An Arranged Marriage

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Can a marriage of convenience ever lead to true love?

Immediately after Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr. Darcy's proposal at Hunsford, her father dies, leaving Longbourn entailed away and little fortune to sustain his widow and daughters.

Six months later, the Bennet family receives a visitor with a most unusual offer that promises to save the family from financial and social ruin. Elizabeth's sense of duty forces...

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Overview

Can a marriage of convenience ever lead to true love?

Immediately after Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr. Darcy's proposal at Hunsford, her father dies, leaving Longbourn entailed away and little fortune to sustain his widow and daughters.

Six months later, the Bennet family receives a visitor with a most unusual offer that promises to save the family from financial and social ruin. Elizabeth's sense of duty forces her to enter into an arranged marriage with a man she does not even like.

Told from Elizabeth's point of view, An Arranged Marriage is a compelling twist on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Can Elizabeth overcome her feelings of anger, resentment, and suspicion toward her new husband and - the most bewildering sensation of all - a growing attraction for the last man in the world she ever wished to marry?

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http://austenprose.com/2011/08/21/an-arranged-marriage-by-jan-hahn-%e2%80%93-a-review/ - Christina Boyd
Hahn’s mastery of Regency eloquence, as well as the seamless injections of Austen’s most famous prose, is pitch perfect. Most appreciated is her deft understanding of romance– sans all the tiresome throbbing and moaning one reads so often in many Darcy and Elizabeth adaptations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936009145
  • Publisher: Meryton Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 457,313
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

I've been a storyteller since childhood, and as soon as I learned to print, I began weaving stories. Instead of playing outside, I could often be found sitting under a tree, spinning tales for my friends. When my children came along, I wrote skits and plays for them to enact during summer breaks, and soon I was enlisted to do the same for various local organizations. Eventually, I developed my own small business recording, writing, and publishing oral histories.

I have a closet full of story starts, but I rarely finished any of those supposedly great American novels until I began writing fiction based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I’ve been involved in the Jane Austen community since 2002 when I discovered the joys of reading and writing fanfiction.
I was married to the dearest and best man in the world until his death in 2008, and I am blessed with a large and loving family, for which I am grateful.


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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Excellent book...highly recommended!

    Although this book is told from Elizabeth's perspective, one gains much insight into the character, and even childhood, of Mr. Darcy. The book transported me back in time to an era of romance and beauty, to Georgian England, London and Pemberley. I never wanted to stop reading. It was intriguing.a fascinating book and one I look forward to reading again and again. I have to admit, Mr. Darcy is my favorite character in the original book, as well as this one, but Elizabeth does run a close second. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a love of Jane Austen and the books written of that era. You will fall in love with the characters all over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Loved

    love the way Jan writes

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    Loved this variation.

    Really enjoyed this variation of the story and characters. This variation had the tender romance without it being smutty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Rather silly P&P re-write

    There are three kinds of P&P re-writes. The ones that take the original novel and add a truly refreshing twist while maintaining the integrity of the characters. The ones that just add sex. And the silly ones that warp Lizzie and Darcy into very different characters than the ones Jane Austen wrote about, sometimes even turning them into people that she would have pilloried mercilessly, given half a chance. This book falls into category 3 with Lizzie featured as the original spineless wonder. It is by no means the worst of its genre (hence the two star rating) but it is far from the best.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

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    Love it!

    An Arranged Marriage by Jan Hahn is a 'Pride and Prejudice Alternate Path' book. It is based on the original Pride and Prejudice but picks up after Mr. Darcy purposes for the first time. Mr. Bennett dies unexpectedly and Elizabeth is forced to return home immediately. I was sad about this fact because he is one of my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice. However his untimely death has some foreseen consequences. For example, the house is entailed to Mr. Collins and the Bennetts will have to not only find a place to live but also live on a very moderate income. Mr. Darcy comes to the rescue and lays an arrangement on the table that is hard to refuse. If Lizzy agrees to marry Darcy then he will provide for her family. At first Lizzy refuses but after consideration she agrees to sacrifice her happiness for the sake of her family. Thus the story begins.
    I was a little taken aback by Lizzy's character in this book. She is not her usually charming, witty self, instead she's angry and leery at Mr. Darcy. I could understand her feeling though. She recently lost her beloved father and she is married to a man she doesn't really know or like. After all he did ruin the happiness of her sister, Jane. Mr. Darcy's character is a bit hard and unrelenting as well. He's used to having his will be done all the time and without question. He's not used to showing emotion or talking about his feelings. These two characters interact like oil and vinegar.
    The story line to this book is good. I enjoyed reading every bit of it. Both Lizzy and Darcy's characters transform over each page. They both have a lot to learn about each other as being a married couple. I love that Hahn included most of the characters from the original book, especially Lady Catherine and Caroline Bingley. They are great characters that add adversity to Elizabeth and Darcy's happiness. Jan Hahn did a great job with the beloved characters of Pride and Prejudice. Fans of Jane Austen will love this book.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    I have read both novels by this author and found one as delightf

    I have read both novels by this author and found one as delightful as the other. I believe she stays true to the characters of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice. I hope there will be more novels from this author.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended - great book

    I love the characters of Pride and Prejudice. Altough I had never read anything else from Jan Hahn, I really enjoyed the what if. How Lizzy ended falling in love with Fitzwilliam regardless of accepting him only after her father's death. I, like Lizzy was jumping to conclusion he had fathered a son. This is a book I will read again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Couldn't put it down!

    Told in first person from lizzies point of view, this was an interesting change of pace from other p&p stories. Not overly graphic but still tender and sweet... great read!

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Better than most P&P re-writes

    One of the better Pride & Prejudice re-imaginings I've read. Georgiana's and Colonel Fitzwilliam's parts are beefed up from the original and are a nice addition to the story. I guess my problem with most pride and prejudice re-dos is that they never seem to cover a long enough span of time or the author rushes through it. This book suffers from from a little bit of both and while it's a neat concept, I would have liked to see the relationship develop more slowly. Even so, I'd read it again.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Enjoyable Retelling

    This version brings our couple together to save the Bennet family after the early untimely death of Mr. Bennet. I wish Mr. Darcy would have been more loving towards Elizabeth from the start, but that would have eliminated all of the angst they had to go through while they learned to truly love each other. Of course we would not like him as much if he were not so complex. Neither would Lizzy. I also enjoyed the relationship between Georgianna and Richard. Great read!

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