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- Print Length: 253 pages
- Publication Date: December 17, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B078GD82X4
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A Lady's Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Reimagining Kindle Edition
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What worked for me was Collins’ proposal to Elizabeth. He’s certainly a jerk here and one of the few spurts of excitement in this story occurred because of him. Luckily, Darcy was there to “rescue” Elizabeth. He also rescued her later on in a different way, but it was again a spurt of thrill in this otherwise blah story.
What didn’t work was the Wickham and Lydia storyline. It felt forced and rushed, especially in the way he was throwing himself at Elizabeth before. All too quick and unbelievable. Same with Lady Catherine’s cameo in the story.
What I most enjoyed in this story (or rather, who) were Darcy and Jane. Darcy had his moments but once he’s in London and rescuing damsels left and right, he’s the Darcy we all love. Jane was a surprise. The author made her a bit of a tease in this story in the spirit of her sister Elizabeth and her father. It was pleasantly surprising to read.
Other than that, the story moved at a quick enough pace and it was good enough.
Normally, I don’t make a big deal of grammar and mechanics and the like unless it’s blatant and off putting. In this case, I felt there were one too many mistakes. One in particular was Mrs. Hill being referred to as “Hall.” If the author changed the name on purpose then okay. But then later in the story it was changed to “Hill.” So apparently no consistency.
But this story is worth the read at least once due to our favorite couple, Jane’s character, and the few exciting moments it has.
The tone of some of the dialogue was out of step with the Regency era, but it could have scraped by, if several of these verbal exchanges had not been further spoilt by the inclusion of modern words & phrases (eg. "... move fast, snatch him up."; "... no need of input from me?”; cut off this career option as well?); however, the inclusion of numerous lines from Austen's original work, either direct transcriptions or paraphrased, helped to alleviate this somewhat. These sections of text from P&P where successfully interwoven into the conversations between characters & the narrative in what appeared to be honest homage.
Unfortunately, additional editing drawbacks occurred frequently throughout the book: the incorrect form of address (it's Sir William or Sir William Lucas, not "Sir Lucas"), wrong words used (eg. the season is Autumn, not fall [sic], "uninclined" instead of disinclined - a error possibly due to the author's day job in engineering), multiple spelling mistakes & grammatical faux pas. Hence, the 3-star rating that I have allocated, the novel: it may be worth 3.5 stars. But, I couldn't in good conscience round a possible 3.5-star rating up to 4-stars when neither the twists & turns of the plot nor the writing style exerted a sufficiently positive influence on the book to outweigh the negative effect of these other issues.
I read the Kindle Unlimited version of the book but, even with the editing issues, it was more than tolerable & certainly tempting enough to purchase & add to my permanent JAFF library.
This is after Many characters in the story warn her about walking alone. Lizzy is always way confident that what she thinks is correct and can’t be persuaded from her own beliefs.
This is common even in the original P&P. When Charlotte tells her Darcy likes her, she just ignores her. Lizzy in this story and many others cannot be moved off of an opinion. In many ways Lizzy is much like Lydia except being older and smarter.
Good story. Worth reading.
For much of the story its just the same as the original. Minor changes that dont change the way it evolves. Wickham still eloped with the troublesome child known as Lydia. Darcy saves the day. Mrs Bennett remains unable to recognize who is an appropriate suitor for her daughters . Any male will do as long as he has a pulse.
It ends up being a good story but I have great trouble understanding why there weren't consequences for Caroline Bingley shoving Elizabeth into the path of a horse. Its attempted murder. But nothing is done - Charles does NOTHING.