[ READ Into Kent Darcys Tale #2 ] AUTHOR Stanley Michael Hurd – norfolkfmradio.co.uk


Review Tally based out of 5OVERALL 3 12 STARSStoryPlot 2 Sadly I am giving this a 2 Yet again I read an account of a Gentleman s Daily Life About Town with the second V of PP told through Mr Darcy s eyes As I stated in my previous notereview of Darcy s Tale I was deeply disappointed with Pamela Aidan s second volume of her Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman series Duty and Desire I wonder if this is because I am a huge PP fan and this colors how I view these works If so I apologize to both authors for this short coming but I cannot take away how I felt In this volume Darcy returns to Town to deal with Bingley before setting out for Pemberley to collect his sister for Christmas which is going to be spent in Town with Family and Friends I will not drop spoilers but if you have read Ms Aidan s Duty and Desire I will mention it was a little similar My major concern was the storyline in regards to PP wherein Col Fitzwilliam and Mr Darcy visit Lady Catherine deBourgh in Kent and Darcy discovers Elizabeth to be in residence and rekindles his somewhatromance with her doesn t happen until Chapter 17 There are only 24 Chapters Prior to this you are left with Darcy s ever present thoughts and feelings and long winded prose I apologize for this but I couldn t help thinking god Mr Darcy is a bit of wimp deeply shallow and a tad pathetic sigh Where oh where was MY Mr DarcyRe read Value 2 I think I am being generous with the 2 here too I did enjoy this volume considerably than Duty and Desire although in that on you have a little side of intrigue and if I totally spoiled it for you I apologize In this volume though you see of Bingley s suffering although this might sound rude I kinda liked that If I were to re read this volume I would than likely skip Chapters 1 17 and skip right to where it picks up the PP threadContinue Series 5 I do intend to finish this series The next one will not become available until the summer of 2014 so I do have a bit of a wait thoughCharacters 35 There was an introduction to new characters and as I stated above I liked to see Bingley suffer after disappointing Jane s hopes There were a number of things that struck me and if you are curious I will drop them in the Personal Involvement comments they are also in comments I made while reading the novel I will warn you you might consider them SPOILERS of a sort so you might wish to avoid them if this concerns youCover 4 Again this cover is very masculine depicting a Gentleman on the cover Anyone coming across the cover on a shelf or a uick glance might think it s a biography or ournal of an English Gentleman circa the Regency Era ie he s wearing a cravet Upon seeing the title us PP fans will most likely pick it up recognizing it as a PP through Mr Darcy s POVGenre Fulfillment 4 Yes Yes I "Know What You Are "what you are if you actually wasted "Time Glancing At The Notes "glancing at the notes thoughts from my review of Darcy s Tale Into Hertfordshire That was a 5 but again THAT was uneuivocally a PP retelling Although THIS ONE IS a retelling of P too the actually storyline of PP is not picked up until the very end of the volume Yes it does deal with various characters from PP but I found it a historical fiction piece explaining about Society life in Town and how a Gentleman runs an Estate and financial matters during the Regency Era In that element it makes an interesting read BUT for me I thought this book should represent a retelling of PP and so cannot say it fulfilled it s promise to the readerPersonal Involvement 5 LOL I know you re a little shocked huh Reading this reviewnote you have seen how disappointed I was while reading this volume so you might be wondering why then my rating for this is so high while in the previous review I gave it a rating of 4 Simply put you can have feelings of strong approval and strong dislike eually Now don t get me wrong I didn t dislike this volume I Humiliated Husband just had a lot of strong thoughts and feelings about it Up above I told you I was happy reading about Bingley s pain after deciding to no longer pursue Jane Bennet I have to be honest I always wished this issue was addressed because in PP we see how hurt and sad Jane is She trusts no one and becomes a pale imitation of herself which distresses Elizabeth her Father and the Gardiniers I like how we see Bingley s suffering and his inability to smileust as much BEWARE SLIGHT SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT There is also a scene where there is talk about the Gentry In Terms Of Animal terms of animal which I found hilarious to say the least I also wondered if someone from the Aristocracy were to read this volume what they would have thought upon those comments Another concern I had minus Col Fitzwilliam whose name I have ALWAYS known as Richard is still referred to as Edmund was on the way to Kent Mr Darcy makes reference to marrying a woman below When Fitzwilliam Darcy returned from Hertfordshire he did so with every intention of leaving the memory of the lovely and beguiling Miss Elizabeth Bennet behind Yet he was unable to do so even though as one of London’s most eligible bachelors the ladies of his circle were certainly willing to help him recover Miss Bingley sister of his best friend Mr Charles Bingley; the beautiful popular and charming Miss Chesterton; and the singular and enormously wealth Miss Hartsbury are all willing to claim his heart for their own But until Darcy encounters Miss Bennet by chance in Kent his heart still remains his own This lovingly crafted companion to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will give her fans a feeling of homecoming and a chance to see this beloved story from a new perspective all the while immersed in the endearing world of Regency England. Ourself At first he alludes to Mr Bingley but it changes uickly to represent himself this bothers me because in PP Col Fitzwilliam makes mention to Elizabeth about Mr Darcy s involvement in separating Bingley from a woman in Hertfordshire this past fall BUT NOW Col Fitzwilliam knows of Darcy s interest in a woman in Hertfordshire as well Maybe it is me and I apologize but this bothered me considerably There is one other issue but rather I think it is an interesting thing which I never considered before Do you remember the scene in PP when Mr Darcy comes upon Elizabeth alone at the parsonage when Charlotte and Maria are out running errands When he and she discuss the advantages or disadvantages of distance between families In this volume it the idea is entertained THIS is where Mr Darcy believes Elizabeth knows of his interest in her and reciprocates his feelings I feel I can never read this scene in PP ever again without smirking and shaking my head at his thoughts especially when the proposal scene is a short ways ahead and he finds out she never thought of him in that way All in all I thought it was a good book but in regards to a true retelling of PP I felt it lacked a little but is well worth the read Gosh what to say I read the three book series today so I am reviewing them as a whole As usual I don t want to give anything away so don t look for an in depth review here This is a Darcy POV book series with in my opinion little heart and zero passion The most passionate scene with Darcy in it is with Wickham In fact the Wickham scenes were the highlight The book faithfully adheres to the original and the scenes imagined are better than some but all the charm and love felt from the original P P was lacking A better choice to read would be Pam Ai Mr Darcy returns from Hertfordshire to London to his loving sister who is eager to hear all about Miss Elizabeth Bennet Darcy tells her it s of no conseuence and not to dwell on what can not be Darcy spends a lot of time trying to come up with a logical debate on why he should or should not marry Elizabeth He tries to help poor Bingley who is suffering from a broken heart Together they enter into Society a bit and try to find suitable mates Darcy is enchanted by a lively intelligent young lady but not enough to want to marry her at least not yet Then comes Easter and his annual trip to Kent to see his aunt where he comes face to face with Elizabeth once again Darcy delights in Elizabeth s lively mind her teasing and her precious silence when only silence will do Should he speak what s in his heart and mind Of course we all know the answer to that uestion and what happens next This book does a good ob of fleshing out the story and putting Darcy in his element We see the man he is with his friends laughing and teasing the man he is with his sister kind and loving the man he sees himself as logical and proud and the man he is with Elizabeth tongue tied and awkwardly teasing If you don t care for period details and lots of logical arguments you will probably find this book boring I love period details and that s why I find the hero diary novels boring There are some great details about life in London for one of Darcy s station and how Georgiana is learning to become an adult We learn Darcy s idea of what love is based on his experiences with ladies of the ton and why he loves Elizabeth so much He s really conflicted between duty and desire He s in love but he s so concerned with upholding the family name and good breeding that he s miserable He confides in his friends and family which is nice because it shows a different side of him that we don t normally see However I don t see Darcy as the laughing teasing sort He had a lot of pressure put on him at a young age when his father died He didn t really get to live it up with other young men in town He worries about Georgiana and everything else We know he s not the teasing sort because at the end of the original novel the narrator tells us Elizabeth is tempted to tease him but she doesn t because he hasn t learned to laugh at himself yet and then we learn Georgiana is shocked by the way Lizzy talks to her husband The Darcy is this book is not as stiff as I picture him I guess I m mostly "used to brooding Darcy There are a lot of new characters "to brooding Darcy There are a lot of new characters this story I really liked the introduction of Darcy s other possible love interest She is another character from another novel I picked up on her identity pretty uickly and I saw right through her I wasn t at all on her identity pretty uickly and I saw right through her I wasn t at all by what Darcy s valet learned but I felt Darcy was TOO innocent and should have known better His reaction is pretty ptitiful Darcy s valet Perkins is another new character He s enigmatic in this book We don t know much about him except he knows his duty like his master but he also seems to like. Austen so masterfully created Darcy’s Tale was written first for the readers who were enchanted by the original and wanted the chance to return to learn about one of the most popular characters in English literature But it is also for those new to the Pride Prejudice saga Darcy was a wealthy well intentioned intelligent and educated man; how on Earth did he become so thoroughly tangled by his acuaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet She too is among that rarefied firmament of favourite English characters her pert manners uick wit and uiet beauty made her a strong independent figure of a woman who was over a hundred years ahead of her time The clash of their personalities and the nearly constant misunderstanding between them founded on an unfortunate first impression has delighted readers for two hundred years This then is a new view of their

READ Into Kent Darcys Tale #2

Into Kent Darcys Tale #2To flirt Other new characters include Darcy s family The Earl of Andover his lovely wife his eldest son George Viscount St Stephens and of course Colonel Edmund Fitzwilliam Darcy s relatives are parallels to Elizabeth s family The Earl and Countess are much like the Gardiners a loving supportive couple who help guide the Darcys to adulthood Cousin George is a fop a member of the Carlton House set a duckling and direct parallel to a certain obseuious clergyman related to Elizabeth Bingley appears as well but I see him as a new character because this Bingley comes across as intelligent and witty than the original He s fully well aware of what his sister s goal is and how Darcy feels about it without being told Bingley is such a likeable character though I felt like I needed to give him a hug This second volume is better than the first I m curious though how Darcy is going to grow and change if he s already not as stiff as usually portrayed I am surprised at how bingeable this 3 part retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy s POV is proving out for me On average it takes 2 days for me to breeze through a seuel even in these lockdown days heavily laden with online teachingI assume it wouldn t be as bingeable for most people the story follows the original plot closely but it is slowed down with lots of Darcy s brooding and musing Which might be what draws me in so immersively actually I enjoy this Darcy s complexity and humanness He may be a highly idealized man still but he is definitely and without doubt a man At times gullible at times given to his opinions much too much at times vulnerable at times strict An intense yet recognizable temperamentThe author really did him usticeAnd he filled out the Lizzyless parts of the story admirably thoroughly Just as I like my fanfiction close to the canon Rich and convincing Definitely worth the read for all who like reading for character Note Potential readers should be made aware that this is the second volume in the Darcy s Tale series and that it will be necessary to read Volume I prior to reading this oneFor those of you who are not yet familiar with this series Darcy s Tale is a trilogy that retells the story of Pride and Prejudice from Mr Darcy s perspective Volume II picks up with Darcy arriving in London and undertaking the difficult tasks of persuading Mr Bingley of Jane Bennet s disinterest as well as commanding his own heart and mind to dwell on other things than Elizabeth Bennet Similar to his first novel in this series Stanley Hurd takes us into Darcy s head exposes his reflections and shares his inner thoughts As with Darcy s Tale Volume I Into Hertfordshire what I loved most about reading this novel was the sense of truly being inside Darcy s head So much is explained so much is understood The scenes where Stanley Hurd truly shines in this novel are where he illustrates how Darcy misinterprets Elizabeth I ve always wondered how Darcy could be so convinced that Elizabeth was anticipating and welcoming his proposal when she is barely civil to him Was it arrogance and conceit Mr Hurd does a remarkable ob of showing how Darcy misunderstood all Elizabeth s smiles and blushes how he thought their discussions had subtextual implications how he read too much into her open conversation and candor Yes Darcy dear it does seem that Elizabeth reserves her playful teasing for you alonebut it s not what you think I cannot help but find Mr Hurd s Darcy to be everything that is admirable and adorable He is essentially the honorable and loyal hero we know and love at the end of Pride and Prejudice but instead of being arrogant and officious he is portrayed as reserved and a little lacking in social graces When it comes to women especially we see how Darcy is inexperienced and awkward Why does he not engage Elizabeth in conversation Does he see through Caroline s machinations Why did he propose so badly Even though *Darcy has spent nine seasons in London society he hasn t learned enough to keep him out of troubleI *has spent nine seasons in London society he hasn t learned enough to keep him out of troubleI enjoyed the continuation of Darcy s intensive retrospection in this novel He is in pursuit of logic and truth and steadfastly tries to align the desires of his heart with his sense of duty and obligation I loved seeing Darcy uestion society s rules and practices and I enjoyed watching him go to Georgiana Colonel Fitzwilliam his uncle and even a former tutor to debate and uestion matters of the heart matrimony and society He is a man desperately seeking some enlightenmentBefore I close I must add how exuisitely poignant it was to see the proposal letter and aftermath from Darcy s perspective What a powerful and palpable impression of heartache and anguish Beautifully and evocatively rendered Mr Hurd Well done I m all anticipation for Darcy s Tale Volume III The Way HomeAustenesue Reviews. Irst year as seen through Darcy’s eyes and written by a man who insisted both that Darcy should be true to Austen’s vision of him and that he should be a man throughout wrong perhaps at times but always prepared to stand up and do what he saw as necessary to stand up and do what he saw as necessary right especially when he found himself to be in the wrong Darcy’s Tale is written in the richly textured style of Regency English and even the most demanding Austen fan will find little here to cavil with but they will certainly find many new thoughts perceptions and interpretations to revel in Volume 1 takes Darcy to Hertfordshire and the beginnings of his relationship with Elizabeth In Volume 2 Into Kent the two meet again at Rosings the estate of Darcy’s Aunt Catherine In Volume 3 Back Home Darcy’s many trials and labours are concluded and he finds his true place in life at la.


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    [ READ Into Kent Darcys Tale #2 ] AUTHOR Stanley Michael Hurd – norfolkfmradio.co.uk Review Tally based out of 5OVERALL 3 12 STARSStoryPlot 2 Sadly I am giving this a 2 Yet again I read an account of a Gentleman's Daily Life About Town with the second V of PP told through Mr Darcy's eyes As I st

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