Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pride and Prejudice

Author:  Amy Armstrong
Publisher:  Total-E-Bound
Publisher URL:  www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-78184-077-1
Genre:  {M/F}, Historical
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Darcy and Elizabeth seem to be attracted to each other, despite being at odds because of their personalities.  Though societal mores would prevent them from getting together, they manage to find a way, though later incidents would seem to keep them apart.

Pride and Prejudice is very true to the classical version we are familiar with.  Ms. Armstrong adds a little heat between Darcy and Elizabeth that show the chemistry between them is strong.  The addition of Elizabeth’s constant thoughts about Darcy and his about Elizabeth were added smoothly into the story.  I had hoped the heat factor would be a little higher, though.

I did feel that the scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth were sort of “slam, bam, thank you, ma’am” type of scenes.  Though the chemistry is apparent, the scenes were disappointing to me, considering how smoothly Ms. Armstrong added the twists to this classic story.  The addition of the heat and interaction between them though made the angst of the story even more intense, even though we are already aware of the ending.

I happen to read the classic every year, as it is a family tradition.  This version will more than likely be alternately read as nothing is lost in the translation and in some parts, actually enhance the story.

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