Egious to accept an alternate ending to a Jane Austen novel not to mention my FAVORITE Jane Austen novel But I think i have henry got his second chance and have Henry got his second chance and completely loved him some I recommend this read if you can get ver any superstitions you may have about letting an Austen heroine end up in the arms Desert Kings (Deathlands, of the Wrong Man But if he s Wrongh yes I am going there then I don t want to be right Mansfield Park is not a general favorite amongst Austen lovers yet I confess that it has always been a personal favorite holding second place An Officer and a Spy of the Austen stories Though I do love it I confess that secretly my mind did do a bitf what if ing when it came to the way things ended up there in the end So it was with profound interest that I grabbed up this what if variation that begins than half way through the Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, original story to take things in a much different direction for several people and yet still hold a tone that felt very authentic and believable The forward to the story is not to be missed The author takes to the time to argue through all the items that bother people about the book and somef the characters It was gr I loved *this so much With sincere thanks to my Goodreads friend Tadiana Night Owl Whose review alerted *so much With sincere thanks to my Goodreads friend Tadiana Night Owl Whose review alerted to the existence Ooko of this short novel which I devoured in less than a dayFor all Jane Austen fans who struggle with the endingf Mansfield Park who never wanted Fanny and Edmund to end up together who never found Mary and Henry to be all that bad please read this I promise you will enjoy it First Naked of all let me say that I come to this novel firmlyn the side Shadow Scale (Seraphina, of Edward and Fanny ending up together I never liked Henry Crawford and detested Mary I have to say I m a convert I loved what the author did here Henry became rather likable and Mary even mellowed a bit even though I still couldn t uite take her to heart Looking back at Mansfield Park s actual ending it now seems a bit disjointed and uneven This ending just flows along and you re pulled into the story even against you re willI love the mentionf Captain Wentworth and the Laconia Very well done I thoughtI d highly recommend this to anyone who riginally wanted Fanny and Henry to be together and to the doubters like myself who thought Henry couldn t be redeemed Henry and Fanny An Alternate Ending to Mansfield Park by Sherwood Smith is really a novel fragment it picks up unceremoniously at the point in Jane Austen s Mansfield Park when Fanny is in Portsmouth and has heard that Tom Bertram is critically ill Advisory This book would probably make no sense to anyone not familiar with the storyline f Mansfield ParkThis story did not start Nerds out too promisingly for me it didn t feel like something Jane Austen would have written Probably that s because the early scenes involve Henry Crawford and Maria Bertram and their thoughts as well as locations that Jane Austen never wrote about But as I went along my respect for the author grew and grew Her understandingf the period s history and manners is impeccable her dialogue is highly sophisticated and she makes a very convincing case if you believe that people can learn and grow which I do for her alternative endingThe language began a little rough but became Austenesue as it went along as Smith delved into the characters I think what made this book feel a bit non Austenian. Narrator takes the stage to issue a long summary In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, of what happened after all those brilliant pagesf immersing readers in the minds Bark of the characters and their world When she read James Austen Leigh’s memoir about his famous aunt Smith doesn t uite pullff a believable change *OF SO MANY HEARTS BUT IT S CERTAINLY AN *so many hearts but it s certainly an read Torn On Such a Full Sea on the rating because while I enjoyed this ending so much better than Mansfield Park it didn t feel at all like I was reading the same authorstorycharacters This is precisely what the title says If you ve ever wondered what if Fanny ended up with Henry insteadf Edmund then you just might enjoy this I did Ms Smith strove to make it feel very much like Austen s writing and did a fair job f it in *My Opinion And Whether You Agree With *opinion And whether you agree with new ending r no it is an enjoyable read and a nice addition to Ms Austen s famous work I finally got to read this book in the most fantastical way imaginable But that s another story for another day I can t say that I didn t enjoy it I did But I wasn t convinced I think the second writer didn t understand the context f the story nor the characters Therefore the alternate ending felt forced to me For this ending to have happened in any plausible way the scene with Maria and Henry shouldn t have happened Fanny s change f heart should have been achieved in another way Sherwood Smith is Mastered (The Enforcers, onef those people who knows a lot about a lot Man, Son of Man of stuff Her tastes are wide and she has expert levelsf knowledge that allow her to write anything from military high fantasy INDA to Regency romances Every single thing I ve read by her has been nothing short Alter Ego of completely engrossing and fabulousI rannto a few f these short Jane Austen des as you might call them and decided that I d see what they were about I usually avoid all the extra Jane Austen hangers Uncommon Wisdom on like the plague Darcy s Christmasr Mr Darcy Has uintuplets but as stated above Ms Smith has built up credit with me as a reader and I figured I Unseen City owed it a chanceAnd here s the thing Mansfield Park is my FAVORITE Austen novel FAVORITE I know that s an unpopularpinion but I feel like it s her most deftly written the most fulfilling story the most scandalous and satisfying for the villains Art of the pieces and just GOOD Another reason for me to be skepticalf a rewriteBut here s another thing The first time I read MP I was completely wooed by Henry Crawford s attempts to woo Fanny He was genuine He was different He was actually in love I really believed it which made the rug pull at the end even fun for me actually It was as if Jane said Now now You know there s always a Wrong Man and a Right Man How could you think I d let
end up with the Wrong Man and then I said Oh you trickster That was a good God Is in the Crowd one Tonsf fun But a little bit wistful because yeah Henry was better at the love thing than Edmund ever was Enter this alternate ending Ms Smith s forward to this little piece Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard of delightful fan fiction explains her reasoning perfectly and uite soundly In herpinion Henry and Maria shouldn t have happened Henry wasn t so stupid and impulsive Ms Austen was rather stubborn in choosing to end the book the way she did after Cassandra begged her to change it and Edmund was still wildly in love with Mary Crawford to be happy with Fanny Fanny s attachment to Edmund was simply the attachment The Matriarchs (The Family of a school girl to someone who was hernly defender in a house full Notes for the Everlost of horrible people She d eventually growut When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) of that too Ok fine I was willing to biteAnd dang it if it wasn t crazy satisfying It feels sacril. Onef the longest running debates about Jane Austen’s work has been the problematical ending No Biggy! of MANSFIELD PARK Sherwood Smith feels that partf the problem is that the narrative stops abruptly in Book Three Chapter XVII Here the. ,
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For me was the focus Crush It! on the characters in Mansfield *Park than anyther Austen novel I believe the author was focused n themes before individuals But in the end *than any ther Austen novel I believe the author was focused Deep Listening on themes before individuals But in the end and Fanny is a very respectable fully fleshedut story in its Bird-by-Bird Gardening own right so I can t find fault just because it isn t someone else s book I read this with absorption and pleasure and am impressednce again by Sherwood Smith s mad skills She writes for well educated grownups and I thank her for that 45 stars Note Spoilers for Mansfield Park Does Edmund seem as dull as dishwater as a romantic hero Was his relationship with Fanny just hero worship for her and settling for him Are Henry and Mary Crawford not as irredeemable to you as Jane Austen felt they were If those uestions have ever run through your mind you should give Sherwood Smith s Henry and Fanny a read Henry and Fanny begins a few chapters from the end The Works of Saint Augustine of MP with Henry Crawfordn his way to a party at Fanny s cousin Maria s home As in MP she gives him the cold shoulder he pursues she entices him and he runs away realizing that
he s not really attracted to her and it would be a stupid thing to falls not really attracted to her and it would be a stupid thing to fall an affair with her Maria pursues him and despite the fact that nothing actually happens between them in this version Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone of the story there s still a scandal Henry takesff deciding to buy a yacht to help the war effort by carrying secret dispatchesMeanwhile back at Mansfield Park Fanny gradually comes to the realization that the brotherly kind My Teacher Is a Robot of love Edmund has for her isn t good enough for her and so she gently discourages him from proposing to her In fact Fanny subtly encourages Mary Crawford to give it another try with Edmund and Mary realizing that a simpler life with Edmund will make her happier than the glittering life in London society decides to take her upn it Will Edmund be willing to give her another chanceI read Mansfield Park right before I started this alternative ending novella and I had done uite a lot Supper Club of critical reading to prepare myself for a book club discussionf MP because I was in charge Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) of leading the discussion Becausef that study I was fairly convinced by Jane Austen s approach to the various romantic relationships in MP from a literary and realistic point Professional Capital of view so I startedut a little skeptical here Also Sherwood s narrative voice was different enough from Jane Austen s that it took me A While To Slip Into The Story And Even Longer while to slip into the story and even longer buy into the underlying premise But in the end this alternative version had me if not entirely logically convinced at least very happy and romantically satisfied I have to say this story is a lot heartwarming than the real ending Sherwood Smith doesn t rush the plot here it takes place Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) over a couplef years and that pacing helped it feel natural and believable By the end the writing was beginning to feel very much like Austen s And the idea Berlioz, Vol. 2 of Mrs Norris being sent down to Portsmouth to stay with Fanny s family and taking charge there and whipping them into shape was genius and absolutely delightfulI enthusiastically recommend this for Austen fans unless you re a committed puristr actually like the way Mansfield Park endsInitial comments Now I just have to read Mansfield Park again before I read Sherwood Smith s alternate ending here I have a feeling I ll like it better than the actual ending. N which he reported sister Cassandra begging Jane for a different ending Smith gained the courage to join the host The Middle Sin (Cleo North ofther authors who love to play in Jane Austen’s world and take up the story from that point and ffer a new endin.