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- Print Length: 379 pages
- Publication Date: October 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076KPXSHX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Meant to Be: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Kindle Edition
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The twists and turns compared to canon was cleverly done, it felt new and original. The characters had not changed in essentials but some of there traits was more emphasised.
Elizabeth is rather intent on misjudging Darcy while Darcy is uncommonly forgiving. The budding romantic feelings Elizabeth has for Darcy is detectable early on and she recognises them herself earlier than canon. That fact does not mean their relationship will have less arguments or misunderstandings, quite the contrary.
ODC's first encounter happens at Hunsford where Elizabeth is visiting the newlyweds in the parsonage. It was a rather amusing event involving mud...
There is a quarrel at the end of the visit but not a proposal. Elizabeth goes back to Meryton and Darcy soon follows by encouraging Bingley to let Netherfield. Jane and Bingley's affair progresses nicely before Mrs Bennet, who is even stupider than canon, wrecks havoc on a picnic. Wickham makes his entrance and are the reason for the big fallout of ODC. This scene is my main objection to this book. Elizabeth painted herself into a corner with headless accusations and misjudgings and I wondered how she was going to fix it... As it turns out, she did not have to do anything as Darcy was just as eager to please next time they meet. (Not very plausible.)
Reunited in London, it is Mr Bennet's turn to be less astute than canon and there is a twist that I have not seen before. The solution however, is part of ODC's road to HEA.
Back in Hertfordshire, Jane and Bingley reunites, there is a funny and refreshing twist to the Lydia/Wickham debacle, a rather amusing twist to Charlotte's character and the proposal finally happens and it was absolutely lovely.
Ends with an epilogue, containing the faiths of several of the characters and a romantic interlude between ODC.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story although I did not feel the love... Recommend.
In the first meeting between the two central characters there was a role reversal with Elizabeth being captivated by a 'pair of fine eyes'. A muddied petticoats (& even more) scene still occured but the setting was dissimilar. The relationship began at Rosings without the pre-existing disagreements but it still managed to go awry. In subsequent meetings at Netherfield, Longbourn & in London it appeared that prior misunderstandings would be resolved, however other problematic situations arose & prevented a happy outcome for the beleaguered couple for much of the book.
Jane & Bingley's romance bubbled along nicely without any major dramas. Mrs Bennet had inflated sense of her own self-importance & that of her opinions (more so than in cannon). She constantly made demeaning comments about Elizabeth & was repeatedly bewailing lost opportunities; this continued alongside her incessant planning of opportunities to promote her daughters' marriage prospects. Lydia was as rambunctious, forward & frivolous personality as ever. Mr Bennet had moments when he exerted as strong patriarchal influence over disturbances in his family life but then lapsed back into indolence & was an ineffectual head of the household again. Col. Fitzwilliam & the Gardiners were supportive of their family members in times of trouble & strife. Mary, who was less pedantic, & Kitty had peripheral roles. Mr Wickham & Lady Catherine were still negative influences. Mr Collins interfered on behalf of his noble patroness & Charlotte became a pattern-card wife to her sycophantic husband. In the end all matters pertaining to the Bennet family were resolved with their honour intact & happiness for the majority of the daughters.