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- Print Length: 264 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615549500
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Whiteley Press, LLC (September 30, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 30, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005R92LBA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,797 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Kindle Edition
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Jennifer also writes thrillers under the pseudo-pseudonym J. W. Becton (http://www.jwbecton.com). Absolute Liability, the first in the six-book Southern Fraud Thriller Series, spent eight weeks on the Amazon Kindle Best Sellers list and three nonconsecutive weeks on the Indie Reader Best Sellers list. Death Benefits, At Fault, and Moral Hazard are available now!
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So what is Jennifer Becton thinking centering a whole entire Pride and Prejudice continuation on this smack-able, nails-down-the-chalkboard, crazy girl? I have been wondering that every since I heard Caroline Bingley was coming out. I loved Jennifer Becton's other Personages of Pride and Prejudice novel, Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I really, really loved it. I also really enjoyed her thriller Absolute Liability: A Southern Fraud Thriller. I mean the woman can write . . . but CAROLINE BINGLEY? Surely, you jest.
I don't know quite how she did it, but at the end of this book I like Caroline. Not only do I LIKE Caroline, I totally get her. I sympathize with her. I want her to succeed. I want her to be happy. Up is down . . .wrong is right . . . "Dogs and cats living together . . . MASS HYSTERIA!Read more ›
The story starts when Caroline is banished, by her brother Mr. Bingley, to the home of her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Newton, in Northern England. While in Kendal, Caroline forms a plan to get into the upper society, a place she has always wanted to be. An old school friend is back in the area with her brother, William Charlton, who, with the passing of his father, will become a baronet. If she can marry him she can come back to London and not apologize for anything! Of course, every good plan has a few flaws.
Then there is Mr. Rushton, a person Caroline wants nothing to do with, but he is someone who stirs something inside her.
Before leaving London, Mr. Bingley has hires a companion for Caroline, Mrs. Rosemary Pickersgill. I love Mrs. Pickersgill! She takes all of Caroline's rude behavior with such dignity and in the end proves to be a great value.
Mrs. Pickersgill and Mr. Rushton were my favorites! They didn't let Caroline get away with much and they helped her see things clearer.
Amazing! I actually came to care for Caroline Bingley! This is a great story!
Becton is a great writer. She understands Caroline Bingley, portrays that understanding well so that we, the reader, understand her as well. Caro is annoying, yet we still root for her and understand her every motivation. A very fine line, I assure you. In fact, I was surprised at my resentment towards Lizzy Bennet in this book; I was seeign everything through Caro's eyes. It is truly delightful.
I want more. Jennifer Becton should write continuations of every P&P character. I would read it, regardless of the person in question, even if it was Mrs. Bennet.
Caroline Bingley, I'd say, is a better paced than Charlotte Collins, which started off rather slow. Caroline Bingley takes off from the start and keeps up the pace easily till the end. It is truly enjoyable and rewarding to read, which is somewhat lacking in the larger P&P continutation community.
I was also extraordinarily pleased with Caro's resolution. Becton understands the character, and doesn't try to resolve her story by making her completely change her entire self. At the end of the book, she falls in love, but in the way a Caroline Bingley would. She is the same person, only wiser and maybe a bit more humble.
I do hope to see more of Jennifer Becton's writings in the future.
Upon arriving in Kendal, Caroline is soon faced with two suitors: Mr. Charlton, a future baron, and Mr. Rushton, confirmed fortune hunter.
There is one thing Becton does particularly well: She writes an amazing hero, and I'm not talking about some Fabio wannabe. While Mr. Charlton has a title and some well-chosen words to recommend him, Mr. Rushton's wit, perception, and manners make me wish I would meet a real-life Rushton (if I weren't happily married, that is). The banter between Rushton and Caroline is well-written, and at times, the heat between the two is palpable. Caroline's father once told her that her piano playing will win her a gentleman of great worth. Having not succeeded winning Mr. Darcy's affection, will her accomplishments be enough to win either gentleman?
As much as I love when authors portray Caroline as the unrepentant, heartless and cold "bad girl," Becton makes her readers actually like and empathize with Caro. (It is shocking, I know, to feel anything but the desire to strangle the chit!) I enjoyed reading all of the new and conflicting emotions Caroline experiences.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this story stays true to Caroline's personality. From Jane Austen we only know her fortune, how it was founded, and that her father is dead. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wendy Wainwright
The book began with promise but for some reason I didn't enjoy it. I thought it was too lengthy at times and slow.Published 3 months ago by Ana
Easy read. I was found of this book. I have read several of this authors books and have enjoyed them all.Published 6 months ago by Bethany Bruce
Very well done. I've so enjoyed reading all the author's P&P continuations that I can't wait for another. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jane Austen
For being a story about Caroline Bingley, this painted her a bit better than most Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice variations. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
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