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Charlotte ~ Pride and Prejudice Continues (The Pride & Prejudice Continues Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Karen Aminadra , Brenda Rogers-Fiscus
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2012 B.R.A.G.MedallionTM Honoree.

2nd Edition - Updated 03-Aug-2012

When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins, she did not love him but had at least secured her future.
However, what price must she pay for that future? She once said she was not romantic, but how true is that now after almost one year of marriage?
Mr Collins is submissive in the extreme to his patroness, and his constant simpering, fawning and deference to the overbearing and manipulative Lady Catherine de Bourgh is sure to try the patience of a saint, or at least of Charlotte.
As Charlotte becomes part of Hunsford society, she discovers she is not the only one who has been forced to submit to the controlling and often hurtful hand of Lady Catherine.
She feels trapped and realises her need for love and affection. She is not as content as she once thought she would be. The easiest thing to do would be to maintain the peace and do as she is told. But as Charlotte witnesses the misery around her due to her inimitable neighbour, she must decide to remain as she is or to begin a chain of events that will change not only her life but also the lives of those around her in the village of Hunsford forever.
But...after all, doesn't every girl deserve a happy ending?

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 635 KB
    • Print Length: 256 pages
    • Publisher: Carriage Publishing; 2 edition (3 Aug. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0080ELL9M
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Karen Aminadra is an English author who can usually be found with her head in the clouds and muttering inanely to herself. She mostly resides in her writing cave, and is occasionally allowed to come out to eat. Her love of reading, writing short stories and her childhood imaginary world led quite naturally to writing novels. Encouraged to read by her bookworm father and grandmother and by winning a writing competition in just her first year of secondary school, she was spurred on, and she has been writing stories ever since. Her love of mystery and plot twists that she put into that first story continues today. She has travelled to and lived in many countries, not just in her imagination, and has gained an insight into people's characters that shines through in her work. Today, with her feet firmly back in England, she travels the world, the universe and in time through her imagination and her novels.

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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    A beautiful continuation of Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte follows the story of Mrs Collins in her new life in Hunsford as the wife of Mr William Collins. The style is very much in the spirit of the original work, and the very believable storyline is one that might have been thought up by Austen herself had she written a sequel. I very much enjoyed reading this novel, and I think all fans of Pride and Prejudice will love it. I'd certainly like to see a TV dramatisation of this one day! Thoroughly recommended.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    Okay. I often wondered why Jane Austen paired poor Charolotte Lucas with Mr. Collins. I mean why? Karen Aminadra has answered that question for me. She even makes Mr. Collins a likeable character! Can you believe that? I thoroughly enjoyed her Pride & Prejudice Continuation of Charlotte's story. It is interesting, compelling, heartwarming, and uplifting. I read this book in a little over 24 hours. It was that good. I highly recommend it to any Jane Austen fan.

    Some good news too, Ms. Aminadra has another novel in the works. It is not a P & P continuation, but will be just as entertaining, I am sure.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    I picked this title up as a cheap addition for my kindle with, in all honesty, not high hopes for the prospect of reading it. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is in fact a delightful read and an imaginative, well written and thoughtful extension to the already famous story of Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy (who do make an appearance).

    This story focuses on the Collins' and their married life together. It shows the true nature of Lady Catherine and the strength and intelligence of Charlotte. Karen Aminadra introduces new characters and extra side stories which combine to make this a very difficult book to put down.

    The language is on rare occasions a little modern but nothing which can spoil the spell of the story. On the whole it's beautifully written and any fan of Miss Austen's will be truly spellbound by this captivating story.

    I would love to see further books, I think Lydia's story could be an excellent follow up!! Here's hoping...
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Catherine by Karen Aminadra 28 Dec. 2012
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    I am a Jane Austin addict, so many of these spin offs leave me cold, most I havent finished; but Charlotte revisits Lady Catherine and she gets her just rewards!
    I first bought it on Kindle then the book for a friend.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good 7 Dec. 2012
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    To my shame, I've never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. However after reading this I may well take the plunge. I have watched the TV dramatizations of the story many times, and this book stands up well.
    The characters were well written and strong, even those with what you might call a bit part in the story, Like Mrs Higgs, for example, I really like her.
    I also like Colonel Fitzwilliam, although my opinion of him changed as the story progressed. And as for Charlotte's husband, William Collins what a pathetic individual he is, and yet eventually I grew to like him and even felt sorry for him.
    I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this book, as I'm not a particular fan of this type of story. However it was good, well written and kept me interested right up to the end.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Janue Austen revisited 21 Jun. 2012
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    Attention Jane Austen fans everywhere, CHARLOTTE Pride and Prejudice Continues, is for you! Aminadra's characters virtually leap from the page fully formed. They are delightful and true to Austen's originals. Their speech and behaviour is true to time and place. I recently reread Pride and Prejudice after gap of many years. It was a pleasure to pick up Charlotte so soon after reading the original. I was instantly captivated by Aminadra's vision of Charlotte and poor Mr. Collins. Her characters are full-bodied and alive. I had to remind myself that I was not reading Jane Austen several times. I believe that Austen would approve whole-heartedly Karen Aminadra's portayal of her characters. I highly recommend it to everyone!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Spin-Off from Pride & Prejudice! 14 Mar. 2013
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    Charlotte ~ Pride and Prejudice Continues (The Pride & Prejudice Continues Series)

    In Charlotte, the author takes us beyond Pride & Prejudice and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's trials and tribulations, to that of Mr. Collins, a thoroughly despicable creature, whom, as a character in Jane Austen's classic P&P was in all honesty her party piece. Mr. Collins appeared as a larger than life toadying and lecherous would-be suitor to Elizabeth Bennet, and one could almost hear his shuddering intakes of breath (sucked between teeth) and as a reader paid witness to drool at the side of his mouth.

    I'm not sure how, but Ms Aminadra shines new light on Mr. Collins and one wonders if it was possible to have sorely misunderstood Jane Austen's previous characterisation of Collins in P&P as an obsequious and vile tongued manipulator. Charlotte, however, remains reasonably true to her original characterisation: seeking sense of direction and a house all her own, and views marriage with Mr. Collins a necessity at the outset. Likewise, as in P&P, Lady Catherine de Bourgh is true to character, and then comes the twist as Charlotte rallies strength to rebel and Mr. Collins ever the submissive to his patroness Lady de Bourgh suddenly becomes beholden to Mr. Darcy.

    As a novel this is a fun read and highly amusing, though I'm not sure the Mr. Darcy of Austen's P&P would readily have paid court to Collins. Nevertheless, this is not an Austen novel, this is what amounts to a spin-off and "what might have been" had Jane Austen written a sequel to P&P.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Big fan of this series
    I would defiantly recommend this book to people, I have already read it 2 times and watched it 3. So year go ahead and read it people. You would be silly not to.
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good read for Austen fans
    I really enjoyed this book as it further developed the original book around a relatively minor character in a way that is completely sympathetic to the original book
    Published 2 months ago by chrisherbs
    2.0 out of 5 stars Certainly better than most.
    I absolutely have to stop trying to find another Jane Austen - she does not exist, I must be content with the few classics she left us. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Valerie Brogan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good story well written
    Good story well written. But the characters in my mind from the original story is slightly different. Hence the rating.
    Published 3 months ago by Dr. P. Nair
    5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book because it gave us hope for Charlotte ...
    I loved this book because it gave us hope for Charlotte and Mr Collins - who has always seemed such a hopeless character.
    Published 4 months ago by Marg
    4.0 out of 5 stars interesting continuation
    I really liked this continuation but just have an issue with Col.Fitzwilliam's character. However I realised that it was probably explained by his overwhelming sadness due to the... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Jean
    1.0 out of 5 stars Did not enjoy this.
    Trite, predictable storyline. Did not enjoy this.
    Published 10 months ago by Stitchylinda
    5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely sequel
    My favourite book is pride & prejudice so I was curious to see how this book followed on. I couldn't put it down and read it in two days. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Rebecca Oakes
    4.0 out of 5 stars Happy Endings
    An enjoyable love story - easy & pleasant to read - a few modern phrases creep in but don't detract from the period.
    Published 12 months ago by Emmie
    5.0 out of 5 stars I wondered about Charlotte.
    I've wondered how Charlotte could bear to be with Mr Collins. This novel is a refreshing continuation of Pride and Prejudice, and it has a happy ending.
    Published 13 months ago by Helen
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