It must have been somewhere in 2002 that I discovered Abigail's stories. She posted at Firthness at the time, and I remember I was totally enthralled. They were the first more adult like fics I've read, and I remember sitting in front of my pc forgetting all about time and space, and just enjoy Abigail's evocative romantic world of our beloved heroes. From Impulse and Initiative to The last Man in the World, and from Longbourn to Lambton to The Forces of Passion, I've devoured them...
So, you can imgaine my excitement when I learned that Abigail had written a modern retelling of P&P, which she reworked to a novel of her own and which she actually published in print...
I've received my copy yesterday evening and since people had better not disturb me... It's absolutely unputdownable. I love it. Apart from it's being very well written, it's humourous, sexy, it's got drama, tension and a lovely couleur locale... A over 300 pages romance pur sang! Male lead Calder definitely is a man to die for, and you cannot but adore Cassie... and identify with her.
I will write an extensive review once I've finished it, but I already like to recommend it to you.
If you consider ordering it, you can do it through Mrs Darcy's online store. You'll find the link here
Renée <-- off to read on!
Oops... I made a stupid mistake. Abigail wrote "By Force of Instinct".
"Forces of Passion" is another wonderful Regency FF, it's written by Alison who posts her stories at Firthness.
Abigail graciously allowed me to read this story years ago before she posted it anywhere. I thought it was wonderful and encouraged her to get it published. She's a fantastic writer and her Regency stories were what got me hooked on fan fiction in the first place.
Jan, it took me a while before discovering hers, I first discovered the RoP, I believe, and after having read all that was to read over there I broadened my JA/FF horizon.
I have just ordered my copy and am looking forward to reading it. Like all of you, I have read all of Abigail's other fiction and enjoyed and admired her writing. I was always sad to see her stories end...
I've almost finished it, Maura, it's a lovely read. You won't regret it.
As soon as UPS delivered it, I started reading and didn't finish until 4am. It made me sigh in all the right places, LOL and read as fast as I could turn the pages! It is her best work yet. And I just heard from her that she is planning a sequel. How that news brings me joy! The characters are so terrific --and I am rather sentimental about the book because it brought back many of my own undergrad memories from the Philadelphia area as well as a particularly romantic summer vacation to Nantucket.Ahhh... Great read. Worth every penny!
Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate the encouragement more than I can tell you. Without the support of the JA fanfic community, I never would have continued writing. I hope you all enjoy the book.