Title: Mr. Darcy's Letter: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (Pemberley Variation Series)
Author: Abigail Reynolds
Review: I love Jane Austen and have read every book she had written many times over. This had lots of the same dialogue as the original book, but a few modifications. I liked the way things changed in the book and saw the changes as adding a different dimension to the love story.
I was a bit shocked at the sex that came out of nowhere and it was quite the steamy little bammmmm!!! The rest of the book was what I expected from Pride and Prejudice. The way that everything came to the same ending had to go around and around it several circles before getting there. I did like the changes and enjoyed the story again.
This has made me want to look at other Jane Austen variations to see how they are the same or different.
Published: Published November 21st 2011 by Intertidal Press (first published 2011)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Where I Obtained the Book: Purchased at Amazon for Kindle.
Synopsis: A lady's reputation is a fragile thing. If anyone ever discovered that Miss Elizabeth Bennet had received a letter from a single gentleman, she could be ruined... or forced to marry a man she detests. In this "Pride & Prejudice" variation, Elizabeth takes the safer course and refuses to read Mr. Darcy's letter of explanation. Returning home unaware of Wickham's true nature, Elizabeth confesses everything to him, putting both Mr. Darcy and herself in grave danger from Wickham's schemes.
Authors Information: Abigail Reynolds has spent the last fifty years asking herself what she wants to be when she grows up. This month she is a writer, a mother and a physician in a part-time private practice. Next month is anybody’s guess. Originally from upstate New York, she indecisively studied Russian, theater, and marine biology before deciding to attend medical school, a choice which allowed her to avoid any decisions at all for four years.
She began writing Pride & Prejudice variations in 2001 to spend more time with her very favorite characters. Encouragement from fellow Austen fans convinced her to continue asking ‘What if…?’, which led to seven other Pemberley Variations and two modern novels set on Cape Cod. Her most recent releases are WHAT WOULD MR. DARCY DO?, A PEMBERLEY MEDLEY, and MORNING LIGHT. She is currently at work on some book or other, and will let the world know if she ever figures out what it is. A lifetime member of JASNA, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two teenaged children, and a menagerie of pets.