be a lot of fun to explore Not many variations take such a dramatic twist so late in the novel I loved the bit about assuming a disguise felt very Shakespearean My favorite aspect of the story was seeing the devotion between Darcy and Elizabeth Their declarations of love and unyielding affection was moving to witness I also greatly enjoyed the crossing of verbal swords between Darcy and Nurse Ainsworth I thought the dialogue between them to be well written and very true to character and style.This variation definitely asks the reader to suspend disbelief a little and enjoy the ride, which I was fine with and prepared to do for the most part However, there were several instances that I thought didn t sound or feel right Like how no one attempted to stop Lady Catherine, or how there were no adverse effects from Darcy s relocation to Rosings he was unconscious after all I also thought Georgiana and Darcy appeared to be a little too complaisant and unsuspicious about being taken to Rosings I would think Darcy upon waking would have so many questions and demand to know why he was removed from Netherfield, and that Georgiana would divulge to her brother the reason that his fianc e isn t in attendance.In addition, grammar and editing isn t usually something I comment on, but I m afraid I found some of the typos and other errors to be a little bit distracting in this tale such as Elizabeth forgetting that she is already betrothed If they were spotted kissing before their betrothal page 11 or how odd it felt for Elizabeth to constantly address her betrothed as Mr Darcy both publicly and privately yet address his sister as Georgiana.Despite my quibbles, I found Pride and Prejudice Disdain and Deception to be a diverting and unique read It may not be my favorite Pride and Prejudice variation, but it is a fun novella that is great for readers looking for something lighthearted, entertaining, and quick to enjoy


  2. Leslie Leslie says:

    This is an interesting premise, albeit a depressing one, that mere days before his wedding to Elizabeth Bennet Darcy is severely injured in a riding accident, their wedding is postponed and Lizzy worries it will never go forward.The plot is muchconvoluted than that meager description and the story the story or writing style, has an undefinable quality that I can t truly explain There are stories that you can immerse yourself in and get lost this isn t one of them Every few paragraphs o This is an interesting premise, albeit a depressing one, that mere days before his wedding to Elizabeth Bennet Darcy is severely injured in a riding accident, their wedding is postponed and Lizzy worries it will never go forward.The plot is muchconvoluted than that meager description and the story the story or writing style, has an undefinable quality that I can t truly explain There are stories that you can immerse yourself in and get lost this isn t one of them Every few paragraphs or pages there would be something, either a Regency, History, austenesque or common sense error that would kick you out of the storyThe author is all over the place with propriety Aunt Gardiner is called Mrs Gardiner by Lizzy, servants are rarely in use, Bingley is just as spineless as Mr Bennet predicted, Charlotte is friends with an actress There are parts of the book that are good and parts that are just flat out dumbfounding.In Kindle Loc 307 It was three days before the wedding when Fitzwilliam Darcy entered the parlor at Longbourn, He and Lizzy go for a walk The details of that take to loc 333 when Lizzy asks, Do you intend I originally typed intent to stay at Netherfield with Mr Bingley until the wedding I do, Darcy Replied With it being only a fortnight away, it seems prudent to do so rather than travel back to Pemberley So here are my options Going outside Longbourn puts you into a time warp The author doesn t know that a fortnight is 2 weeks OR there was no proofreading


  3. Charlene Charlene says:

    Actually 3 1 2 StarsIn this alternative story it starts out right before the double wedding Darcy has a fall from a horse and is gravely injured, and this sets off a change of events Of course there is a delay in Darcy and Elizabeth s wedding but what really changes the course of events is that Lady Catherine sweeps in and takes Darcy to Rosings How are Darcy and Elizabeth to finally get there happily ever after Will he be convinced to marry Anne In the midst of this we find that maybe ther Actually 3 1 2 StarsIn this alternative story it starts out right before the double wedding Darcy has a fall from a horse and is gravely injured, and this sets off a change of events Of course there is a delay in Darcy and Elizabeth s wedding but what really changes the course of events is that Lady Catherine sweeps in and takes Darcy to Rosings How are Darcy and Elizabeth to finally get there happily ever after Will he be convinced to marry Anne In the midst of this we find that maybe there is evil a foot They need to solve this and find a way to get our to fav characters back together.This story was very interesting and diverting, though the writing is very modern and definitely not regency cannon and this is why I rated it 3 1 2 stars Was well worth reading though it was free for me as I have Prime


  4. Carol Perrin Carol Perrin says:

    Pride and Prejudice Disdain and DeceptionI did not see the ending coming Wow, I had the wrong member at fault for the problems facing Darcy After a fall from his horse, Darcy is hurt while at Netherfield Lizzy is there with Georgiana and Colonel Fitzwilliam to help care for him Enter Lady Catherine She removes him from Netherfield and takes him to Rosings Everybody from Netherfield decides it in under lock and key, because nobody has gotten any news and no one is allowed to visit includin Pride and Prejudice Disdain and DeceptionI did not see the ending coming Wow, I had the wrong member at fault for the problems facing Darcy After a fall from his horse, Darcy is hurt while at Netherfield Lizzy is there with Georgiana and Colonel Fitzwilliam to help care for him Enter Lady Catherine She removes him from Netherfield and takes him to Rosings Everybody from Netherfield decides it in under lock and key, because nobody has gotten any news and no one is allowed to visit including Mr Collins Besides herself from worry about Darcy, Lizzy with the help of friends, find a unique way to thwart Lady Catherine s plans and infiltrates Lady Catherine s seclusion of Darcy Oh, what lengths true love will go to see their betrothed


  5. Jess Swann Jess Swann says:

    D j je tiens dire que j ai emprunt ce livre via mon abonnement kindleJe l ai pris en version fran aise enfin fran aise version google traductor serait plus juste Et l , je suis en rage, c est juste une honte d oser vendre un torchon pareil 3 euros 34 pour ceux qui l ach tent Les phrases ne veulent le plus souvent rien dire et c est p nible au del de tout Ceci tant dit, sur le sc nario parce que je me dis qu en anglais c est peut tre lisible Darcy a un accident de cheval D j je tiens dire que j ai emprunt ce livre via mon abonnement kindleJe l ai pris en version fran aise enfin fran aise version google traductor serait plus juste Et l , je suis en rage, c est juste une honte d oser vendre un torchon pareil 3 euros 34 pour ceux qui l ach tent Les phrases ne veulent le plus souvent rien dire et c est p nible au del de tout Ceci tant dit, sur le sc nario parce que je me dis qu en anglais c est peut tre lisible Darcy a un accident de cheval la veille de son mariage avec Elizabeth, Jane et Bingley se marient quand m me et au final Lady Catherine vient chercher son neveu qui souffre de fractures aux jambes et l emm ne Rosing Du coup Elizabeth ne peut plus le voir Bref, elle finit par se grimer en infirmi re pour entrer dans la place Sur l histoire bah c est tr s basique J ai trouv original que Mrs Bennet apparaisse sensible et j ai t surprise de d couvrir l identit de la personne responsable de l accident de Darcy Ca aurait pu tre sympa, sans tre transcendant, si la traduction avait t une vraie traductionCe que j aime Charlotte et Anne Ce que j aime moins la traduction qui est du foutage de gueuleEn bref Une arnaque totale L histoire aurait pu tre sympathique mais le fait que l auteure ose vendre une chose pareille ne me donne pas envie de d couvrir Ma note 0 10


  6. Kate Maxwell Kate Maxwell says:

    This short novel was a fun re imagining of P P Darcy is thrown from his horse days before the wedding of the Bennet sisters, and is unconscious with several serious injuries Before he is able to regain consciousness, Lady Catherine whisks her nephew away and bans all visitors to Rosings Park What is a bride to be to do Her dear friend Charlotte happens to live next to Rosings Park Might she gain access to the estate and find out how her beloved is doing I quite enjoyed Charlotte s character This short novel was a fun re imagining of PP Darcy is thrown from his horse days before the wedding of the Bennet sisters, and is unconscious with several serious injuries Before he is able to regain consciousness, Lady Catherine whisks her nephew away and bans all visitors to Rosings Park What is a bride to be to do Her dear friend Charlotte happens to live next to Rosings Park Might she gain access to the estate and find out how her beloved is doing I quite enjoyed Charlotte s character in this story I think that she was my favorite While it was fun to see a different spin on the near nuptials of Lizzie and Darcy, the ending was a bit rushed and a little far fetched However, it was a quick read that was rather entertaining I won this book in a giveaway from the author and am providing an honest opinion.


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Take this review with a grain of salt as I did not get very far into the novel before giving up However, the prose felt off awkward and even the introductory plot was confusing I did not get very far before ceasing my efforts I suggest reviewing a sample before purchasing to insure the story is for you.


  8. Jacqueline Hogg Jacqueline Hogg says:

    Love always bring difficulty Van GoghThe book kept my attention and interest but the ending, somewhat of a surprise, was too abruptly done I wanted to read about the HE A for Darcy and Elizabeth.


  9. Madenna U Madenna U says:

    Our very happy couple is just about to get married when tragedy separates them A well planned deception by Elizabeth brings them together A mystery is solved and the book ends almost immediately.


  10. Sheila Majczan Sheila Majczan says:

    3.5 stars At 171 pages according tothis was a very short read I finished it within several hours It captured and held my interest throughout although the language did not read smoothly to my ears.As others have mentioned this tale is set shortly before the planned wedding for both Bennet sisters Then, with the ceremony only 2 days away, a traumatic event halts everything Darcy has a very serious accident and is unconscious Now the next question is What do we do about the wedding s 3.5 stars At 171 pages according tothis was a very short read I finished it within several hours It captured and held my interest throughout although the language did not read smoothly to my ears.As others have mentioned this tale is set shortly before the planned wedding for both Bennet sisters Then, with the ceremony only 2 days away, a traumatic event halts everything Darcy has a very serious accident and is unconscious Now the next question is What do we do about the wedding s In this tale, the rules of conduct are very strictly adhered tonot even a kiss before marriage So is Elizabeth allowed at his bedside And then he is whisked off to Rosings by his Aunt Catherine for recovery and she will not allow anyone, ANYONE, to visit there Her motivation well, if you know the story of PP, I don t have to fill in that answer for you Here I questioned why Bingley didn t intervene with the help of his men servants and prevent this removal of a very broken man from his household How will Darcy react to her absence, if he regains conscious, and then, what is he told about her absence So letters are written, Colonel Fitzwilliam is sent for and goes to Rosingsstill, no one hears from that edifice What is going on What is happening to Darcy Even Mr Collins is excluded from visiting her ladyship Read the very clever way in which Charlotte comes up with not one, but two ways of helping Elizabeth in her quest to not only gain information about her beloved but also to gain access to his person, to see for herself if he is near death or if he is recovering And I do believe you will be surprised at the person behind this plot to separate our dear couple from each other


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Pride and Prejudice: Disdain and Deception This Pride and Prejudice Variation begins between Darcy and Elizabeth s engagement and wedding Suppose everything happened exactly as in the original until after the engagement Then MrDarcy has an accidentor is it He is taken away from Elizabeth and she must use whatever means she can to reach him before it s too late

  • Kindle Edition
  • 177 pages
  • Pride and Prejudice: Disdain and Deception
  • Denise O'Hara
  • English
  • 14 May 2018

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