The Abominable Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

The Abominable Mr Darcy A Pride and Prejudice Variation Mr Darcy was an enigma until he spoke Then he was the enemy Miss Elizabeth Bennet s eyes are instantly drawn towards a handsome mysterious guest who arrives at the Meryton Assembly with the Bingley

  • Title: The Abominable Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • Author: J. Dawn King
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Mr Darcy was an enigma until he spoke Then, he was the enemy Miss Elizabeth Bennet s eyes are instantly drawn towards a handsome, mysterious guest who arrives at the Meryton Assembly with the Bingley party The gentleman destroys her illusions by delivering an insult that turns him from Mr Divinely Attractive to the Abominable Mr Darcy While Elizabeth sets in motiMr Darcy was an enigma until he spoke Then, he was the enemy Miss Elizabeth Bennet s eyes are instantly drawn towards a handsome, mysterious guest who arrives at the Meryton Assembly with the Bingley party The gentleman destroys her illusions by delivering an insult that turns him from Mr Divinely Attractive to the Abominable Mr Darcy While Elizabeth sets in motion her strategy for retaliation, Darcy plans to win the campaign being waged in the genteel drawing rooms of Hertfordshire As players from Jane Austen s beloved cast of characters enter the fray, complications arise some with irreversible consequences Can a truce be called before their hearts become casualties as well How many times can two people go from enemies to friends and back again before it s too late

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    1. Review written February 25, 20173.6 Stars - Truly amusing with interesting (more straight forward) twist and turns to a 200 years old classic taleMy all time favorite romance story as a P&P variation — WSfV only a freebie + $2. — 7:29 hrs well and pleasant narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. **********************************************As always we meet them all. Mr Darcy & Elizabeth Bennet of course, but also Lizzy's four sisters, her odd hilarious but unforgettable Bennet parents as wel [...]

    2. I have enjoyed the other books I've read by Joy King, and this one definitely earns 5 stars. The plot moves forward differently starting right at the Meryton assembly. Elizabeth spots Mr. Darcy and immediately dubs him Mr. Sublimely Appealing (and other similar monikers) in her head. She dances with Colonel Fitzwilliam, who is also in attendance, and he senses that she would be a perfect match for Darcy, offering to introduce them later. Unfortunately, before that happens, Elizabeth overhears Da [...]

    3. First, know that I have read and enjoyed all the books written by Joy Dawn King. This particular one I followed as she was posting chapters but then as she decided to publish it I bought that edition. It is entertaining to read, a page-turner and many times so delightfully amusing. I loved the use of adjectives by the author; and they bring to our notice just how witty Elizabeth Bennet can be. “Abominable” keeps popping up and it is so well used from the beginning to the end as it fits the e [...]

    4. I liked this one but nothing stood out. There are some surprises in here but the Charlotte storyline outshone the E & D lovestory by a mile. Should that have happened? I think they should have been equal at least. Reread: I still agree with the Charlotte storyline being the superior one but I enjoyed this much more this time around. It is well written and fun. Bumped up to 5 stars.Reread: Short read but I loved Jane's storyline and Charlotte's more than E & D.

    5. 4.5*Dear Reader,This was a delightful and humorous story with many twists and turns. What I loved most was the banter shared between Darcy and both Col.Fitz. and Lizzy. Yes,they are soon on opposing sides with resolutions aplenty to start again on the path to friendship,but their verbal jousts were simply wonderful to read! Another lovely and quite satisfying facet to this story was the beautifully written friendship between Charlotte and the Col. I gasped in delightful surprise when the clouds [...]

    6. Chess references, king, queen, pawnI loved this story. There were times I laughed out loud or giggled like a little girl. J. Dawn King was sneaky with her humor. She created humorous scenes that caught you completely off guard. I nearly snorted my morning coffee through my nose. It was totally unexpected. The first chapter was a delight as Elizabeth watched the new arrivals at the assembly. She assigned all manner of fabulous adjectives in lieu of names for the tall dark and handsome gentleman f [...]

    7. This was a fun and delightfully entertaining variation on Pride and Prejudice that had many references to military strategy including a quote from "The Art of War" stated by Miss Elizabeth Bennet! Brilliant!"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance." As the book description states, all eyes are on the Netherfield party as they enter the Assembly in Meryton. Sir William Lucas struts forth to introduce his family and Mrs. Bennet, with the precision of military strategist, gets four of her d [...]

    8. There were things I liked about this story and things that annoyed me.On the good side:-Charlotte and Colonel Fitzwilliam's friendship was a lot of fun, and I loved the way that storyline played out. I'm such a sucker for the Colonel when he's done well.-I love it when stories bring Georgiana to Hertfordshire, and this was no exception.-The plotline where Caroline (view spoiler)[serves spoiled oysters and that is the thing that gets Jane sick (and kills Mr. Hurst!) (hide spoiler)] was a really i [...]

    9. The Abominable and The Adorable!TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice VariationTIME FRAME: Begins with the Meryton AssemblyMAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Bennet Family, Bingley Family, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. CollinsSYNOPSIS:Both Elizabeth and Darcy cannot deny that they are attracted and intrigued by one another at the Meryton Assembly. And even though Darcy still utters his infamous insult, the two quickly form a pack to become friends and start anew. But that friendshi [...]

    10. I apparently started this book in July gave up on it revisited from start in December and finished -Yeah Me! This is a different P&P variation. Starting at the Assembly in Meryton Lizzy is at first quite taken with Mr. Darcy finding him handsome. When he insults her she is very offended and angry. Her father is shown to be even more indolent than usual. The next evening they are off to the party at the Lucas' but only Lizzy and Jane attend. Lizzy has determined that Jane and Bingley were for [...]

    11. 4.5⭐️ Loved the twists and laugh out moments in this novel, especially Darcy and Elizabeth's interactions.

    12. I couldn't continue past the first chapter. This is an insult to Jane Austen. In an effort to - what? Make Mr. Darcy more likeable? Relatable? Shallow? - she makes him attracted to Elizabeth immediately based upon her looks alone. This is typical for a modern romance - love based upon the superficial. But Pride and Prejudice was so much more. Ms. Austen commented in society's foibles and the hypocrisy of manners. And Mr. darcy fell in love against his will because of Elizabeth's mind and persona [...]

    13. Lots of humour, well paced for the most part, and a few surprises along the way. The story begins at the Meryton Assembly, where Elizabeth covertly watches Darcy as he does the same. During this dance of eyes, a myriad of names flow through her mind for the unknown gentleman, my favorite being Mr. Stately Sculpted. Colonel Fitzwilliam has accompanied his cousin and the Bingleys, and upon meeting and dancing with Elizabeth, feels she would suit Darcy. But before he can make introductions, the inf [...]

    14. A very fun readIt's not too heavy, instead what you have here is lightness and a little intrigue . I've read several of Miss Kings novels before and have always found her capable of writing an interesting twist of the famous tale of Darcy and Elizabeth . I would recommend .

    15. I quit after reading two chapters. I didn't care for the writing style, definitely not Regency era. I'm not a purist, but it just wasn't my cuppa tea. Elizabeth talks like a silly teenager and keeps calling Darcy nicknames. Mr. Divinely Handsome. Mr. Shapely Shoulders. Mr. Hotpants. Okay, not Hotpants, but you see how unlike Lizzy Bennett she was?

    16. The Abominable Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice VariationDelightful story about not only Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Bingley, but Colonel Fitzwilliam and Charlotte. Love it when her sensible self isn't stuck with the dumb and foolish Collins. To think himself a catch for either of the two girls, three if you count him latching on to Jane minutes after his proposal to Elizabeth. Both Bingley and the Colonel stepped up and stopped his nonsense; however, the dimwitted clergyman thought it was Dar [...]

    17. This is my first retelling of pride and prejudice. I normally read books that stick to the story line but give you insights from his and her pOv. I actually really liked how everyone learned there lessons and got there happily ever after. Not as real or as human as the true story but fun to read non the less. I loved the end scene. What is it about us woman, we want more then just a kiss at the end:} Fun book:}

    18. Great P&P variationWhat a great visit with my favorite P&P characters. While the great Jane Austen can't be improved upon, this variation left me happy with a few changes. Mr. Bennett takes charge of his family, Charlotte gets a happily ever after and Miss Bingley goes a little too far this time. Best of all, great lines like "If it wasn't unmanly, he would have sighed".

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed this well written and engaging story.Adding the colonel to the Netherfield party was brilliantly done.There is also a lot of interaction between ODC which I like. My only wish would have been to add a nice romantic epilogue. I love to see them happy.Heartily recommend this book

    20. I really loved this story! It was engaging, believable and romantic! It was also the first story to feature a Mr Hurst that I didn't mind too much. It was a very good "what-if" and I felt that the scenarios reacted well to the changes King brought. Sometimes I felt confused/unclear about timelines (Kent, London), but other than that it was great! Highly recommended!

    21. I loved this story, it was funny, clever and nicely twisted:) I feel the last couple of chapters were somewhat flatter than the rest of the book, hence the rating 4.5 stars.

    22. I'm still in the process of reading this, and have nearly given up several times. Where is the editor? To start, the author seems to randomly use adjectives from Jane Austen 's books, often inappropriately. Then, the errors such as "piece of mind", and "the man dark eye's", are so distracting.Update: I finished, and I wasn't any more impressed. While it was mildly interesting to see how these alternative paths for the characters would wind up, it didn't keep me enthralled. I just felt that I sho [...]

    23. Loved it!This was a wonderful P & P variation, with some unexpected twists! I love Jane Austen's stories, and love a well written variation of these characters that I so love! There were a few minor editing errors, but nothing that interrupted the flow of the story, and because so many books have them, I've stopped grading down for them unless they are intrusive in the storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to all Jane Austen lovers!

    24. ? Abominable Mr DarcyThis vagary starts out at the assembly but with the added Col Fitzwilliam there also. Mr Darcy is attracted to Elizabeth before he realizes that she is related to the Bennet's. As a result he does inadvertently insult her and than spends most of the novel trying to apologize or change his arrogance. Unlike a lot of alternative there is really no angst other than the willful misunderstanding. Everyone seems to have a happy ending except the villains which are neatly packaged [...]

    25. I have read other books by this author, but this has been my favorite of hers. I love the addition of the colonel to the entire book and how the characters evolve. At times it is almost trite, but I will read this one again later!

    26. Another favoriteSometimes I struggle to finish a book. Even ones I truly want to read. I had no such issues here, and can honestly say that I enjoyed every word!

    27. What a great Pride & Prejudice variation this is! One little change altered the events of the original to be almost unrecognizable. Even with a whole new set of events, the story was still believable and the characters familiar as our dear Darcy and Lizzy.Elizabeth Bennett is attending the Meryton assembly when Mr. Darcy, Mr. and Miss Bingley, the Hursts, and Colonel Fitzwilliam arrive. She is immediately attracted to the tall handsome Mr. Darcy, and is happy to see Jane's eyes directed to M [...]

    28. In truth, I would give this book a 3.8, but 4 is the closest star rating. Elizabeth Bennet is determined to throw Darcy and Caroline Bingley together to keep Darcy from influencing Bingley's affections for Jane Bennet. Ms. King does a nice job of the minor characters, especially Colonel Fitzwilliam, Charlotte Lucas, and Anne De Bourgh. I was taken aback, however, when the point of view changed not simply from section to section, but also to numerous characters and from paragraph to paragraph. It [...]

    29. I'm surprised at the high reviews for this one. I guess it just wasn't my cup of tea. Not only were there grammar and editing mistakes, but I felt some comments and actions didn't stay true to the characters from P&P. From the first few pages, I was annoyed with Elizabeth's excessive commentary on Darcy's looks--the way it was done and the word choices didn't fit her character in my opinion. I wasn't sure what to expect going into the book, but based on the first few chapters, I thought it w [...]

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