- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 568 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Steamy D Publishing (1 Dec. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EYUETK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #529,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fire and Cross: Pride and Prejudice with a mysterious twist Kindle Edition
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I don't know about the author's other P&P variation but this book is definitely "NOT WORTH THE PRICE". Too bad I missed the 7 day returned policy deadline for full credit. Since I still have the book on my Kindle, who knows, maybe one of these days and unlike Mrs. Bennett, my poor nerves will have enough compassion for me to finish it:)
I am being generous with the 3 stars because this novel demonstrates tremendous improvement on the part of the writer. She is not quite there yet, but she is getting better.
Overall, this novel could have been quite a bit longer. She definitely has a plot going, but more of it should have been illustrated through the action rather than discussed by the characters. The protagonists draw many conclusions through inferences or supposition.
Also, had the book been longer, the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth could have been developed. Is it a spoiler to mention that the fall in love in this novel? Well, I guess it is a bit of a spoiler to say that Elizabeth tells Darcy that he is the last man in the world she would ever marry, and five days later they are holding hands, hugging, and kissing. They fall in love so quickly that much of the dialog is their discussing, gosh, I can't believe how quickly we fell in love! Yeah, well, neither could I. It does seem silly, however, to quibble over that when the reader is asked to suspend disbelief to accept most of the plot points.
The plot strains credibility, but the entertainment factor balances it out (at least until one part of the epilogue that really went over the top). It's fun, it's cute, it's not the best, but it is better than most of the P&P variations out there -- primarily because it does have a plot, and an original one at that.
A couple of other nit-picky things: Darcy calls Elizabeth by her name before they are even engaged; they flaunted propriety without a second thought as regards their blossoming attraction; I don't think the author knows what a corset is; and rubies and garnets are two different gemstones.
After having read two books by this author, I now know that she likes to dress women as men; and she really, really, really hates Caroline Bingley.
Some R-rated sexual content.
Enid Wilson favors more tawdry stories, and while I certainly don't mind, the stories are not developed as they could be and often feel rushed towards to the ending.
Still enjoyable and fairly cheap on the Kindle.
I rated this book as just that a mystery/romace novel with similar names, not as a P&P twist or whatever.
But to be honest the cover is SOOOOO BAD!!!!!