The Journey

The Journey

by Jan Hahn


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ISBN-13: 9781936009152
Publisher: Meryton Press
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 722,918
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Journey 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Janie_tx More than 1 year ago
Great Book I found it the story delightful. It was well written. As always Darcy to the rescue of the fair Elizabeth, who would have thought a handsome highwayman, Morgan would fall in love with her. The jealousy that Darcy experiences during their captivity but he never tells her how he feels and the insecurity afterwards so like P&P. The characters struggle but finally reach the point where they truly understand how much they love each other. At the end when her son returns from America and informs her that Morgan seems to have feelings for her. The Mogan wife had died during the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth who her son is in love with. When her son asks if she ever thought she made the wrong choice and she answers "Your father won my heart a long time ago, no man ever had a chance" I would read this book again and again.
ChristinaBoyd More than 1 year ago
At last, at last. It’s arrived at last. Fans of Jan Hahn, author of An Arranged Marriage, winner of 2011 Best Indie Book award by Austenprose, have been all anticipation for the release of The Journey. This Pride & Prejudice twist begins shortly after the Netherfield Ball. Miss Elizabeth Bennet refuses the toady Mr. Collins’ marriage proposal, Elizabeth escapes her carping mother and journeys to London for a visit with her aunt and uncle. Reluctantly she travels with Mr. Bingley’s conceited, boorish sisters and the aloof, prideful Mr. Darcy, when suddenly highwaymen halt their carriage. Nate Morgan, handsome outlaw and leader of this band of thieves, on impulse abducts Elizabeth for his own diversion. Chivalrously Darcy offers himself as pawn in her stead, however, this scheme falls short --and to everyone’s astonishment, Darcy proclaims Elizabeth his wife! Under the charade as a married couple, Elizabeth and Darcy await their ransom, imprisoned together in a sparse room with ONE, scant blanket. Scandalous, indeed! Told in the first person narrative through Elizabeth’s eyes, their relationship must fast-forwarded ahead of the original Pride & Prejudice because of the forced, intimate circumstances endured for their very survival. After deprivation of restful sleep, days of duress in captivity and constant togetherness, Elizabeth does not know what she (or Darcy for that matter) is about. She knows of Darcy’s “arrogance, conceit, selfish disdain for the feelings of others,” his mistreatment of Wickham and his meddling with the happiness of her beloved Jane and Mr. Bingley… Add to her tumult of emotions, Elizabeth seems to be suffering a touch of Stockholm Syndrome (behavior of kidnap victims who, over time, become sympathetic to their captors.) And Morgan, skeptical of this marriage, is roguishly, fine. I confess, I might have been a little susceptible to his charms myself. A very little. On constant alert for possible escape, Darcy’s suspicions of Morgan with Elizabeth increase and can do little to hide his jealousy. And yet it’s Darcy’s constant wise, often tender manners during real peril that continue to plague Elizabeth’s heart. However the abduction is only the first third of the novel. In London, Elizabeth’s reputation totters precariously on the edge of scandal and is dependent on the integrity of our champion-- and even the rapscallion. Not only are there all the usual canon characters and their foibles like Lydia’s disgrace with Wickham, Colonel Fitzwilliam’s loose lips, Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s unabashed bossiness… but the earnest scope and humour make for a captivating read. In my experience, many Pride and Prejudice alternate stories fail to hit the mark when an author forces scenarios from the Austen’s original work into an entirely improbable story… which unfortunately does nothing but make the reader furrow brows in cynicism and incredulity. Dear friends, that is not the case here. Hahn’s retelling cleverly sprinkles many of Austen’s most memorable lines and scenes through out—sometimes out of canon sequence- but still recognizable and justifiable to make this particular tale quite plausible. Jan Hahn’s writing is top-notch, with vivid characters, lush story lines, and thorough research of the language and mores of Regency England. Hahn elegantly conveys Darcy and Elizabeth’s heart pounding passions while remaining respectful and not offending anyone’s sensibilities.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and characters in this book. I would like to see more of them. I have grown a bit tired of PP sequels where all the mamas are wishing that Mr. Darcy would marry their daughters or he is dazed out of his head with alcohol or drugs while various vixens try trick him into marriage. It was great fun watching him try to secure Elizabeth's attention, and ultimately, her affection. Even the ending left me with something to think about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved the story and the way the writer wrote with the time the story was set in
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This alternative path novel takes Elizabeth and Darcy on an adventure after being captured by highwaymen. The plot is fully engaging and characters are true to their orignals. Couldn't put it down.
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jt12JT More than 1 year ago
After Elizabeth Bennet refuses the offer of marriage from Mr. Collins, dear Mr. Bennet chooses to get her away from the wrath of her mother. He decides to send her to London to spend some time with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner. Charles Bingley offers for Elizabeth to travel with him and his sisters. At the last minute Mr. Bingley is unable to make the trip and Elizabeth will now be riding in the carriage with Caroline Bingley, Mrs. Hurst and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Thus, the journey begins… and what a fantastic journey it is. I loved, loved, loved this book. Soon after the foursome start for London, they are halted by highwaymen. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are kidnapped and held for ransom. The handsome Nate Morgan, who is the leader, finds himself drawn to Elizabeth. That adds sparks to an already heated situation. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are forced to stay in a single room, since he so gallantly came to her rescue and declared her his wife! Oh my, and the twists continue! How thrilling it was to read about the times they spent together and their misunderstandings. This time together also causes them to learn much about each other and Lizzy begins to realize that Mr. Darcy is not what she had thought him to be. Without giving anything away, I will only say that their stay in the cave was an exciting and gratifying read. Then the rescue comes and their world changes forever. There is much left for them to learn and discover and some of it is a difficult lesson indeed, especially for our dear Elizabeth. (Another scene that I felt was splendid was the engagement dinner for Bingley and Jane. It had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion and smiling continually.) This book was riveting and hard to put down. It is a superb story and one I highly recommend. Before publication it was first made available on a fan fiction site in 2005, as was "An Arranged Marriage", in 2004. This author had four others there too and I hope that someday, as readers, we will be fortunate enough to see them in print as they are all excellent. Thank you, Jan Hahn, for this delightful tale of my favorite hero and heroine. As a reader of many P&P alternate paths, sequels and variations, I can truly say this is one of my favorites. It is different from any of the others that I have read and is such fun. I look forward, with anticipation, to other books from this author.
dmco More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this new direction of taking Elizabeth and Darcy. The in fact, I thought it was a really good read. I will say thought however, I think it may have gone a chapter too long. I was a little disappointed about about what Darcy and Elizabeth's son adventure and what/how Elizabeth reacted.
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lovelifeva More than 1 year ago
A must read.