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Uneual Affections

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When Elizabeth Bennet first knew Mr Darcy she despised him and was sure he felt the same Angered by his pride and reserve influenced by the lies of the charming Mr Wickham she never troubled herself to believe he was anything other than the worst of men until one day he unexpectedly proposedMr Darcy's passionate avowal of love causes Elizabeth to reevaluate everything sh. I'm sick as a dog I have the flu My head hurts I read this book curled up in bed in the wee hours The Cooking Book the same Angered by his pride and reserve influenced by The Complete Idiot's Guide to Smoothies the lies of Black Men Magazine Reality TV Issue with bonus 2012 Calendar (Draya Michele cover) the charming Mr Wickham she never Backyard Harvest: A year-round guide to growing fruit and vegetables troubled herself The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism to believe he was anything other Sniffles and Sneezes (DK Readers L2) than Disaster Preparedness: A Living Free Guide (Living Free Guides) the worst of men until one day he unexpectedly proposedMr Darcy's passionate avowal of love causes Elizabeth The Complete Idiot's Guide to Persuasion to reevaluate everything sh. I'm sick as a dog I have Emergency Rescue (DK Readers L3) the flu My head hurts I read Energy Bites this book curled up in bed in Whiskey Opus the wee hours

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Er of them ever be truly happy in a relationship of uneual affectionDiverging from Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice at the proposal in the Hunsford parsonage this story explores the kind of man Darcy is even before his proper humbling and how such a man so full of pride so much in love might have behaved had Elizabeth chosen to accept his original proposal. I read most of the longer than a sentence or two reviews on and have to agree with many of the p The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism them ever be Sniffles and Sneezes (DK Readers L2) truly happy in a relationship of uneual affectionDiverging from Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice at Disaster Preparedness: A Living Free Guide (Living Free Guides) the proposal in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Persuasion the Hunsford parsonage Emergency Rescue (DK Readers L3) this story explores Energy Bites the kind of man Darcy is even before his proper humbling and how such a man so full of pride so much in love might have behaved had Elizabeth chosen Whiskey Opus to accept his original proposal. I read most of A Year on the Farm (DK Readers L1) the longer Rain Forest Explorer (DK Readers L3) than a sentence or The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism two reviews on and have The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hearing Loss to agree with many of Afterlight the p


10 thoughts on “Uneual Affections

  1. says:

    I'm sick as a dog I have the flu My head hurts I read this book curled up in bed in the wee hours of the morning while every cell in my body was achingThis book was just what I needed It is one of the best Pride and Prejudice reimaginings I have ever readI read a horrifying amount of Pride and Prejudice fan published fiction There is just something about Darcy and Elizabeth and Jane and Bingley that keeps me wanting I want to know what happens when they get married I want to know what could have been if only this happened if only that didn't happenThis book tries to reimagine what would have happened if Elizabeth instead of refusing Darcy outright at the parsonage had decided to accept him insteadThe characters are adeuately represented There were few instances in which my head was screaming at me WAIT A MINUTE DARCY WOULD NOT or ELIZABETH WOULD NEVERYou catch my driftElizabeth's emotions and fears concerning her impending marriage was real This book brought forth issues I never thought to consider like what her neighbors at Longbourne must think of her when she accepted Darcy's offer of marriage Even dismally she recalled the vehemence with which she had criticized and laughed at Mr Darcy the previous autumn How much she wished she had been moderate in her expressions discreet in her opinions Would there be a person among them who would doubt that she accepted him only for his wealth? In her mind’s eye she could see her neighbors’ knowing looks and half hidden smirks No one would blame her of course They would think her uncommonly clever to have made such a match even while they pitied her for her proud and unpleasant husband It offers an alternate view of Mr Bennet that may seem controversial but I found believable The younger Bennet sisters are spoiled vain and silly with no sense of propriety and hardly even of common decency Their mother positively encourages them while their father has the sense to know better yet chooses to mock them rather than make any attempt to restrain them” I have to admit that is sadly true Mr Bennet obviously adores Lizzy and Jane but he is sadly neglectful of his younger daughters choosing to ignore them instead of disciplining them Undoubtedly he plays favorites and this book points this fact out uite well in a way that I found to be uite reasonableDarcy is not a man instantly changed by love He is gentle towards Elizabeth but his standoffishness and discipline retains that of Pride He is not a jerk but he still thinks himself better than others even when conducting himself with Elizabeth's family and her neighbors whom he deems unworthy It took a dressing down from Elizabeth to make him realize his faults Her friends her neighbors however silly they may seem at first are people too People who mean much to her She sighed sitting down on a fallen log “It’s not just Sir William you know Mrs Long the lady you once sat next to for half an hour without speaking? She can seem like a foolish old woman when you first meet her but she has a very tender heart Nearly all of her free time she spends making clothes for local children“Even my mother has her moments” she continued a reminiscent tone taking over her voice “One year we got news that one of our tenants had an infant son who was sick and going to die Perhaps because it was a boy and she had never been able to have one herself but there was a look on her countenance I never saw before—or since—and before I knew it she was out the door with Hill and blankets and hot soup and a bottle of Hill’s all purpose remedy that she used to dose us all with regularly as children and we did not see anything of either of them for the rest of that day or the night When morning came she returned looking tired and went straight to her room She never talked of it—I think she thought a woman of her station should not be nursing the tenants’ children—and out of respect for her neither did Hill but we heard afterwards that the little boy recovered and his mother swore that my mother saved his life” Darcy and Elizabeth's courtship naturally does not end with the acceptance of the engagement She has to struggle with her own emotions and guilt in entering a marriage she admits with somewhat mercenary attitudes at first He has to struggle with the fact that he may be forcing a woman he loves and respects into a trap rather than a marriage Darcy has to come to terms with the fact that he doesn't have the solution when it comes to Elizabeth “I was selfish—because I thought only of how much I wanted her; I was arrogant because I was so certain that marriage to me would be an unalloyed good for her She was poor; I would make her rich She was unmarried; I would make her a wife She was unappreciated and uneualled in her current company; I would take her and place her among society worthy of her I would give all and be all and never did I consider how little she truly desired anything I had to offer” Lest you think the whole book is based on histrionics and bold declarations of love it's not It is sweet the relationship and love and misunderstandings between Elizabeth and Darcy and her family are well built and believable This book presents dimensions within the original that I never expected I loved itForgive me for using so many lengthy uotes It's just impossible to adeuately capture the tone of the book otherwise


  2. says:

    Brilliant Regency esue writing with barely any amount of anarchism as to be entirely negligible Which sadly got sincerely hurt by the length of its story Still worth checking out for readers who love Pride Prejudice variations thoughAudiobook narrated by Carmela Corbett


  3. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this one a very intriguing and interesting Pride and Prejudice retelling a kind of novelised thought experiment and character study full of little details and fantastic writing Very compelling and good fun I'd highly recommend


  4. says:

    45 stars A Challenging Courtship Full of Concealment and ConflictTYPE OF AUSTENESUE NOVEL VariationTIME FRAME Darcy’s Proposal at Hunsford through early June epilogueCHARACTERS A very Darcy and Elizabeth centric story but all our old friends make an appearanceSYNOPSIS What if Lizzy didn’t say no? What if after hearing Darcy’s insulting proposal she focused on his surprisingly ardent love and passion instead of her previous judgments and impressions about him? What if Lizzy felt Mr Darcy’s marriage proposal was too advantageous for both her and her family to hold up against her dream of marrying for love?WHAT I LOVED To Win Her Heart Elizabeth is honest with Darcy at his proposal she admits to having no affection or love for him And Darcy is determined to change thatbut the poor man has the cards stacked against him He doesn’t know Elizabeth’s feelings he doesn’t know that she despises him is offended by his manners or holds him at fault for breaking up Bingley and Jane and ruining Mr Wickham’s future Seeing Darcy try so desperately to win Elizabeth’s love made my heart melt Observing his confidence and perseverance diminish into bleak and despairing awareness throughout their courtship was heart wrenching and intense I enjoyed seeing his honesty when discussing his decision and their aftereffects with Bingley Conceal and Avoid While Elizabeth is honest about her lack of affection for Darcy she remains mum about the very important offenses she holds against him Even though she realizes her former opinion of Darcy must be wrong she makes a conscious effort to not bring up Bingley Wickham or her initial dislike At first I wasn’t so sure this disguise and falsity were true to Elizabeth’s character make up I thought for sure she would bring up her issues and speak her true mind in any of her private conversations with Darcy But at the same time I can understand how Elizabeth in light of keeping things amicable and pleasant with her complicated and not so pleasant fiancee would want to avoid tension and skirt around all hot button issues It’s Going To Be a Bumpy Ride Once engaged Darcy and Elizabeth embark on a month long courtship at Longbourn With no refusal and no letter their courtship hits a lot of bumps in the road As a reader we knew what the bumps would be but we didn’t know how and when they would come I loved seeing their relationship witness develop slowly on page Each bump would reluctantly be addressed canvassed and smoothed out one at a time And to add even drama all these delicate issues were being discussed around the Bennets with limited privacy and freedom Oh boy Characterization I really felt the essence of Jane Austen’s original characters with this variation Ms Ormiston beautifully and skillfully captured Lizzy’s arch and playful manner towards Darcy Darcy’s aloof and disdainful manner towards the Bennet and Darcy’s oblivious cluelessness about Lizzy’s feelings When it came to a character’s conversation tone and manners it always felt spot on in this novelWHAT I WASN’T TOO FOND OF Pacing Truly a minor complaint But at some points the pacing did feel too slow and some scenes too drawn out It did get better at the end thoughCONCLUSIONTurbulent emotions evocative prose and reverent characterization – Uneual Affections is a Pride and Prejudice variation not to be missed If you are riveted to love stories fraught with complications changing affections and undying hope you will love this variation I highly recommend


  5. says:

    “Oh Lizzy Do anything rather than marry without affection” Jane Austen Pride and PrejudiceIn this what if variation of PP our author asks the uestion what if Elizabeth didn’t refuse the Hunsford proposal What if she was honest with Darcy regarding her feelings of surprise and being completely unaware of his regard He actually thought she returned his feelings and was expecting his proposal The story progressed as Darcy attempted to ease her mind and offered to give her time when she left Kent and returned to her London relatives During that time she thought about what she wanted what she needed the future needs of her family the entail and the fact that she probably would never have another opportunity like this again She accepted his offer and they went about the daily routine of him courting her and trying to win her love “If eual affection cannot be Let the loving one be me” W H AudenThe above uote describes Darcy completely as this was the most romantic Darcy I’ve read in a while I loved how the author used the senses to convey emotion through the use of a sensuous look the pursing of lips the slowly lowering of lashes the gentle light touch the use of enticing intimate and seduction maneuvers between DE without ever being sexual The play on the sensual was most amazing I swooned at his speech with her as he described his desire and love for her My heart melted and yet she continued to guard her emotions with an iron resolve I wanted to shake her “We all know him to be a proud unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him” Jane Austen Pride and PrejudiceIn canon it was Elizabeth’s refusal of the Hunsford proposal that set Darcy on a journey of self discovery and to the changing of his behavior and his attitude toward Elizabeth’s connections her social standing and her relations Since he didn’t get that set down he was as he always was haughty rude and unpleasant when in society at large but so when in the company of her relations and neighbors because they didn’t mean anything to him and were decidedly beneath him Top that with her already dislike of him due to his separating Jane and Bingley and his treatment of Wickham She didn’t ask him about either situation and he didn’t tell “Had I been in love I could not have been wretchedly blind But vanity not love has been my folly” Jane Austen Pride and PrejudiceIt took Elizabeth forever Forever FOREVER to figure out that she was in love I suppose when the only up close examples of marriage she had ever seen were her parents and her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner I imagine it was hard for her to know what real love was However I think this took too long It could have been trimmed a bit Elizabeth was beginning to get on my nerves I felt the author was messing with Darcy and I was starting to become rather protective of him He was showing himself and his love at every turn and jumping through every hoop that Lizzy threw his way She on the other hand was hateful and approaching mean at times in her treatment of him I didn’t care for that one bit “In nine cases out of the a woman had better show affection than she feels” Jane AustenElizabeth was expert at hiding her emotions and feelings especially when she was mad or upset Charlotte’s words had meaning when Darcy discovered Elizabeth’s original dislike for him He was devastated Lydia you stupid ignorant cow I simply do not have the words She was so careless and let slip that Lizzy despised Darcy and within his hearing I thought this would be the straw that finally broke the camel’s back I thought it was over Man this was hard to read Darcy’s emotions were in tatters his heart bleeding as her words cut him to the uick I felt awful for him I wanted to cry Wickham The ‘failure to inform’ or reveal Wickham’s evil ways has always been a thread of contention for me Because Darcy failed to inform Elizabeth Meryton the Bennets or the world at large Wickham was allowed to roam the countryside creating mischief at will There were several scenes that frightened me to the point that I held my breath It could have gone really bad had Darcy not intervened The only saving grace was the epilogue Oh Wickham you should always read the fine print That’s what you get for not asking uestions He got what he deserved


  6. says:

    At some point in every PP fans life they will ask did Lizzy really love Darcy? And after a few days of soul searching and reading they will decide yes of course Lara Ormiston runs with that uestion and creates an incredible bookThis is a PP variation; where instead of Lizzy's famous set down of Darcy following his proposal at Hunsford parsonage she asks for time to think about it Yes every one knows that Lizzy and Jane have sworn to only marry for the deepest love; but Lizzy is clever and knows that Darcy loves her very much and that she may never meet another man who loves her that muchWhat comes next is a very compacted PP set mostly in Meryton It is a fascinating look into the thought processes of Darcy and Lizzy How Darcy goes from the proud man to the kind man and how Lizzy falls in love with 'the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry' We also see how Darcy's almost constant presence at Longbourn changes all the members of the Bennet familyTime compressing PP is tricky and Ms Ormiston makes it work perfectly My only minor disappointment was that the book ends at the wedding and this is a story where I want


  7. says:

    I read most of the longer than a sentence or two reviews on and have to agree with many of the positive comments This book is excellent It is one for which I would warn you that you will want to read slowly and contemplatively And I read it in one day starting early in the morning and ending late in the evening PLUS it is one I will re readThe premise that Lizzy doesn't refuse Darcy at Hunsford but instead asks for a week to consider is one which is difficult to swallow BUT this author does a credible job of having Lizzy display a different reaction knowing that she also has suspicions about his interference in Jane's and Bingley's life and that he sabotaged Wickham's chances for a happy life The fact that she doesn't love him while the knowledge that he does love her are first and foremost in considerations for both parties And how contradictory in the light of the advice Darcy gave Bingley Oh the author does a wonderful job here of putting the onus where it belongs and having characters consider who is responsible for the final decision and outcomeI had tears as Lizzy late in this courtship and after observing how Darcy removes himself emotionally from socially interacting with her friends and family so expertly humbles him by relating acts on the part of Sir Lucas her aunt and her mother Don't judge a book by its covera lesson for all hereAnd while ODC is open about much of what they feel and have observed they both have some secrets which eventually come out and have to be dealt with There are points in this story at which you can wonder if we are going to get our HEA Both Elizabeth and Darcy reach a point at which they consider if they are fair to make each other keep their word to marryboth wonder at how the other can put up with so many affronts so many rude comments so many in each family not happy with this engagementAs others have said there are no new characters and the story follows much of canon But the step by step process of really getting to know each other of learning to be open and also accepting each other with good and bad traits displayed is very well done here And we also read some realities about other characters ie Mr Bennet accepting his role in the whole dowry debacle and in changing his mind about BrightonWell done and despite the high price a book not to be missed


  8. says:

    45 glorious stars WOW Just WOW I was already a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice Like it's my favourite and I have read it three times already I think I even memorised some of the lines from the novel Which is weird considering I am never able to remember my business class notes Nada Then when I was mulling over my thoughts of how I wanted to read about MrDarcy and Elizabeth Bennet and low and behold Goodreads my darling recommended me this book It was just lovely Goodreads knows about my preferences in books so clearly it's kind of scary Because when I read the blurb I literally shouted YES This is what I wanted The whole book is based on a simple uestion What ifRemember the scene where MrDarcy proposes to Elizabeth Bennet If you don't let me jog your memory “In vain have I struggled It will not do My feelings will not be repressed You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you He then proceeds to explain how he loves her against his will against his reason and even against his character Insulted by his prejudice against her family appalled by his injustice towards Mr Wickham and angered by his part in separating her sister Jane from Mr Bingley she finalizes her refusal by proclaiming that he was “the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry” The What if here is What if Elizabeth really thought about the marriage proposal rather than outright rejecting him? So the story continues as it is till chapter 34 where MrDarcy proposes to Miss Elizabeth Bennet in the Hunsford Parsonage where she doesn't reject him nor does she even say how much she despises him Then what would have happened if she accepted him? We get to see of MrDarcy He is portrayed the same as he is in the original The same arrogance cold aloofness Having trouble speaking with people he doesn't know nor does he care His struggle in accepting the Bennet family Overcoming his cold behaviour He is outright not changed just because he declared his love but takes time to know Elizabeth's acuaintances who he deems unworthy I still prefer Colin Firth as Mr Darcy but this is the gif I could find on short notice meeting my criteriaAnd Elizabeth Bennet's struggle to come to terms with her impending marriage to a man she doesn't even love which she disclosed to MrDarcy when he proposed Thus starts the month long courtship with lots of bumpy rides And I really liked what the author did with George Wickham's character at the end He got what he deserved And Lydia is as annoying as ever It may be a retelling but reading the original you maybe be expecting something uite similar to happen any moment but don't waste your time This is completely different yet same in some ways The author understood the characters wholeheartedly and didn't try to stray them off character The suspense of romance was with us till the end And the classic scenes were altered but still they were immensely enjoyable I seriously adored this book My favorite Pride and Prejudice retelling till date Sometimes the pacing seemed a bit off but in general I was in love with the plot and the characters Love love love this book I could just grab it and sleep with it Yes people books are my teddybears Deal with it I highly recommend READ THIS BOOK And for people who follow Mark Twain's uotes on criticism against Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice you'll can go suck it


  9. says:

    I have read many retellings of Pride Prejudice now many of which have portrayed Darcy as not really proud and disagreeable but merely misunderstood I had forgotten that he does start out as proud and disagreeable in PP and that he had character flaws that he had to work to overcome to be the man we all know and love and admire so much In this retelling Elizabeth does not tell Darcy in his first proposal all the things she does not like about him – what he did to Jane his treatment of Wickham nor of her feelings about his pride and “selfish disdain for the feelings of others” These offenses rather than being revealed in one intense proposal scene are revealed slowly through their engagement period Not a lot of action occurs in the book it is the slow development of character which propels the story along This book was intense and introspective It took me on a journey with Elizabeth and Darcy as they both examined their minds hearts motives and character flaws and slowly grew closer to each other and into better versions of themselves This book inspired a lot of personal reflection for me It was hard to read at times because for the first time I saw some of Darcy and Elizabeth’s character flaws in myself I didn’t always like Darcy or Elizabeth nor did I like some of the feelings the book inspired in me But the very fact that it did make me feel and examine myself and compelled me to keep reading was the sign of a good book Wedding Day Vignette


  10. says:

    10118 I've pretty much stopped counting how many times I've read this It's an audiobook go to when I can't make up my mind what else I wanna readThird ? reading 102616I'm officially changing my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars as this has become one of my not so guilty pleasure stories The audio book is fabulous and it makes the raw emotion of it all that much intense I think I originally rated it down a star because there wasn't as much external conflict to make the story exciting but that's honestly what I've come to appreciate about this one Elizabeth's and Darcy's respective internal struggles are plenty compelling enough My favorite scene is near the end during the dinner party where everyone is talking over each other and Elizabeth and Darcy finally start to truly come together It's masterfully writtenSecond reading 42016I think I enjoyed this even the second time and the audio book was very well doneFirst reading 7315I enjoyed this variation on the story Elizabeth and Darcy approached their engagement and marriage in a very logical mature grown up fashion It made for a rather low conflict story but that's not always a bad thing I read this in an afternoon all in one sitting and I'd recommend it for anyone who wants a low key PP fix