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Fate and Consequences: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice In Jane Austen S Pride And Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy Fails To Inform The Populace Of Meryton About The Danger Posed By Having A Rake Such As George Wickham Living In Their Midst This Was Done To Protect The Reputation Of His Beloved Sister A Sister Who He Fortunately Prevented From Eloping With The Man This Failure Leads To Heartache For Him And The Family Of The Woman He Loved In Fate And Consequences, Georgiana Darcy Does Leave With George Wickham To Elope Darcy Finds Her In Time To Prevent The Wedding, But Not In Time To Stop The News Of Her Ruin From Spreading Now A Humbled Man, He Must Try To Find His And His Sister S Place In Society A Twist Of Fate Introduces Him At His Darkest Hour To The Woman He Otherwise Might Have Resisted Loving, And Who Helps Him To Restore His Sister, And His Wounded Soul This Is A What If Story Of Love And Reconciliation This Story Ontains Mature Themes Linda Wells Is Also The Author Of Chance Encounters And Perfect Fit


10 thoughts on “Fate and Consequences: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice

  1. says:

    12 20 16 I have again reread this book usually a few pages or a chapter at bedtime I especially like to reread the proposal scene beginning on page 100 which is so different from the Hunsford proposal in canon I bought and read this book for the first time back in 2009 I have re read the entire book at least three times I have to say that this is one of my favorite JAFF books and I own over 100 I also own 7 other Linda Wells books.There were some grammar and spelling errors which I di 12 20 16 I have again reread this book usually a few pages or a chapter at bedtime I especially like to reread the proposal scene beginning on page 100 which is so different from the Hunsford proposal in canon I bought and read this book for the first time back in 2009 I have re read the entire book at least three times I have to say that this is one of my favorite JAFF books and I own over 100 I also own 7 other Linda Wells books.There were some grammar and spelling errors which I did pencil in But that did not distract from the story for me It was difficult to put down but, as it is very long, one must do so if one wants to eat, sleep, bath, dress, etc LOL I did like the development in the story line and the epilogue both with other characters and their relationships developing.I always want to shake people who complain about plots and characters being changed in variations get over it this IS A VARIATION, WHICH MEANS THINGS CHARACTERS WILL CHANGE I loved the courtship through the letters, which began so that Georgiana could thank Lizzy for the loan of her handkerchief when the elopement with Wickham is foiled as that couple is apprehended in Meryton I love the angst when Elizabeth s letter to Darcy is lost and he thinks she has now rejected him due to his sister s fall from grace which he had explained to her in his most recent letter.AND I just find the meadow scene in which he proposes to her as one of my favorite scenes in all of JAFF literature I go back and re read just that scene over and over again Him carving their initials into the post in the meadow later with the date of their marriage is so touchingly sentimental Then the meadow scene in which he rescues her from John Lucas clutches angst how far was John intending to go to perhaps compromise her Darcy to the rescue drama Further drama which added to the enjoyment John Lucas almost shoots Darcy in the head was that intentional Scenes in which Georgiana leaves a suicide note and runs away only to be followed by Elizabeth and THEN Wickham comes upon one and the other shows up Really happy with Wickham s fate here Don t care at all that it is a departure from canon.Loved when Mr Bennet is observing ODC at the assembly dance the same day as the proposal he can tell something is going on but is in ignorance as to what it can be as he doesn t know that they are corresponding or that they met in the meadow that morning And Mrs Bennet standing toe to toe with Lady Catherine, who comes to berate Elizabeth at Longbourn Yes, this is a very different Mrs B and then there is the whole story of the Bennets marriage and then how it changes.Darcy s parents are painted in a different light and that is a story explored in depth here The fall out from their arranged marriage has lasting consequences for Darcy and his sister The author does a very good job of exploring it through both characters POV While I don t know how most men think I am very happy to read of the man Darcy s mental process and wishpeople had this facility to process experiences He is a better man for it.Caroline had her Waterloo Bingley finally grows some and handles her as we wished he had in PP Loved Hurst as the resident detective And Richard s family coming 360 degrees in learning about Elizabeth and then learning to love her also added to the ongoing twists in this story.Sexual content I am of the generation as one other reviewer mentioned during which many revolutions were occurring, one of which was the sexual revolution 60 s and then in the 70 s Kathleen Woodiwiss introduced readers to the historical romance novel, which for the first time took us into a couple s bedroom So I have readthan just a few novels with such scenes I can take them or leave them as long as we are not talking about porn I found most of the ones here as following the development of the sexual tension between our couple and relevant to point out how different this couple was in their marriage from other s in the ton.Well done I highly recommend this book


  2. says:

    Love this one Linda Wells, please keep on writing Reread I had to read this one again just to reset my E D love each other and were meant to be button after reading a less than JAFF book that left me sad I made the right decision Love this book.Reread I could read this book every day Love this one Linda Wells, please keep on writing Reread I had to read this one again just to reset my E D love each other and were meant to be button after reading a less than JAFF book that left me sad I made the right decision Love this book.Reread I could read this book every day


  3. says:

    A different Darcy and Lizzy Another great book by the author This Lizzy is not quite so quick to jump to erroneous conclusions Darcy is a very damaged Darcy He is a victim of child abuse and worse, a victim of isolation His parents hated each other and neither came from a background of warmth or love towards children Consequently he has grown up desperate for love and is clingy Luckily they find each other pretty quickly in the story and spend the rest of it dealing with a ruined Georgiana A different Darcy and Lizzy Another great book by the author This Lizzy is not quite so quick to jump to erroneous conclusions Darcy is a very damaged Darcy He is a victim of child abuse and worse, a victim of isolation His parents hated each other and neither came from a background of warmth or love towards children Consequently he has grown up desperate for love and is clingy Luckily they find each other pretty quickly in the story and spend the rest of it dealing with a ruined Georgiana and what that ruination means to their reputation as a family.Very well written story where the struggle for long term happiness is a great read.I recommend this book highly


  4. says:

    Confession For the last couple of weeks I have been on a Pride and Prejudice sequel kick that I cannot seem to get out of I have become obsessedthan usual with Pride and Prejudice sequels and it is Linda Wells fault I have been reading all of her Pride and Prejudice sequels and enjoyed them all I ve even re read them I can t seem to stop myself It is an addiction people Even when I go on to read something else bytalented authors I just can t get away from Darcy and Elizabeth Confession For the last couple of weeks I have been on a Pride and Prejudice sequel kick that I cannot seem to get out of I have become obsessedthan usual with Pride and Prejudice sequels and it is Linda Wells fault I have been reading all of her Pride and Prejudice sequels and enjoyed them all I ve even re read them I can t seem to stop myself It is an addiction people Even when I go on to read something else bytalented authors I just can t get away from Darcy and Elizabeth and Ms Wells stories SEND HELP IMMEDIATELY SERIOUSLY I CANNOT STOP In FATE AND CONSEQUENCES it starts out with Mr Darcy arriving to Ramsgate to discover that Georgiana has eloped with Mr Wickham He sends off a quick note to Colonel Fitzwilliam and harries off to try to catch up with Georgiana and Wickham before it s too late He and Colonel Fitzwilliam meet up with Georgiana, Mrs Younge, and Wickham at an inn at Meryton The elopement is ended and Georgiana is devastated that she has been so thoroughly taken in by Wickham While standing at the window of the Inn, Darcy spies Elizabeth and her sisters When a clothing mishap with Elizabeth s bonnet happens he becomes captivated by her That feeling intensifies when Elizabeth gives Georgiana her handkerchief and imparts some very kind words at Georgiana greatest time of need.Of course, word gets out about the elopement and the Darcys are outcasts in society Mr Darcy is getting pressured on all sides to either marry off Georgiana or to send her away in disgrace, which he refuses to do Lady Catherine also insists that he marry her daughter Anne This incident and how all his so called friends with the exception of Charles Bingley have treated him has soured Darcy on society and their expectations of him.Georgiana comes to Darcy with Elizabeth s handkerchief asking if he got her name so that she can return the handkerchief to Elizabeth She sends it back and Darcy writes a few lines to the note as well thanking her for the kindness That sparks off a correspondence between Elizabeth and Georgiana as well as a clansdine one between Darcy and Elizabeth Shy, reticent Darcy is able to express himself better in writing than in person and after a lengthy correspondence Darcy and Elizabeth fall in love When Darcy arrives in Meryton to visit Charles at the estate he s leased he begins an official courtship with Elizabeth, but it s not smooth sailing Elizabeth has another suitor and it isn t Mr Collins , as well as having to deal with the vindictiveness of Caroline Bingley and George Wickham.Okay I loved this book Of course, if you are a Jane Austen purist you will be horrified, but since I am not, I loved it While the characters aren t Darcy and Elizabeth per say, there was enough of their core personalities that made me believe that this is totally plausible even with the amped up sex appeal, because really who doesn t want to see Darcy and Elizabeth get their groove on While the core internal conflict of the novel is missing Darcy s Pride and Elizabeth s Prejudice , I still found it interesting And yes the writing isn t the typical publishing standard but few Pride and Prejudice sequels are and if I may be blunt enough to say it s on the same par and sometimes better than some e books that I ve read from reputable publishers.If you love Pride and Prejudice or even if you love the television adaptions except that Keira Knightly crap, if that s your favorite movie adaptation, UGGH I think you ll love FATE AND CONSEQUENCES.EDITED TO ADD I really should stop typing these reviews on the fly Forgot to mention that this book is worth the purchase price for the FREAKING AWESOME confrontation between Mrs Bennet and Lady Catherine I LMAO


  5. says:

    I love Linda Wells books She brings our beloved characters together in unique ways, this time in a meeting in Meryton when Darcy and the Colonel catch up with Wickham and Georgiana Elizabeth gives Georgiana her handkerchief in a show of compassion without knowing the cause of her turmoil, and in the process touches the hearts of both Darcys.The author presents quite a few new facets in this story First, since they were seen leaving Ramsgate, news of Georgiana s ruin reaches the ton Also, Da I love Linda Wells books She brings our beloved characters together in unique ways, this time in a meeting in Meryton when Darcy and the Colonel catch up with Wickham and Georgiana Elizabeth gives Georgiana her handkerchief in a show of compassion without knowing the cause of her turmoil, and in the process touches the hearts of both Darcys.The author presents quite a few new facets in this story First, since they were seen leaving Ramsgate, news of Georgiana s ruin reaches the ton Also, Darcy had a very rough, emotionally abusive childhood, brought on by his parents extremely unhappy marriage and repeated infidelities Prior to the gossip, he is a cold and haughty man, but instead of falling further, meeting Elizabeth, and subsequently getting to know her through letters hidden behind the correspondence of the ladies, he instead quickly sheds all thoughts of allowing society and duty to influence him any , and succumbs to his quickly growing feelings for Elizabeth Their path is far from smooth thanks to the interference of others, but it is still powerful and beautiful to watch And Wells creates some of the most passionate, protective and possessive Darcys ever written Perfectly matched with equally passionate and strong Elizabeths


  6. says:

    The first half is really good, the story was interesting and makes us think how Mr Darcy would act if Georgiana was ruined But, past the half, the main plot seemed do be about Mr Darcy and Elizabeth being oh, so in love and fighting to keep their hands off of each other I am ok with mature content, but they were kinda annoying.Anyway, I enjoyed the book But, since I liked the beginning so much, I thought I would like it .


  7. says:

    This was a re read for me It s one of my favorites.The author does a great job with telling us a long, involved story that isn t boring None of the sharp and witty repartee between D E but that is primarily because the set up of the story is different Darcy doesn t need teasing because he is always like a little cocker spaniel wanting nothing but tenderness and intimacy The craving to be loved is palpable If you don t like Darcy to be vulnerable, this isn t your Darcy I enjoyed how r This was a re read for me It s one of my favorites.The author does a great job with telling us a long, involved story that isn t boring None of the sharp and witty repartee between D E but that is primarily because the set up of the story is different Darcy doesn t need teasing because he is always like a little cocker spaniel wanting nothing but tenderness and intimacy The craving to be loved is palpable If you don t like Darcy to be vulnerable, this isn t your Darcy I enjoyed how romantic and sweet and sexy their interactions were Too much sex for those that don t appreciate it, and plenty of it throughout the story for those that do.I did feel that the book should have ended shortly after the marriage of D E and left Georgiana s story, the first Season as a married couple and the Bennet family reunion for a second volume I wouldn t let that stop me from reading the book, however It held my attention for several days a rarity in the genre for me


  8. says:

    A Lovely ReadThis is a tale of a romance that starts and ends with a donkey There is humour, much romance and much angst in this story It is a compelling read that I did not wish to put down.


  9. says:

    I decided to re read this book and I don t know what I was thinking when I wrote my original review of I adored this book This is what I want in a Pride and Prejudice variation Loved it There are the right amount of hurtles between Elizabeth Fitzwilliam but you know love will conquer all I blame it on my limited exposure to P P variations This is a book of melodrama and sex A very long book 510 pages As I re read it I would glance at my meter on the Kindle and think Really Can t I decided to re read this book and I don t know what I was thinking when I wrote my original review of I adored this book This is what I want in a Pride and Prejudice variation Loved it There are the right amount of hurtles between Elizabeth Fitzwilliam but you know love will conquer all I blame it on my limited exposure to P P variations This is a book of melodrama and sex A very long book 510 pages As I re read it I would glance at my meter on the Kindle and think Really Can this not just end Now if you like your Pride and Prejudice what ifs with a heaping helping of Penthouse letters then this is the book for you If not read on This what if starts with Darcy missing Georgiana at Ramsgate and having to her track down He and Col Fitzwilliam discover her in Meryton Here they interact with Elizabeth Bennet who gives Miss Darcy a handkerchief Darcy is determined to return the item view spoiler So this act of generosity causes Darcy to have deep feelings for Elizabeth As Georgina s elopement becomes known he becomesdepressed He decides to keep the handkerchief and sends replacements and a note He and Lizzy begin corresponding This is whiny, weepy, emo Darcy As the story progresses we learn that his home life at Pemberley was terrible with his parents constant fighting and then taking lovers view spoiler Georgiana isn t a Darcy hide spoiler When one of Lizzy s letters goes astray he goes on bender and locks himself in his study Meanwhile in Meryton Lizzy is having her own problems John Lucas has decided he will marry her and won t take no for an answer And of course Mr Wickham is on the prowl.When Darcy finally arrives at Netherfield he and Lizzy are deeply in love He proposes, she accepts Mr Bennet is fearful of a scandal and insists upon a courtship engagement We learn that his sister was ruined as a teenager and the scandal led to his parents premature deaths and his loveless marriage to Fanny Gardiner Yes Lizzy also grew up in household with no love between her parents When Darcy brings Georgiana to Netherfield he is hopeful that her disgrace will be unknown Alas Wickham is close by and spreads the story with many elaborations that omit his involvement With the accidental assistance of a Crazy Caroline Georgiana is insulted and verbally attacked in Meryton Then she and Lizzy are taken hostage by Wickham.Darcy and Lizzy all but anticipate their vows, many times in disturbing detail And beyond my personal sensitivities to this I find it a ridiculous plot point Darcy is a few months from his sister s ruin by merely eloping with Wickham and Mrs Younge I cannot believe that he would be so willing to expose Lizzy to the same censure Regardless of their plans to marry he is taking a dangerous risk and in one case relying upon Jane to assist them And then it just goes on and on and on hide spoiler This books includes the tropes Lizzy in danger, Lizzy sprains her ankle, Crazy Caroline, Violent Wickham


  10. says:

    I enjoyed this twist of Pride and Prejudice except one thing that ruined the book for me but I will save that for later in my review It was so interesting to read a novel where Darcy could not have come to Lizzys hometown in pride as the Darcy name was ssandalized In this version, Darcy does not find Georgiana in time to save her reputation and suddenly Darcy is the one not good enough for Lizzy instead of being the other way around Darcy meets Lizzy the day he and the Coronel are taking Geor I enjoyed this twist of Pride and Prejudice except one thing that ruined the book for me but I will save that for later in my review It was so interesting to read a novel where Darcy could not have come to Lizzys hometown in pride as the Darcy name was ssandalized In this version, Darcy does not find Georgiana in time to save her reputation and suddenly Darcy is the one not good enough for Lizzy instead of being the other way around Darcy meets Lizzy the day he and the Coronel are taking Georgiana home after the discovery Lizzy sees a stranger, a young girl crying and offers her a handkerchief So starts the correspondance Lizzy has with Georgiana and which Darcy adds a few lines Before you know it Lizzy and Darcy are sending letters to each other most improper for that time period and they fall in love even before Darcy comes to Netherfield with Bingley To complicate things Lizzy has a stocker as I call him since he can t get the hint from Lizzy that she s not interested and is not intimindated of Darcy even when it is public knowledge that they are courting This adds an intersting perspective Though Lizzy and Darcy are out of character according to Jane Austen, this is an interesting perspective The only thing that ruined the novel in my eyes is that Lizzy and Darcy could not maintain self control of their feelings for each other and consumating their relationship before they were married So very out of place for their characters and the lack of their self control ruined it for me Knowing Darcys intense love and admiration of Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice and seeing how prime and proper he always was especially when it came to respecting woman there is no way Darcy s true character would have allowed this to happen If that had never occured, I would have favored this novel as a good variation of Pride and Prejudice I loved how Lizzys father gave Darcy a hard time and the letters were always entertaining


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