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Re: Story recommendations

I would like to also highly recommend another story by Linda (booknut). It is called Chance Encounters, and is available on the Meryton website in the completed stories section. It is also available in book form on Amazon. It is a totally delightful and amazing story, one of the top five JAFF I have read.

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hello^_^It's been a while but I've just finished this amazing fanfiction called 'Not every gentleman' and you can find it at

http://www.austen.com/derby/hele1c.htm

I think most of you will love it even if it's a bit...unconventional hihihi. However, if you'd like to read it, you should look sooner rather then later as the author told us she'd take it off the site in the coming days. It's posted on more sites but I don't know any of them so if I've raised your 'Darcy-radar' high enough let yourself be enchanted by the story of Edward and Elizabeth (Darcy is there all the way)

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Thanks for the recommendations, my dears!

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Recently I came across one story with an unusual plot and very nice, which I want to recommend:

"We can take what was wrong" by Alyson L.

E&D are already married and with several children...

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Thanks for the recommendation. AlysonL is a well-known fanfiction author and posts her stories on DWG and Bennet Girls. She has written quite a few.

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Hullo^_^ this fic I've found has a 'different' plot and I hope you will enjoy it! It's called
'The fortune he ought to have'
and while it seems backward for the Darcy/Elisabeth fans, don't worry and go until the end where everything will be revealed!!!

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hullo agai...it seems that I've found the time to read many new stories and I'm glad for it!^_^ Here's another one for our pleasure!

'Chance Encounters'

it has the most perfect characters'character study. It's well written, really long (almost 600 pages!) and it exposes a new side of our lovely Mr. Darcy and I think many will find him a bit more 'in character' then in other stories...go for it and enjoy the time you'll have reading^_^

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Thanks for the recommendation, Alexie. Can you tell us on which site we can find it?

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Alexie, can you more specific? I am intrigued as to what side of Mr Darcy could have been bettered. But since it is so long a story it would be better if you advanced more details. Also its whereabouts... Thanks!!!!

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Hola!Sorry for the oversight but I thought a quick use of google would do (forgetting how difficult it has been for me to reach it). Anyway, you can find Chance Encounters in the Meryton Assembly and here's the link

http://www.meryton.com/booknut/chancestorypage.html

it must be said that this story could be rated R so it is for 18 years old only. As for what I loved the most about this Mr. Darcy, it's simple: he's shy, insicure and horribly possessive and he loses nothing of the pride that J.Austen gave him but, all the same, the author lets you see exactly where he came from and one cant't help but love him all the more. As I've said, he's much more insecure that many would like and there are even some scenes in which he cries and Elisabeth or Colonel Fitzwilliam confort him. All in all he presents so many different faces that he seems ready to leap from the book and start living his life as a real man and not a fictional one. The most incredible thing other then that, is that Mr. Bennet, Col. Fitzwilliam, Elisabeth, Georgiana, Jane and Bingley are equally studied and thanks to the great lenght of the novel, there is no character left wanting of a perfect characterization. There are exactly 569 pages but I confess I started reading yesterday morning and was unable to stop until the evening when I finally reached the end. And the most incredible thing is that this afternoon I opened my pc again to reread some passages that were most beautifully written.
After this long review I hope many of you will take the time to start it but a word of advice: it's addictive!

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Thanks Alexiel. That was more like it.

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I'm glad to help :P

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I recently gathered courage and started a modern WIP called "Sweet Lolita". Perhaps it has already been recommended here, I dunno. Anyway... At first I must confess I was deterred by the name and the fact that it is both a WIP and a modern intake. But I was most pleasently surprised. The story is extremely witty and hilarious. It does not contain explicit sex with minors as the title might suggest, though it is quite loaded with foul language. Darcy is exceedingly gorgeous but a real pain in the back.

“We’ll probably starve to death if you continue asking her about her wardrobe, Caleb(aka Bingley),” Darcy said in a bored, casual voice. He was still leaning against the doorway, his sweater gone, wearing just the button up white shirt, sleaves rolled up to his elbows.

He had very nice forearms.

And, with his shirt unbuttoned a little at the top, she could see his slender, defined throat, the curve of his Adam’s apple, his collarbone, the dip of his throat...SmileyCentral.com

She glanced up to his face; he knew that she was looking at him. He crossed his arms, and raised his eyebrows, a slight smirk gracing his lips. Oh yes, he knew he was gorgeous, and didn’t he have fun reminding her?


You can find "Sweet Lolita" here.It is updated with amazing frequency. I hope you enjoy my recomendation.

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I mean...here http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4754134/13/Sweet_Lolita

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More on the same authoress...You know, if the first is good the rest are bound to be good as well. This is one chapter only. Hilarious!SmileyCentral.com
You can read it at a sitting

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4546225/1/Epic_Mind_Failure

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I just want to thank you for all your great recommendations. Since I found this section of Mrs. Darcy, I've been quite a frequent visitor to see what's going to be recommended next. I have truly enjoyed the stories you have all shared.

I'd like to make my own contribution to you all. I just finished a sequel to Bridget Jones Diary. For those Colin Firth and Mr. Darcy fans I think you may enjoy this one. As I read it, I could actually see Colin Firth and Renee Zellwegger come to life. I hope you'll give this one a try.

Denise

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2568145/1/Bridget_Jones_Beyond_Reason

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Thanks for the recommendations, ladies. Keep 'm coming! They're highly appreciated.

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Not sure if this story has been recommended or not but I just finished "Brave New World of Toil and Trouble" by Beth M. I cried often. I think it's on DWG.

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Good news from Rebecca E. This wonderful JA/FF authoress announced in her comment thread at Firthness that she's still working on her intriguing story "A Shade of His Character", one of Mrs. Darcy's all time favourites. She will start posting when it's finished though, so we will have to muster up some more patience. But rest assured it'll be worth the wait.


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Oops, silly me, "A Shade In His Character" of course!

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Oh, goody! Thanks for the news, Renée. Rebecca E's "A Most Convenient Mishap" is one of my favourite stories (up there in the top 5), but I've been reluctant to read "A Shade..." because it did not seem likely to be completed in the near future.

Very good news!

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Rori
Oh, goody! Thanks for the news, Renée. Rebecca E's "A Most Convenient Mishap" is one of my favourite stories (up there in the top 5), but I've been reluctant to read "A Shade..." because it did not seem likely to be completed in the near future.

Very good news!


Mine too, Rori! Such a lovely prospect to be able to continue reading A Shade sometime.

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Yes, I can't hardly wait!

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Its not even my book and it makes me sick to see such reviews.

Coincidentally I read both your review and the one on AustenBlog today. You're definitely a fan but the poster on AustenBlog has objections that are as valuable, I think, as your arguments that are far more favourable. Like the French say: chacun à son goût.

Don't take this personally, love, Sara Angelini chose to publish her work officially, as a book. By having her work commercially distributed she aims for a larger audience - apart from trying to earn some money with it - and will just have to get used to the fact that she won't only have 'friends', which is the case when remaining a fanfiction writer for the fun of it, and publish your work for free online.

All authors - literary or otherwise - have either fans who rave about them or readers who think they're disappointing. I actually haven't read Sara's story myself, at least not entirely, but I have many friends in the JA fandom of whom some love it and others don't.

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Actually the review at AustenBlog was not a review that I found offensive. I actually thought that review was very fair minded. And she had some of the same thoughts about some author's failings on modern interpretations. She just didnt like it as I did. And that's fine. Different strokes and all. The worst was actually another blog that I will send you the info on. I won't post it here because franky, I'd rather not give her anymore "air time." But yes, I am a fan of this book. I even state it in my review. (I think I first read TTotHFD at HG; then bought it over at Lulu or Amazon when she first self-published.) I have read and bought much of the self-published books to help support the fandom... Some treasures. Some not so much... thus, I do have a big pile of drivel in my attempts to support aspiring authors. But IMO, of course, Judge Darcy is in my "to be re-read" stack. Unlike some Sourcebooks that have been picked up, this book was re-editted a bit and I think the professional edits were very useful. There are a few adaptation books out there now that I have read (and bought unfortunately) that for me just don't cut the mustard. I do believe that when a writer sells their work, it should be worthy of the money exchanged. So often I am disappointed when I buy a "fanfic" book that hasn't been improved prior to publication. No wonder fanfic and their writers get a bum rap in mainstream reader-town. Someday I'll learn and stop buying every one that goes to print. But in my search, every now and then, I find a treasure. I cant' help it if I am excited when a fanfic book is picked up by a bigger publisher. Especially when TTotHFD is a favorite of mine-- like I have posted here in this very thread last year. Or maybe it was in the Darcy Favorite Line thread. No matter. I still enjoyed it. And am unabashedly enthusiastic about it.

PS-- I sent an email to Renee O. I hope it gets fwded on to Mrs Darcy. Thanks. ;)

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Christina

PS-- I sent an email to Renee O. I hope it gets fwded on to Mrs Darcy. Thanks. ;)


It's the correct e-mail addy but I didn't receive your e-mail. Don't bother though, there are enough reviews I can find with the help of Google.

I understand that Wickham is totally absent in Sara's story. Quite frankly, that astonished me. That's alright for a Regency "what-if", IMHO, but if one claims to have written a modern P&P one cannot leave out a for the plot essential character. One ought to follow the plot as closely as possible. Belén masters that skill admirably, for instance, and Tracey.

Well, I don't know the story, so I cannot judge. If it gave you so much pleasure, I'm sure it must have interesting elements.

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My email also asked if there was some way you could delete my last name from my original post regarding this review? In all my posts I've never had it show up, and I dont know what I did this time to make it appear. If you have to delete my entire comment or thread, do so please. Its really of no consequence. Thank you in advance. Yes, I whole heartedly agree. Belen and Tracy are very gifted-- some of my favorite writers, as I've squealed about on many previous postings. 8)

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Christina
Sara Angelini's The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy has been re-released by Sourcebooks and you can get it at Amazon (thru link at this website even!)

Anyway, I wrote a review at



http://austenprose.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/the-trials-of-the-honorable-f-darcy-by-sara-angelini-–-a-review/



if you care to read my review and "rate this missive."

Apparently other blogs ahve run the book down stating it is fanfiction smut and not canon, bla, bla, bla. Its not even my book and it makes me sick to see such reviews. The professional edits made it a more cohesive, stronger novel and even a couple of added scenes were a bonus. Just thought I'd share. 8)


Unfortunately I can only delete posts, not edit them, Christina.

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Thank you. And so sorry for being such a troublesome bother. Have a great day.

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Christina
Thank you. And so sorry for being such a troublesome bother. Have a great day.


No problem, my dear, you're no bother at all.

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Mrs Darcy
Good news from Rebecca E. This wonderful JA/FF authoress announced in her comment thread at Firthness that she's still working on her intriguing story "A Shade of His Character", one of Mrs. Darcy's all time favourites. She will start posting when it's finished though, so we will have to muster up some more patience. But rest assured it'll be worth the wait.




Hi. I've just started reading this fic yesterday. It's really good and I cant stop reading. But the website only have it up to chapter 6, the other links seem to be broken. So I was wondering if someone has it and could maybe send me the other chapters, if possible?

Thanks.

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Hi. I've just started reading this fic yesterday. It's really good and I cant stop reading. But the website only have it up to chapter 6, the other links seem to be broken. So I was wondering if someone has it and could maybe send me the other chapters, if possible?

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There aren't anymore, Carol. Rebecca is working on it, we will just have to be patient.

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I was afraid that would be the answer. Hope she'll update it soon. Thanks

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Carol_
I was afraid that would be the answer. Hope she'll update it soon. Thanks


But did you read her "A Most Convenient Mishap"? That story is finished and one of my all time favourites. It's delightfully witty and light woth a lot of feeling also, and so well written. I love it.

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Mrs. Darcy


But did you read her "A Most Convenient Mishap"? That story is finished and one of my all time favourites. It's delightfully witty and light woth a lot of feeling also, and so well written. I love it.


I did. Excellent fic, one of my favorites too. I read it before I started reading ASIHC, thanks to this topic btw

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Hey,

Just thought I would let you know about a great fic that I read recently over at DWG - can't believe that I had missed it for so long! It's a modern and all you boaties out there should love it as Lizzy is a mate on a yacht that runs educational programmes for college students.

It's by Lu and called "The Call of the Running Tide". You can find it at http://www.austen.com/derby/lu1.htm

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I just finished reading an excellent story at A Happy
Assembly.
Fair Stands the Wind by MaxineB

It's an AU Regency about Lizzy and Fitzwilliam. He is Captain Darcy a Naval officer who meets Lizzy during a time his family is in need of a loving influence. It's very different from the story we've come to love but is just heartfelt.

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SmilingHoney
I just finished reading an excellent story at A Happy
Assembly.
Fair Stands the Wind by MaxineB

It's an AU Regency about Lizzy and Fitzwilliam. He is Captain Darcy a Naval officer who meets Lizzy during a time his family is in need of a loving influence. It's very different from the story we've come to love but is just heartfelt.


I have to agree. I read this story as it was being posted and absolutely fell in love with Captain Darcy! I would highly recommend it!

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I read Fair Stands the Wind over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I wanted to do a little editing , but there was nothing that could overshadow the clever twists of the stories. I marvel at the creativity of some of our beloved authors - where do they come up with brand new ideas like they do? This one was pretty remarkable regarding Captain Darcy's journeys in the second half of the story.

Well done Maxine B

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I've read this story almost in a heartbeat and I would gladly recommend it! It's called In Loving Memory.

http://austen.com/derby/heathf1.htm

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Oh, and also this one, A Noteworthy Courtship.

http://austen.com/derby/lauras1.htm

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Thanks for all recommendations. They're very much appreciated!

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Thanks to Izabela for the recommendation - based on it her encouragement I read the story and loved it. The only downside was that it ended!

Her message: I've read this story almost in a heartbeat and I would gladly recommend it! It's called In Loving Memory.

http://austen.com/derby/heathf1.htm

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Izabela
I've read this story almost in a heartbeat and I would gladly recommend it! It's called In Loving Memory.

http://austen.com/derby/heathf1.htm


Great fic. I loved it. Thanks!

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Good evening, everyone:

I've just finished reading a nice story over at DGW: "No More Tears", by Linnea Eileen, and I rushed here to recommend it.

I do not wish to give away much of the plot, but I will say that it deals with an arranged marriage. However, it is not presented in the common way (or, at least, not in the way I've grown to be accustomed to (and love) in fandom). Here, Elizabeth is not forced to marry Darcy against her will, rather they both agree to a marriage of convenience which will prove strenous for them both.

The story is well written and coherent. You will still find some of the usual exasperating decisions and wrong impressions, but, generally, they are brought about in a quite credible way. I found the thematic to be very adult (this is due to the treatment of themes and the psychological development of the characters, not to the presence of explicit scenes), and the situations and exchanges between characters are also very realistic. There is some amount of angst and a much larger amount of sorrow, but it is beautifully expressed and it is easy to see that all will eventually be well, so do not stay away because of it.

Should anyone want to have a peek, this is the direct link:

No More Tears


Oh, and merry Christmas!

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Thanks for the recommendation, Rori!

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I'm not sure if this story has been recommended yet and I'm sorry if I'm repeating, but I'm in the midst of reading An Unforgiving Temper by Gail H. and am finding it very intriguing - lots of angst just so you know, but it has a very different premise than many I've read so that's nice.

Check it out here: http://www.austen.com/derby/gailh1.htm

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I second Maura's recommendation . I read "An Unforgiving Temper" some weeks ago and it certainly has some interesting twists. It is very harsh at times though, and angsty, as she said. But what I especially remember is that the baddies are really vicious.

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hi everyone:) first of all, thanks for all the recommendations! i love this thread and whenever i'm having trouble finding something to read, this is where i come.

i was re-reading an old favourite of mine and, as i don't think it's been recommended here yet, i thought some of you might want to check it out. it's an older story, so many of you have probably already read it, but for those who haven't, i highly recommend sofie's "pember lake". it's a modern take on p&p in which bella gardiner, an aspiring artist who's lost pretty much all there is to lose in life, moves away from home to take a job in pember lake elementary school, where a certain mr. d. fitzwilliam is working as the head teacher. naturally, all sorts of prideful and prejudiced trouble ensues:)

pember lake is hosted on several different sites, just go to the JAFF index and search by the author or the title:)

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Sofie's stories are indeed fabulous. On this site you can enjoy "Up From the Ashes" and "Time of the Season". They're both modern. Very true to life, I love them.

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