Yes, Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella

Yes Mr Darcy A Pride and Prejudice Novella Elizabeth Bennet s girlish dreams of love and romance are shattered Her father has decided she will be the one to secure her family s future through a marriage of convenience to his heir Disappointmen

  • Title: Yes, Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
  • Author: J. Dawn King
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Elizabeth Bennet s girlish dreams of love and romance are shattered Her father has decided she will be the one to secure her family s future through a marriage of convenience to his heir Disappointment and sadness weigh her soul when she travels with her aunt and uncle a consolation before she submits to duty When she sees the reflection of her heartbreak in the face ofElizabeth Bennet s girlish dreams of love and romance are shattered Her father has decided she will be the one to secure her family s future through a marriage of convenience to his heir Disappointment and sadness weigh her soul when she travels with her aunt and uncle a consolation before she submits to duty When she sees the reflection of her heartbreak in the face of an unknown young lady, Elizabeth reaches out to the girl, extending a hopeful outlook she herself has been denied.Mr Darcy regrets missing the opportunity to know the pretty stranger who helped his grieving, younger sister rise above her sadness Hope keeps him seeking her face in every crowd As time passes it seems the woman he admires might be an ephemeral dream born of his heart s desire Darcy finally finds her when he is forced to visit his friend, Mr Bingley, but is she already taken Can he restore hope to this woman he barely knows Will she let him

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    1. Another romantic home run by Ms King!!!!I adored this novella by J Dawn King, she writes so marvelously and thoroughly that you believe you are right there in the book!! She just keeps getting better and better and has me hooked, line and sinker!!!This story begins with Elizabeth walking through Lambton while her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner visit her old friends as Aunt Gardiner grew up there. This little trip with her relatives it to be her last bit of freedom as her parents have informed that a Mr [...]

    2. I had downloaded this sweet novella onto my kindle as Your Pain-My Heart (its working title when it was a WIP) with a bunch of other completed JAFF stories a while back from a fan fiction site and (shame on me!) forgot it was there! At only 10 chapters, it doesn't take long to read, so I was quick to rectify this oversight when I came across it yesterday. While the premise that Mr. Bennet agrees that Elizabeth must marry Mr. Collins is not unique, in this case he has granted her some time to acc [...]

    3. First Impressions set the tone Purists take a break and just read a cute story that shows an entirely different side to ODC. Wow, how to describe this? I’ve read it twice. It is a quick read and delightful.I was surprised by the emotional ride that this author evoked within my sphere of feelings. I ached, cringed, groaned, was moved to tears [but didn’t cry], touched beyond what I expected, gloried at the victory, grieved at the loss, laughed at the absurdity, and giggled at the revenge. Yes [...]

    4. 4.5 starsI read this as a Work In Progress online and now read it again in the published form. Additionally, I do so love the cover. I have read all of Joy's books and look forward to the next publication of The Abominable Mr. Darcy, which I have also followed online.This story begins with Elizabeth walking through Lambton while her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner visit her old friends as Aunt Gardiner grew up there. Elizabeth overhears weeping and reflects on all the reasons for such. She, in her own r [...]

    5. A sweet novella, beginning with a meeting earlier than canon in Lambton. Elizabeth finds a young lady in the cemetery, and her sweet trusting nature allows the girl to open up to the stranger, who gives her advice to help both her and her brother heal. This singular encounter sets the stage for the events that follow. Darcy spends the next few months searching for her, even attending the Meryton Assembly on the off chance she would be there, for which he is rewarded. During their first dance, he [...]

    6. A Wonderful Meet Cute for Darcy and Elizabeth!In this novella-length variation, Mr. Bennet looks favorably on Mr. Collins pursuit of Elizabeth, and does not allow Elizabeth to consider rejecting his proposal. Having been negligent in preparing for the future, Mr. Bennet decides this is the best way to ensure protection and support for his wife and other daughters. Elizabeth has a very bleak outlook on her future and her small ray of happiness is traveling with her beloved aunt and uncle to Derby [...]

    7. The high ratings for this novella are absurd. It's cliché-ridden and full of overused romance tropes, and the central "conflict" is resolved so easily (and in such a ridiculous way) that there is absolutely no emotional authenticity either to the love story or the social barriers to that love story. In fact, I'd be hard-pressed to find any hint of actual plot development as opposed to discrete tableaux cobbled together with bits of sugary endearments. I've read one-shots with greater depth of f [...]

    8. A nice short story - Mr Bennett plays an unexpected role and the usual characters find a very strong love very quickly.

    9. This is a very quick read as well as a very quick paced story. If you read it on the Concorde you might travel back in time (that's a joke)What makes this Pride & Prejudice novella so unique is that it contains none of either - at least not from the main characters. Beginning in Lambton when Lizzy Bennet encounters a grieving Georgiana Darcy at the grave of her governess. Lizzy gives Georgiana advice and feedback and witnesses her embraced by a caring brother before fleeing. Lizzy has her ow [...]

    10. Oh, this was just what I needed after reading three high angst P&P volumes. Ms. King's novella is exquisitely endearing and beautifully conveyed. This is an alternate path from canon with low angst between Darcy and Elizabeth, however, they do still have to contend with Lady Catherine, Mr. Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. How Darcy manipulated events to ensure Elizabeth did not marry Mr. Collins was well done. I have yet to be disappointed in Ms. King's novellas/novels. I find all my emotion [...]

    11. Yes, Mr Darcy! is a novella written by J. Dawn King previously published on a fan fiction site. Elizabeth here meets for the first time Darcy and Georgiana by chance, during a trip with the Gardiners, a trip that is considered her last excursion because of her impending marriage to Mr. Collins. The rest of the story is somewhat weak and flawed, because Darcy will try to find this stranger met by chance for months, when maybe he could have spent less time in the quest thanks to his influence. But [...]

    12. Yes, Mr. Darcy is an unusual variation on Pride and Prejudice which takes the reader quite a distance from the original. It is well written and enjoyable, and I do recommend it, but purists be aware. Mr. Bennet has determined the only way for his family to survive while he continues to spend his indolent life as he chooses is to arrange a marriage of his convenience between his second daughter, Elizabeth, and his heir, Mr. Collins. He would like the couple to marry and live at Longbourn so they [...]

    13. A beautifully writer short story with Darcy and Elizabeth falling in love from the beginning. The Bennets are selfish and lazy, not caring about Lizzy's happiness. My main complaint is, that everything happened too fast between ODC. But otherwise it's a heartbreaking and heartwarming love story. 4.5 stars

    14. I toggle between this rating and a higher one I enjoyed this short story but it wasn't Elizabeth and Darcy to me. And Dan it really be true love within 24 hours of seeing a person again? Elizabeth consoles Georgiana, a stranger in a cemetery at the start of the novel and thus starts Darcy's pursuit of this unselfish caring woman. Elizabeth must reconcile herself to accept Collins and I could not picture Mr Bennet really being this cruel Darcy is a romantic but I didn't think it was realistic, it [...]

    15. WonderfulDarcy meets Elizabeth briefly in a cemetery near Pemberley when she consoles and helps heal Georgiana after the death of her beloved Nanny. He searched for her but she had returned to Longbourne to meet Mr Collins who is more disgusting. When Darcy walked into the Assembly with Bingley everyone's life changes completely.

    16. Nice variationOnly failing is there is no explanation as to why it was so difficult for Darcy to track Elizabeth down. Surely a simple enquiry at the inn would have put him on the track of the Gardiners

    17. Very enjoyableI thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to Darcy lovers. It has a warm feel good factor through out and I just wished it had been longer.

    18. Elizabeth is taking one last trip with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner before her arranged marriage to Mr. Collins takes place. When she comes across a distraught young girl in a graveyard, she can't help but offer comfort to another miserable soul. Mr. Darcy overhears her gentle words of wisdom to his sister but before he can speak to Elizabeth, she disappears. Darcy spends the next several months searching for her and finally discovers her in Hertfordshire at the Meryton assembly.This was a quick [...]

    19. So I was looking for the latest book in a favorite mystery series on Kindle Unlimited and it recommended this Pride and Prejudice variation novella so I downloaded it as well. (Sometimes I am just in need of some P&P comfort and it's been one of those weeks.) I started it last night and finished it in the waiting room of my allergist today. I liked it, it's short, sweet, and has a fairly swoon-worthy Darcy. I didn't love it, mainly because it was a short skim-of-the-surface and it was a bit [...]

    20. I wasn't even sure if I could finish this book. If you're looking for something light-hearted with names (but not characteristics) that are familiar, you might enjoy this one.Maybe I don't read enough novellas, but the character development was non-existent. Georgiana seems to have no trouble getting over her troubles with Wickham after a 3 minute conversation with a stranger (Elizabeth) in a graveyard. Apparently, Mr. Darcy was so taken with the stranger that he spent months looking for her eve [...]

    21. Very sweet and romantic, but not truly to my taste, I suppose. I think I must have read it once upon a time when it was online fanfiction because I couldn't kick the sense of deja vu on nearly every page. It was a bit like Darcy and Elizabeth were the special snowflakes and everyone else was evil and mean and they all had to have their comeuppance, all at practically the same time. Miss Bingley, Lady Catherine, Mr. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. Each one humiliated, ridiculed, stood up to, told [...]

    22. I like this one but maybe not as much as some of her other books. It has some great blissfully happy and cheesy marriage quotes.

    23. This was interesting to say the least. I'm sorry, but I just don't see (view spoiler)[Lizzy agreeing to marry Darcy within 24 hours of being introduced nor do I see Mr. Bennet betting his entire family's future on a game of chess (hide spoiler)]. It's all far-fetched, and while different and unique from other P&P variation plot lines, that doesn't mean that it should have been quite so outlandish and different.

    24. Love, love, LOVED this book! (Slight spoiler alerts)Goodness. I haven't read a book this quickly since last week lol. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed this latest release from J. Dawn King. Tears pricked my eyes as I read and re-read Darcy's elegant declaration of love. Another non-Canon variation of Pride and Prejudice yet written so wonderfully you'd think Miss Austen had written it herself. I highly recommend this lovely book.

    25. An entertaining Pride and Prejudice alternate storyMiss Jane Austen created characters that have stood the test of time. A writer can manipulate and rearrange them, give them new lines to speak, and create brand new stories.Yes, Mr. Darcy is such a creation. I found it pleasant and entertaining and will look for more of J. Dawn King's lovely stories.

    26. Such a sweet and lovely tale!!!Good thing I didn't start reading before delivering my project or it may never have been delivered!I enjoyed it so much, I read it twice, and I'm tempted to read it again

    27. Laugh 'til you cry.When was the last time you turned pages which made you laugh over an over again? This is one I'd recommend absolutely to serious Jane Austen readers or anyone enjoying humor in a relationship. Not my first experience with Ms. King and definitely not my last.

    28. Loved itA lovely rendition of the 'when Darcy met Lizzy' . A worthwhile book that will satisfy your need for a simple take on the engagement and post married lives of our heroes.

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