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- Print Length: 17 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 4, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BIGXAX8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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An Heir for Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Short Story Kindle Edition
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I love everything Darcy and Elizabeth, and this little glimpse of their future was sweet. The story is told mainly through Darcy's thoughts and occasionally Elizabeth's. Darcy has grown more lighthearted and visibly demonstrative of his love, and Elizabeth has matured while still keeping her playfulness. Throughout the short story Darcy recalls little tidbits and anecdotes about the other characters like Jane and Charles, Charlotte, Mrs. Bennett, and Anne and Lady Catherine. It felt very natural in the story and didn't seem shoehorned in, and Mrs. Bennet's made me laugh out loud.
I did have to do a double take (double read?) at the description of Darcy's mother's death, that graphic bit seemed unnecessary and out of place in such a sweet story, but I suppose it was there to emphasize the danger to pregnant women in that time period.
It is possible that some readers will mention regret that the story wasn't longer, but the length was a perfect short read for me today. Sometimes less is more.
On one hand Darcy’s mother had not only rare pregnancies in most stories but also suffered with and died from complications resulting from Georgiana’s birth and delivery. While on Elizabeth’s side we have Mrs. Bennet with five healthy daughters and no ensuing problems following those births. Our loving couple does try to comfort and reassure each other, as we would expect.
Thus we read mostly of Darcy’s pacing, his thoughts and his worries about Elizabeth and what is going on out of his sight. But you do know that there will be a happy conclusion no matter how long the travail.
Darcy's anxiety is understandable, considering his mother's difficulty with childbirth and the realities of that era, when the mortality rate was so high for both the child and the mother. Elizabeth feels the same. Both do their best to shield their concerns from the other.
This works well as a self contained short story. At only 17 pages, it is a VERY quick read, even for the slowest of readers.
An Heir for Pemberley is the perfect story to read with a cup of tea or when you only have a few moments to slip into a book. Grix gives Pride and Prejudice fans a glimpse of Darcy and Elizabeth’s marital bliss as they prepare to embark on their next adventure.
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