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- Print Length: 192 pages
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- Publisher: Wisheart Press (7 Mar. 2015)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UEDGGUG
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- Customer reviews: 122 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #622,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Netherfield Affair ~ A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Dark Darcy Mysteries Book 1)
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As we are told in the story description one mystery seems to be solved...but not really. We learn who is responsible for stealing items at Netherfield. However, the master of the crime gets away while his accomplice is shown mercy. I am sure, I am positive that Highwayman George will show up again in the other mysteries.
The relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy is warm at times and cooler at other moments. He is a mystery to Elizabeth, in that he doesn't share his thoughts on the crime or the criminals so when certain actions of his are disclosed she is surprised and mystified as to why he didn't clarify things to her.
This story may be read as a stand alone but I would like to read...the rest of the story. After all we didn't get our share of romance in this tale.
The Netherfield Affair by Penelope Swan is a Regency mystery written in the style of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The author does a fantastic job of recreating the style of Austen’s works, with a touch of mystery, complete with hidden clues and red herrings. Jane Austen fans will love this book, and even if you’re not particularly fond of this style of writing, I’m sure you’ll find this an entertaining story. This is the first book in a planned four-book series that explores the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy.
I’ll be looking for the next one to see if the mysterious highwayman is found, and just what his story really is. That’s a bit of a spoiler, but only a bit. The ending will still surprise you.
A light story, not very long, very well told. Enjoyable and entertaining.
The kindness of Darcy shows through of what he does in the end of the story with the maid and how he helps her. It seems like Darcy perceived what was going on all along in the plot. It also showed the Lizzy has foresight into the goings on also as told in the story.
Look forward to the next in the series.
In P&P, it was obvious that Lizzy could be taken in by by a pretty face and manners, she knew no wrong of Wickham; she thought him the injured party...true, she wanted him to be the injured party because she did not want to believe that there could be any good in Mr Darcy. We all know and love the story, though Elizabeth's holier than thou attitude was a source of minor irritation for me.
In this book however, Lizzy is beyond foolish because she knows that the pretty face and pleasing manner are the outer trappings of a criminal. And still, she is attracted to him! She is also foolishly independent in this and refuses to talk to Mr Darcy when she is given the opportunity to do so.
The second Miss Bennett is an even worse judge of character than she is in P&P.
The book was an easy read and well written.
Because all of us know Pride and Prejudice we know that Lizzy gets her Darcy , which naturally has not been revealed , yet .......
Do yourself a favour and give this book a try ..... A sparkler for me !