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- ASIN : B00BNFSGA2
- Publisher : Outskirts Press (February 25, 2013)
- Publication date : February 25, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 387 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 172 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #850,498 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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We have here another author who selects to give happy endings to those of the Bennet sisters not yet settled at the end of her previous book in this series of two, First Impressions. Kitty and Lydia have been sent away to a Mrs. Rivers' establishment to learn better manners and gain some education.
Darcy and Elizabeth decide now is the time to give Kitty a season. Lydia has her own ideas about how to gain precedence over Kitty in regards to finding a suitor and marrying. Then we also meet several young men, Sir James Stratton and Mr. Simon Brooks, who have decided this season would be the time for their own securing a young lady to be by their sides and to help manage their estates. They have been pushed in this direction by some determined relations.
Kitty becomes the main focus. While the young man who meets her by accident claims to have fallen in "love at first sight", she cannot believe he is anything but teasing due to her own lack of self esteem. He does not help his pursuit when he makes overtures which are perceived as forcing her hand. (After all anyone with a mother like Mrs. Bennet knows that as soon as that same mother learns a man is interested in a daughter's hand, that said mother will nag and complain until the daughter gives in and accepts his proposal.)
This is another sweet tale with no angst in my humble opinion. But if you like to read that Kitty finally gets some attention in the world of JAFF stories, you will definitely like this story. Part of what I did like was reading the opinions of certain aunts who seem to know or think they know their nephew well.
All in all, I am so glad that Kitty met Sir James and wound up with a great life along with Georgianna and Mr. Brooks and their life together were the best of friends.
Thank you for the what if story and less pride and prejudice involved!
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After reading this, Kitty is now established as my favourite Bennet sister (sorry Lizzy). Someone who was always underdeveloped in the original and somewhat neglected by her family (Mary gets a fair share of attention in the first book in this series, which gratified me greatly) gets her very own story line and rightly so.
The best thing about Alexas writing, is that the way that she conveys the characters inner thoughts and feelings, to me, is so close to the original characters that I can't help but think Austin would be impressed. Take this for example:
' " I do not know how such rules apply generally, but in my family, Jane is the beautiful one, Elizabeth has the wit, Mary is the scholar and Lydia is the popular one."
"And which one are you?"
"She looked at him blankly. "I am just Kitty. There is nothing particular notable about me."'
This exchange, for me, not only is realistic to how I think Kitty must have felt for the majority of the the original novel, but really is the basis of this entire novel. Overshadowed for better or worse by extraordinary sisters and ignored by her parents, Kitty is unable to believe that the same good fortune that Jane and Lizzy came across in the first novel should be something that she would also have access to.
Another thing I really liked about this version of events is how Darcy is looking after Kittys interests-and it has to be said Lydias, although he looks after Kitty because of affection and Lydia out of a sense of duty. I loved that Darcy took particular interest in Kitty and paid her the attention she was denied growing up. My heart swelled when he admitted to a friend that she was his favourite out of Lizzys sisters and I loved the idea that he was also going to supply the two younger Bennets with a £5000 dowry. It's little touches like this that, whilst the novel isn't focused on Mr and Mrs Darcy, helps to remind us that they are there and that they are still developing as a couple and people.
If I'm honest, although I will be reading book three, I would much rather just have an entire series of Kitty-even doing the most mundane of tasks. The fourth Bennet sister will now forever have a place in my heart
Definitivamente muy en el estilo que Alexa Adams ofreció en su primer libro. Aquí hubo un poco más de acción con persecusiones para evitar fugas; casi atropello que permitió un primer flechazo; acciones temerarias para asegurarse el amor de su amada, etc. Así quedó una historia tierna, delicada, sutil, sin grandes dosis de ansiedad pero divertida y socarrona.
L'auteur, Alexa Adams, au début et à la fin du livre s'adresse directement à Jane Austen, en s'excusant de reprendre son histoire et ses personnages.
Ici, l'histoire se centre sur Kitty qui est devenue amie avec Georgiana Darcy. Kitty est invitée à Londres pour sa première saison mais son destin change alors qu'elle se trouve alors à Bath. Elle échappe à un accident dû à son inconscience mais aussi à celle du cavalier à qui elle coupe la route.
A Londres, elle séjourne chez les Darcy. Elizabeth chaperonne Kitty et Georgiana. Les deux jeunes filles vont faire la connaissance de deux jeunes hommes, Sir Stratton et Mr Brook et l'histoire va principalement tourner autour de ces personnages.
On se réjouit tout de même de retrouver les Gardiner, Mr et Mrs Bennet mais aussi Mr Collins et sa femme et la très chère Lady Catherine de Bourgh, qui dans cette histoire devient presque gentille. On voyage entre Londres, Longbourn et Bath et notre plaisir se prolonge jusqu'à la fin où l'auteur nous offre un petit épilogue.
En bref, une histoire sympathique. C'est la première que je lis qui concerne Kitty et c'est sympa de savoir ce qui aurait pu lui arriver.