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A Fair Prospect: Desperate Measures

A Fair Prospect: Desperate Measures [Kindle Edition]

Cassandra Grafton , Adrea Scheidler , Diane Zimanski , Rebecca Young
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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A Fair Prospect is a story inspired by Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.

(Please note: this is one story told across three volumes and there is, therefore, no conclusion to the storylines in the first two volumes. This story is rated PG)

Volume III, Desperate Measures, concludes the story begun in Disappointed Hopes (Vol I) and continued in Darcy's Dilemma (Vol II).

Reeling from the news of Elizabeth’s engagement to Harington, and desperate to avoid any possible further encounter, as much for the lady’s sake as his own, Darcy seeks distraction, removing to the West Country with his sister and cousin where they prepare to embark on a journey to Dublin. Elizabeth, meanwhile, is struggling with an inexplicable lowness of spirit following the gentleman’s removal from Town. Fate, however, has unfinished business with them both, and before long the lady is travelling to the West Country herself.

As Darcy strives to leave the past behind, will Elizabeth realise where her heart truly lies and, if so, can she find a way of letting Darcy know her feelings have changed, or is it too late for them both?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 461 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482357402
  • Publisher: White Soup Press; 1 edition (1 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D5D926C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #186,986 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A fan of Jane Austen since having to study Pride & Prejudice for her English Literature O Level in 1978, Cassandra has been indulging her passion for all things Austen for many years. Having long wanted to be a writer, the two came together in recent years, and she is now publishing her endeavours in the hope that readers will enjoy delving into her stories as much as she enjoyed creating them.

A former college lecturer (and more recently a PA) she is British born and bred (though she did live in the USA for five years). Cassandra has two grown up children and splits her time between Rafz in Switzerland, where she lives with her husband, and Regency England, where she lives with her characters.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great conclusion! 12 Jun 2013
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And the trilogy is complete at last! A lovely conclusion to a lovely book! The author guides us skilfully through the maze on heartache and misunderstanding, so that we can finally rejoice with our favourite couple when everything is set to rights (hope this is not spoiling the book for you - but let's face it, why would we read Jane Austen fan fiction if not to know that despite all obstacles, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy get their happy-ever-after, and all is well with the world?)
I especially enjoyed Mr. Bennet's interaction with Mr. Darcy - the one towards the end of the book ;) - and I think both were portrayed just as Jane Austen intended.
It's great not to have to go through the mess of Lydia's elopement yet again, and as for the scenes in Bath, they are a joy to read, despite the heartache, and even more so when the heartache is gone!
The supporting characters are as adorable as ever - Cassandra Grafton's Colonel Fitzwilliam doesn't disappoint in any of the three volumes, if anything he becomes even more delightful in each, and as for Georgiana, she is adorably childlike in places and also wise and grown up in others. Serena and Nicholas are both a pleasure to read about, as is Col. Fitzwilliam's fate and everybody else's - as is this whole volume, in short. Great read, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done 8 Jun 2013
By M Malyn
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Well worth the wait. Read it straight through, could not put it down. all ends nicely tidied up.Would love to read more books about other characters written by Ms. Grafton.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth waiting for.! 6 Jun 2013
By Janet
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Having read the first two in this series, I was not dissapointed by the final part. Beautiful wrritten and as a fan of all Jane Austen, I would have to say that the Lady herself would be prodigiously proud of Cassandra's take on her story. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 7 Aug 2013
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Loved the book brilliantly written. Looking forward to reading more from this author. Have bought all three and enjoyed them all equally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars desperate to read it 6 July 2013
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I have just finished this book. Sat up till 3 o'clock this morning reading the last half, had a late night Thursday reading the first half.

I just don't agree with that comment of it being boring.

I read this book to see what happened to Darcy and Elizabeth.
All of the principal characters were interesting and very likeable. I did not want any scandal to spoil what is essentially a love story.

Reading this book I have shed a tear, smiled and laughed. There is true emotion and frustration in the story. Cassandra Grafton has put in to wonderful words how constricted society was for everyone.

My daughter and I had been to the place where this story is mainly set a couple of weeks prior to this book coming out and we walked the same streets as Darcy and Elizabeth. So it was a pleasure to relive our day out as we read the book.

I also am very pleased with the epilogue. For my part they all got what they deserved good and bad.

I would like it if Cassandra Grafton wrote more books about the other characters. I really enjoy her writing style.

Though judging from reading her acknowledgements, her husband will find himself doing a lot of cooking if she does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait! 6 Jun 2013
By Vic
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Since reading the first two in this trilogy I have been waiting with bated breath for this book! It satisfies completely, creating suspense and rendering it un-put-downable!!! What is so good about Cassandra's books is that they do not contain any of the Americanisms that jar in so many of the other fanfictions!
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4.0 out of 5 stars All tidied up 5 Jun 2013
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I have enjoyed the conclusion of the trilogy, but in some parts it was predictable. I guess that was always going to be the case, as we know from the beginning how it is going to end. I liked Nicholas' character very much, and the lovely Colonel. But, above all, I liked Mr Darcy, which I think is much better than in Miss Austen's original
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book and a Great Trilogy 2 Jan 2014
By Jim D
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A really great evolving story over three books. Couldn't wait to get to the next one and then wished I hadn't read it so quickly! True in spirit and the essence of the original P&P story but it does deviate into a new story line - but this is good, fresh and very convincing. I hope there are more along the same lines from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
A lovely alternative to the original with plenty of romance and style. I really enjoyed this and could believe it to be Austen's words.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Neatly ended
Although it took me a while to get used to the writing style I persevered right through the trilogy of books and in the end was glad I did.
Published 15 months ago by Borderer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
I enjoyed reading this and its two companions as much as I enjoyed reading the original. Just brilliant. Will definitely be keeping these and reading them again.
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ending for a great trilogy!
This trilogy was one of the best stories of Lizzy and Darcy!
I fell completely in love with the story, it's perfect! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Rita
5.0 out of 5 stars desperate measures
I gave this story on three parts five stars as it was exceptionally well written and was a thrilling read. Read more
Published 16 months ago by katymay
3.0 out of 5 stars Shame
I loved the first of this trilogy and the second was ok but after waiting eagerly for the third instalment to be published I was disappointed. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Martine
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull, dull, dull
This book is about as much fun as watching paint dry. Do we really need a minute by minute description of both Elizabeth and Darcy's days, thoughts and feelings? Read more
Published 18 months ago by fxyd
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