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When her father collapses at the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth Bennet’s world crumbles. Her mother insists that she marry Mr. Collins to save the family from certain ruin, Lady Catherine makes a disastrous visit to Longbourn, and Mr. Darcy seems set on saving Elizabeth from herself whether she wants his assistance or not. Throughout it all her beloved father lays unresponsivWhen her father collapses at the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth Bennet’s world crumbles. Her mother insists that she marry Mr. Collins to save the family from certain ruin, Lady Catherine makes a disastrous visit to Longbourn, and Mr. Darcy seems set on saving Elizabeth from herself whether she wants his assistance or not. Throughout it all her beloved father lays unresponsive, and with each passing day the future looks more and more uncertain. And then, just as it appears that all will be well, a letter arrives that changes everything Elizabeth thought she knew. But it is not from Mr. Darcy, and it may come too late to save the family from ruin of a different kind… A Lady's Pride is a clean Pride and Prejudice retelling of roughly 50,000 words....

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a lady s pride a pride and prejudice reimagining Reviews

  • Debbie Brown
    2018-10-27 15:20

    3.5 rounded up to 4 starsThere are a lot of interesting twists here. It starts off with the Netherfield ball. Mr. Bennet collapses, so we're immediately thrust into the variation from canon. Several scenes occur in a different order, at a different period in time. Characters are reasonably consistent with Jane Austen's (though I do agree with another reviewer who pointed out that the Bennet housekeeper is inexplicably Mrs. Hall rather than Mrs. Hill, which seems odd). The writing flows pretty well.Considering all that happens to Elizabeth, though, it seems to take a ridiculously long time for her to change her mind about Darcy. He rescues her in one fashion or another several times throughout the book (starting at the Netherfield ball), and she gets a major clue early on that Wickham isn't the gentleman he pretends to be. It takes a letter (NOT from Darcy) to convince her about the true characters of Wickham and Darcy. Takes much longer than that for her to realize that she loves Darcy.I chuckled at the very brief synopsis of Elizabeth's travels with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner, which are remarkable only because of their UNremarkability... meaning no Pemberley encounter between Elizabeth and Darcy. The reader is left to deduce that last bit!Unfortunately, there's a random, serial quality to the overall plot, with crisis, resolution, followed by another crisis, etc. I mean, it's all stuff that happens to Elizabeth, but for the most part, each problem (Mr. Bennet's illness, Mr. Collins' very forceful marriage proposal, Lady Catherine's Longbourn visit, Lydia-and-Wickham, Caroline Bingley-and-Elizabeth) has nothing to do with any of the other problems. I guess the closest thing to the book's turning point is when Elizabeth recognizes her feelings for Darcy, which coincides with him saving her (yet again), but it comes at an seemingly random time in the book with no significant tension building up to it.Despite that, I appreciate a lot of things about the book. The extra page time Georgiana gets works really well in this story. Darcy is pretty awesome despite having the usual problems with seeming haughty to strangers and with expressing himself diplomatically. The romance between him and Elizabeth is sweet. It was nice to see the order of events shaken up, even though I think the execution is flawed. As I said earlier, I have no criticism for Ms. Kay's writing; I didn't notice any egregious errors.Overall, this is a pleasant story, but not a great one.

  • Leslie
    2018-11-11 17:19

    This is a diverting P&P What If. It begins at the Netherfield ball slightly before Lizzy & Darcy's dance and immediately upsets the apple cart when Mr. Bennet collapses, senseless, onto the dance floor. And Mr. Collins immediately expresses his preference for Miss Elizabeth. None of the Bennet's are required to stay at Netherfield as Mr. Bingley secures a nurse to tend Mr. Bennet so much of the early action takes place at Longbourn. And we get an esrly visit from lady Catherine to tell Lizzy that just because she danced with Mr. Darcy she shouldn't think that he will marry her. (it's a little odd), which leads to Mr. Darcy rescuing Lizzy from a furious Mr. Collins. Mr. Bennet's illness is really a back story that gets little coverage, Mr. Darcy's proposal also gets fast forwarded in a weird way. In fact most of P&P gets squeezed into the period between the Netherfield ball and 12th night. With Lydia and Wickham eloping. Lizzy gets her 'letter' about Wickham from Georgiana and writes to Georgiana when the elopement is revealed. The author uses the scene from P&P 2005 as her set piece for when the letter from Mr. Gardiner arrives. Then there is a bunch of business, Jane goes to London, when the Lucases go to Kent they offer Lizzy a ride to London. Thus Darcy & Bingley arrive at the Gardiners and soon both couples are frequently together. Caroline Bingley gets up to her typical jealous hijinks and ODCs get to their HEA and there is an epilogueOne thing that really bugged me was that Longbourn's long suffering housekeeper was called "Mrs HALL" - come on. There are a few things that are sacrosanct but Hill, and Mrs. Reynolds are two of them.

  • Sheila Majczan
    2018-11-10 14:54

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 starsThis tale basically has much of canon within although the order is somewhat different. The biggest exception IMHO is the character &/or behavior of Georgiana. She writes to a woman she has never met and spills the shameful details of her near elopement in that correspondence. So it is her letter and not Darcy's which causes a change in Elizabeth's impressions of both Darcy and Wickham. Wickham is much bolder in his overtures towards Elizabeth and his acts with Lydia occur much sooner in this variation.Darcy's proposal also comes about earlier and is shorter but much the same in its insults to her family and connections. Mr. Bennet's collapse at the Netherfield Ball is a moment for the reader which gives us a bit of angst. I was not sure if he was going to survive (neither is his family) and if Elizabeth would follow through with marrying Collins to save her family from poverty. In this and then soon after, with his aunt's arrival Darcy is present to add some intervention and support for Elizabeth, in particular.I, and other reviews, note that Caroline is guilty of attempted murder but there are absolutely no consequences, not even a scolding, for her. Here Darcy steps in to divert a tragedy and it is a moment during which Elizabeth is shocked into coming to a realization.Darcy doesn't have much to say, as usual, but he was a quiet and well meaning presence. When Elizabeth's pride doesn't get in the way she is able to discern the difference between a socially entertaining quality versus a good and honorable man's actions done without a call for attention.

  • Sheryl Gordon
    2018-11-09 18:07

    Top Notch NovellaA rare book where the characters created by Miss Austen are actually portrayed as she wrote them. The author takes the required liberties of rearranging events to alter the timeline, reasonably so. Only two criticisms noted: Mr. Bennet heads off to London almost immediately after his recovery. This swift action was a bit bizarre, his having been too fragile to remove for five or six days from his collapse at Netherfield, IMHO. I'm supposing he saw the light of his neglectful parenting whilst he recovered from death's door. And I think an update on the Lydia/Wickham scenario should have been included in the epilogue chapter. Otherwise, this was a very enjoyable, clean variation that should satisfy even the purists who enjoy a diversion from canon.

  • Madenna U
    2018-10-30 17:18

    An unexpected mishap for Mr Bennet starts this Pride and Prejudice variation. All the misunderstandings and exchanges happen at Netherfield. An unexpected letter from Georgiana explains a lot and a trip to London leads to happily ever after.

  • Beth
    2018-10-21 14:04

    An adequate adaptationIts so tiresome to keep reading stories that have Elizabeth so angry and actually nasty to Darcy. I want to reach into the book and shake some sense into her. One ridiculous comment overhead at the Assembly and she's made Darcy into the devil incarnate.For much of the story its just the same as the original. Minor changes that dont change the way it evolves. Wickham still eloped with the troublesome child known as Lydia. Darcy saves the day. Mrs Bennett remains unable to recognize who is an appropriate suitor for her daughters . Any male will do as long as he has a pulse.It ends up being a good story but I have great trouble understanding why there weren't consequences for Caroline Bingley shoving Elizabeth into the path of a horse. Its attempted murder. But nothing is done - Charles does NOTHING.

  • Joan
    2018-10-19 20:04

    Avid ReaderAnother enjoyable story by this author. I like the way Georgina took control and contacted Elizabeth about Wickham and her brother 's love for her. What I didn't like was Caroline getting away with pushing Elizabeth in front of a horse and getting away with it. Where was the set down and cutting from Darcy or Bingley? Even Jane remained silent. The incident forces Darcy to reiterate his love for Elizabeth since he captures Elizabeth in his arms and saved her from permanent injury or death.

  • Michelle
    2018-10-29 12:04

    Elizabeth was just too unlikable in this book! Each word she said to Darcy was more bitter and hate-filled than the last. Then she suddenly realizes she's in love with him? It seemed that once she saw how he lived, she was in love with him. She had not spent any more time with him to learn more about him. I was disappointed that Caroline didn't get her comeuppance, and there was just TOO MUCH Wickham in this book.

  • pamela k cronister
    2018-11-06 13:53

    Well worth the timeThe character development in this was very well done it seems like just about the time I'm ready to give up on the reimaginings of Jane Austen novel something new comes up and I must say I was very impressed with Jennifer Kay's plotline so here we go again I'm still looking for new books to discover and she's an author I will keep an eye out for.

  • Lynn
    2018-11-02 18:11

    Lovely light readI enjoyed this book as it was a retelling of Pride And Prejudice with interesting tweaks in various places. The whole timeline shifts to earlier than the original, with Mr Bennet falling ill at the Netherfield ball. It makes the story flow differently, but still very enjoyable. This is one I story I will read again.

  • Lisa E
    2018-10-26 11:54

    Poor editinSeveral places in book have odd English, missing or misplaced words making a sentence difficult to understand. Things like this affect my enjoyment of a book. Several scary characters in this story and none are called out on it. I do not care for the rearrangement of happenings in this version, makes story even less believable.

  • Luann Olson
    2018-10-22 14:22

    Well writtenThis book is well written and enjoyable. I didn't give it a higher rating because it didn't have enough of a twist to really draw me in.