Darcy on the Hudson [NOOK Book]

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When Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, and Charles Bingley set sail from England for New York, each travels with a different purpose in mind. Georgiana wants to put a particularly jarring episode involving a family friend in the past, and Charles wishes to visit his Uncle Richard in an exciting new land. For Darcy, it is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of new sources of wealth in the expanding United States, but once Darcy meets American, Elizabeth Bennet, it is the beginning of a love story. But ...
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Darcy on the Hudson

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Overview

When Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, and Charles Bingley set sail from England for New York, each travels with a different purpose in mind. Georgiana wants to put a particularly jarring episode involving a family friend in the past, and Charles wishes to visit his Uncle Richard in an exciting new land. For Darcy, it is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of new sources of wealth in the expanding United States, but once Darcy meets American, Elizabeth Bennet, it is the beginning of a love story. But will their differences and a possible second war between Britain and America keep them apart?
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Editorial Reviews

Readers Comments - What Readers Are Saying Austen Readers
My very favorite kind of story: one that weaves my beloved literary characters into an unexpected historical situation.Gayle

Your writing is so evocative that I can visualize all the events of this story as though it were a film. Juliet

You have taken these beloved characters, and totally re-seated them in a very different but extremely interesting setting. Heather Lynn

The rich historical underpinnings you add to your tales really add to the readers experience. Steve
Reflections of a Book Addict - Kimberly Denby-Ryder
If you’re willing to keep an open mind with the character changes, and would like see Darcy and Elizabeth thrown into a new location and situation, then I highly recommend Darcy on the Hudson. The ending alone will have any romantic head over heels in love with Darcy all over again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013620926
  • Publisher: Quail Creek Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 150,198
  • File size: 662 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Lydon Simonsen combines her love of history and the novels of Jane Austen in writing re-imaginings of Miss Austen’s work. She is the author of A Wife for Mr. Darcy, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, Searching for Pemberley, and Mr. Darcy’s Bite which are available in bookstores and on line. Also available, exclusively on-line, are Pride & Prejudice novellas: For All the Wrong Reasons; Mr. Darcy's Angel of Mercy; Becoming Elizabeth Darcy; Darcy on the Hudson; and A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park; a Pride and Prejudice short story, Darcy and Elizabeth, The Language of the Fan; two Persuasion re-imaginings, Anne Elliot, A New Beginning and Captain Wentworth - Home From the Sea, as well as her modern novel, The Second Date, Love Italian-American Style, and a British mystery, Three's A Crowd. The author lives in Arizona.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Well re-imagined.

    Enjoyed this take on the "Pride and Prejudice" story. The infusion of actual U.S. American history breathed life into the tale. Mrs. Bennet is refreshingly portrayed as a woman of substance. Elizabeth's intelligence was not wasted in this rendition of her life. She became an important writer of historical and political views. And, Darcey craves Dutch apple pie!

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    A new twist on the P&P story

    I enjoyed this newer version of the P&P story. I'm glad that the Bennett estate wasn't entalled away from the daughters and gave Darcy and Elizabeth a chance to become parteners without Darcy having to save the entire Bennett family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Liked this variation

    Will definitely re-read.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

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    Great Historical Fiction with a Story We All Love!

    This new Pride and Prejudice re-imagining is set in America while Americans are still living through the effects of the Revolutionary War and right before the beginning of the War of 1812. Upon Darcy, Bingley, and Georgiana arriving in America, the reader discovers many of the cultural differences between Regency England and America. With the English being extremely formal and proper, Darcy faces an even greater struggle in overcoming duty and honor to his lineage and country in offering his heart to Elizabeth. Elizabeth also has her fair share of struggles. She must let go of the past and the pain she suffered at the hands of British society three years prior. In addition to the war being waged inside Darcy, he also has another battle to fight: Caroline Bingley. A year ago, while Caroline was visiting her cousin Charles in England, she and Darcy engaged in a flirtation. Now that Darcy is in America with Caroline, he must face the expectations that she has. One of Simonsen's strong points is her ability to engage the reader. A rollercoaster of emotions were wrought inside me while reading this story. I was so drawn into the book that I felt all the emotions along with the characters. Not only that, but also I was transported to 1811 New York. Through the detailed imagery and exposition, I could easily place myself in the scenes with the characters. Just like Searching for Pemberley and Mr. Darcy's Angel of Mercy, I was drawn into the history of the piece. It was enlightening to learn what trials Americans faced and what daily life was like in America in 1811 while at the same time reading a story I love. I could go on and on about the events in the book, how engaging they are, how interesting the history bits are, but then this review would be way too long, so I just suggest you read the book!

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    To have the Bennets living in America and Bingley, Darcy and Geo

    To have the Bennets living in America and Bingley, Darcy and Georgiana traveling to America made for a great re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. The characters were true to their nature even in a very different setting.

    Poor Mr. Darcy was not a good sea-faring traveler. His bout with motion sickness was quite hilarious at times and got him into trouble with Elizabeth almost immediately upon his arrival to America. Misunderstandings abound across the pond too! 

    There was less of Wickham and I rather enjoyed that for a change. I have to say, that what there was about him, I liked!  Colonel Fitzwilliam was not mentioned much and I missed him, as he is one of my favorites. Considering the story line though, his absence was understandable.

    When Darcy helps a widow by climbing a ladder and picking apples, I was more endeared to him than ever. This was a bit of a turning point in the eyes of Elizabeth as some of her first impressions of the man were in error. Caroline Bingley was still in want of Darcy as a husband but she is not Charles’ sister! The history between Caroline and Darcy was different and interesting. 

    I loved the parts about Lizzy’s horse. They were sweet and tender and also made for some great encounters between Elizabeth and Darcy. 

    I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. I even had ‘a little water’ in my eyes on others. I loved this book and I thank you, Mary Simonsen, for a good and rewarding read!

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    I completely enjoyed this POV. Loved the American history woven

    I completely enjoyed this POV. Loved the American history woven around the characters we love. Enjoyed an American Lizzy. Just a really great book.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Great Historical Novel

    I really enjoyed this book. Love historical novels. This one was educational as well.

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