Tuesday 10 May 2016

Sufficient encouragement - Rose Fairbanks

Some say a lady’s imagination is very rapid. Such is the case when Elizabeth Bennet overhears that Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy admires her eyes. She thinks nothing for herself, but immediately considers her dearest sister’s growing attachment to Mr. Darcy’s friend. If Elizabeth spurns such a wealthy—and proud—gentleman, he might do everything in his power to separate his friend from her sister. 

Raised in a world of expectations and pedigree, Darcy knows Elizabeth Bennet can offer him nothing of material value. As his attraction for her grows, he becomes increasingly convinced his feelings are nonsensical. Still, he might forsake it all if only he had true encouragement. 

Misunderstandings lead to betrayals, and the couple soon learns falling in love takes courage but staying in love requires forgiveness. Traversing from the groves of Hertfordshire to the drawing rooms of London to the complexity and danger of Luddite revolts in Yorkshire, Sufficient Encouragement follows Darcy and Elizabeth’s journey of love and forgiveness. 

My thoughts:
I liked this premise, because Lizzy knows that if she spurns Darcy then Jane might not get Bingley. Of course this is before The Proposal. They are still at Netherfield and Lizzy is led to believe that Darcy fancies her. Which leads to other things, they actually talking. Talking is good! And her falling for him, which I liked. She tries her best to be nice and it changes things

It also has a really wicked Wickham, and then I do not mean ohh he is so wicked. No, he should be shot.

I also did not like Mr Bennet, not cool man, not cool!
And *gasp* I understood Mrs Bennet.
Bingley had balls for once.
And *gasps* I understood Caroline, oh do not get me wrong, she was a total bitch, but she saw her faults. And she changed.
I also liked Mary. She is a rock.

What a strange book for making me like everyone else that has smaller roles.

It was a good variation and it was one road I had not traveled before. 

Kindle Edition
Published April 16th 2016 by Rose Fairbanks
When Love Blooms #1
PP variation
For review


  1. It's been a while since I've read a P&P variation, so this one is especially going on the top of TBR list.

    I enjoy seeing how different authors interrupt Lizzy and Darcy, although I find it fascinating how many different versions of Wickham are roaming about. He can range from this adorably misunderstood man to this evil villain you generally want to harm.

    Simply Angela

    1. Here is was really bad. I can take the rogue, but damn, here, deport his ass! i want him to burn

  2. Another retelling! You're good at finding them.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  3. I enjoy when I like the secondary characters :D

  4. huh....mmmm...weird. Understanding Mrs Bennet? Curious.

  5. Your guilty pleasure indulged :)

  6. Wow, this sounds like a completely re-done set of characters! Bingley having balls...there's a shocker, haha.

  7. I already had my eye on this one, but oh yes, I like an admirable Mary and a ballsy Charles, but a evil Wickham makes it better.

    1. I need to kick him...in the nuts, hard. Ahole Whickham

  8. I love all these P&P variations. This sounds good too.

  9. Also a boring cover of boringness.

  10. Sounds unique for a P&P variation.

  11. Oh I love seeing different sides to these characters!

  12. It's amazing how many retellings are out there.

  13. OMG... I thought this was a self-help book based on the cover and title. haha. I was getting worried about you.



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