For All the Wrong Reasons - A Novella [NOOK Book]

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For All the Wrong Reasons - A Novella: Pemberley, the Darcy estate, is entailed away from the female line. When Fitzwilliam Darcy learns that Peter Grayson, the prospective heir, is to marry Caroline Bingley, he realizes he must quickly find a wife so that he might have a son. But will Elizabeth Bennet agree to a loveless marriage, and if so, will she marry for all the wrong reasons? This novella explores ...
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Overview

For All the Wrong Reasons - A Novella: Pemberley, the Darcy estate, is entailed away from the female line. When Fitzwilliam Darcy learns that Peter Grayson, the prospective heir, is to marry Caroline Bingley, he realizes he must quickly find a wife so that he might have a son. But will Elizabeth Bennet agree to a loveless marriage, and if so, will she marry for all the wrong reasons? This novella explores Darcy and Elizabeth's path to a happily-ever-after ending.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012354747
  • Publisher: Quail Creek Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 125,844
  • File size: 68 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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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    Not my favorite retelling. I just can't imagine these two marry

    Not my favorite retelling. I just can't imagine these two marrying without love. I also have a hard time with this Georgiana. All that said, it is well written and a fast read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Elivated Fan Fiction

    This novella took just under two hours to read and, while I wouldn't call it an evening wasted, there are other tales of E&D I've enjoyed spending time with more. There is very little romance of the steamy or sweet varieties, and the misunderstandings between our leading are rather silly. Also, in what I term a glaring factual error Georgiana is replaced by a polished, confident woman of 18, rather than a painfully shy, ill used girl of 16. And as this book is set prior to Kent events of P&P this is troubling.

    The story is saved by it's sense and truly ingenious premise. Though the plot is still left to be desired to be sketched in full. If you have trouble getting through occasionally dragging E&D stories then this P&P on fast-forward is for you. However, I found that it seemed to rise no farther than a very well edited, longer version of it's origin, which the "About the Author" section tells us was a blogged fan-fic short story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

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    Wonderful Short Story - Very touching

    I have always loved Pride and Prejudice and love reading different takes on this wonderful story. I truly enjoyed this short Novella. I don't want to give away this story, but I would highly recommend that anyone that loves Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth would really enjoy this story.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    A must read (short story)

    I loved "For All The Wrong Reasons"..It is a short story but it is beautiful! :)
    My heart skipped a beat the moment they confessed their love for each other. I wish they had a movie with the version of this book!!

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    Interesting Premise

    What if Darcy and Elizabeth married before they fell head over heels in love? This novella explores that possibility in an entertaining, but too brief, read.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    A Pride and Prejudice What If Story

    This is a P&P what if short story and doesn't stick to the P&P storyline (Jane and Bingley are happily married and Lydia did not run away with Wickham) but it does provide some reading enjoyment for a lazy afternoon. Darcy's character seemed more reserved than even Austen intended, and there are several sex scenes that give limited detail and don't seem to be pleasant for either Darcy or Elizabeth. No one who pictures Austen's Darcy as their perfect hero could continue to feel that way about him had Austen included Ms. Simonsen's sex scenes in P&P. I'm not a P&P purist or a prude; I'm just saying Simonsen's Darcy seems more inept than passionate in the bedroom and I don't think I'd be too happy as his new bride.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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