- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1496129180
- ISBN-13: 978-1496129185
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 90 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,956,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Father's Sins: A Pride & Prejudice Variation Paperback – March 22, 2014
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About the Author
First time author Joy Dawn King fell in love with Jane Austen's writings two years ago and discovered the world of fan fiction shortly after. Intrigued with the many possibilities, she began developing her own story for Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Living high in the Andes Mountains of South America, Joy loves to take an occasional break from the Latin culture and bury herself in reading English literature about her favorite English characters. Joy, and her husband of 34 years, live next door to their only child, Jennifer, her husband, and twin grandchildren and is a native Oregonian. The author is currently writing about Mr. Bingley's and Jane Bennet's struggles with happily ever after and will follow with the tale of what happens when Colonel Fitzwilliam immediately falls in love with Constance Wickham, who hates him bitterly.
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Having not heard of this author, I will assume that she is new to JA fanfic. I found this to be a very enjoyable first effort. This book was actually better in content and editing than with some seasoned authors. I had no major complaints.
My favorite books in this genre seem to be the ones where Elizabeth is a strong, accomplished woman. I delighted in seeing her make something positive of her life with so much stacked against her at such a tender, young age. She had no choice but to grow up quickly. God bless the Gardiners. I actually love both Lizzy and Darcy in this book. They each overcame great adversity to reach their happy ending. The title sums the book up very well.
The story had enough angst and suspense to keep it moving along at a good pace. I never felt bogged down in too much detail. Darcy was completely a gentleman, never breaking propriety except for calling Elizabeth by her first name before they were engaged. I would rate it PG.
This one kept me up well past my bedtime. Kudos to this author!! I would definitely read this author again.
Love the price!
ODC meet at Hatchards (book store) while Elizabeth is at the tender age of fourteen. It will however be six years until they meet again. Meanwhile Elizabeth's three younger sisters and a brother dies from smallpox and Mr Darcy loses his father. Mr Bennet blames Elizabeth and throws her out of Longbourne. Living with her Gardiner relatives, she travels the world and collect healing knowledge. One morning in the Gardiners residence in London, she reseives two express letters. One from her father, ordering her home to marry mr Collins and the second from Georgiana Darcy, urging her to come to Netherfield to tend her sister Jane who is ill.
Elizabeth arrives at Netherfield and instantly recognises Darcy. Jane, who is very eager to return to Longbourne, convince Lizzy to follow as soon as Jane is able.
The reconciliation does not end well and Lizzy walks to Meryton to catch a coach to London.
Wickham is introduced to Elizabeth by Charlotte as the Darcy siblings comes riding into town. Wickham is the older half brother to the Darcy's and has tried to marry off Georgiana to pay gambling debts. The Darcy's chooses to leave Meryton and offer Elizabeth a ride to town. The carriage is halted by a highwayman who turns out to be Wickham and Darcy is seriously injured. Nursed back to health by Elizabeth, tender feelings arises.
The Matlock's are impressed by Elizabeth, Lady C not so much. Armed with a letter from Mr Darcy's late father, Lady Catherine is on a mission to make Mr Darcy wed her daughter and nothing is gonna stop her.
Caroline has a few tricks up her sleeve and uses them freely. She is even more unpalatable than canon...
The big surprise in this story must be Mr Bennet who is absolutely horrible. Mrs Bennet is her usual silly self and Jane is even more spineless than canon. Trying to please everybody, succeeding with none.
The story culminates when Mr Bennet arrives Netherfield with a letter from a solicitor stating Elizabeth has a large fortune. Circumstances makes Elizabeth flee and the hunt to catch her first, is a thrilling read.
Luckily, there was a HEA...
Recommend this book!
If one is an Austen or Regency purist, there might well be room for brooking disappointment...the author's creative liberties in interpreting the characters may put some readers off, but it is this differing account that sparks an energy that propels this story forward so effectively. That said, if one is open to a new perspective involving some of literature's most beloved characters, then I heartily recommend this variation...an evening well spent and a book that deserves its place amongst other revered P & P variations!