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Chance and Circumstance Paperback – October 26, 2017
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Kara Louise has been writing Jane Austen variations since 2001. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, but now lives in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, and their ever-changing number of dogs and cats. Their son and his wife and their two precious granddaughters live nearby.
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Elizabeth sees that Darcy and the Bingley sisters are eager to separate Mr. Bingley from her, which makes her determined not to let them succeed and fuels her dislike for Darcy. Naturally, when she encounters Mr. Wickham and hears his tale of work, she dislikes Darcy even more despite all the things she learns they have in common.
Poor Darcy! He leaves Netherfield, unable to continue to watch Elizabeth from afar with his own feelings so intensely engaged. When Colonel Fitzwilliam is seriously injured and Darcy is seeing to his care, it's a reasonable excuse for both to skip going to Rosings at Easter.
That's not the only shake up in romantic pairings compared to canon. Jane misses meeting Mr. Bingley with the rest of the Bennets because she is traveling with the Gardiners, and she meets their friend Mr. Marshall, who is showing her particular attention. And when Mr. Collins arrives at Longbourn, both of the eldest Bennet sisters appear to be spoken for. Mary really likes him (though her sisters don't understand why!), and Elizabeth schools her in ways to encourage his admiration. Charlotte also ends up with a different partner.
Your heart will just bleed for Darcy when he receives a letter from Bingley announcing his engagement. And just when Elizabeth finally understands what Darcy is about and her own feelings for him, a seemingly insurmountable obstacle arises. Oh, the angst!!
This is beautifully written, and the plot turns on reasonable misunderstandings rather than anything outrageously melodramatic. Characters are identical to canon. The Lydia-and-Wickham storyline is tweaked enough to make it fresh. The resolution is perfectly satisfying, with HEAs all around.
I mean, the whole book is a total departure from the original, and yet the plot is faithful to the true Pride and Prejudice world. I loved it!
While this story was certainly low on angst in the way we’d expect, it was a joy to read. I can see people saying low on angst because the villains here played a very minimal role, but really I felt the internal angst from Darcy (falling for the woman his friend also happened to admire) and later Elizabeth’s inner turmoil. And don’t get me started on the bit of a plot twist later in the story. So yes perhaps there is a bit of angst. But all’s well that ends well and there is a HEA for all.
Georgiana played a pretty big role in the story and I enjoyed it. Her character was very close to canon but a significant addition here.
One of my favorite things about this author’s stories is how she characterizes Darcy. I’ve seen the douchebag Darcy’s and the weepy Darcy’s. But this author always manages to find that perfect balance between strength and vulnerability. She also always infuses him with a clever wit and humor that makes me swoon.
Her characterization of Lizzy is also always well done. She’s independent but still vulnerable as well. Her wit and stubbornness are well tempered and never annoy like in other stories. Truly our favorite couple is always in good hands with this author.
This is one of those authors I respect for taking her time to bring a beautiful story to us. So many others just crank them out back to back with no attention to detail or grammar. I’m glad Ms. Louise values quality over quantity.
Another winner from a great JAFF author!