His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel

His Good Opinion A Mr Darcy Novel Mr Darcy speaks from his heart Pride and Prejudice from Darcy s point of view Though tired of Society s manipulations Darcy never thought to be enchanted by a country maiden However on a visit to ru

  • Title: His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel
  • Author: Nancy Kelley
  • ISBN: 9780984731206
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mr Darcy speaks from his heart Pride and Prejudice from Darcy s point of view Though tired of Society s manipulations, Darcy never thought to be enchanted by a country maiden However, on a visit to rural Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bennet captivates him Lovely and vivacious, she is everything he is not, and everything he longs to have Unfortunately, her connections put hMr Darcy speaks from his heart Pride and Prejudice from Darcy s point of view Though tired of Society s manipulations, Darcy never thought to be enchanted by a country maiden However, on a visit to rural Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bennet captivates him Lovely and vivacious, she is everything he is not, and everything he longs to have Unfortunately, her connections put her decidedly beneath him, and the improprieties he observes in her family do not win his favor Putting her firmly out of his mind, Darcy returns to London, but Elizabeth is not so easily forgotten When chance throws them together, Darcy can no longer deny his love, but Elizabeth, put off by his manners, refuses him To change her mind, he must set aside his proud ways and learn how to please a woman worthy of being pleased It takes a serious incident for his true character to shine, and for Elizabeth to learn just how valuable is His Good Opinion

    One thought on “His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel”

    1. P&P retellings are pretty hit and miss for me, but this one was a hit! I felt like it realistically represented Darcy's point of view, and it was fun to see the scenes from a male perspective. One I plan to re-read in the future.

    2. In His Good Opinion, author Nancy Kelley sets out to tell the story of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. Although Darcy is the hero in Pride and Prejudice, for the first part of the book he comes across to Elizabeth (as well as everyone else in Hertfordshire) and the reader as proud and aloof. In the second half of the novel, Austen shows us how Darcy changes and Darcy himself admits to flaws in his behavior. But why was Darcy seemingly so proud? Why did he refuse to be easil [...]

    3. His Good Opinion is, in brief, Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's point of view. What exactly did he say to Bingley to keep him away from Netherfield? What was he thinking when he made that bone-headed first proposal to Elizabeth? How exactly did he track down Wickham? Here it is. It's more like a writing exercise than a novel, in some ways. It becomes a little pedantic – it reads like every single thought in Darcy's head is revealed, and his reaction to nearly every line of dialogue to which he [...]

    4. In the same manner as Pamela Aidan, Amanda Grange, and Maya Slater, debut author Nancy Kelley pens a novel that tells the story of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's perspective. Giving readers something they will all find extremely agreeable: more time alone with the handsome, illustrious, and brooding Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy! Ms. Kelley's tale begins just before Georgiana's imprudent elopement attempt and closes soon after Darcy and Elizabeth become engaged. Through these pages readers get to [...]

    5. In publishing His Good Opinion, Nancy Kelley joins a long line of authors who have written Pride and Prejudice from the viewpoint of Fitzwilliam Darcy. When I first heard about this novel I was intrigued; what could Kelley have written that hasn’t been done before? Interested enough to take the plunge and see Darcy from another’s perspective I dug right in.In His Good Opinion, Kelly treads familiar ground. In a wonderful retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Kelly sights Darcy in her cross-hairs [...]

    6. I have read a couple of Pride and Prejudice retellings from Darcy's point of view and I must say I loved this one! His Good Opinion starts out just before Ramsgate where Darcy surprises Georgiana with a visit and ruins Wickman's plan to elope with her. Nancy Kelley is able to expand on some of the conversations that I always wished Jane Austen would have done. Can I just say, I love this Darcy! I love being in his head, knowing his thoughts. We see him reflecting on what Elizabeth said when she [...]

    7. I've never much bothered with Jane Austen sequels/prequels/spinoffs/variations, besides to pick them up in bookshops and be amused by their premises for a few minutes before I got annoyed with the writing style and quality. But for various reasons I decided to go looking for one, determined to read it all the way through, and found this one consistently highly rated both here and on . And I read it, didn't hate it, and even finished it!I went back and forth on it a lot while reading it, sometime [...]

    8. Review Tally - based out of 5OVERALL: 5 STARS (actually, it came out to 4.7, but let's round up)Story/Plot: 5 - This is again, another version of Pride and Prejudice told through Mr. Darcy's POV. The gaps between the original P&P and the scenes added to explain more about Mr. Darcy are not as noticeable as in similar works. I will point out, and apologize if you consider this a SPOILER, the story actually opens up with Mr. Darcy leaving to go to Ramsgate and surprise his sister, Georgiana. R [...]

    9. A classic retold through the eyes of the sometimes pompous and often prideful Darcy Fitzwilliam. His Good Opinion answers the question, what was Darcy’s side of the story? Pride and Prejudice leaves much to the imagination. Was Darcy truly has prejudiced as he seemed and what were his intentions in his first proposal to Elizabeth Bennet? A true and timeless love story now told through the eyes of the undeniably dreamy Darcy.Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of classic literature. Sadly, I th [...]

    10. Ever since the first time I read Pride and Prejudice, I have wondered what was going on behind Darcy's enigmatic expressions and silent staring and what happened during all those times he was away from Elizabeth. I know I was not the only one and I am so glad to see that someone with writing talent took up their pen to tackle this. I allowed myself to have high expectations when I realized that this Pride and Prejudice story was going to stick close to the original. I was not disappointed. Nancy [...]

    11. "It is a truth universally acknowledged" yadda yadda yaddaNow I love (like totally) Jane Austen. I have read each of her books MULTIPLE times and according to my GR book lists have read 42 "Jane-Austen-esque" books so it is no surprise that I read this. What is a surprise is that I actually liked it quite a bit.Now don't get too excited though - there really isn't too much original material in this book. This is supposed to be Pride and Prejudice written from the perspective of Mr. Darcy. The wh [...]

    12. I thought this book would be a fun way to pass the timeIt was a fun read; it paralleled Pride & Prejudice very closely and I thought it did a pretty good job giving some believable insight into Mr. Darcy's point of view. Of course the writing style doesn't come close to the perfection that is Jane Austen - she sometimes uses cliches that are pretty anachronistic ("giddy as a schoolgirl" or "cut my losses and search for greener pastures") - but it was a page-turner and an entertaining re-tell [...]

    13. Had the opportunity to catch this on my kindle as a one day special offer from author Nancy Kelley. Pleased I did ~fun following Darcy's thoughts on the now well known actions and activities of his fellow characters from Jane Austen's P&P. Nancy gives us behind the scenes interpretations from Darcy's perspective or from the DIMH [Darcy in my head] as Nancy says :)a few editing corrections would benefit reading ease, but ignoring them is your other optionother addition to your Austenesque rea [...]

    14. I honestly could not stop reading this book. I don't know what else to say other than I loved it! I loved seeing Mr. Darcys side of the story of when he meets his beloved Elizabeth.Nancy Kelley, I sure hope you write more books relating to Pride and Prejudice, especially about the wedding. :) A lot of authors have attempted to write "sequels" to P&P, but I sure hope that Nancy Kelley plans on writing one *hint hint* :P

    15. Initially I was reticent to read the Mr. Darcy perspectives of P & P, I'm not really sure why. This is a brilliant re-imagining of Prider & Prejudice. Beginning with Darcy's visit at Ramsgate we are shown precisely how Elizabeth Bennet stole his heart. The author masterfully intertwines passages from the original novel with a fresh perspective. This is a wonderful book suitable for all ages.

    16. I thoroughly loved this book. It was very well written and matched the character that we have grown to love. To imagine what he must have been thinking and going through gives us new insight into a part of the story we did not get before. We also get to see his awareness of his faults and his correcting them. If you love Pride and Prejudice you will love this book.

    17. This was a fun quick read. I loved reading the Pride and Prejudice story from Darcy's point of view. It was fun to see things from his perspective and have some of the gaps in the story filled in so to speak. The author did a fine job of writing like the period, even using "Austenisms" and sometimes quoting word for word from the original.

    18. This was a reread for me. I love seeing one of my favorites from Mr. Darcy's point of view. The only criticism I have is that the version of Mr. Darcy in this book seems a little less proud then Austen's original. It's the original's pride and then hard fall that make me love him. This Darcy is just a little bit softer. It's enough that I see a difference, but I still love the story anyway.

    19. If you love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you will certainly enjoy Nancy Kelley's His Good Opinion. The book follows the events and Pride and Prejudice but from Mr. Darcy's perspective. The scenes in Longbourn, Netherfield Park, Rosings, London, and Pemberley are enriched by this retelling.

    20. Reading P&P from Darcy's perspective has always been enjoyable. Nancy Kelley does a fabulous job of carrying off Darcy's voice. She portrays him just the way I would feel we should view him. All the trials he feels in coming to the final truth is wonderful in his thoughts and how he overcomes his prejudices. Well done Nancy! Definitely a read that any Jane Austen fan should read.

    21. I love P&P, so no wonder I read this one. Or maybe it is because I gave up on P&P fanfiction years ago after a string of really awful attempts at being true/not so very true to Jane Austen'S masterpiece. So in a way I expected to be disappointed. Well, I wasn't in the beginning. While Nancy Kelley is certainly not Jane Austen and obviously lacks her style and quality, the attempt was well enough. I found myself longing to go back and read on. Silly, really, I mean I have read P&P num [...]

    22. Pride and Prejudice according to DarcyThe author has rewritten Pride and Prejudice from the viewpoint of Mr. Darcy. In doing so, she has incorporated a great many portions of Jane Austen's own words for which she may not claim credit. The result is much like rereading Pride and Prejudice.The story, however, is a pleasant read with few surprises. The characters and sequence of events are true to Miss Austen's intent except with the greatest focus on Mr. Darcy. Regardless of my previously stated o [...]

    23. Debut author Nancy Kelley’s self-published novel, His Good Opinion, A Mr. Darcy Novel, is the parallel story to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, told from this male protagonist’s point of view. Fatigued from London’s matchmaking mamas, Darcy never imagined a country miss could captivate him and yet, while visiting his good friend, Charles Bingley, that is exactly what occurs! The lovely Miss Elizabeth Bennet is everything he is not, warm and vivacious – and despite her poor connectio [...]

    24. I read it while on vacation and liked it a lot. It was fun to think back to the original story and match up the two perspectives, Darcy and Elizabeth.

    25. Pride and Prejudice told from Mr. Darcy's perspective; This story moves me no matter how many re-tellings I read!

    26. Synopsis:His Good Opinion is essentially Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's point of view. The story begins with Darcy rescuing his sister from elopement with the devious Mr. Wickham. We get the chance to see Darcy among his friends (Bingley) and family (Georgiana and his cousin Richard) before he is thrown into the mix in Hertfordshire. By chapter four, we are in step with the story from the original novel, but this time watching it unfold through Darcy's eyes. And those times when Darcy and [...]

    27. If Austen paraliterature–sequels, prequels, retellings, embellishments, modernizations–has become a genre of its own, then retellings of Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the hero has become a genre within a genre. There are at least a dozen of these retellings, some quite enjoyable and some, frankly, quite bewildering. We are not a purist, if by “purist” one means a Janeite unable to bring herself to read alternate takes on Austen’s novels, but we are a canonist. We like t [...]

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