Sunday, November 08, 2015

REVIEW: Rumours and Recklessness by Nicole Clarkston

Book Blurb: Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. Finally confronted with a woman who ignites all his hopes , he agonizes over the cruel trick of fate which placed her in a situation beneath his notice. The morning after the Netherfield ball, he resolves to put as much distance between himself and her as possible.

That very morning, however, Elizabeth's future is jeopardized by her father's untimely accident. With Mr Bennet unconscious and surrounded by concerned neighbors, Mr Collins presses his suit. Elizabeth's mother frantically demands her acceptance to secure the family's welfare. With so many witnesses to his proposal and everyone expecting her to make a practical choice, Elizabeth's reputation hangs in the balance.

Without her father to defend her refusal of Mr Collins, there is no one to speak up for her... except the last man in the world she would ever marry.

My Review: I believe the characters in this latest Pride and Prejudice variation keep very true to the original characters. Yes there were some moments were the characters don't keep to Miss Austen's characters, but with the situations they are placed in can you blame them? I can see Elizabeth yelling at Darcy and refusing him after the situation he puts them in. It was to save her from Mr Collins but I would yell at him too. During everything that happens Mr Bennet is unconscious but he wakes up briefly a few times and what he says are hilarious.

I have to say that I enjoyed Miss Clarkston's first attempt into JAFF. I especially enjoyed her foray into North and South as well. If you enjoyed her first book you will definitely enjoy this one as well. I recommend this book to everyone.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

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