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By Force of Instinct: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

By Force of Instinct: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

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by Abigail Reynolds
     
 
In Jane Austen�s classic Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet never expects to see Mr. Darcy again after his disastrous proposal in Hunsford. But what if family business required him to stay at Rosings after giving her his letter? Coming face to face with Mr. Darcy only days later could give Elizabeth a new chance to understand him� or a chance for even more

Overview

In Jane Austen�s classic Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet never expects to see Mr. Darcy again after his disastrous proposal in Hunsford. But what if family business required him to stay at Rosings after giving her his letter? Coming face to face with Mr. Darcy only days later could give Elizabeth a new chance to understand him� or a chance for even more misunderstandings.

THE PEMBERLEY VARIATIONS by Abigail Reynolds is a series of novels exploring the roads not taken in Pride & Prejudice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015747386
Publisher:
White Soup Press
Publication date:
12/10/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
161,641
File size:
734 KB

Meet the Author

Abigail Reynolds is a great believer in taking detours. Originally from upstate New York, she studied Russian and theater at Bryn Mawr College and marine biology at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. After a stint in performing arts administration, she decided to attend medical school, and took up writing as a hobby during her years as a physician in private practice.

A life-long lover of Jane Austen�s novels, Abigail began writing variations on Pride & Prejudice in 2001, then expanded her repertoire to include a series of novels set on her beloved Cape Cod. Her most recent releases are Mr. Darcy's Refuge, Mr. Darcy's Letter, A Pemberley Medley, and Morning Light, and she is currently working on a new Pemberley Variation and the next novel in her Cape Cod series. A lifetime member of JASNA and a founder of the popular Austen Authors group blog, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two teenaged children, and a menagerie of animals. Her hobbies do not include sleeping or cleaning her house.

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By Force of Instinct: A Pride & Prejudice Variation 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
arosebyanyothername More than 1 year ago
Alas, another attempt by Abigail Reynolds to write a sequel to P&P. It is a shame that much of the book is taken up with nonsensical dialogue and bosom heaving scenes. Ms. Reynolds is quite capable of imitating Austen's style and does so successfully, although, the attempts are uneven due to the subject matter of some of the scenes. The real problem with Reynold's books is that she allows her Regency heroine to sleep with, or otherwise engage in activities that were absolutely not permitted amongst the better classes at the time, although a mild form of this behavior becomes essential to the plot. This destroys the sexual tension in the book at about the half way point and the reader is reduced to perusing inane dialogue or more bosom heaving scenes for the rest of the novel. It is a a shame because she has some good plot ideas but they fall prey to the supposed necessity to write a bodice ripper instead of a good, literary work with imagination. The author misses many opportunities to fully develop her plot and subplots in deference to scenes in which Darcy and Elizabeth engage in almost sickly sweet dialogue and much groping. Please, Ms. Reynolds, leave something, anything, to the reader's imagination if we are to be writing Austen sequels and engage in plot development.
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Billie34 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to all who like the pride and prejudice variations.
MommaG More than 1 year ago
This new spin on Pride and Predjudice by Abigail Reynolds was an interesting twist although not with the depth of character and story found in her other spin offs. While the premise of the story could have been the foundation for an excellant book this seemed a little light and forced as if the writer had to produce another sequel quickly. Darcy and Elizabeth's characters were bland and the wit and dialogue between the two was lackluster. A good Saturday afternoon after the yard work read.