Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails When all hope seems lost love never fails After her father dies Elizabeth Bennet refuses to marry the heir of her family s estate leaving her her mother and her sisters without means and without a

  • Title: Love Never Fails
  • Author: Jennifer Joy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When all hope seems lost love never fails After her father dies, Elizabeth Bennet refuses to marry the heir of her family s estate, leaving her, her mother, and her sisters without means and without a home and it is all Elizabeth s fault What are five single women with no prospects to do A string of emotional decisions lead her from her beloved Hertfordshire to LondWhen all hope seems lost love never fails After her father dies, Elizabeth Bennet refuses to marry the heir of her family s estate, leaving her, her mother, and her sisters without means and without a home and it is all Elizabeth s fault What are five single women with no prospects to do A string of emotional decisions lead her from her beloved Hertfordshire to London, where she becomes a lady s companion to a scheming woman with too much time and money and too few scruples Fitzwilliam Darcy is full of remorse Humbled from his arrogance, he sets out to prove that he is a man of honor by earning the respect of the one most affected by his indifference Miss Elizabeth Bennet From the offering of a handkerchief to a hot air balloon ride, he will do what he must to become the man she believes him to be However, even the best intentions often go awry especially when Charles Bingley s aunt, Lady Lavinia Rutledge, is involved Can Darcy and Elizabeth see past their guilt and regret to recognize the love they long for This is a sweet romance based on Jane Austen s Pride Prejudice.

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    1. Dear reader,From the moment you begin this tale you are confronted with a new and stark reality. This is mirrored not only in the storyline itself but in the carefully chosen words that are used and serve to give the reader a verbal 'wake up call',a proverbial 'dash of cold water on the face' to make you aware that this book,this writing is new,fresh and needs to be taken seriously. I loved it!!!I adored Darcy,empathised with how events seemed to spiral out of control for Elizabeth, laughed at t [...]

    2. 4.5 StarsWhat if Mr. Bennet dies before the Meryton Assembly and no introductions can be made between the Bennet's, the Bingley's and Mr. Darcy. Right from the beginning your emotions are engaged as Elizabeth, Jane and Mary have hidden themselves behind a tree to watch the burial of their father. Your heart breaks for Elizabeth and her sisters as they deal with the loss of not only their father but also their home as Elizabeth refuses to marry Mr. Collins. Mrs. Bennet's nerves rise to the forefr [...]

    3. LOVE NEVER FAILS by Jennifer JoyThis non-canon story opens, sadly, with the funeral of Mr. Bennet. Elizabeth and two of her sisters are watching from a hiding place nearby as women weren't supposed to attend. Fitzwilliam Darcy is also an observer and believes he has a guilty secret that the Bennet ladies know nothing about. With Mr. Bennet dead, the six women now have very little income and, if unknown cousin Mr. Collins so chooses, they're also homeless. Jane becomes ill and so Mr. Collins prop [...]

    4. Love Never Fails is a variation on Pride and Prejudice that I found quite unique and original. Jennifer Joy is a very creative author and I very much enjoy seeing the new situations she finds for Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. I have to say that while listening to this variation on audible, I was also reading a very humorous variation by another author. The juxtaposition was quite strange and I have to take care to give this more melodramatic variation its due. It definitely has some angsty asp [...]

    5. frompemberleytomilton.wordpreThe first chapter of Love Never Fails was a true surprise for me. I have read almost every book Jennifer Joy has published, and for that reason I am quite familiar with her writing, but the tone of this latest release is very different from her previous works and her writing versatility surprised and amazed me.In this book Mr. Bennet dies before the Meryton Assembly occurs and the first scene is at his funeral. I was immediately drawn to the environment, the story an [...]

    6. A lot of fun, although folks are moving off-stage way too much and leaves you guessing at timest in a good way. Also, Darcy's infatuation with Elizabeth begins in an utterly improbable way. Lady Rutledge is a hoot! The puppet mistress could do so much more. Hope we see other stories featuring her character.

    7. This is the third 5-star book I've rated by Jennifer Joy, who continues to prove herself to be quite the proficient! This story begins before Bingley & company ever come to Netherfield. Elizabeth is devastated, as her father has suddenly died. Her mother becomes furious when she refuses to marry Mr. Collins, but even securing the Bennets' immediate future at Longbourn isn't sufficient motivation for her to accept that repulsive man's proposal. Elizabeth does everything she can to keep the re [...]

    8. Well done. Lady Rutledge = a Lady Catherine with the wisdom of a sage and the manipulative skills of a diplomat! And here I am in tears at a proposal – everything a young lady could want and definitely not that of Hunsford! (Are there too many exclamation points?) Then Darcy’s secret gift for her at the end…it just had to be that way, so I am not surprised…but pleasantly satisfied.Yes this story rates five stars. It kept my attention. It provided a tale not told before. And it didn't nee [...]

    9. More like 3.5 stars, but there was something about it that kept me from being able to give it 4 stars. There were a lot of things I liked a great deal, like the way that Darcy and Elizabeth slowly got to know one another, but I felt like there were a lot of little things that were never developed up to their full potential.(view spoiler)[Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship lacked almost all of the fire of the original. They simply got along from the beginning, and that never changed. I didn't bel [...]

    10. Adding an original character into an established cast can make or break a story, and in this case it is definitely made with Bingley's aunt. I think Lady Lavinia has become my new favorite original character in a supporting role. She is a driving force, actually pretty surprisingly subtle considering her outward demeanor, in Elizabeth's recovery after her father's death. In fact, she positively impacts everyone in her influence, even if it is hidden behind her mischievous, impertinent manner. If [...]

    11. Elizabeth refuses to marry Collins after her fathers demise which occurs the evening of the Meryton assembly (thus Darcy and Bingley don't meet the Bennet girls). Darcy had met Mr Bennet at Hunsford previously and feels guilty over his treatment of him so he assisted him back to London where he learned about his favourite daughter Lizzy. Darcy's guilt causes him to reach out and help the Bennets and try to become Elizabeth's friend. Elizabeth becomes a companion to Bingleys hilarious and trouble [...]

    12. Always love reading about Darcy and Elizabeth. I had quite a few issues with this book. It was well-written, but personally there were things I didn't care for. Lizzie's father dies and she goes to be a companion for Charles and Caroline's eccentric aunt. She calls her Eliza - I'm sorry, I always equate that name with Caroline calling her that, knowing that she hates it. The aunt was very strange, she seemed kind of bipolar to me, sometimes nice and friendly, other times autocratic. Lizzie seeme [...]

    13. Well this was quite different! At first I confess that I was a bit apprehensive about continuing this book as Darcy and Elizabeth do not meet as originally written and I love how they met. The story was a bit unusual but not bad, not bad at all. The addition of characters like Lady Rutledge and the whats his face count for Mrs. Bennet was a nice touch. I especially like the ploys and machinations employed by Lady Rutledge for the marrying off of her niece. Though I did not see Colonel Fitz and C [...]

    14. Before I bought this book I tried a sample and in my mind I sketched out where I thought the story was going. I was completely wrong. This version is very different from canon. With Mr. Bennet dying, Lizzy taking the job as a companion to Bingley's Aunt, who is a Lady. If I had to sum it up it is a story a lack of communication and poorly thought out snap decisions. Darcy's angst and 'pride' are contrived. Most of the Bennet sisters are all but absent from the story.

    15. Great storyTruly a wonderful read, with a well thought out storyline. One to add to your library in order to read again and again.

    16. If you are looking for a book that follows P&P story line, this one isn't the one. It is definitely a variation and it also contained nods to other Austen books. I noticed Sense and Sensibility as well as Persuasion but there might have been others that I missed. I enjoy Jennifer Joy's writing. I found a lot of humor in the book and had a number of laugh out loud moments. Lady Rutledge is a hoot. I thought her antics very entertaining. Some aspects of the story didn't seem to get finished in [...]

    17. FluffThis was a cute story, but it didn't have a whole lot of substance. I wasn't a fan that Darcy met Elizabeth after her father's death. I felt like there wasn't any real conflict in the book. There was nothing keeping them apart really. Darcy doesn't struggle with his pride and Wickham plays no role in the story. Bingley doesn't even meet Jane until the last few chapters. It was an ok read but I wanted more substance.

    18. An enjoyable variation. Mr. Bennet dies right before the Meryton Assembly (before the book opens), leaving the Bennet sisters unacquainted with the Bingley party, and Elizabeth uninsulted by Darcy. This sets the stage for a much different beginning to their acquaintance. Good characters- enjoyed seeing a different (but believable) side of Mrs. Bennet.

    19. Another lovely variation of Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice. In this variation, Mr. Bennet passes away the morning of the Meryton Assembly; thus, the Bennet women are in mourning and do not meet the Bingleys or Darcy. However, Darcy met Mr. Bennet the day before his death and is carrying guilt regarding the elderly gentleman's passing. Darcy writes a letter that Mrs. Bennet, thinking it a bill, burns. Elizabeth turns down Mr. Collins' proposal despite the fact that marrying him would allow [...]

    20. Elizabeth must be strong after the death of her father. Her family is split up and Elizabeth feels she must have a purpose. She becomes the companion of a delightfully eccentric woman who skillfully plays matchmaker for her family and Elizabeth. My favorite part was really the "aunt's" antics. There is a reveal near the end that was not a surprise but rather a very nice wrap up to the start of the story.

    21. A beautiful story of loss and survivalAfter the death of her father, Elizabeth struggles to keep her family togetherShe has to learn to live with regret and to stand by herself, and Jennifer takes us along in a wonderful and original trip of discovery and acceptance.Marvelous!!

    22. Love Truly Never FailsOh this book caused so many sighs, oohs, and awws . What a wonderful book! An interesting non-canon plot which made the movie in my head so worth watching. A must read!

    23. Just lovelyI truly enjoyed this. An instantly kind and compassionate Darcy is a thing of wonder. This warmed my heart and I enjoyed every word!

    24. No real background info/set-up. You're throw in the middle and have no idea what's going on, and the pace is odd and jumpy.I only got 20-50 pages in before I had to give up.

    25. Nice plotLoved lady rutledge. The way things turned out for Mrs. BENNETT was refreshing. Looking forward to jennifer boy's upcoming books.

    26. Great readThis is a wonderful story wonderfully told. Do yourself a favor and read it for yourself. Amazing HEA! My thanks to the author

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