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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1975982320
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- Publisher: Quiet Mountain Press (September 21, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 21, 2017
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- Language: English
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Mr Darcy's bad day 5*:
Hilariously funny, regency variation with some very surprising twist and turns.
It's hard to write a summary without spoiling your read but I can reveal that Mr Darcy has a small accident which result in a laugh out loud pouting scene... Oh, and it is a donkey involved...
The perfect gift 5*:
Another hilariously funny modern story from this author.
Mr Darcy needs a little help with his sister entering in to puberty...
Elizabeth to the rescue, luckily and the minion boxers was hilarious not to mention the lying dog creek...
Caroline is as unpalatable as though...
A forever kind of love 5*:
Heart-warming tale of the Darcy's as they are in their middle age. Darcy is having somewhat of a mid life crisis and what better way to attack this conundrum than to meddle with his offspring affairs... Darcy as a matchmaking father was both funny and adorable at the same time.
The continuance of the love between ODC was especially lovely to read but their offspring was a joy as well.
The ending brought tears to my eyes.
For Pemberley 4*:
Heart-wrenching tale of an attempted rape and the victim is Elizabeth. There is a warning at the beginning of the story...
It was actually just as heart-warming as it was heart-wrenching as Darcy steps in as her knight in shining armour. It is beautifully written and tugged severely on my heart strings but it did feel a bit rushed towards the end. Would have loved to see it elaborated a bit more...
Heartily recommend this book!
The first story (Mr Darcy's Bad Day) was a delightful account of a series of untimely accidents & incidents that beset our hero & had the potential to change the course of his life. This anecdotal account the Darcy's plight & the role Elizabeth played in alleviating his problems proved to be a lovely opportunity to revisit our favourite P&P couple, together with other members of her family, in familiar surroundings.
The second story (The Perfect Gift) was a modern day version of the Darcy/Elizabeth relationship with other P&P characters turning up in contemporary re-creations, although Caroline Bingley was still obnoxious & clinging. It was a nice story that presented a man-out-of-water scenario whereby he was required to deal with his 12-year old sister's emergence from childhood into adolescence. Lizzy (& Jane) to the rescue. However, there were so many significant changes to the characters that, but for the names, this story bore no real connection to P&P. This was the weakest offering in the compilation.
The penultimate tale (A Forever Kind of Love) concerned the eldest Darcy son (Alexander), who greatly resembled his father in personality & behaviour. It dealt principally with the search for a compatible wife for the Darcy heir. Most of the developments occurred during a house-party his parents arranged for several Derbyshire friends & acquaintances along with their suitably aged & 'accomplished' daughters. Also, a young lady who had caught Alex's eye whilst he was in London was invited to attend, accompanied by her parents. There were many parallels between this romance & many events that happened in Darcy & Elizabeth's tortuous romance: the constancy & longevity of which was highlighted in this story.
The final story in the collection (For Pemberley) was the most gripping in the series & the only one into which George Wickham's despicable presence intruded. The harrowing scenes that described the trauma central to the plot were handled with a deft touch & not overly exploitative. By exploring Elizabeth's romance with Darcy alongside her recovery, the restitution of the particular mix of feistiness & joie de vivre so essential to her nature, the author exhibited not only a keen understanding of this difficult subject but also delivered an uplifting message hope & the promise of future happiness.
Overall, this was a worthwhile reading experience. But for the second novella I would have rated the set of books as a 5-star publication. I read the Kindle Unlimited version of the compiliation & recommend this option.