Oxford Cottage: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Oxford Cottage A Pride and Prejudice Variation A Pride and Prejudice Variation On a rainy day in April Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley stop to ask a gentleman for directions to Netherfield since the ones they have been given appear to be fa

  • Title: Oxford Cottage: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • Author: Leenie Brown
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation On a rainy day in April, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley stop to ask a gentleman for directions to Netherfield since the ones they have been given appear to be faulty At the gentleman s insistence Darcy and his friend seek refuge from the rain at a nearby cottage The young woman who greets them captivates Darcy with both her beauty aA Pride and Prejudice Variation On a rainy day in April, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley stop to ask a gentleman for directions to Netherfield since the ones they have been given appear to be faulty At the gentleman s insistence Darcy and his friend seek refuge from the rain at a nearby cottage The young woman who greets them captivates Darcy with both her beauty and character Elizabeth Bennet possesses a quick mind and a determined spirit She is resolved to complete the challenge her father has set before her at Oxford Cottage However, she does not expect to be met by a handsome stranger and fall in love, nor does she expect to find herself thrust into a situation where her quick thinking may be all that can keep both herself and her young companion safe.

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    1. “The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone." Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way.” ― James Finn Garner, Politically Correct Bedtime StoriesYou may think my choice of the above quote v [...]

    2. Absolutely fabulous!!!I loved this story!!!! I would say it's one of the best P&P variations I've ever read!! I loved how it gave insight into a young and precocious Elizabeth, and Mr Bennet's history with men like Mr Darcy (senior), Lord Matlock, Mr Gardiner, and Mr Phillips. This book starts earlier than canon. I loved the inner play between Mr and Mrs Bennet, it makes me re-look at the original and how these two interact in a different light. Maybe Mrs Bennet is not given her due!!! I bel [...]

    3. In this Pride and Prejudice variation the Bennet daughters are being taught household duties at Oxford Cottage on the Longbourn Estate.As Darcy and Bingley head towards Netherfield Park their directions result in approaching the Cottage during a heavy rainfall. The two gentlemen are quickly captivated but problems soon arrive. And his name is Wickham.An enjoyable story mainly based around Darcy and Elizabeth, though I found I would have like to have read more about the activities of Lillesley an [...]

    4. This is one of the most captivating Pride & Prejudice variation I have read. I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down. The characters were kept but the story was original and well thought out. A definite read if you are a Pride & Prejudice fan

    5. An interesting idea written by an author that writes sweet JAFF. Not a lot of angst but a happy book. Worth the time but maybe it won't be so memorable.

    6. Oxford Cottage: A Pride and Prejudice VariationWhat a delightful story. None of the angst between Darcy and Elizabeth was present. No misunderstandings or misconceptions between them at all. Friendly banter between our two characters. Neatest addition to this story is that Lord Matlock, Thomas Bennet, George Darcy went to Oxford together and all knew Edward Gardiner. Reminded me of the Four Musketeers. The three men were present when George Darcy was sick and near death. He read them his will an [...]

    7. So I won this this book in a facebook contest and decided to read it pretty much straight away. You can however find the unedited version on meryton.Book Blurb: On a rainy day in April, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley stop to ask a gentleman for directions to Netherfield since the ones they have been given appear to be faulty. At the gentleman's insistence Darcy and his friend seek refuge from the rain at a nearby cottage. The young woman who greets them captivates Darcy with both her beau [...]

    8. A sweet story, with a highly intelligent, highly impertinent Elizabeth, and a completely besotted at first sight Darcy. The variation is based on the idea that Mr Bennet, Lord Matlock, and Darcy Sr all met at school, and maintained the friendship through the years, including Gardiner and Philips into the mix. Also, Matlock has the uncanny knack of making love matches, as proven with the success of introducing his friends to their brides. Since first meeting Elizabeth at five, he foresaw a loving [...]

    9. I have a sinus infection - so I am going to try and make this review sound coherent, but no promises.Elizabeth just wasn't Elizabeth in this. It was like she was a different character completely. She was more clever and tricky in this than in P&P. That's not necessarily bad. I liked when she tricked the viscount up the tree because he kicked a cat. Or that she played hide and seek with Jane and hid in the study because Jane knew they weren't allowed in there, and therefore Lizzy would win. O [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this novel. The plot is a bit different from most. I have read others where kidnappings are included. I enjoyed how elizabeth was so perceptive with her captors as well as the care and concern Georgiana and elizabeth show for each other. The idea behind Oxford cottage and the training it imparts is genius. I loved it. Mr. Bennet and his cronies are a welcome change from most ways they are depicted. To have mattock, Darcy, Bennet, Gardiner, and Phillips friends makes most things [...]

    11. I found this book quite enjoyable. I really loved that you got to read about Elizabeth’s childhood, and that her father was friends with Matlock, Gardiner and Mr Darcy’s father. But also that she had met him as a child. I loved that we got to read about him and to learn about the illness from him instead of just hearing about it from others…At first I didn’t like how Georgiana was described in this book, because she was described as spoiled and ungrateful. But when she arrived at the cot [...]

    12. Oxford Cottage by Leenie Brown is a unique Pride and Prejudice variation where Darcy's and Elizabeth's fathers were friends at Oxford. The parents remained friends in their adult years and devise a scheme for their children to meet when the time is right. Flash forward 15-20 years when Darcy and Charles Bingley are directed to the cottage on their way to Netherfield during a rain storm. When they arrive at the cottage, Darcy and Bingley are greeted by young women who are both intriguing and beau [...]

    13. I simply love this variation! I like how it started off with Mr. Bennet, Matlock, Gardiner, Phillips and Darcy being really good friends and how Matlock sees that Elizabeth and Darcy would be perfect together but have arranged for them to meet when they were older. The plot was very cleverly written with a dramatic moment in the middle with Wickham's evil plan. Of course, everything gets resolved satisfactorily with many touching moments at the end. I really love the chemistry between Darcy and [...]

    14. An enjoyable story with plenty of angst. The Earl of Matlock plays matchmaker and Mister Darcy Senior approves of his choice. Years later Darcy meets Lizzy at Oxford Cottage and brings spoiled Gerogiana, along with Mrs. Young, to join the girls. Mrs. Young is in collaboration with George Wickham to hurt Darcy and arrange a kidnapping. I could not put this book down once I started it. An exciting read with a good amount of angst.

    15. Many Typos :-(Disappointed in easy to fix typos, and too many situations turned out to be intertwined that were not needed to carry the story. I liked the beginning and the depiction of a strong, mischievous Elizabeth, but it quickly became a woman without faults, and the storyline tried so hard to make multiple connections for the romance to work that it left numerous loose ends where other characters could have been further developed.

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