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Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker
     

Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker

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by Emma Hox
 
Would Pride and Prejudice have been different if Colonel Fitzwilliam had accompanied Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield?

What would happen if Mr. Darcy made friends with a mysterious member of the Meryton neighborhood who refuses an introduction but who has a close relationship with the Bennet household?

Elizabeth Bennet, the second of

Overview

Would Pride and Prejudice have been different if Colonel Fitzwilliam had accompanied Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield?

What would happen if Mr. Darcy made friends with a mysterious member of the Meryton neighborhood who refuses an introduction but who has a close relationship with the Bennet household?

Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters to Mr. Thomas Bennet has caught the attention of the rich and handsome Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy almost from the moment he laid eyes on her, but when he purposefully misinterprets her families expectation of her marrying well and slights her in a way unknown to those who have always loved Jane Austen’s acclaimed Pride and Prejudice, he must leave forever or make amends. Sulking in the library he determines to leave the place and give her up, but is waylaid by a member of the Meryton neighborhood who claims an intimate acquaintance with the Bennet family and offers up advice on how to win Elizabeth’s heart.

Longbourn’s Unexpected Matchmaker puts a spin on Pride and Prejudice that no one would ever expect as Colonel Fitzwilliam attends Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet is witty enough to detect the motives of Mr. Darcy’s long time enemy Lieutenant Wickham and Georgiana Darcy is bold enough to defy her brother and cousin and comes to Meryton in the midst of a storm. Not to mention Caroline Bingley, Lieutenant Wickham and Lady Catherine are all working against our hero and heroine ever finding their own happily ever after.

Re-edited January 2010 - Second Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615328850
Publisher:
Rhemalda Corporation
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved it and if you like Pride and Prejudice I think you will too.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful prose, stunning use of imagery and skillful plotting all make this novel a divine read. Any fan of Jane Austen will fall in love with this story all over again. I highly recommend it!
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Who can forget the misunderstandings and obsessions of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? For a juxtaposition of satire and childlike attitudes were always prevalent in all of Austen's novels, and it is in that spirit that Emma Hox reformulates the story within this very famous novel. Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker poses a new plot involving the provocative Colonel Fitzwilliam, who plays matchmaker in a style not always appreciated by Darcy and Elizabeth, two characters who much more open to understand and give second chances than they were in their original birthplace within Austen's famous novel. Conversations galore on literature, marriage and social class fill these pages in between the courtships and solving of major and minor debacles, but the ending is definitely a "They lived happily ever after." One relationship does not turn out so well at all and its resolution is the only one that is credible and upsetting for sure. This is a "nice" novel, for those who want a story without any heart-rending or tension-ridden conflicts. While it attempts the Austen style and succeeds in many ways, this book indeed makes any reader of Austen very much aware of how dynamic was the latter's style and just what she was attempting to accomplish besides just telling an appealing story. How strong do you like your portrayal of reality, especially in looking back to another historical period? The reader must decide and perhaps not decide at all but enjoy two very diversely plotted scenarios of similar but different characters. Interestingly crafted, Ms. Hox! Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on April 2, 2010
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Story...different take from other "what if's"... I have listed some books I highly recommend to read if you like the sequels and the What If's based on the original Pride & Prejudice novel...I include Pamela Aiden's Trilogy, The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins, Elizabeth Ashton's 7-book series, all of Kara Louise's books, and And This Our Life by C. Allyn Pierson...these are all great stories to escape to on rainy and snowy days!