Love Letters from Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella

Love Letters from Mr Darcy A Pride and Prejudice Novella How much power is in the written word Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to find out Crushed beyond measure at the rejection of his proposal Darcy struggles to explain both the facts and his feelings

  • Title: Love Letters from Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
  • Author: J. Dawn King
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How much power is in the written word Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to find out Crushed beyond measure at the rejection of his proposal, Darcy struggles to explain both the facts and his feelings by letter to the only woman he will ever love Can such a reticent man find the words to enable Elizabeth Bennet to know the man behind the mask Will she read his carefulHow much power is in the written word Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to find out Crushed beyond measure at the rejection of his proposal, Darcy struggles to explain both the facts and his feelings by letter to the only woman he will ever love Can such a reticent man find the words to enable Elizabeth Bennet to know the man behind the mask Will she read his carefully crafted epistle once he delivers it into her hand Will he catch even a small glimmer of hope Affection and respect Two magical words Miss Elizabeth never expected to hear from the last man in the world she would ever marry, yet they undeniably appear before her eyes in black and white Devotion and adoration Humph Follow literature s most beloved couple during the weeks following the disastrous proposal as a series of heartfelt missives has created such havoc in Elizabeth s heart that she is finally moved to write him back Will hers be a letter of love as well

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    1. Such a sweet, sweet romance! Very nicely written, with lots of "ahhh" moments and Darcy at his most alluring. When he goes to give Elizabeth the letter the morning after she refused his proposal, they end up talking instead, apologizing to each other for their behavior the previous day, and forging a new beginning. While Elizabeth declines to read his letter in its entirety, she does take it. Darcy finds release in writing a couple of subsequent letters to her and, maddeningly, she accepts but d [...]

    2. As in many variations we are in Kent, at Hunsford and that insulting “proposal” has been offered.Yes, the focus is on letters in this lovely “feel-good” tale; beginning with the one in which he responds to her accusations. And it is not just Darcy’s letters delivered into Elizabeth’s possession but not read…Lady Catherine gets her hands on information not intended for her ears or eyes. And as per her MO, she attempts to use the knowledge now in her possession to gain the accomplish [...]

    3. WOW!!! This is just a beautiful mostly angst free book that makes you want to be loved like Darcy loves Lizzy. Beginning with the disastrous proposal at Hunsford. When Darcy meets Elizabeth the next morning the letter is awkward and instead of reading it they walk and talk and she tells him that she wants him to stay in Kent for the next three weeks, because she is already softening in her opinion. He writes her more letters, she doesn't read them. But they keep meeting and talking. When she is [...]

    4. My love for you tonight is so deep and tender that it seems to be outside myself as well. Katherine Mansfield [# 8: From the Greatest Love Letters of the 20th Century: by Brianna Wiest]We opened with the prologue: that disastrous proposal from canon. Chapter 1 featured Darcy attempting to give Miss Elizabeth his letter. She didn’t want to take it and because their emotions and anger had cooled, they were able to talk to each other and so began their mending the breach between them.Our dear cou [...]

    5. A sweet,romantic,sigh inducing read that proves that the pen is mightier than the sword and words,uttered by the right person,at the right time,aimed at the right heart are strong enough to penetrate the strongest of barriers and the highest of self made walls!

    6. The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.  ~Walt WhitmanThe talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female.  ~Henry TilneyNot so in this story Henry -- Darcy is the letter writer here and a good job he does of it, too.The bad news: E refuses to read themThe good news: E listens to him instead and D promises "he would write her as many letters as she would be unwilling to read; a lifetime of them, if necessary."The post office has [...]

    7. I am sure that I will bump this one up to a higher rating when I reread it. I have to go with 3 stars as I read this just 2 weeks ago and entirely forgot it. If that is the impression it left, I can only imagine that it was an average story that would be safe reading. I will try to reread it soon!

    8. OkI love “Pride and Prejudice” so when stories deviate from the original I loose some interest. The story was alright, the letters were good, but there were too many character & story changes for me to enjoy it.

    9. Love Letters from Mr. DarcyYou will know you are in for an interesting book, whenever you see the Author is J. Dawn King. This story was very romantic, very well written. Darcy wouldn't give up on Elizabeth, so he managed to get letters to her, helping her to understand him more, although she resisted all the way, in the end, love and lovely love letters won the day. I enjoyed Mr. Bennet's comments to Elizabeth immensely. Great read.

    10. A delightful novella on what could have happened if Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth had talked after the disastrous Hunsford proposal. Ms. King's descriptive verse always provides an amazing visual for me. The beauty of the glen at Rosings was one of them. But where do the love letters come in when it is scandalous for a woman to receive any letter from a man? It all started with the Mr. Darcy trying to give Miss Elizabeth the letter of explanation about his part in removing Mr. Bingley from Netherfield [...]

    11. This was cute but boring. And way too long, J Dawn King ran out of story long before the end. Three stars because it was so much better than my last King read, Compromised! (which was hilariously bad).

    12. Love Letters from Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novell a The infamous proposal at Hunsford was horrible to be sure, but thankfully short lived. His letter was written, eventually accepted, but not read. Their behavior was discussed while his letter was secured in her pocket. Discussions followed on a daily basis and three more letters were written by Darcy. Instead of reading the letters in their entirety, Elizabeth read just the closings. Each closing became more loving and expressed his lov [...]

    13. This is one of the most romantic ones I have read so far. It makes you fall in love with Darcy all over again, just as Elizabeth did in this with all the letters he wrote to her and what he did for her. His sincere words will tug at your heartstrings for sure and he was so dedicated and passionate when courting Elizabeth. His plan for the 30 days they will be apart was so strategic and simply so romantic, your heart will melt! This is a must-read on your list!

    14. A very touching story from a great JAFF author. Mr. Darcy's letters were beautifully written, and I loved the idea of ODC relationship developing through concealed missives. There are a few surprises from Lady Catherine and Ann, but I won't give any spoilers. They are for the reader to find out. Wonderful book.

    15. Basic premise good but needs more workI like the basic idea here but the writing at times was bogged down. The Darcy character was not always believable to the Jane Austin one he was at times like a different character. For example in letter 4 what was that? Not pragmatic while being deep feeling like the other ones more mushy and feminine. I can't imagine most men writing that especially Darcy. Then inn he was imagining Elizabeth proclaiming love to him in the room next door and even pressing h [...]

    16. Rounding up from 3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this P&P retelling even though I didn't always like the character portrayals. I am not sure that I liked Elizabeth that much and didn't always understand her motivation for some actions. I generally like variations where Anne DeBourgh gets a backbone but in this she was kind of a spoiled brat. Suddenly she was her mother's daughter, demanding and throwing tantrums. I didn't like her much. Mr. Collins was a better man and husband than generally po [...]

    17. I'm rounding up a bit.The writing quality of this novella is uneven, but often quite good. What I enjoyed most, beyond just another chance to linger in the world of Pride and Prejudice, is the way Dawn KingKing carried Austen's themes beyond where Austen did or (most likely) would have. Not only does Elizabeth learn that she's misjudged Darcy, but she also realized that she's misjudged Mr. Collins, Mr. Collins' relationship with Charlotte, and Anne de Bourgh (though not all in the same direction [...]

    18. The pen is mightier than the swordThis is an excellent Pride and Prejudice variation in which the proud Mr. Darcy wins his lady's heart with the written word. There is enough of the original storyline to keep it grounded, and enough variation to make it original.There's no escape from Lady Harridan -- I mean Catherine. -- and her harpy personality with her threats of blackmail to make Darcy her son-in-law, thereby making her the most important landowner in history.Darcy is able to express his fe [...]

    19. Worse than fan fiction. Complete rubbish. No idea how this got published. The author tried to write in the language of the time and often failed. It was so jarring and irritating when it was noticeable. The characters all acted out of character. Jane Austen wrote these characters in such a strong and powerful way that when another author tries to “reimagine” the novel so heinously by altering their essence of personality, the reader just has to give up.

    20. WOW! This is one of the most exciting versions of P&P I have read so far. Ms. King has brought to life her own version of a beloved classic. I quite enjoyed the humor and the heart~warming letters Darcy wrote to his Dear Elizabeth plus the characters are so relatable, empathic and real. Brilliant! P.S. ~ Darcy's letters makes one dream of those days Before Computers (BC) and the digital age.

    21. A lovely, if not wholly believable departure from our favorite love story that not only spares young Lydia from an uncomfortable marriage but also offers glimpses into the minds and lives of several other lesser characters. And, of course, offers all the heart-fluttering romance that we always desire for Elizabeth and Darcy. For fans of their love story, it's a tender gift.

    22. One of the best Pride and Prejudice “retellings” I’ve readCompletely loved everything about this book especially a glimpse into Mr. Collins and Charlotte’s marriage, Colonel Fitzwilliam’s future and what Anne deBurgh was really like. Your time will not be wasted reading this book!

    23. Quick, fun readThis story starts in Hunsford and focuses on the power of the written word. Through several letters, Elizabeth loses her heart to Darcy. Absolutely loved the 30-day ban and how Darcy maneuvered around it.

    24. I picked this up free for kindle. I was not expecting it to be good, but happily found a fantastic romance story, with plenty of sweet moments, and a Darcy that is more than swoon-worthy. Too bad the title kind of sucks 😉

    25. InterestingInteresting take on P&P. Loved the more romantic intrigue and look at how Lizzie fell in love with Mr. Darcy.

    26. Lovely Letters can be such a window to the soul when written properly. It's too bad they aren't common anymore. So romantic.

    27. This was an adorable little variation on the story. Really I like all variations that minimize Mr Collins and Lydia.

    28. Nice little variation of Pride and Prejudice. I found myself smiling while reading and not wanting to put the book down.

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