Jan 072019
 

Pre-Teen Problems and Prejudice

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Modern-day Pride and Prejudice, Novella

SYNOPSIS: Will Darcy needs help. His sister, Gianna, at the age of twelve, is on the brink of adolescence and experiencing all the lovely changes that go along with it. With no mother or female relations close by, Will feels ill-equipped to help Gianna through these uncharted waters. He turns to recent acquaintance, Elizabeth Bennet, who he knows has many younger sisters, to seek her help with Gianna while she is with him this summer. Little does he know that Elizabeth can’t stand him and thinks he is the most arrogant and unpleasant man of her acquaintance! Continue reading »

Sep 272017
 

What If Someone Attempted an Assault on Elizabeth Bennet?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

With admirable daring and sensitivity, author Christie Capps begins her story with our dear heroine just experiencing a very traumatic and terrifying attack. (Potential readers should be made aware that the attack does not happen on page, but its effects are described – i.e. torn clothing, bruises, emotional damage.) An attack like this sadly, is not implausible for this time period, or for the world we live in now. Lizzy’s proclivities to ramble outside alone, unprotected, and away from visibility place her in a vulnerable situation, just like walking alone at night do in our time. While this is not a story Jane Austen herself would have written, I applaud the Christie Capps for choosing to write a variation in this vein because, in reality, it is something that probably did happen during this time. Continue reading »

Jun 262017
 

A Delightfully Terrible Bad Day!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

In an attempt to avoid Caroline Bingley, Mr. Darcy thought indulging in a long ramble outside would be pleasurable and beneficial…Well, several moments later finds him lathered into a pique and sitting in a puddle of muddy water with a twisted ankle. Frustrated at how un-refreshing and unsatisfying his walk had been, Mr. Darcy determines it is all Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s fault. Because the idea of finding pleasure in long rambles came from her. And just when his day couldn’t get any worse, Mr. Darcy is found in his lamentable predicament and brought help by the one person he is determined to be upset with…Elizabeth Bennet! Continue reading »