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Emma & Elton: Something Truly Horrid de Alexa Adams

Présentation de l'éditeur : Few heroines evoke such diverse emotions as Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse, for whom readers profess everything from disdain to devotion. In "Emma & Elton", Alexa Adams explores what might have befallen the supercilious Miss Woodhouse if she were made aware of Mr. Elton's affection prior to his proposal. This short story was first published on Adams' blog in tribute to Halloween, and though you'll find no ghost or ghouls gracing its pages, tenderhearted Janeites be warned: here lies "something truly horrid".
Lu dans le cadre du Challenge 19ème siècle organisé par l'excellent blog Dans le manoir aux livres 
Lecture commencée le 10 Janvier 2014, terminée le 10 Janvier 2014

Mon avis : 

Une petite histoire bien sympathique où il est plaisant de voir Emma faire face à ses propres erreurs. Le personnages d'Elton est bien mené, assez fidèle aux personnages et j'ai aimé la façon dont l'ensemble pouvait s'i…

A tale of less pride and prejudice, tome 2 : Second Glances de Alexa Adams

Présentation de l'éditeur : “Yes, but he is Darcy, after all. Can you imagine the lady who would reject him?”
Sir James laughed. “I don't know; if he had made a muddle of a first impression upon his wife, as I have on Miss Bennet, then perhaps his gentlemanly status would have undergone similar attack.”
A year has passed since the conclusion of First Impressions, and the marriages made by the three eldest Bennet ladies are prospering. Expectations are high for the two youngest sisters to do equally well. Kitty, having excelled in school, receives an invitation to join Georgiana Darcy in her first London season, leaving Lydia to bear the burden of the classroom alone. Will the most forward Bennet tolerate such inequity?
Kitty arrives in London prepared to be happy, but her delight is marred when she finds a most unwelcome gentleman on intimate terms with her hosts. She has met the reckless Sir James Stratton before and would like nothing more than to never encounter him again, bu…

A tale of less pride and prejudice, tome 1 : First Impressions de Alexa Adams

Présentation de l'éditeur : In Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy begins his relationship with Elizabeth Bennet with the words: "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present togive consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men." What would have happened if Mr. Darcy had never spoken so disdainfully? First Impressions explores how the events of Jane Austen's beloved novel would have transpired if Darcy and Elizabeth had danced together at the Meryton Assembly. Jane and Bingley's relationship blossoms unimpeded, Mary makes a most fortunate match, and Lydia never sets a foot in Brighton. Austen's witty style is authentically invoked in this playful romp from Longbourn to Pemberley.

Lecture commencée le 12 Juin 2013, terminée le 13 Juin 2013

Mon avis :  Un nouvel "et si" qui ré écrit Orgueil et Préjugés. Malheureusement, le tout un est un peu insipide. La tension entre Darcy et Lizzy est dépourvue de …