The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
When news of Mr Bennet’s illness arrives at Pemberley, Elizabeth finds that she must set off for Longbourn without the company of her husband, Fitzwilliam Darcy, who has business in London requiring his urgent attention. What unexpected events will further disrupt the apparent harmony of Elizabeth’s life? Will Hodges – the young physician of Mr Bennet – be captivated by Catherine Bennet, thus fulfilling the desires of Mrs Bennet? Will Mary be left behind to attend to her mother’s selfish wishes?
|Genre(s):||Fan Fiction; Literature & Fiction > Classics > Short Stories|
“Mary,” said Elizabeth in a half-whisper, “Oh, it pains me to see Father so ill, and you so pale and exhausted.”
“Elizabeth! I’m glad you’ve come. Father still has chills and fever, and such wheezing as you’ve never heard… Sometimes, I’m afraid that he will slip away before my very eyes.”
As this book is a work of fan fiction, it takes you back to the places and characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
With Longbourn Revisited, Margaret Lynette Sharp has created a nice piece of fan fiction. If you have read Pride and Prejudice or watched the TV mini series (1980), you recognize the world of Elizabeth Darcy, née Bennet. It is a short read, taking you back to Longbourn and Pemberly to extend your Pride and Prejudice experience. Margaret Lynette Sharp took up the hard challenge of writing fan fiction on a classic by Jane Austen, enhancing the story without changing the characters’ ways.
This is a book for you if you like fan fiction, classic reads, and classic reads’ fan fiction.
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|POV||Third person – past tense|
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