- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 20, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1975982320
- ISBN-13: 978-1975982324
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,248,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Something: Old, New, Later, True: A Pride & Prejudice Collection Paperback – September 20, 2017
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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!
But I would suggest we all look up 'fairing.' This old English major can assure you it is not to be confused with 'faring,' though fairing is an interesting word. And there doesn't seem to be a word such as 'anticipant,' though I find its creation to be interesting, as well.
Even iif you hated English and all fussy English majors old or young, there's still much to like about Capps' or King's stories. And I say this even though her modernization of a Lizzy and Darcy story is not my thing. I enjoyed the one included in this collection, though it was not a favorite. If you consider I even went so far as to buy this collection, in spite of its price as a gift for myself for my birthday, perhaps it deserves 4.5 stars. My budget does not admit such purchases, especially since I read many books and read this in a day. I opened and played with my birthday gift a full three days early! Books are like chocolate. You don't know how they'll go down til you sample them. Then you might as well finish them and hide the fact you've 'wasted' such time in self indulgence.
I am giving this 5 stars because I loved this collection. The one word I would choose to describe the first 3 stories would be 'Charm.' You have the 'meet cute,' the angst is over very quickly, and the romance gets started. I don't naturally reach for a modern retelling of P&P myself. But I did like the one included here. I love a long angsty full length novel as much as any JAFF fan, but it is nice to have a (good) short story I can knock off before bedtime and not be tempted to stay up into the wee hours. I am sure I'll find myself wanting to reread these in the future. The little twist at the end of 'Mr. Darcy's Bad Day' was a surprise! My favorite was 'A Forever Kind of Love,' but I actually started to wonder how Ms. Capps/King was going to achieve that happily ever after with Mr. and Mrs. Darcy wanting to find and push the right wife candidate toward their oldest son. Especially since we know how well that worked with Fitzwillliam Darcy. But it worked out adorably. Every story had an epilogue so I got to see the HEA in evidence.
The last story, 'For Pemberley,' is perhaps the hardest one to feel satisfied with it being so short. It's so utterly sad in the beginning, I went through a lot of tissues. Then it goes on into very moving territory, with the completely unfailing support of Darcy who finds Elizabeth right after the ugly event. I truly admire the author who writes a great short story, cutting where it just has to be cut, and without losing full consequence of the tale. And I truly do believe Christie Capps is achieving this with these stories.
I received this collection in a giveaway, without a request for any review.