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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B06XVWX2NL
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press (October 17, 2017)
- Publication date : October 17, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2772 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 231 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #88,891 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"'What's your secret Miss Fitzwilliam?'
He never called her that. Darcy, Darce, the Darcinator, sometimes Darce-Tastic, but never Miss Fitzwilliam..."
I'm sorry, but *any* book with writing that includes the words "the Darcinator" and "Darce-Tastic" is not for me... but a Pride and Prejudice novel using that writing style is almost blasphemous. It felt as though I were watching the Saturday Night Live sketch from the 90's when Rob Schneider riffed on people's names at the copy machine. ("Tom. Tom-meee. Tom-a-roony. The Tom-meister. Makin' Copies. Tom-a-rama. Tooom.")
Despite my initial repugnance, I forced myself to jingle all the way through it ('tis the season for second chances, after all), but it didn't get any better.
I found the writing too contrived.
The relationships felt forced and inauthentic.
The "drama" was manufactured and made no logical sense.
But, most importantly, the disconnect occurs with the characters. Our cast consists predominantly of 2-dimensional caricatures. The only person who was flushed out in any real way was Darcy Fitzwilliam... and I despised her!
Do yourself a favor: look at your reading list and check it twice before committing to this title. Now, as Darcy would say, it's time for me "to blow this pop stand."
I am hard pressed to call it a P&P variation as it has little resemblance left to Jane Austen's masterpiece apart from some of the names, very little of the framework nor character traits were similar. This is not just a gender-swap and off canon story but it's the unrecognizable characters that makes it hard to swallow as a variation. That does not necessarily mean it's not good book though...
But I still struggled with it. It just didn't engage me as I would like to and frankly, it was a bit annoying at times.
Darcy Fitzwilliam is rushing back home to Pemberley, Ohio for the first time in 8 years as her mother has had a heart attack.
Estranged from her parents and 3 brothers because she refused to marry their chosen one, Carl Donovan. She is still in an on and off relationship with him though and he does follow her back home and give her an ultimatum after catching her kissing Luke Bennet under the mistletoe...
Darcy mess up Bingley's relationship with Luke's brother Jim for a spell and she saves his twin brothers from juvenile imprisonment which is the only pieces of the framework from canon I could identify.
Luke gets engaged to Charlotte and Darcy to Carl before Darcy expresses her love for Luke. He tells her off which I suppose might be the "Hunsford moment". There is a bit of back and forth ( including a rather childish tantrum from Darcy) before their HEA. The lovestory felt rushed as there is very little interaction between the lovers to make it plausible.
It had a nice Christmas feel to it.
Full review on my blog Shannonsreads.com
By Shannon on December 16, 2019
Full review on my blog Shannonsreads.com
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There are moments within the book that are compelling, yet the fact that I put this book down several times for months at a time speeds volumes on just how inferior it is to other books.
Having said that it did draw me back, and the writing is good enough to be enjoyable in part.
The second half was much better and enjoyable.