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Second Glances: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Continues (Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice Book 2)
 
 

Second Glances: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Continues (Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Alexa Adams
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“Yes, but he is Darcy, after all. Can you imagine the lady who would reject him?”

Sir James laughed. “I don't know; if he had made a muddle of a first impression upon his wife, as I have on Miss Bennet, then perhaps his gentlemanly status would have undergone similar attack.”

A year has passed since the conclusion of First Impressions, and the marriages made by the three eldest Bennet ladies are prospering. Expectations are high for the two youngest sisters to do equally well. Kitty, having excelled in school, receives an invitation to join Georgiana Darcy in her first London season, leaving Lydia to bear the burden of the classroom alone. Will the most forward Bennet tolerate such inequity?

Kitty arrives in London prepared to be happy, but her delight is marred when she finds a most unwelcome gentleman on intimate terms with her hosts. She has met the reckless Sir James Stratton before and would like nothing more than to never encounter him again, but his acquaintance she is forced to endure. Struggling for firm footing amidst the whirlwind of London society, will Kitty be allowed to follow her heart, or will her family force her hand? Join the reimagined cast of Pride and Prejudice as they pursue happiness amidst the ongoing obstacles of life, love, and interfering relations.

About the Author

A lover of Jane Austen since her childhood, Alexa Adams' study of her work has been extensive. Residing in the Delaware Valley with her husband and daughter, she looks forward to continuing her engagement with Austen and the remarkably familiar characters she has bequeathed to this world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 282 KB
  • Print Length: 147 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (25 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BNFSGA2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Author 20 May 2013
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I enjoyed this story very much it was an excellent follow up to First Impressions. Love the Authors sense of humour. I would highly recommend that book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ever wondered what happened to Kitty Bennet? 8 Dec 2013
By Sophie
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I have just finished reading this book, second in the trilogy, and it was thoroughly enjoyable! I was provided with review copies however this is my honest, unbiased opinion.

I really enjoyed the first story, First Impressions, and so I was excited for this second tale. From the blurb it seemed to suggest that the misunderstandings and miscommunications which were in fact missing from the first book (a very unique and interesting approach to the classic story, so loved for it's misunderstandings!) would instead be present in this second story. Therefore, I was looking forward to seeing Kitty's journey to love and how she would deal with a story line similar to the journey we know Lizzy to have experienced with Darcy; a romance based on bad first impressions followed by lots of confusion!

I will begin with the characters, and most importantly the heroine and hero, Catherine Bennet and the new character, Sir James Stratton.

I loved the portrayal of Kitty in this story. She really was, I think, the Bennet sister the most ignored in the original; Jane was the beautiful one, Lizzy the clever and witty one, Mary the 'accomplished' one (in theory), Lydia the lively and sociable one and Kitty was... living in Lydia's shadow. Although Kitty thrives at the school she and Lydia are sent to, and her friendship blossoms with the refined Georgiana and shrivels with her less refined sister Lydia (who is not benefiting from her education, surprise surprise), as a result of her upbringing, I think her disbelief and lack of self confidence is understandable. It is an interesting journey she goes on, learning that she is her own person and should be proud of who she is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars second chance 16 Aug 2013
By katymay
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This was a very different alternative to those that I have already read and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The change of attitude of Lady Catherine was well thought out and enhanced the tale brilliantly. I would recommend this to all Jane Austin followers.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What would Jane Austen think? 30 Mar 2013
By Marley
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I think she would be appalled at this drivel masquerading as something based on her characters. It is badly written and makes a complete mockery of the characters as established by the original novel, marrying some to the wrong people and creating others within no wit or depth to them for the purpose of joining them to the remaining unmarried ones. Don't waste your money buying this - and though I haven't read the author's other work, if this is the standard of the rest it would seem wiser to avoid it all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Pride And Prejudice Austenesque Sequel 20 Mar 2013
By Sophia Rose - Published on Amazon.com
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I for one am one of those people who like to imagine what happens in the lives of some of the secondary characters in memorable stories. In this case, the story is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. At the end of Pride and Prejudice, Jane and Elizabeth ride off into the sunset with their handsome loving husbands, but there are still two of the five infamous Bennet sisters left at home along with a sweet gentle Darcy girl getting ready to re-enter life a little older and a little wiser. What becomes of them?

What indeed! Alexa Adams not only tackles that question in this sequel to the famous classic, but this is also really a sequel to her own Pride and Prejudice retelling 'First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice'. I heartily recommend that you read her first book 'First Impressions' first though it would be possible to muddle along through this one if you're familiar with Jane Austen's original characters. Ms. Adams has made these characters her own and interesting things happened when just one element of the original story is changed. In the first book, she asked the 'what if' question: What if Mr. Darcy never uttered those fateful words about Elizabeth? So much changed in the story as a result. Second Glances is the ongoing telling of this tale.

The story begins with the introduction of a new character, Sir James Statton, who is of an age and possesses a fortune worthy enough to be pestered by all his relations to get on with it and take up a wife and start a family. Unlike other men around him, James will not settle for just any female of good breeding and prospects. He awaits that special someone, but it is too bad when the woman who captures his eye wants nothing to do with him when he nearly runs her down in his curricle (the sports car of carriages back in the day) and has the audacity to tease her about it. Sir James is a bit of a scamp frequently rushing headlong into trouble of the generally innocent, but no less dangerous sort. It is while in Bath that he bumps into (literally) Miss Kitty Bennet and makes a rather poor impression on her even while she makes a strong favorable impression on him.

Kitty is on the brink of leaving her school years behind especially now that her dear friend and family connection, Georgiana Darcy, requests her to come up to London and enjoy the Season with her. She thinks of herself as just 'Kitty' while placing titles on her other sisters like Jane 'the beautiful one' or Mary 'the intelligent one'. Kitty is much improved from what she was living at home and now is uninfluenced by her still silly sister Lydia. She hopes to make a good match when it is her turn, but does not have high hopes beyond finding at least a gentleman of Mr. Collins status. It certainly won't be someone like the odd and teasing Sir James who persistently makes her uncomfortable even if he is the friend to Georgiana's gentleman friend Simon.

The plot of this one flows slow and gentle with low angst. It is a fun regency romp and a lovely tribute to Austen's characters between the lively courtship of Sir James and Kitty, the conniving schemes of Caroline Wickham and Lydia Bennet and the ongoing tale of Darcy and Lizzy after their happily ever after. It was a real pleasure to read a story with Kitty Bennet as the heroine who is both spirited and sensible and the introduction of the new character, Sir James, was pure fun. The secondary characters like the older generation in Lady Catherine and Mr. and Mrs. Bennet just added to the enjoyment. Personally, I think poor Mr. Bennet out to get frequent flyer miles on his carriage or some sort of medal for dashing around southern England putting out the fires his daughters started and settling their love lives. Haha!

It was a light, sweet romance that will greatly appeal to those who enjoy Austenesque stories and to those who enjoy sweet historical romances.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very sweet and diverting! 19 April 2014
By sweetpea - Published on Amazon.com
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As I posted on Goodreads: I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel. I would strongly recommend reading them in quick succession. I did not and it took me several minutes to get back into the mindset of this world. The story revolves around Kitty's whirlwind and rocky courtship to a long time friend of Darcy. They were engaging, and there were several moments where the reader could definitely feel for poor Kitty, or be frustrated at their actions. My only critique is a few errors in the story, typographical and one consistency (Maria Lucas informing Lydia of Kitty's involvement with Sir James, but later it is said to be Mrs. Bennet who spilled the beans). Other than those, I found it to be an excellent story!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book 6 July 2013
By John P. Felix - Published on Amazon.com
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A nice read. Enjoyed it and would recommend. Always nice to read variations from others viewpoints. Always love happy endings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun twist on a classic! 24 Jun 2013
By CGirl_WithAPen - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a big fan of "Pride and Prejudice" and I sometimes find that re-imaginings and sequels disappoint. Although in some ways this book fits into both of those categories, it did not disappoint.

Kitty Bennett and Georgiana Darcy have always been two of my favorite secondary characters, and I loved the idea of them being friends. I also liked the men who fell in love with them, and felt that they fit together well.

A good read for lovers of Jane Austen as well as lovers of clean romance.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 11 Jun 2013
By Elizabeth W. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I had never read a Jane Austen spinoff before I read Adams' First Impressions, which was given to me by a friend, but it certainly sparked my interest in the genre! When I heard the second installment, Second Glances, came out, I bought it as soon as I saw it and read it in a day. Such a heart warming story of the characters I couldn't get enough of. Funny and sweet, Second Glances is a must buy and an excellent gift for the Jane Austen fans in your life.
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