President Darcy: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation

President Darcy: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation

by Victoria Kincaid


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A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and PrejudicePresident William Darcy has it all: wealth, intelligence, and the most powerful job in the country. Despite what his friends say, he is not lonely in the White House. He's not. And he has vowed not to date while he's in office. Nor is he interested in Elizabeth Bennet. She might be pretty and funny and smart, but her family is nouveau riche and unbearable. Unfortunately, he encounters her everywhere in Washington, D.C.-making her harder and harder to ignore. Why can't he get her out of his mind? Elizabeth Bennet enjoys her job with the Red Cross and loves her family, despite their tendency to embarrass her. At a White House state dinner, they cause her to make an unfavorable impression on the president, who labels her unattractive and uninteresting. Those words are immediately broadcast on Twitter, so the whole world now knows the president insulted her. Elizabeth just wants to avoid the man-who, let's admit it, is proud and difficult. For some reason he acts all friendly when they keep running into each other, but she knows he's judging her. Eventually, circumstances force Darcy and Elizabeth to confront their true feelings for each other, with explosive results. But even if they can find common ground, Mr. Darcy is still the president-with limited privacy and unlimited responsibilities-and his enemies won't hesitate to use his feelings for Elizabeth against him. Can President Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find their way to happily ever after?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997553086
Publisher: Victoria Kincaid
Publication date: 10/12/2017
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 845,668
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

The author of numerous best-selling Pride and Prejudice variations, historical romance writer Victoria Kincaid has a Ph.D. in English literature and runs a small business, er, household with two children, a hyperactive dog, an overly affectionate cat, and a husband who is not threatened by Mr. Darcy. They live near Washington DC, where the inhabitants occasionally stop talking about politics long enough to complain about the traffic.

On weekdays she is a freelance writer/editor who specializes in IT marketing (it's more interesting than it sounds) and teaches business writing. A lifelong Austen fan, Victoria has read more Jane Austen variations and sequels than she can count - and confesses to an extreme partiality for the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice.

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President Darcy: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humorous and engaging, I liked this variation very much
Sophia-Rose1 More than 1 year ago
'Darcy for President!' we all shout. Oh wait, it happened. Victoria Kincaid, an author whom I've enjoyed to read for her employment of fun and clever plot variations for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice has done it again. In this her first modern variation, she makes the White House her playground for Darcy and Lizzy's sweet, but at times acrimonious romance and the antics of all the other usual suspects in the original Austen tale. The story begins with a fiasco of a meet cute for President Darcy and Red Cross worker, Elizabeth Bennet. If a family can try one's soul, it is Elizabeth's. It was like someone let the Marx Brothers loose on the grounds. I thought I might just have to strangle Lydia before it was all through and I was nearly there with the parents (Soup on a stick, anyone?). It got crazier with that family as the story progressed. I mean cra-zy. LOL What I'm trying to say is this is one to laugh with and not take seriously for the most part. It was fun to see how the author brought the classic story and characters into the modern age (Lydia with a Twitter account and Caroline in charge of Darcy's PR, for reals). It really brought out how difficult it would be for a President to 'date', particularly a woman from a family like the Bennets going up against the status quo expected of him in the Oval Office and with his family and acquaintances - looking at you Lady C. There are several little things that are highly unlikely when it comes to the real life world of the president, but others are probably right on the nose. Again, this is light and fun though yeesh, Lydia and Wickham wrecked some damage. While the story parallels scenes from Pride & Prejudice, I enjoyed the author infusing it with her own interpretation of characters and plot so it wasn't merely a cliched re-hash. I enjoyed the romance and thought the obstacles were in keeping with the choice of modern situation and flavored by what we all enjoy from P&P- Lizzy's prejudice, Wickham and Lady C's interferences, Darcy's pride, etc. It read quickly and paced well. Attraction was there and sizzling, but took its time before a romance happened. In the end, it was a satisfying read that gave me some laughs and little sighs. I definitely vote for President Darcy and recommend it to Austen fans along with those who enjoy light, romantic comedy.