The Maid and The Footman: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

The Maid and The Footman A Pride and Prejudice Variation There are two sides to every great story The tale of how General Sir Richard Fitzwilliam Baron St Jean fell in love with a governess Kitty Bennet after she was terribly injured while protecting th

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  • Title: The Maid and The Footman: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • Author: Don Jacobson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • There are two sides to every great story The tale of how General Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, Baron St Jean, fell in love with a governess, Kitty Bennet, after she was terribly injured while protecting the Cecil heiress is well known Now discover how an unbreakable bond between a footman and a maid grew in the face of that same tragedy and a developing international intriguThere are two sides to every great story The tale of how General Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, Baron St Jean, fell in love with a governess, Kitty Bennet, after she was terribly injured while protecting the Cecil heiress is well known Now discover how an unbreakable bond between a footman and a maid grew in the face of that same tragedy and a developing international intrigue The Maid and The Footman explores the increasing affection between a young lady s maid and a retired Army sergeant which was as great as any love written about by the immortals In the Jane Austen universe, the celebrated novels are written from the point of view of the landed gentry Servants are rarely seen except to open doors, serve dinner or fetch smelling salts The Maid and The Footman asserts that class is an imaginary distinction conferring no better manners on the haves and no lesser nobility on the have nots and that the deepest human emotions are universal The Maid and The Footman also reveals how Annie Reynolds and Henry Wilson teamed up with General Fitzwilliam to fight the nefarious plot that had penetrated to the heart of the British government after Napoleon s fall The hidden motive driving the attack on Kitty Bennet in Hyde Park is gradually revealed Throughout it all, Annie and Henry circle around one another finding remarkable depths of love in spite of the great forces tossing them about The Maid and The Footman is a companion and simultaneous novel to the popular novella Of Fortune s Reversal Readers may find that revisiting Of Fortune s Reversal will make for a broader and rewarding experience.

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    1. I received an ARC of this book from the author in return for an honest review.With all of the variations surrounding the characters in Pride and Prejudice, this is a rare breed. Instead of a story about Regency gentlemen and ladies, we have a tale providing the point of view of their servants. It's a ripping good story that nicely parallels Of Fortune's Reversal: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, which focused on Kitty Bennet. The principal characters followed in this book are Annie Reynolds and [...]

    2. This is the opposite version of another book Of Fortune's Reversal: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (/book/show/3) where the main characters are a maid and a footman rather than Kitty and Col. Fitzwilliam. What I love about this author is how he weaves real history and other fiction into his stories. This one even included a Doctor Who reference (squee) The story is thoroughly footnoted so you can learn about the references easily.Overall I loved this book but I have one little bitty nitpick. Th [...]

    3. Received an ARC of this book for a fair and honest review.How can a maid and a footman have their own story? Why would this be of interest? First, the aristocracy would be lost without them and second, they have honour, integrity and character! This novella takes place in conjunction with the story 'Of Fortune's Reversal' (which I highly recommend you read first), but from the perspective of the maid, Anne Reynolds and the footman, Henry Wilson, a former Sargent in His Majesty's Service during t [...]

    4. The Maid and the Footman was a smart and riveting Regency romance. I greatly enjoyed reading this book. It was filled with so much emotion and wonderful, realistic points of perspective (such as Henry's PTSD) which lead to a horrific accident of another beloved character, Kitty, which is mentioned in 'Of Fortunes Reversal'. Honestly, I loved this book. I found it well-written, sweet, dramatic, insightful, and well-plotted book. The Maid and the Footman contained the perfect qualities needed to c [...]

    5. **Received an ARC for an honest review.** Don Jacobson reveals a masterful command of Regency history in this companion to Of Fortune's Reversal. It is no secret that JAFF authors must do their research carefully, because their readers are usually exceedingly well-versed in the era. That is difficult enough when the story revolves around upper classes- you know, the ones who wrote all of the material we have available. It is mind-boggling when the story delves below stairs, into a world few both [...]

    6. I'm a sucker for footnotesI love the way Mr. Jacobson worked in everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Who in his footnotes. Although he had me at Gordon Lightfoot, I could not help delving into all of the wonderfully convoluted twists these notes lead me. Entertaining and educational at the same time.

    7. OkWritten well enough, but I'm not one for romance and the affectation of class, so I quickly lost interest in the book. There was some redemption in the intrigue surrounding the spying and attempted kidnapping, but once done, I really had no connection to the story.

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