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Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy Kindle Edition
A Jane Austen/Charles Dickens crossover story, Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy takes the best of both classics and spins them into a delightful holiday yarn!
F. E. Darcy has fallen into pitiful self-loathing and sorrowful angst-ridden despair; all of this due to this belief that he has lost forever the chance to marry the only woman he will ever love, Elizabeth Bennet. Seeing her son in such a state, the Ghost of Anne Darcy reaches out to him; informing him that three Ghosts would visit him and give him hope. Will these Spirits provide him with the courage to try again to win the esteem of his one true soul mate?
Barbara Tiller Cole, an Atlanta native and author of the popular book White Lies and Other Half Truths, presents this family friendly classic, crediting her parents for fostering her love of both Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Each Christmas Barbara's father would sit and read Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to the family. Her mother consistently challenged her to improve her mind by extensive reading, Jane Austen style. This book is dedicated to the memory of Cliff and Jeanne and the season they loved best.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00ACK0KF8
- Publisher : Darcy’s Kiss Publications LLC; Second Addition Holiday Cover edition (October 21, 2011)
- Publication date : October 21, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 936 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 152 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #770,400 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This story was funny, made me cry, caused me to gasp at the surprises, and left me with hope that the future could change if we had hope and believed. It was so cute as the story progressed and several of the ghosts were people important to Darcy. As the story progressed, we were not finished with the ghosts and a delightful revelation regarding them was so funny and I just kept thinking, what a lovely story.
Oh and… I loved the cover for the book.
The story takes the P&P characters and varies from a point near the end of that novel while blending in some timely ghostly aid and a new Tiny Tim sighting. There is an assumption that the reader is familiar with both stories.
Darcy is dejected and has given up hope for happiness during the holidays. He is convinced that though he has changed his thinking and even his arrogant ways that Elizabeth Bennet is forever lost to him. With the advent of several ghostly visitors, he is taken on a journey back into his past, to the present where others are gather, and then gets a chilling look at a bleak future if things continue along the same path.
This was a quick and light story that offers a moderately entertaining story. This Darcy is perhaps more prone to sensibilities than other variations and the original, but he is balanced out by the ghosts who arrive to assist him. I did find the little 'angels' an odd addition and the choice to do a reveal of the truth to Elizabeth a distraction. However, this was overall a nice distraction for a winter holiday season afternoon.
Darcy is a miserable man. He has lost the woman that he loves. He fears Elizabeth can never forgive him for Lydia's marriage to Wickham. He feels, if he had just told the truth about Wickham this never could have happened!
It is nearly Christmas and Darcy sits in his study, drinking himself into oblivion. After falling asleep he is visited by the ghost of his mother, Anne Darcy. Who has come to tell him he needs to change his ways or suffer the consequences. She tells him that he will be visited by three other ghosts before the night is through. The ghosts of the past, present and future. One of the ghosts is Darcy's father, I really liked how he was able to address some of the issues between them.
I loved when Darcy witnesses Elizabeth's reaction to his comment about her not being tolerable. I also like how we learn a little bit about how things are going for Lydia and Wickham. We find out what life could be like for both Elizabeth and Georgiana.
Although, this is a short story (on my kindle only 1122 locations) it is a very fun read!
Top reviews from other countries
Ce livre se lit très vite, peut-être un peu trop ^^ mais avec plaisir.
A conseiller à ceux pour qui lire en anglais n'est pas une prise de tête ;)