I was actually really looking forward to read this variation. Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice are my favorite of Jane Austen’s works. I actually went back and re-read both books before reading this variation. The premise is that after Darcy’s rejected proposal to Elizabeth Bennett, the characters of Pride and Prejudice encounter the love-lorn characters from Persuasion. Darcy meets Anne Elliot on a trip to Bath to avoid going back to Pemberley and Elizabeth meets Captain Wentworth with the militia being in Hertfordshire.
I actually liked the way the stories were woven together. They included a lot of key characters and circumstances that occurred in both books. However the one thing I didn’t like was that it was told exclusively from Darcy’s point of view. The book could have been strongly and deeply fleshed out with included POV’s from Captain Wentworth (that would have been really interesting and given allowance for more descriptive occurrences within the events that were kept), Elizabeth, and Anne Elliot (you really only heard/saw her for a few scenes in the book).
Overall, the book was well-written and didn’t have any major grammar issues that I noticed. I liked the way the author found ways to incorporate not just the characters, but also their personalities (doing things the characters would actually do) and the two story lines. I was impressed with how the different events that were kept from the two books were able to be intertwined. I would have liked a few more key scenes, but overall just more from the other characters’ points of view would have been sufficient to really elevate the book.
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