Tuesday 27 September 2016

Chaos come to Longbourn - Victoria Kincaid

This humorous Pride and Prejudice variation begins at the Netherfield ball. While attempting to suppress his desire to dance with Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy flees the ballroom only to stumble upon a half-dressed Lydia Bennet in the library. After a shrieking, nerve-stricken Mrs. Bennet discovers them in this compromising position, Darcy is forced to make Lydia an offer of marriage.

A few weeks later, Bingley returns from London to discover that a heartbroken Jane has accepted an offer from Collins. Bingley instead proposes to Elizabeth, who accepts with the hope of reuniting him with Jane. Now Darcy must cope with jealousy toward Bingley and a fiancée who longs to get her hands on the grand estate of “Pembleton” (or is it “Peckersly?”). Lydia, in turn, is jealous that Wickham has proposed to Charlotte Lucas—who (much to Wickham’s dismay) does not find red coats nearly as appealing as clerical collars.

Although Darcy yearns for Elizabeth, he feels honor bound by his promise to Lydia. Elizabeth has also developed feelings for the master of Pemberley, but he has never seemed so far out of her reach. How can Darcy and Elizabeth unravel this tangle of hilariously misbegotten betrothals and reach their happily ever after?

My thoughts:
Poor everyone, especially Darcy! This is a most evil variation that makes poor Darcy engaged to Lydia! I know, the horror, but is such a gentleman and there was a situation that was misunderstood.

Just think about it, Darcy shackled to Lydia, he would be the laughingstock of England. And I was all how will he get out of it! 

But this whole mess leads to more messes. Amusing evil messes. Like Jane and Collins! The horror. Bingley and Lizzy! (well that one could actually be content in the end even if both would be unhappy.) And last Charlotte and Wickham. Aye, everyone is unhappy in different ways.

What a mess of couples, I will keep on saying it. It made for such a good read!

This was an amusing variation, and like always, everything will be sorted out. Of course, people will get happy endings. It's just a messy way to get there.

I wanted to hug Darcy so much. Poor guy. Give him a drink someone!

Funny! Well written and quite the tale.

  • Kindle Edition, 188 pages
  • Published June 29th 2016
  • Pride and Prejudice variation
  • For a blogtour

Tour Schedule:
Sept. 22: Margie’s Must Reads (Review)
Sept. 27: Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell (Review)
Sept. 30:  Eva Lucia Reviews (Review)
Oct. 3:  All Roads Lead to the Kitchen (Review)
Oct. 4:  Diary of a Stay at Home Mom (Review)
Oct. 12: A Bookish Way of Life (Review)
Oct. 25: Write-Read-Life (Review)
Nov. 4: True Book Addict (Review)

About the Author:
The author of numerous best-selling Pride and Prejudice variations, historical romance writer Victoria Kincaid has a Ph.D. in English literature and runs a small business, er, household with two children, a hyperactive dog, an overly affectionate cat, and a husband who is not threatened by Mr. Darcy. They live near Washington DC, where the inhabitants occasionally stop talking about politics long enough to complain about the traffic.
On weekdays she is a freelance writer/editor who specializes in IT marketing (it’s more interesting than it sounds) and teaches business writing. A lifelong Austen fan, Victoria has read more Jane Austen variations and sequels than she can count – and confesses to an extreme partiality for the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice. Visit her website. View her blog, visit her on FacebookGoodReads, and on Amazon.


  1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for being on the blog tour!!

  2. So glad you liked this one! I had a blast editing it. I couldn't stop laughing!

  3. OMG. That's a horrible cannon! I'm grossed out. >.< Lol.

    1. Don 't worry, it's not like they end up together, then I would burn the book

  4. Thank you so much for being on the tour. Sounds like this was a fun read!

  5. That is such an old-school cover!

  6. Sounds an okayish read! :/ Glad to know you liked it! :)

  7. What a wonky variation, I love it! Even if the though of Darcy and Lydia makes me shudder:)

  8. This sounds like it might be amusing or it might be irritating ;-/

  9. Another one? Where do you keep finding these?

  10. I bet I wouldn't get it, since I just don't know the original. :-(

  11. I so want to try this P & P reelling!!

  12. While it's not my type of story, I'm glad to hear you liked it.

  13. Interesting switcheroo of partners, not sure if I'll be a fan...

    1. They do all end up with the right person in the end and no one actually likes their new partner

  14. Haha, I could already tell this one is right up your alley!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  15. I thought this one was a riot. I laughed so hard, but yes, poor Mr. Darcy.

    1. Think if they had actually married! *shudders*

  16. That mean ol' author! LOL sounds like fun tho

  17. I'd read this just to laugh. Evil indeed!

  18. lol at the idea of mixing up Austen's couples like that.



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