One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate

One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate

by J Dawn King


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511994675
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 464,870
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joy Dawn King started telling stories from an early age. However, she did not write any of them down until she was 57 years old. While living high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador with her husband and family, she read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the first time. It was love at first page. After she was done, she longed for more.

When searching for another copy of Jane Austen's writings, she happened upon several books that offered alternative paths to happily ever after for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. She purchased and read as many as she could find. Finally, in early 2014, she had an idea for a story about the couple that would not go away. Thus, her first book, A Father's Sins: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, was born.

Since then, Joy and her husband moved back to the U.S. and plot bunnies kept hopping in and out of her imagination. Now, it's all she can do to keep up with them. But, she tries.

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One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
buggysmom More than 1 year ago
My Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book by the author's representative. I am providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way. ~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review My Review: ✭✭✭✭ A book with three Jane Austen re-tales in it should keep you busy on a damp and dreary afternoon. Well, it kept me well occupied. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The story lines varied widely from what JA might have written had she thought of these ideas. But the style of the stories was much in her line. I could close my eyes and picture the ladies dressed just the same as every other Elizabeth Bennet I've ever seen. And Mr. Darcy was just as starchy and correct. Tea was the solution for every ill and social faux pas. Mr. Bingley still as convivial and in love with the beauteous Jane. The settings and the characters were just as JA had written them. And in each one, Miss Elizabeth Bennet marries her Mr. Darcy. The first story in the book, The Library, was my favorite of the three. I loved their conversation, the depth and detail in it were much more like a JA. It was fun, lighthearted. And it has stayed with me, while the other two have not. Though the other two were enjoyable, that first story was the one that stuck and plays back in my mind from time to time. Bits of the conversation and the way I picture them there in that room. Her finger stuck in the book to hold her place. And the footman's complicity at the door. Yes, this is a good rainy day book you should have on your shelf. By all means, don't miss The Library.
jt12JT More than 1 year ago
The title of the latest release by J Dawn King, One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories, is perfect for this book and I do love it. All three stories are about Darcy and Elizabeth. One of the things that I fancy best about them is that each story has much time with Darcy and Lizzy in company. Add to their together time, an extremely good plot and you have some fine reading. It does not get much better than that. The first short story is ‘The Library’. It takes place at Netherfield Park when Elizabeth is there to care for Jane. The author took this instance from Pride and Prejudice and elaborated on it. She gave it her spin with a great ‘what could have happened’. Then there was the footman who stood guard at the library door. He was a likable character and his role added a fun dimension. ‘The Library’ was a charming variation that I much enjoyed. ‘Married!’ is the second story and it is a full length book. I must say that I adored this one. Darcy is wonderful and made me love him all the more. Lizzy is true to character and lovely too. Mr. Gardiner, Lady Matlock and Colonel Fitzwilliam are three of my favorites as supporting cast, although the Colonel does play a larger role. Lord Matlock and Lady Catherine are two peas in a pod and a despicable pair at that. Georgiana is a spoiled teenager but does have some endearing qualities. She grows under the careful tutelage of Lady Matlock and her new sister. In one part of the story, Colonel Fitzwilliam is watching a scene between Darcy, Elizabeth and the ever distasteful Mr. Collins. Following are his thoughts…’He watched Darcy and Elizabeth stand as one against the pompous pimple. Yes, it would be a great partnership.’ I laughed at that suitable description of Mr. Collins.  Pompous pimple, indeed! There are so many brilliant parts to ‘Married!’ and I highly recommend reading it. It is wonderful to read the scenes where Darcy and Lizzy are growing closer and falling in love.  All does not run smoothly but that makes the path to happily ever after all the more deserving. Oh, but one of the most delicious scenes was when Caroline Bingley discovered that Elizabeth was Mrs. Darcy. I had to reread that one several times to savor the moment! Well done, Ms. King! The last of the three and a short story, is ‘Ramsgate’. The interesting twist to this plot is that the Bennets and the Gardiners are in Ramsgate and meet Georgiana Darcy. As one would assume, George Wickham and Mrs. Younge are also there but that is where the similarities to the happenings at Ramsgate end. It is entertaining to watch Darcy and Elizabeth getting acquainted and to see how different their relationship is in this ‘what-if’. “Elizabeth Bennet was impertinent and Darcy’s heart was lost. His will was like iron, hardened by adversity and fire. His heart was virginal, untouched by tender thoughts of any woman, until today.”  I love those lines in ‘Ramsgate’! Such an apt description of Fitzwilliam Darcy. These stories are full of romance and some angst, but mostly overall good feelings. The plots move along and hold interest throughout. They are well told and well written. I didn’t want to put the book down and hated for each story to end. Anyone that enjoys reading Pride and Prejudice retellings and variations will treasure this book. Thank you, J Dawn King, for a very good read.