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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545301026
- Publication Date: April 5, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y3LQKBM
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Collins had faithfully followed Lady Catherine’s directions on the dosage and was horrified that Elizabeth would question his patroness. In his disgust and anger, he demanded his cousin apology to his patroness the very next morning and then her immediate removal from the parsonage. He would no longer tolerate her staying with them if she would dare question the wisdom of Lady Catherine. To prove his complete trust in his patroness, Mr. Collins drank the medication and promptly went to bed. Mr. Collins learned a very hard lesson, that there is a big difference between 6 spoonfuls of laudanum and 6 drops.
This set into motion a series of events that would be far reaching for our story. Darcy was called on by his aunt to help Charlotte remove from the parsonage. When they arrived at Hertfordshire, everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Longbourn soon experienced an additional tragedy that answered Mrs. Bennet’s worst nightmare. She brought on a lot of her troubles by her own actions and that mouth of hers. Her nightmare increased when she learned that Mr. Collins had a younger brother. He was a clergyman from the north near Lambton and Pemberley.
“Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.” Harry Emerson Fosdick
I have never disliked anyone as much as I did Mrs. Bennet in this story. She had ears, but didn’t hear; eyes, but didn’t see. She only heard what she wanted to hear and saw only what she wanted to see. I could forgive her actions and attribute them to her grief; however, I don’t believe that she grieved for a second, other than the loss of her position. Her feelings of entitlement were so outrageous that, over time, it became ridiculous. Way to go Bingley! You needed to stop that run-a-way train of thoughts before she got a good head of steam behind her. That was so cool.
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” Gilbert K. Chesterton
Elizabeth finally came to the conclusion that she loved Darcy. About time… this was wasted time, took too long, was convoluted, disjointed and jumpy. She was all over the landscape and, once again, Wickham was allowed to plant seeds of dissension in her head and heart. Have I said I don’t like him yet? Well, I don’t. It took her a while before she decided to trust Darcy and not fall for the lies. Dah!
I was wrung out by the time it ended. There was little time with ODC together. Come on, give us D&E page time. I did like her declaration at the Netherfield dinner table. We never get to see Mr. Darcy championed in public. I wanted Mrs. B shot down and for her to go up in a fiery blaze. Elizabeth would be the only sister able to rein in her mother. That woman needed a set-down big time.
The tone of the story changed at about the halfway point… from that of the beginning. The ending felt rushed and I was a bit disappointed in not having a lot of page time with ODC. There was a nice epilogue seven years later. It was a clean read, although there were several scandalous marriages set in place. Nothing happened… well on paper nothing happened. We are talking about Lydia and Wickham… you know. I’m still not sure I approve of Wickham at the end. That seemed a bit strange.
I've enjoyed several of these authors' books and will continue to look forward to future writings. Way to go , Ladies.
My only question now: will there be a sequel to this sweet story?
I loved Charlotte, The Lucases and Mr. Collins (you have to find out for yourself, no spoilers). The description of Mrs Bennet was fantastic, she was a selfish manipulator who believed she was entitled to have everything her way. It's how I always imagined her behavior under difficult circumstances.
The mill issue was very interesting and spot on. The fear of progressing development of industry was like the fear of the boogie man.
Good story, highly recommended.
However, there it's a very good and plausible happy ending for all that deserve it. I highly recommend.
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