- File Size: 338 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: HANNA HOUSE PUBLISHING LTD; 2 edition (November 18, 2017)
- Publication Date: November 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077GC8H3S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,509 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Mothers Know Best: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Romance Kindle Edition
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Respectfully done with a unique plot and a humorous bend, it left me with a warm fussy feeling I am highly appreciative of...
I have a soft spot for the stories where Darcy's parents are still alive and this did not disappoint in that regard.
The Bennet's are slightly enhanced in the eyes of society in this story as Mr Bennet is a knight and they have a house in town. Lifted to a higher sphere has not diminished lady Bennet's ridiculousness and lack of understanding though.
Lady Anne and lady Bennet are convinced that their son and second daughter are a match. Dragging their reluctant offspring to a ball and coax them to be introduced and dance.
The offspring are not appreciative of their mothers interference and are undeniably rude towards each other to ward off any expectations.
There are an instant attraction between the two which neither will admit, even to themselves.
Elizabeth is invited to Pemberley, where Darcy manages to put his foot in his mouth rather proficiently. There is a Bingley/Jane story and a Wickham debacle but with a twist.
Heartily recommend this book.
The conversations between characters could be improved as they often the exchanges were too brief & choppy; furthermore, the author does not appear to have a firm gasp of the lexicon & rhythm of 19th Century conversation style. Also, the author's apparent knowledge of the vocabulary of that era needs to be expanded, some of the language used in the book was too modern. Maybe, she could listen to some Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer or Regency era books on Audible to gain an understanding about the flow of conversation & vocabulary relevant to that particular historical era in England. I initially read the book as part of Kindle Unlimited but have since purchased a copy of it for my permanent JAFF library.
Mothers Know Best begins with the premise that Mr Bennett is, in this universe, Sir Thomas with a house in London. Longbourne is barely mentioned as the home Lizzy misses. Her mother has made the acquaintance on Lady Anne Darcy somehow and the two have engineered a party to bring their children together. Lizzy and Darcy are equally stubborn a about being matched in any way, not because they have met but because they have seen the marriage market and want nothing to do with it.
With this start of course the meeting does not go well. Elizabeth carries her bad mood poorly and insults Mr Darcy and the part with I told you so' s. Later, Lizzys meets 'Miss Fitzwilliam' in a book store and becomes friendly with the shy, young girl. So the story jumps off with Mrs Bennett, Mrs Anne and Georgiana well disposed to her.
Great fun, great dialogue and circumstances follow and you can be sure of an entirely great read.
Georgia meets Wickham in Ramsgate but its not her brother who saves her.
Its disjointed because so much is skipped or simply glossed over that we get from point A to point G without the other steps. Too much is left out - why did Charles return? What happened to Wickham? Why didn't Darcy and Richard know where Georgiana was when she had been sent to Ramsgate by her parents brother?
Its got good bones but needs work. Its listed as comedy but it's not humorous at all.