I think that’s the first time the opening lines of a book have made me cry! I could certainly feel Darcy’s pain and fear. Thank goodness he had Elizabeth to care for him and ensure he survived long enough for them to be rescued. He still struggled with accidentally offending her but then he managed to improve her opinion. I absolutely loved this book and the interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth. (I especially love it when they are together from the start like this and the whole book was mostly about the two of them - bliss ❤️ I would definitely recommend this book.
The fact that this book has universally five star revues tells you much. From the first sentence this grabs you by the throat (almost literally), and takes you on a ride through Darcy's inner world as he has to submit to being cared for physically and in every other way by Elizabeth. Such plot devices often require suspension of belief but here every facet of the plot, the interraction between the pair, and above all of Darcy's inner world are entirely plausible and ring true. Brava Ms Lewis! This is among my top five adaptations.
I really liked this book. I am a bit of a romantic but I liked the ideas the writer had and I liked how she portrayed Elizabeth and Darcy. I don't want to give the story away, but I thought the plot was believable.
I just loved this book sooooo much!! It starts with a really difficult and worrying scenario. Darcy is gravely injured and has somehow ended up in an inn being cared for by Elizabeth Bennet! His accident has left him unable to speak so Elizabeth quickly learns to lip read and longer discussions are had via written notes.
We spend the majority of the book with just the two of them. The story is told from Darcy's point of view and I just adored seeing him come to know and appreciate Elizabeth.... and then having the wind talked out his sails when some misunderstandings and the ensuing squabbles occur!!
This story happens at the point in the timeline where Darcy and Bingley have left Netherfield after the ball.
Given the severity of Darcy's injury I was worried this might be a heavy read - but no... while there is seriousness and angst, it is quickly overcome and there is lots of fun to be had as Elizabeth is the only one who can read Darcy's lips when he is trying to speak.... her paraphrasing and editing his responses his hilarious - especially in the scenes with his family at the end.
The conclusion of this book is just perfect. I had the stupid grin on my face the whole time.... this is a book not to missed. And if you haven't read Mistaken by the same author - you need to. That is probably most favourite book of this genre but now has another favourite to go alongside it. Speechless is a really different take on our favourite novel that is just brilliant!
This is a Regency-set variation of Pride and Prejudice which veers from canon after Darcy and the Bingley family have left Netherfield, following the ball on 26th November, and returned to London. It opens with a number of chapters focussing on injuries Darcy has incurred under at first, unknown circumstances. All he knows is that he is in considerable pain, cannot speak and that the person tending him is Elizabeth Bennet. All of the details leading up to this unfold during the course of the story, but am I going to let you into any more details? No, of course not! You'll have to find out for yourselves!
The story does involve quite a bit of description, at first, of Darcy's sensations and feelings after his mysterious injury. Later on, this changes to the relationship between himself and Elizabeth. As time passes, there's plenty of scope for misunderstandings between them, as you'd expect. At times, I wanted to give them both a smack around the head! But, if you don't feel like that when reading Austenesque fiction based upon P & P, then personally I think the author has failed in their task!
The story was well thought out and told extremely well. Its language use was pretty much period-correct, as far as this picky Brit is concerned, and contained nothing explicit to offend anyone's sensibilities.
I read this as an ARC and while a review was hoped for, there was no requirement for one or for it to be favourable. As it happens, the five stars I've given it are my honest opinion.
A very confusing story to start with, which mirrors Darcy’s understanding. But the longer the story continues, the more we understand what else has been going on. Lizzy’s feelings for Darcy fluctuate widely, but some of it follows the original story. A heart-warming story. Recommended.
Enthralling Like the author’s last book, I was gripped from the start. Lewis has such an effortless way of seamlessly bringing you into Darcy’s world and head, it’s easy to forget (for a few hours at least) we live in 2019 Britain, and it’s easy to think you are in the carriage with Darcy and Elizabeth in 19th Century England. I loved the pace, suspense, wit and the dialogue - oh, the dialogue! If only we could all talk (or write,) like that... An awesome time with two fabulous characters that Lewis once again helps us to fall in love with.
A different take on how Darcy and Elizabeth meet again, and how they come to a new understanding. Beautifully written. I had read it through kindle unlimited but will be buying a copy to keep. Thank you