Saturday, May 30, 2015

REVIEW: One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate by J. Dawn King


I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: This is a collection of two novella length stories and one full-length novel.
The Library - (voted #1 at Jaffrecs.com)
What happens when Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are alone in the library at Netherfield Park and they decide to talk instead of ignore each other? In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the half hour passes without either our hero or our heroine speaking one word to each other. This sweet variation has them breaking their silence. What follows is a conversation filled with confrontation, clarification, and love.

Married!
Fitzwilliam Darcy needs a wife! Elizabeth Bennet needs a husband!

What results when two strong-minded, kind-hearted strangers unite in this most sacred state? Will love grow? In this full-length novel, Darcy and Elizabeth are faced with frustrations and blossoming feelings of tenderness. Our favorite couple finally reach their happily ever after. Or, do they?

Ramsgate
When Miss Georgiana Darcy stumbles upon her beloved George Wickham willingly wrapped in a passionate embrace with someone else, the elopement is off. Running to her new friend, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she involves her in a plan to get help from her brother, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and bring Wickham to justice.

In this novella length story, does Darcy marry Elizabeth? Does Colonel Fitzwilliam find the woman of his dreams? And, what happens to the nefarious Mr. Wickham? Enjoy this alternate path to our favorite couple’s happily ever after.

The Review: Since this book has three different stories I will be looking at each story individually. 

The Library - This is a cute little story. The main premise of it is Darcy declaring his love way before Hunsford in the Netherfield library. The only thing that gets me is that Elizabeth at one point tells him that she doesn't love him but by the time they leave the library she's in love with him. Talk about changing your feelings way to fast. I did like that Caroline got walked forcefully out the library. And the footman ogling her assets was hilarious. 

Married! - The premise of this story is that Elizabeth and Darcy have to marry because of Georgiana's actions at Ramsgate. Elizabeth writes a letter to him to get him to save his sister from Wickham and Mrs. Younge. However since Lizzy wrote a single man who is not connected to her in any way a letter she is now compromised. Georgiana in this book goes from being shy to being a spoiled little bitch because Elizabeth and Darcy decide to punish her for her role at Ramsgate. She even tries to come between Bingley and Jane.  Needless to say I didn't really like her in this book.

Ramsgate - This novella takes place in Ramsgate, however George Wickham is given no opportunity to try to elope with Georgiana as she catches him kissing Mrs. Younge. She runs to her newest friend, Elizabeth and pours her heart out to her. Darcy is summoned to Ramsgate and he becomes smitten with Lizzy. The Bingley's invite themselves to Ramsgate and Charles falls in love with a Lady Olivia Sternhaven. Richard also comes to the sea side city and falls in love with Jane. 

I really enjoyed all the stories in this book but my favorite is Ramsgate. I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a good JAFF happily ever after. 

Rating: ★★★★★

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