Reduced Circumstances

Reduced Circumstances A Pride and Prejudice variation After her father s death Elizabeth Bennet is forced to accept the position of a companion to an older lady in the north of the country A few years later she meets Darcy

  • Title: Reduced Circumstances
  • Author: Ola Wegner
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Pride and Prejudice variation.After her father s death Elizabeth Bennet is forced to accept the position of a companion to an older lady in the north of the country.A few years later she meets Darcy by chance encounter and they renew their acquaintance.Will they have a possibility to rebuild mutual trust Will she be able to look over her own apprehension and troubled paA Pride and Prejudice variation.After her father s death Elizabeth Bennet is forced to accept the position of a companion to an older lady in the north of the country.A few years later she meets Darcy by chance encounter and they renew their acquaintance.Will they have a possibility to rebuild mutual trust Will she be able to look over her own apprehension and troubled past to see a worthy man who loves, and desires her The story contains mature content.

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    1. 2.5 I am seriously conflicted by this book. It isn't just the plot or writing but it almost felt like the author really didn't like the characters very muchThis is a P&P alternate time line, where Mr. Bennet dies shortly after Lizzy's return from Kent and she never goes to Pemberley to meet anew with Mr. Darcy. Here five years has passed and she is returning to London from her position as a Lady's companion in Leeds. She encounters Mr. Darcy and Georgiana at an Inn and they convince her to j [...]

    2. 3.5 starsAs others have said, or implied, the premise here is an interesting one; it has been used by other authors in a style with characters more true to canon. (Read the story description.) In this Elizabeth has significant trust issues and then also is unrealistic in her repudiation of Darcy when she learns of a past affair. Do couples have a responsibility to inform each other of past liaisons? Even “Dear Abby” did not think that necessary when she gave out advice in her column. If it h [...]

    3. I think I have read all of Ola Wegner's variations on Pride and Prejudice, which I usually rate around 4 or 5 stars. Uncharacteristically, I felt that this one fell flat even though the plot ought to be a winner: Elizabeth and Darcy come across each other 4 years after the Hunsford proposal and letter, and 3 years after Mr. Bennet's untimely death.During that span of time, Mrs. Bennet severed all connection with Elizabeth for having refused Mr. Collins and therefore being the cause of the family [...]

    4. Reduced Circumstances has Elizabeth as a fairly changed woman due to circumstances that took place after she refused Darcy at Hunsford. Mr. Bennet dies leaving his family impoverished. This changes all of the conditions of the Bennet family members. But, other situations have effected Elizabeth's view of the world and her ability to trust.Although Jane marries (not to Bingley), which saves the family financially, Elizabeth determines she does not wish to be a burden to anyone. She accepts a posi [...]

    5. Reduced Circumstances andI enjoy Ola Wegner's stories, she puts a different spin on our Beloved Couple, this one has Mr. Bennet passed away and Lizzie finishing up a position as a Companion. When she runs into Mr. Darcy and Georgina at a Posting Inn, and they renew their acquaintance! Good read.

    6. Darcy and Elizabeth run into each other 4 years after the refused proposal. Mr Darcy still loves her and almost immediately offers for her. Slowly they have to learn to trust each other. This is especially challenging for Elizabeth due to a traumatic experience that must be overcome for her to feel safe and loved.

    7. Reduced PlotA good beginning, a stretch of intriguing, devious and dastardly characters, followed by various mundane misunderstandings, and then - a few sex scenes and speedy resolutions. All questions or conflicts presented initially are easily resolved. Additionally, the writing is vastly uneven, strong at first, through the first 60%, then strangely sophomoric. This book reads as if it was either: a) written by two different authors, b) only the beginning was seen by a proficient editor or c) [...]

    8. DelightfulI really enjoyed this short story, but found it not really long enough to call a book. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. There are far too many mistakes and Americanisms.

    9. Good readI enjoy the authors plots. The dialogue is crisp and to the point. Also appreciate the fact that there is little angst. I plan to read me Wegener other books.

    10. A very nice readI truly enjoy Ms Wegners hooks. Her style is captivating and her twists to the classic tale always lead our beloved characters to one another.

    11. Not a Lizzie I recognizedOkay, this was a retelling but neither Lizzie or Darcy seemed like the characters in P&P. Lizzie suffered the loss of her father, the vindictiveness of her mother, had to support herself, was attacked and then accused of theft. All of that would change anyone but this new version of her just didn't ring true with me. Darcy was still a good man but I just couldn't see this Darcy as being quite as wonderful.

    12. Excellent with very fresh storylineOla's books are much better than reviews would indicate. I appreciate that her works are original and written from a grown up point of view. Not to say works that describe themselves as sweet are not enjoyable it's entertaining to read about angst from the characters point of view.

    13. It was a quick read and while it was written well, it wasn't as exciting as some of the other book by the same author.

    14. An entertaining read, I found the premise interesting. Their road to happiness is a different but compelling one. Give it a chance!

    15. After her father's death Elizabeth Bennet takes up the position as a companion to a lady residing in Leeds. After her death three years later and while travelling south she meets Darcy and his sister. Can the changes brought on Elizabeth prevent them from a happy ending.An interesting enough story but no Wickham, Lady Catherine or much of the Bennet family apart from Jane.

    16. thought the plot was an excellent idea and it was well written. I don't think it was as bad as some have believed. It goes along with once you have a bad experience in life, you lack faith and understanding in people. It is hard to earn trust when once it is broken. Also fear of rejection leads to many other insecurities and this happened to Elizabeth as well as Darcy in this instance.Darcy was used to being in control of everything and everyone around him and I could see why he was controlling [...]

    17. UncharacteristicThe author adds a different spin to Elizabeth and Darcy, changing them into completely different people. Understandably, the new circumstances would have a negative impact on normally optimistic characterizations. However as more is revealed about Darcy, the author transforms him into almost unrecognizable from JA's ideal. Reading the reveal on Lady Moore was extremely uncomfortable and smacked of poor taste, earning the ungentlemanly moniker JA's Elizabeth accused of Darcy durin [...]

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