Darcy and Elizabeth : A Time To Love de Marylin Harper



Présentation de l'éditeur : Fitzwilliam Darcy was at a low point in his life. He had proposed to Miss Elizabeth Bennet in Hunsford and she rejected him, even telling him that he was the last man in the world she would consent to marry. When he arrived in town he went to see his friend, Charles Bingley, to tell him that Elizabeth’s elder sister, Jane, loved Charles. After hearing this, Bingley told Darcy to leave his home. Darcy had lost his best friend and the only woman he had ever loved.
When he later returned to Pemberley, he had the surprise of his life when he nearly ran into Miss Elizabeth whilst she and her relatives were touring the gardens. She thought he hated her for rejecting his proposal, but when he asked her to introduce him to her relatives, she believed he had changed. Elizabeth saw a change in his countenance and knew that her feelings for him were changing. They had been changing ever since she read the letter that he wrote the night after his proposal. He gave it to her as she walked near Rosings the next morning.
She knew that Bingley had returned to Netherfield to be near Jane and she thought Darcy had spoken to him. Elizabeth had read Darcy’s letter many times and was ashamed of how she treated him that night and during his time at Netherfield.
Soon she received letters from Jane that told of her youngest sister having eloped with George Wickham. Darcy had come upon her that day as she read those letters and told of her family’s disgrace. He showed concern but next left her and she thought her heart would break as he turned to leave. Elizabeth believed she would never see him again.
Once she returned to Longbourn she learned that Jane and Bingley were engaged and later Jane told her that Mr. Darcy would not be invited to the wedding. Elizabeth was devastated and determined to discover what had happened.
She knew something nefarious was going on and came to town to speak with Darcy. Her’s was a welcomed visit and just what both of them needed. She found him pleasantly agreeable as they put their minds together to determine what had happened to his and Bingley’s friendship. During one of their walks in the park they entered a portal to time and learned they were in America in the year 2012. How would they get along in 2012 and later when they returned home? They would soon have their answer.

Lu dans le cadre du Challenge 19ème siècle organisé par l'excellent blog Dans le manoir aux livres  

Lecture commencée le 15 Mars 2015, terminée le 15 Mars 2015

Mon avis

Alors comment dire ? Euh l’histoire n’a ni queue ni tête. L’idée de toute base est intéressante (le fait que Bingley & Jane se marient après la demande en mariage d’Hunsford) mais la suite est ni faite ni à faire. Le scénario est à la limite du grotesque (l’histoire de la lettre envoyé par vilain Wickham se faisant passer pour gentil Darcy…) Le passage Lizzy mène l’enquête est absolument nul et les relations entre les personnages sont toutes hautement inappropriées pour l’époque (le fait que Darcy & Lizzy restent seuls aussi souvent). Bingley passe pour un gros abruti, Jane idem… Le passage du voyage dans le temps est juste incompréhensible (et je parle vraiment du fond, ce n’est pas le vocabulaire, digne d’un gamin de 12 ans qui m’a posé problème). Les tournures de phrases sont répétitives et le style brille par son absence. On a vraiment l’impression que l’auteure a balancé ça en vente sur amazon sans même avoir relu.
Les réactions des personnages ne sont ni appropriées à leur époque, ni au contexte (sérieux, ils ne sont même pas perturbés par le voyage dans le temps, et passe leur journée à mater les adaptations de Pride & Prejudice et à lire des austeneries sur kindle…) La scène de sexe (qu'on ne voit pas)tombe complétement à plat

Ce que j’aime : euhhh l’idée selon laquelle Bingley & Jane se marient plus tôt, alors que Darcy et Bingley sont en froid

Ce que j’aime moins : l’absence totale de cohérence dans le texte, les réactions inappropriées des personnages. Le manque criant de travail d’écriture dont le style est à peine digne d’un gamin de 12 ans 

En bref : Une austenerie qui surfe sur la popularité de Jane Austen mais qui est une perte de temps et d’argent

Ma note 

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