Friday, 17 April 2020

Early Review: Fortune and Felicity by Monica Fairview

Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by White Soup Press
Pride and prejudice variation
For review

If you have not noticed (which I doubt), is that I really enjoy pride and prejudice variations. I do not know why but I just love seeing Darcy and Lizzy fall in love, in a million different ways.

In this one instead of writing a letter Darcy went away, married, had a daughter, wasn't that happy, and tried to forget her.

Lizzy's dad died, she went to live with Jane, and then she decided to become a governess. Which is not the best position. It is not being a servant, it i not being one of the upper crust. Instead men can try to take advantage and you will be ruined for future service. Then she gets a job at Pemberley.

He will obvi realise he still likes her. She will finally start to fall for him. There will be drama, and there will be a happily ever after.

I enjoyed this take and kept rooting for these stubborn, proud people. (Bit sad Colonel F did not show up!).

A great book to read now as you know they will be happy

Seven years after Darcy’s disastrous proposal, Darcy is in need, not of a wife, but of a governess for his young daughter. Imagine his surprise when he discovers Elizabeth Bennet on the list of possible candidates provided by the employment agency. The question is, should he take her on as a governess, or would he be playing with fire?

Elizabeth Bennet is forced by her reduced circumstances to take on a position. However, when Mr. Darcy invites her for an interview, she is embarrassed and humiliated. How could she possibly live under the same roof as the man she had rejected so strongly seven years ago?

Whatever decision she makes, there will be a high price to pay… one way or the other.

30 comments:

  1. I have not read P&P or any retelling that I remember. This does sound like a nice variation though.

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  2. happy is good enough for now :D

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  3. Is his wife still alive? I guess not if there's a possibility of romance here. This is a strange take on P&P!

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  4. Sounds like you really enjoyed it and it all worked out well. Which is what I like!

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  5. I didn't realize a governess was such a bad position to have. Sounds like a good book though.

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    1. We think it was good, but they were prey to the Lord of the manor, to guests. They had no rights

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  6. It's nice to read a book where you know thiings will end well, and I know you like your P&P stories.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. I love my P&P variations, too. Love the governess element. :)

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  8. I love when you find yourself rooting for the characters!

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  9. This sounds like a nice variation, glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Nice that Lizzy and darcy still find a way to hook up. :)

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  11. Hi Blodeuedd! I just spotted your review, and was very pleased to see you enjoyed it. Many thanks. *happy dance.

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  12. I'm not a P&P fan like you, but this version sounds really interesting - especially since I know it ends well. :-)

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  13. I did notice that you love P&P lol

    This is quite a different take though. But they find their way back at least!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Hehe, Isure do :D

      IN some it does take time

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  14. Oooh Darcy. Fool. LOL You can't forget Lizzy

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