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Missteps & Misfortunes

Missteps & Misfortunes [Kindle Edition]

Sophie Rae
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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A well-loved plot variation for the well-loved novel. Moments before Mr. Darcy asks for her hand, Elizabeth reads a letter that alters her decision to his proposal but not her heart toward the man. Obstacles from within and without hedge up their way as the two learn how to move forward on this untried path. Will the unforeseen misfortunes and constant missteps be enough to end their journey before it has truly began? How do broken hearts and injured souls heal on a rough and beaten road?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 352 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but could do better 6 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This story was enjoyable in that I finished it and didn't hate it.

While the flow of the prose was generally readable, it was badly written at quite a few points within the novel, sections were phrased awkwardly, or words were missing.

I was also a bit disappointed in the plot. 80% into it I couldn't figure out how Darcy and Elizabeth would come to an understanding when they were still so far apart emotionally - I don't think the author did solve this problem in the end as the resolution was rather shallow, leaving me frustrated and not particularly satisfied with the ending.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ...and misunderstandings abound! 4 Aug 2013
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An enjoyable variation starting in the parsonage at Hunsford. I would have liked to see a bit more about Elizabeth and her father but overall a good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fair story 14 July 2013
By Martine
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It was quite an enjoyable story but why the need to continually use over complicated words . I have a BA degree in English Literature but still have to look up a couple of words. Most people prefer to just read in the language used today as In everyday conversation s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A clever, well-written exploration of P&P characters 23 May 2013
By Jennifer C Jones - Published on
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I've read many self-published Kindle novels, though Missteps & Misfortunes was my first foray into self-published "fanfic." This was a beautiful exploration of the Pride and Prejudice characters, written in a voice mirroring that of Jane Austen. The author inserts an event into the novel (probably a common device in fanfic), and then runs the characters through this alternate universe. The plot was engaging, and both Elizabeth and Darcy's characters were revealed in ways that I hadn't considered, yet remained true to the original novel. The language was delicious--just like Austen's. Throughout my reading, I found myself breaking into a huge grin from time to time, just from the joy I felt in learning what these characters--already dear to my heart--were doing in another timeline. And then the end...! This was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Missteps, typos, & anger issues 11 Jun 2013
By IaHawkeye - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
All in all this is an ok read. I don't want to dissuade anyone from reading it because it is entertaining. However, IMO, there are many flaws. First off, there are so many typos and grammar mistakes it is distracting. For example throughout the novel, Mr. Collins and Charlotte are referred to as "the Collins." The novel transitions quickly from being intelligently written and compelling to sometimes reading like it was written by a teenager.

Some have said that the characters are loyal to Austen. I would disagree. Elizabeth is often portrayed as being angry and actually "hating" Darcy. In P&P she was full of laughter and life. I can't actually see her "hating" anyone. Darcy is also out of character. Yes he is very proud and aloof, but he clearly has anger and possession issues. He is very jealous and there is one scene where he fantasizes about throwing Wickham through a glass window and "claiming" Elizabeth in front of her family. I can never see Darcy, who is so rigidly controlled, thinking these things!

I also think the author missed out on the opportunity to flesh out interesting secondary characters like Georgiana Darcy and Col. Fitzwilliam. They are some of the more interesting characters in the story and I am disappointed that they are not more visible here.

Although the novel is flawed, there are some interesting ideas explored in this book that I haven't seen before. The author explores the theory that jealousy of Col. Fitzwilliam is what motivates Darcy to court and then propose to Elizabeth. It also explores how jealousy and competition with Darcy is what motivates Wickham to pursue Elizabeth.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read... 5 Jun 2013
By Jan Payton - Published on
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This is a very good book. I love P&P books &have a hard time saying any are not good, but I have read a few bad, well not bad, ( I've always found some small redeeming paragraph or two) let's just say not worth the money. But this one is...... Sorry I'm rambling...... Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful variation on a favorite 6 Feb 2014
By Laurel A - Published on
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This book is for serious fans of P&P. It begins in medias res just prior to Darcy's proposal. I loved seeing how everything played out with the alteration written by the author. I was surprised how she managed to rework many of the scenes in the latter half of the book so they all fit together in a clever way. A very fun and quick read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Intriguing 18 Aug 2013
By Emmylou - Published on
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The prose was so well written; I honestly could imagine I was reading Austen, herself. I loved the story, the character development, and creative plot line. Definitely worth the read for any Austen fan!
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