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What if a tragic event involving a beloved sister shatters Elizabeth Bennet‘s confidence in her ability to accurately judge a person’s character? When she leaves Longbourn for Kent, Elizabeth’s heart is full of worry for those she left behind. She carries a secret that would ruin her family if exposed and she must deceive the ones closest to her to conceal the truth.She unWhat if a tragic event involving a beloved sister shatters Elizabeth Bennet‘s confidence in her ability to accurately judge a person’s character? When she leaves Longbourn for Kent, Elizabeth’s heart is full of worry for those she left behind. She carries a secret that would ruin her family if exposed and she must deceive the ones closest to her to conceal the truth.She unexpectedly encounters Mr. Darcy on her journey and his gentlemanly behavior confuses, yet comforts her. Their daily encounters in the woods surrounding Rosings soothes Elizabeth’s weathered conscience and she soon falls in love. Her doubts, along with the well-placed words of another, threaten to destroy the peace she finds in Darcy’s company and she wonders if she has again failed to correctly sketch his character. When the truth behind her deception is uncovered, will Darcy shun her as Elizabeth fears, or will his actions prove that he is the very best of men?...

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Sketching Character Reviews

  • Claudine DiMuzio / Just Jane 1813
    2019-03-31 13:29

    Ever since I reread "Pride & Prejudice" last year, I have longed to read more about those three mysterious times during Elizabeth's and Darcy's visits to Rosings, where Darcy happened to meet Elizabeth during her early morning rambles… It was a part of P&P that I wished Austen would have written for us with more details in regards to their time spent together. How did Elizabeth not see Darcy's admiration for her after meeting her there "accidentally" three times? I have pondered that question many times... I also wished that Andrew Davies would've elaborated on these scenes when he wrote the screenplay for the 1995 BBC version of "Pride & Prejudice." But it was not to be…Imagine my joy when Pamela Lynne wrote "Sketching Character" and gifted us with plenty of those swoon-worthy scenes in the woods of Rosings Park. What pure happiness I experienced as I was able to actually read some of the most beautiful scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth at Rosings Park and run through the woods in such a captivating manner!"Sketching Character" is a P&P variation that contains many twists and turns; some of these changes are familiar to a JAFF reader and a few are quite original in their execution. There are also some bold changes in a few of our main characters, and there are other characters, such as Caroline Bingley, who remain the same in their essentials throughout this story. Some of these changes were quite appealing to me, such as the bolder Jane Bennet we meet in this story, and yet, a few of these changes, such as the deviations to Lydia's storyline, didn't feel as believable for me by the end of the book. I enjoyed the way Colonel Fitzwilliam's character was sketched throughout the book, as this was a stance I haven't often seen, and I thought it was well done here throughout the entire story. I felt satisfied in his personal journey and was glad I had the chance to experience this alternate path for his relationship with Darcy. It also wasn't overdone or heavy-handed in any way.There was a lovely romance at the heart of this book and quite a few beautifully tailored scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth. The word choices were poetic in many places and allowed the reader to really experience the growth of a very strong and devoted love between Darcy and Elizabeth. I enjoyed the way they expressed their love for each other and the scenes where little details were added throughout the story that allowed us to witness how they came together in their relationship. I think their love story is the greatest strength of this book.Pamela Lynne's writing is well-paced, as she moves her plot along with a comfortable pace. I couldn't wait to read the next part of the book each time I had to put it aside. After reading her first two books, I can eagerly say I look forward to her third book, which I hope is her sequel to "Dearest Friends!"

  • Erika
    2019-04-21 11:33

    I was fortunate to have won an ebook from a contest on Austenesque Reviews.So the premise is that there is a significantly tragic event after the Netherfield Ball that alters Elizabeth's understanding of human nature and of her judgement. She is forced to reconsider her opinions and character sketches on almost everyone. Things stay initially in canon where the Netherfield party high-tails it to London after the ball. Jane with her heart broken, goes to London with the Gardiners. And Elizabeth goes to Hunsford to visit Charlotte with Sir Lucas and Maria at Easter. From there the plot deviates but is not drastic. On the way to Hunsford the Lucas party requires assistance and the shining knight to cross their path is non-other than Mr Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam. There is some back history with the Fitzwilliams that is played out that varies with Jane Austen's P&P. The liberties that Mrs Lynne takes with the Fitzwilliam clan is not all that different than what other authors do, though I will only say I don't like Colonel Fitzwilliam!!!!!Will the secret Elizabeth has to keep get in the way if her happiness? Does Colonel Fitzwilliam stand in the way for Mr Darcy's happiness? What of the Fitzwilliams and Lady de Bourgh? What is this big secret, and who is involved???This story is well written, fast-paced, and EXTREMELY addictive!!! Only got 3.5 hrs of sleep Sat night because I couldn't put it down!!!!! Mrs Lynne has become one of my favorite P&P authors, I love how she allows Mr Darcy and Elizabeth to come together. In my opinion, her Mr Darcy's are not so brooding, but more layered with deeper emotions. She tends to allow us to see these emotions to varying degrees throughout the book. I will DEFINITELY recommend Sketching Character to any and all JAFFers. I would say this is a PG-13, there is implied adult situations, but nothing too explicit!

  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    2019-04-01 07:30

    What If A Bennet Sister Got Herself In Trouble?TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice VariationTIME FRAME: Netherfield Ball through the summer + epilogueMAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Lydia Bennet, Jane Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Anne de Bourgh, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. and Mrs. GardinerSYNOPSIS: Elizabeth and one of her sisters carry some heavy and secret burdens in this variation. They face harsh realities, disappointment in those they thought they could depend on, and Elizabeth quickly learns that her abilities at sketching a person’s character are not to be trusted. When Elizabeth encounters Mr. Darcy in Kent she knows she misjudged him, but it takes her awhile to learn by how much. Will she be able to trust him with her heart and her sister’s secret, or will something happen that proves to Elizabeth that he is a man not worthy of her faith and trust…WHAT I LOVED:- The Premise: Pamela Lynne threw a wrench in the plot that changes the fate and charted course of several characters and I loved it! It is a bit darker and grittier – and I think it a very realistic possibility. (Slight spoiler alert! With how flirtatious, imprudent, and daring Lydia is, seeing her in this kind of trouble felt plausible. And Mr. Bennet’s lazy, hands-off approach in dealing with the situation was not too hard to believe given his indolent nature.) Lydia isn’t often a featured character in Pride and Prejudice variations, she is usually the impetus that takes Darcy away from Elizabeth just as they were about to come to an understanding. I really enjoyed seeing a premise that focused on Lydia (in a more positive light) and I delighted in the relationship that developed between her and Elizabeth.- Romance in the Forest: (or should I say grove!) I loved seeing how Elizabeth’s experiences in Meryton altered her reaction to Mr. Darcy in Kent. Their quiet walks in the grove take quite a different turn. I loved watching Darcy wordlessly express his ardent love and adoration for Elizabeth in these walks. As Marianne would say “it was every day implied, but never professedly declared.” But unlike Willoughby, Darcy’s intentions are most honorable and his attentions to Elizabeth are mesmerizing to witness. To see these two share such moments alone and have their actions, tender looks, and comfortable banter speak of their love was utterly romantic!- Daring and Unique Character Alterations: With the plethora of Pride and Prejudice variations being published every year, I find it refreshing when an author decides to tweak the nature and personality of one or two of Jane Austen’s characters a little. (I don’t care for it when too many changes or liberties occur in the same novel, but some believable alterations are always interesting to explore!) In this variation, readers will see a more grounded and selfless version of Lydia (which is quite understandable given what she has been through) and a more spiteful and jealous version of Colonel Fitzwilliam (which also is plausible, he is a second son with a cousin and brother who receive large inheritances and estates). I loved seeing a Lydia who was mature and likable for a change, and even though I adore Colonel Fitzwilliam, I enjoyed witnessing what a disgruntled and jealous Colonel Fitzwilliam does when he is discontented with his lot in life.- A Perfect Balance: Romance, action, banter, conflict, page-time for minor characters, satisfying conclusions for all – Pamela Lynne struck a wonderful balance with all these components and I could not feel anything but delight and pleasure with this story. There was a lot going on and I really appreciated how Ms. Lynne gave each character attention, careful thought, and detail. I’m especially glad she didn’t forget about Mr. Bingley in the end! WHAT I WASN’T TOO FOND OF:Zip. Nada. Nothing!WARNING: I’d recommend this book for PG-13 audiences. Nothings takes place on page, but references to sexual situations are made.CONCLUSION:Sketching Character is a brave, intuitive, and skillfully written Pride and Prejudice variation! I appreciated the darker premise, the honest emotions and consequences, and the exquisitely beautiful romance that takes place in a most sheltered and romantic setting! I very much adore this new novel by Pamela Lynne (perhaps a smidgen more than I do Dearest Friends) and I am all eager anticipation to see what she writes next!

  • Talia
    2019-04-19 10:29

    Loved the Lydia storyline. This one is a keeper!

  • Sheila Majczan
    2019-04-08 08:38

    4.5 starsI, too, won this book through a drawing on a blog. I read it over the last three days and found that at times, I just had to put it down and take a break. NOW don’t take that in a negative way but realize that sometimes one has to take a break from tension and suspense. There were times I wasn’t sure where things were going…although I do depend on a HEA for our dear couple. But I had just finished another book with much angst and with one following the other, I needed a respite.Although the places visited in this version of JAFF may be the same, for me the characters are different, and their actions in similar places and times are not as you read of in canon. Colonel Fitzwilliam, for me, took on some similar qualities in his behaviors to Wickham. WHAT? You may say…No, he didn’t seduce anyone, nor gamble away what little money he possesses, but his relationship to Darcy does undergo a change and you will not get the explanation for that from me…here. Family factions play a part in asking for loyalties and living up to standards…or sinking to certain levels.Elizabeth plays much more of a pivotal role in her family and their destinies. Mr. Bennet’s attitude and actions in “protecting” and caring for and planning for his daughters play out to the extreme in this tale. I have never admired him, as I believe he neglects all his duties towards his family and his estate. His only redeeming quality was that he fulfilled a role in Elizabeth’s education with his indulgence for her use of his library and his discussions with her. But he does not respect her advice in canon nor does he step up in this book. Elizabeth’s insight in uncovering a sister’s misery and determination then in coming up with some sort of solution plus her continued care about how that progresses show us a woman with an agenda to care for all her sisters and to protect them. And this author gives one sister a journey “to hell and back”. I was so pleased…all the way into the epilogue of the lessons learned and remembered by that “little one”.Anne DeBourgh has her own gratifying plan come to fruition as she celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday. (Lady Catherine didn’t see that coming.) Jane and Bingley – well, we know that they were separated after the Netherfield Ball. But…is Darcy’s observation that she didn’t display a depth of attachment to match Bingley’s still a mistaken opinion and one which Elizabeth will call him on? The time in Kent has some crucial changes for this variation to come to a satisfactory conclusion. And as Darcy finally admits to himself his feelings we also read of twists precipitated by family members both well-intended and NOT. Wickham and Caroline do have some comeuppance within…to my satisfaction.There is so much more to relate, so much more to tell but I am trying not to write SPOILERS. Vulgar Roses? Running through a grove of trees? A woman “under his protection”. There are some scenes of an intimate nature but tame by most reading standards. Do read this very different variation and remember it is a variation…creativity and imagination abound.

  • Carol Perrin
    2019-04-15 14:19

    Sketching Character: A Jane Austen Inspired NovelExcellent story about the tragic affair that dealt with Wickham's treachery, and her father's reaction to what happened. Only he and Elizabeth know what happened and she's made up her mind to help her sister. Several months after the London group leaves Netherfield, Jane, Elizabeth, and one of her younger sisters leave for London. Her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner have found somewhere for the younger sister in Lambton, Derbyshire. In fact, the lady is her cousin to Mrs. Gardiner. Her aunt assures her that will be taken care of and possibility of light chores, but as soon as the Gardiners leave, she is given difficult and back breaking chores that strip both her dignity and help. When the Mr. Of the house starts touching her and saying horrible things he was going to do to her, she runs away. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is in Kent at the parsonage. Before getting there, the horses get scared because of the thunder and lightning, and when the driver loses control, the carriage flips over do to the muddy road. Sir William Lucas is hurt, but Elizabeth and Maria are shaken up and bruised. Elizabeth was about to walk to Bromley in the rain when an carriage arrives at the scene. My, oh, my. Once Darcy gets over the shock from seeing her, and she remembers how badly she misread him, things smoothed out somewhat. However, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam was not the nice man as in most variations. He and his older brother, “Frederick, have taken after their father. All these men have mortified Lady Matlock for almost her entire marriage. Now that the oldest brother married Lady Victoria, he's a changed man. When Darcy is invited to dinner at the Matlocks, the Earl invited two courtesans to dinner with his sons, his daughter, and Lady Victoria. Darcy is not interested, and leaves the home his cousin, Frederick, tells Darcy he is done with his father and brother and moves to his wife's family home. Richard can see that Darcy loves Elizabeth, but at each opportunity makes some remark trying to discredit his cousin. Two days before they were to leave, Anne had her mother, Lady Catherine de Bourgh sent to the Dowager's house. She is now in charge with running Rosings. Of course Darcy will help, but neither of them wanted to marry each other. Elizabeth and Darcy were in the forest when he and Anne came upon them just when was going to propose. Elizabeth was ready and would have said yes. Jumping up, Darcy admonishes Richard for bringing her out this far and takes her back to Rosings. Richard strikes, telling Elizabeth carefully worded lies that leave Elizabeth furious. She verbally abuses him and stalks off. Not knowing what has happened, Darcy is dejected and drinks him into a stupor. Fitzwilliam shows up saying he was taking him out to see friends. No friend, by the courtesan Matlock tried to have him give into. Luckily, Bingley was there, saw what was happening, and escorts him home. Too late it already reached the news paper. Darcy tries to confront his cousin, but replies that he is too busy with his soldiering to come. Darcy sees what his cousin is about and compares his actions to Wickham. He heads for Pemberley and just as the carriage reaches the front gate, it stops. When Darcy sees who it is, he orders the carriage home and the called immediately. When the Gardiners and Elizabeth arrive to pick up her sister and find her gone, they come down hard on the Baines, family or not. Before dark, the Gardiners go to try to find their niece. Elizabeth knows she is near Pemberley and even though she hurt Darcy, she remembers he told her if she needed him to come. She does travel with the servant, Hannah, and when the door opens, Darcy is so happy to see her. The Gardiners are sent for and all were happy to see her sister alive. Elizabeth and Darcy realizes that they still love each other and once she tells him all of what his cousin said, he is furious. Elizabeth and her family are invited to stay at Pemberley during her sister's confinement. A baby girl is borne, and is immediately placed in another home. Had to be done quickly since Caroline Bingley invited herself and her brother, early to Pemberley along with the Colonel. Immediately upon seeing Elisa, she starts in on trying to make her look bad, but little does she know that Elizabeth and Darcy are betrothed. When announced, poor stupid Caroline retires to herself room with a headache. In a few days, she leaves Pemberley to her own establishment. The Hursts don't want her and neither does Charles. Inviting the men to his study, Darcy finally gets his chance to show Fitzwilliam how he felt about the lies he told. He leaves Pemberley and has been reassigned to Canada. When the special license arrives, Darcy and Elizabeth marry in front of her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner, her three sisters and Jane's husband. Darcy finds Wickham with the help of Colonel Forster, he leaves Wickham thinking he'll be hung. Good old Bingley, he lost Jane, but still married a Bennet daughter.

  • Mary
    2019-03-30 12:12

    A very clever storyline encompassing a secret with a twist,a very understanding, sweetly endearing Darcy,a brave, fiercely independent and strong Elizabeth,a naive and all too-trusting Lydia and a very different Colonel Fitzwilliam all add the necessary spice to this compelling story. I must admit that I loved it -I couldn't put it down in my eagerness to discover how ODC would overcome the many difficulties that lay in their path. Ms Lynne has a unique way with words, her very clever plot,quick pacing and the adorable situations ODC find themselves in as they fall in love all serve to make this a delightfully compelling and satisfying read. Highly recommended -can't wait for her next book!!

  • Janet
    2019-03-25 13:26

    Once in a while I read a book that leaves me with a sense of complete satisfaction…a warm fulfilled feeling that the book was everything and more than what I had hoped for. Sketching Character by Pamela Lynne is that kind of book. That’s not to say that it contains no misunderstandings or angst because it does but all is resolved in such a way that everything felt perfect and as it should be, a truly feel-good novel.The story begins with a prologue of much importance. The incident that occurred will have implications throughout the book and will influence the behavior and actions of several of the characters. It will completely change one of the characters and eventually for the better.Chapter one starts with Lizzy preparing for her visit to Charlotte Lucas at Hunsford. A carriage accident in the rain and a rescue by Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam set in a motion some of the changes that follow. There is no botched first proposal but Darcy is still Darcy and hesitant to declare himself for reasons completely different this time around. His reasons were justified in my eyes and for a good cause. It was not so easy for Elizabeth especially when she was fed tiny bits of misinformation…just enough to make her doubt the man she had come to ‘know and understand’.I liked the Viscount but not so much Colonel Fitzwilliam. He did redeem himself later in the story but he was not the affable and loyal cousin that I have come to expect. I loved Anne and the way she was portrayed. Her plans and strength of conviction were a force to be reckoned with. Lady Catherine – watch out!Jane was such a sweet and gentle Jane as one would expect but she does ‘see’ more than usual. I liked that and found her ‘change’ to be a surprise but a pleasant one. Mr. Bennet was, well, Mr. Bennet. He continued his negligence of a serious situation and as a result, some of the respect previously held by his favorite daughter, was lost. Lydia has a significant role and her character grows into a better person, one which I came to like.Encouraged by his cousin, the Viscount, Mr. Darcy learns to fight or box instead of fencing. I loved how some of the characters that he met while residing at the boxing club played a significant part later in the story. It was very well done! Readily available is Caroline Bingley…and she is as obnoxious as ever! There seems to be no limits to her rudeness and her presumptuousness. But then comes Lydia and Miss Bingley gets the best ‘set-down’ I think I have ever read. It was subtle but oh, so effective!This was such an entertaining book and one that I highly recommend. There were several unexpected twists to the narrative that I found very agreeable. Pamela Lynne is a skilled author and tells a fantastic story. Her book kept me reading and ‘held me captive’ until the last words on the last page. I will be rereading Sketching Character!

  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    2019-03-31 13:21

    What if what you thought was a person character just was a show that was put on for the benefit of others? How would you feel if everything you thought was true became more or less a mask easily removed?Here in this inspired novel we find that those you love and trust with the world are not exactly what you thought and those you thought to be one way in fact were the opposite. Elizabeth finds her trust, respect, and perhaps love shattered, crushed, concealed. This was very concerning for her. It made her doubt her judgment. There was serious depth and thought put into the various scenes and the way they played out. I loved most the stepping outside of things that Pamela Lynne did with the various characters. The expansion of some of the original scenes. The depth given to characters that did not have a large role in the original telling. I was allowed to fall in love in a new way with a new telling of an old story.

  • Leslie
    2019-04-10 11:33

    I loved this book so much I stayed up until 5:45 am reading it. Now let me say that this is a P&P what if that is a bit dark and some of your favorite characters will behave badly. It also features much more of the Darcy family than the Bennets. Beginning immediately following the Bingley's departure for London, many at Longbourn are depressed. But things can and do get worse. We see the unpleasant side of the London Ton. When they arrive at Hunsford Lizzy is already aware of Wickham's faults, but have no fear there are plenty more disagreements for our happy couple. My only meh part of the book is the epilogue; which comes after 'The End'. I felt it was unnecessary. It felt like an editor asked but what happened to X, Y & Z and the author felt compelled to answer.

  • Caitlin Williams
    2019-03-25 08:33

    I loved this book. I never like to see Mr Bennet as truly bad and I did have trouble with his characterization at the beginning, but then I was swept along with the story and it no longer mattered. In fact, I could see why he was portrayed the way he was, as it allowed Elizabeth to compare Darcy favourably against him - and part of maturing and growing is seeing our parents as human and fallible.The dialogue was great, the love story between Darcy and Elizabeth was very romantic. All the little 'endings' were perfect.I am saving Pamela Lynne's 'dearest friends' for a time when I can sit and savour it properly.

  • Talia
    2019-04-05 15:19

    Had to read this one again since I reread Dearest Friends and then Family Portraits. Still in love! Le sigh!

  • Susan
    2019-03-24 11:14

    This Pride and Prejudice variation begins after the Netherfield Ball and Lydia's life changes forever, she has been seduced by Wickham and now bears the consequences. Can Elizabeth's visit to Rosings bring her happiness, and what of Lady Catherine de Bough, Anne, Darcy and the Colonel, a different Colonel then what I have usually read, a gentleman who is not happy with his situation.A delightful read, a lovely flowing writing style, and I have loved all three of this writer's works. I hope there will be a next one.

  • Deborah
    2019-04-06 15:30

    I had a difficult time putting this book down.

  • Marcie
    2019-04-09 13:31

    The weather is dismal outside. For the past week we've fluctuated between severe weather (flooding and storms) or just humid and miserable. So the only thing to do is read (or in my case re-read) a book about a couple of fictional characters I can't get enough of--Elizabeth and Darcy.In Sketching Character: A Jane Austen Inspired Novelimage:, Elizabeth is having doubts about Darcy's character. She can't quite decide if he's honorable or a jerk. Because let's face it--Darcy can be a bit of an ass at times. Not only that, she's struggling with worry over her sister Lydia. A tragic event forces Lydia to regret some of her previous behaviors. This event can also lead to the ruin of all the Bennet sisters and lose Darcy's favor once and for all.And this is a little spoilery, but I feel that it needs to be said for potential readers who might want to read this book but are sensitive to certain subjects: The tragic event that happens to Lydia is rape.This is Pamela's second novel about two of the most beloved characters of all time. Her first book, Dearest Friends: A Jane Austen Inspired Novelimage: came out in 2014. I have yet to read that one, but I purchased it after finishing Sketching Characters, which came out in September of 2015. So needless to say, I really enjoyed this book. There are some darker parts to this novel, but I feel it really added to the story line in making Elizabeth's fear of losing Darcy's good opinion because of the circumstance.There were some aspects that I didn't quite agree with either. *SPOILER ALERT* Such as Darcy letting his sister spend time with Lydia after he finds out her secret. Not so much because he was being a jerk, but rather to protect Georgiana's innocence. But regardless it's a great read. I really enjoyed finding this new-to-me austenesque author. I hope Pamela Lynne has more Austen Inspired Novels up her sleeve, but in the meantime I have her first book to devour.Read more at

  • Angela Withrow TheArdentReader
    2019-04-11 13:29

    I was totally unprepared for the tragedy that befalls Elizabeth's dear sister!Elizabeth is dealing with some things when we meet her again in the beginning of this book!She is playing nursemaid for a certain person and is worried what will happen. She goes with this person to London to heraAunt and Uncle Gardiner's home in Gracechurch Street. There she will travel on with Sir William Lucas and his daughter Maria to visit Charlotte Collins (nee Lucas)She is worried for her sisters and her father and worried that a great secret will become known and ruin them all.While on the road to Kent, to visit Charlotte, their carriage is overturned after a broken wheel. Elizabeth is standing on the road trying tofigure out what to do about this situation, and along comes the most unexpected person, who offers his assistance. Mr. Darcy!This story was not short and I was so happy it wasn't! It was long and wonderful and I felt like I was sitting with friends having a wonderfully long chat.Or maybe a weekend visit. Either way, I LOVED this story! Pamela Lynne knows how to write these characters so they stay true to Miss Austen's originalideas and the manner of speaking and interacting with each other. It is "comfortable" if that makes sense. I fell back into their lives as though they arereal people and ones I know very well. The twists in the story are well done and completely believable. I really liked Anne De Bourgh in this one!!Elizabeth and Darcy go through quite a bit of trouble trying to stay out of trouble.But misinformation and misinterpretation play a large part in their story here.Don't worry, they get their HEA, eventually! Truly loved this one!I highly recommend this title and this author! Every book I've read by Pamela Lynne has been a joy to read and re-read!*Courtesy Copy*

  • Hui Ting
    2019-04-19 15:22

    Very interesting plotline. For me, it only picked up around half way through the book and I was really into it after that. The romance between Darcy and Elizabeth was really romantic and his proposal was simply swooning. Everyone ended up happy even for Lydia. Overall a good read.

  • Kim
    2019-04-22 15:23

    Wow. If you love JAFF, you should read this. Loved the epilogues, too.

  • pamela k cronister
    2019-04-14 09:41

    DelightfulSometimes hearing from the original plot is a good thing and in this case it was. I found Lydia most interesting this time. usually she's almost a throwaway character a pain but little more . In this one you see her grow finally into an adult I would definitely recommend this book to others .

  • E. Davidson
    2019-04-23 14:23

    Mostly goodThis variation was mostly entertaining with some plot twists that work well (no spoilers here). I found it slow at points though (especially the rambling Victorian-tinged kisses) and feel as though some of the best material was saved for the overly-long epilogue(s). Trim 100 pages for an excellent story.

  • Laura
    2019-04-05 07:38

    A nice romance with lots of ups and downs. My favourite part was undoubtably Lydia's story which is a definite first for a P&P story for me.

  • Laura
    2019-04-04 08:16

    Excellent book! Elizabeth and Darcy portray a much sweeter side at Kent due to Elizabeth learning early on about what a cad Wickham is and the banter/dialogue between Darcy and Elizabeth was extremely enjoyable with both characters at their most clever. Lydia gets a big limelight in this book and we get to see her learn from her mistakes and turn into a character you actually enjoy reading about. Her jab at Caroline is the absolute best! For those who love Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mr. Bennet, neither are commendable in this book. This book was an excellent read, I could not put it down. My only complaint would be that the characters were at times too verbose. Their dialogue was meant to give back story, but unfortunately at times just felt like the character would give their life story in one sentence. Regardless, the book was excellent. Definitely in my top ten for P&P variations!

  • Katherine
    2019-03-31 11:40

    I really hated Colonel Fitzwilliams character in this novel - his jealously, and what he tries to do to Darcy just do not fit in with his character which made it difficult for me to thoroughly enjoy this novel. I already struggled with seeing Lydia go through ostracism from her father and inner turmoil and anguish over her pregnancy while only Elizabeth's bore the burden. Darcy was the protective figure Elizabeth and Lydia needed but he was still a man with a strong desire for Elizabeth which overruled his better judgement. I struggled with seeing conflicting sides to Darcy and accepting that the kind, reliable, gentleman like character would take liberties with a woman he is not engaged to and inflict more confusion and pain. I enjoyed Janes side story in this novel. Everyone gets their happy ending in this novel but I still felt it was a heavy read.

  • Nicol Legakis
    2019-04-03 08:15

    I liked the way this dealt with the reality of rape, in the Regency Era. A woman's (or girl's) life could so easily be ruined due to circumstances beyond her control. But somehow Darcy's character was a little too perfect in this variation. I felt like he, at any moment, would sprout wings and a halo!

  • Sue Bee
    2019-03-27 11:20

    This author is a good writer and I enjoyed the book despite some characters and situations being a little darker than I prefer. Not so much that I put the book aside without finishing it.