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Impulse & Initiative: What If Mr. Darcy Didn't Take No for an Answer? (Pride & Prejudice Variation)

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ISBN13: 9781402213571
ISBN10: 1402213573
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What readers are saying:

A very happy read

A lustful and very romantic story.

Introduces us to another side of Darcy that Jane Austen didn't show.

A really lovely spin on the original story.

A wonderful ride through Jane Austen's world.

Refreshing

Funny, smart, and makes a great story unto itself.

Fantastic book.

In Jane Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice, Mr. Darcy gives up on winning the woman he loves after she refuses him.

What if ...

Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet's life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if ...

Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if ...

Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding? In Impulse & Initiative, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to her home in Hertfordshire, planning to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she despised becoming irresistible...

Exploring the roads not taken in Pride and Prejudice, Abigail Reynolds picks up from a pivotal point in Pride and Prejudice - Mr. Darcy's botched marriage proposal - and imagines lively plot twists and ecstatically happy endings.

Synopsis:

In Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Mr. Darcy gives up on winning the woman he loves after she refuses his proposal of marriage. What if, instead of disappearing from her life, he took the initiative and tried to change her mind? In Impulse & Initiative, Mr. Darcy follows Elizabeth Bennet to her home in Hertfordshire, planning to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. THE PEMBERLEY VARIATIONS by Abigail Reynolds is a series of novels exploring the roads not taken in Pride & Prejudice.

Synopsis:

Abigail Reynolds picks up from a pivotal point in Pride and Prejudice - Mr. Darcy's botched marriage proposal - and explores an alternative plot ...

In Jane Austen's classic, Mr. Darcy gives up on winning the woman he loves after she refuses him. What if, instead of disappearing from her life, he took the initiative and tried to change her mind? In Impulse & Initiative, Mr. Darcy follows Elizabeth Bennet to her home in Hertfordshire, planning to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. As Lizzy gets to know Darcy, she finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses war with her sense of propriety.

Sexy and exciting with unexpected plot twists keep the characters developing in surprising directions.

What readers are saying:

A really lovely spin on the original story.

A wonderful ride through Jane Austen's world.

Refreshing

Funny, smart, and makes a great story unto itself.

Fantastic book.

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Crystal_Dark, August 13, 2013 (view all comments by Crystal_Dark)
AKA: To Conquer Mr. Darcy
I really enjoyed this book and felt that the characters were well developed and that this book did a really good job of displaying both an emotional and physical attraction between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
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PrincessJaylia, October 13, 2011 (view all comments by PrincessJaylia)
I looked at this novel as an independent story, rather than a variation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (just because I love the original so much!). This is a very fun story. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and by the end, I craved more.
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readersrespite, November 10, 2008 (view all comments by readersrespite)
It has to be said from the outset that Impulse & Initiative is not an Austen sequel. Rather, it is an Austen variation. Allow me to explain the difference: an Austen sequel continues beyond Austen's end to a novel; a variation re-tells the novel, playing the "what if?" game.

Impulse & Initiative is a retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. This time, though, what if Mr Darcy had not retreated after Elizabeth Bennet refused his first proposal of marriage and instead followed her to Longbourn to pursue her affections? I mean really pursue. And what if Elizabeth capitualated in a most 2008 manner? Yowza.

Now I'll admit that I haven't read a true romance-genre novel since I was a teenager and the forbiddeness of it led me to purchase about 50 of them from a local used bookstore and read them in the family treehouse. (Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series notwithstanding, but I classify that as historical fiction to retain my dignity.) I'll just say this: Abigail Reynolds sure knows how to steam up a page! Think Jane Austen writes a bodice-ripper.

The result? Surprisingly fun and a tad eye-popping racy. I say surprisingly because one of the endearing traits of Ms. Austen's stories is the return to a time when morals and values defined your place in society. I was prepared to dislike any storyline that messed with that basic principle. In reality, and perhaps indicative of the times we live in today, I couldn't put the book down. The style and wit of Ms. Austen are compellingly replicated and the dichotomy of the early 19th-century eloquence with 21st-century romance is spellbinding. Kudos to Ms. Reynolds!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402213571
Author:
Reynolds, Abigail
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
England
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Pride & Prejudice Variation
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
411
Dimensions:
7.50x5.70x1.10 in. 1.00 lbs.

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Product details 411 pages Sourcebooks Landmark - English 9781402213571 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Mr. Darcy gives up on winning the woman he loves after she refuses his proposal of marriage. What if, instead of disappearing from her life, he took the initiative and tried to change her mind? In Impulse & Initiative, Mr. Darcy follows Elizabeth Bennet to her home in Hertfordshire, planning to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. THE PEMBERLEY VARIATIONS by Abigail Reynolds is a series of novels exploring the roads not taken in Pride & Prejudice.
"Synopsis" by , Abigail Reynolds picks up from a pivotal point in Pride and Prejudice - Mr. Darcy's botched marriage proposal - and explores an alternative plot ...

In Jane Austen's classic, Mr. Darcy gives up on winning the woman he loves after she refuses him. What if, instead of disappearing from her life, he took the initiative and tried to change her mind? In Impulse & Initiative, Mr. Darcy follows Elizabeth Bennet to her home in Hertfordshire, planning to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. As Lizzy gets to know Darcy, she finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses war with her sense of propriety.

Sexy and exciting with unexpected plot twists keep the characters developing in surprising directions.

What readers are saying:

A really lovely spin on the original story.

A wonderful ride through Jane Austen's world.

Refreshing

Funny, smart, and makes a great story unto itself.

Fantastic book.

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