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Darcy's Voyage: A tale of uncharted love on the open seas [Kindle Edition]

Kara Louise
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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What Readers Say: 'Kara Louise is an incredible storyteller.' 'Such a sweet and romantic 'what if' scenario for Pride and Prejudice fans! A must have for your P&P library!' 'Romantic, creative and witty.' --Readers

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A Tale of Uncharted Love on the Open Seas


In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.


When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined. But the perils of their ocean voyage pale in comparison to the harsh reality of society's rules that threaten their chance at happiness. When they return to the lavish halls of England, will their love survive?


What readers say:


"Kara Louise is an incredible storyteller."


"Such a sweet and romantic 'what if' scenario for Pride and Prejudice fans! A must have for your P&P library!"


"Romantic, creative, and witty."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1588 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (1 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YFJ5G8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Darcy's Voyage 5 Mar 2011
By mama
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was quite dissapointing for me. I downloaded it because it was free and also I liked the idea of a different take on one of my favourite classics - Pride and Prejudice. However there were a number of flaws that made it a mockery of the book it is related to.
One is the total absence of the language of the time. Unfortunately the authour doesn't seem to have realised that quoting a couple of passages from the real book makes it sound genuine. In fact it just accentuates how clumsy and forced the speech sounds.
Another problem was that everything went smoothly. Darcy makes no real mistakes here and so Elizabeth just happens to fall in love him. The author ruined Lizzie and Darcy's character by making Lizzie seem weak and exhibiting no sense of pride from Darcy apart from an off hamd comment at the beginning of the book.
The final problem was how unfeasible the story was. Everything just turns out too coincidentally - if the author creates an obstacle she quickly gets rid of it as opposed to making her characters confront it and it gives the impression that she just wants to bulk th book out a bit.
Overall this was rubbish and I would definetely not recommend it particularly to those like myself who love the real Pride and Prejudice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a school writing course exercise 15 May 2011
By NancyUK
Format:Kindle Edition
As a standalone story it had little credibility, but once set in the period of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice it just failed completely. Her characters' behaviour would have been totally unacceptable for the time, and their dialogue and even descriptions of happenings is in modern idiom. Just tossing in a few words such as "partake" and "procure" doesn't mitigate against blunders like "what is in it for you?" or describing a carriage as "pulling up" to the house. The author doesn't understand the use of the word hunting - in England even now this usually refers to an organised activity involving pursuing foxes on horseback with hounds. What she means is rough shooting, as even shooting is an organised event, with beaters to flush game birds, and loaders to handle reloading the guns. There are just too many such blunders to enumerate. I really don't even know why I bothered to finish it. Definite thumbs down, I'm afraid.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment - Don't buy it!! 6 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I also bought this book through love of the proper pride and prejudice, but the minute i opened it I realised exactly why it was free. It is terrible. It opens with the idea of Lizzy climbing up trees and is completely ridiculous, as well as lacking the style, constraints, or language of the time period. I was looking forward to the idea of a different story, and it was an utter let down.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I know it's not Pride and Prejudice but... 15 Mar 2011
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This is not your usual rewrite of P and P and that's probably why I liked it. You do need to suspend disbelief for most of the book but I found it quite good fun. Another reviewer says she cannot see Lizzy climbing trees but I certainly can. Admittedly it is a total fairy tale, but so is P and P. Lizzy sets sail for America on her own. This is not so far-fetched as Jane Austen's own aunt, Philadelphia, sailed off to India, on her own, to find a husband. This is not cerebrally taxing, but is a bit of far-fetched fun.
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By katymay
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A brilliant tale of love, misunderstanding and plots. This is a remarkable story of love created from a chance meeting between the principle characters years before meeting on a voyage to the new world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable 9 Oct 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book - although very different to the usual P & P at the start, I liked it and could not put it down. Read it in one go on a long distance flight. This is the first book that I have read by Kara Louise and I look forward to reading her others. Highly recommended. Although they meet on a ship, it is a lovely story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I love this author, another excellent read 9 Sep 2013
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This author is truly skilled at taking our beloved characters, setting them in unusual circumstances and making it work. Yes, it was a bit unbelievable at first, but once you're past that it's a joy to read.

I've dropped one star because of the extreme circumstances shoe-horned in to make the plot work (I'm struggling to explain myself without giving too much away!). There is also a section when things return to Longbourn that seems a bit sticky as it realigns to the original plot.

BUT, overall I found this smart, witty, heart-warming and just plain delightful. There are a couple of early books by this author that show her inexperience, but she has truly come of age in this book and also, Pirates and Prejudice. Give it a go!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very different approach to this beloved story 31 May 2013
By Sophie
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What a delightful story! I absolutely loved it! I was wondering how realistic it would feel with Darcy and Lizzy making their way across to America on a ship... but it surprised me how it really did seem feasible. I was also worried about the length, it being quite a long story compared to the other variations I had read, but I didn't need to worry as the story flowed so well and I didn't want it to end! I think the story didn't seem to drag at all because of the amount of `screen time' Lizzy and Darcy had. There were not many scenes or large periods of time where Lizzy and Darcy were not together, which is good as the best scenes are always when they are together!

I loved the prologue; Darcy and Lizzy meet in a carriage 2 years prior to the meeting on the ship and they get off to a good start and have an interesting conversation. However, neither finds out who the other is, so when they meet 2 years later, they both have that feeling of having met before but it takes a while for them to properly put two and two together. I really liked this running theme through the story and the question of when the other was going to realise they had already met!

The first half of the book was wonderful. All the scenes on the ship were full of detail and the relationship between Darcy and Lizzy and how it developed was fun to read. Darcy was the perfect gentleman and he was so considerate to Lizzy; what he did for her was an act of the utmost chivalry. We see their relationship flourish through morning walks up on deck and many incidents aboard the ship, Pemberley's Promise. Darcy and Lizzy are both portrayed very well and she captures the essences of their original characters really well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfying
A well written story with an unusual setting for a P&P variation with all the usual characters. Enjoyed it very much.
Published 8 hours ago by TPG
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best I've ever read!!
Darcy's Voyage was one of the best, if not the best "what if" books from Pride and Prejudice I have ever read, and I've read quite a few. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Rita
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable and Light Read
Well I have to disagree with a lot of the reviewers here and say that I found it to be a lovely, enjoyable read. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ms. N. J. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars A voyage of delightful entertainment
Although, as has been pointed out by many people, this book is not really a continuation of the Pride and Prejudice story, it is still a delightful and well-told story. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by Mr. Christopher Low
2.0 out of 5 stars Warning to fans
I'm a Jane Austen fan and, even if it is not the same, I have enjoyed many of the sequels. But to my indignation and financial loss, I have discovered that several of these sequels... Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by bleuvert
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but language is very American in places
This book wasn't bad; it wasn't great either... but it was a pleasant enough read for a kindle freebie. Read more
Published on 10 April 2011 by A. Reader
3.0 out of 5 stars Similar characters, very different story
The book is wrongly subtitle "Pride and Prejudice Continues" as this is a story about the characters of Elizabeth and Darcy and what might have happened if they had met under... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2011 by Susie Horne
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