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What if Darcy and Elizabeth both maintained civil tempers during the Hunsford Proposal?


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What if Darcy and Elizabeth both maintained civil tempers during the Hunsford Proposal?

30 review for Endeavor at Civility: A Variation of Pride and Prejudice

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Majczan

    3.5 stars This novella sets the stage as we read ODC's minds about happenings and their interactions in Meryton but then the action picks up in Hunsford. Darcy, again, believes that Elizabeth expects his addresses while Elizabeth believes he stares at her in disdain. In this book both Jane and Charlotte keep insisting that Darcy has other feelings towards Elizabeth. Jane is speaking in her head while Charlotte is on hand to make observations. It was interesting to read all the negative thoughts, 3.5 stars This novella sets the stage as we read ODC's minds about happenings and their interactions in Meryton but then the action picks up in Hunsford. Darcy, again, believes that Elizabeth expects his addresses while Elizabeth believes he stares at her in disdain. In this book both Jane and Charlotte keep insisting that Darcy has other feelings towards Elizabeth. Jane is speaking in her head while Charlotte is on hand to make observations. It was interesting to read all the negative thoughts, the doubts and the suppositions within both minds while the verbal responses to each other were opposite to thoughts and unexpected. Darcy's proposal is so much better as he says to himself that he cannot mention, that it would be ungentlemanly to speak of, her family and their behaviors, etc. While Elizabeth holds off giving the man an answer they have conversations in Kent, in London and then at Longbourn. She does address issues she has about his interference in Bingley's wooing of Jane and then about what she has been told about Darcy by Wickham. You will love the poems that he quotes and the rose bud placed in her palm on several occasions as he tells her that she holds his heart in her hand. (Swoon) Both Darcy and Bingley have to do a bit of bended knee apologies for past actions. But in the book they work for a fresh start and gain such. One variation is how Lydia's trip to Brighton was arranged. Clever plan. Bright author. I enjoyed this short story. The poetry and literature references touched my heart. (I have not yet read Evelina by Fanny Burney but it is on my list.)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    Very enjoyable I have to first say that I have followed Ms Leigh (Astonishment) on FanFiction.net for awhile and have always enjoyed her stories. So to see her finally publishing her stories, I'm all excitement!! The story itself was light, fun and entertaining. I hadn't previously read this story of hers, and felt that the first part of the story repeated P&P. I found I was waiting for the changes that would make it a P&P variation. I found I was disappointed in the Jane/Bingley story and intera Very enjoyable I have to first say that I have followed Ms Leigh (Astonishment) on FanFiction.net for awhile and have always enjoyed her stories. So to see her finally publishing her stories, I'm all excitement!! The story itself was light, fun and entertaining. I hadn't previously read this story of hers, and felt that the first part of the story repeated P&P. I found I was waiting for the changes that would make it a P&P variation. I found I was disappointed in the Jane/Bingley story and interaction. I like that she made Jane weary and question Bingley's reappearance, but to have Bingley constantly ask her if she has forgiven him at every meeting was a bit much for me. It just made me think that Bingley was still immature and impatient. I loved the romantic side of Darcy, the love poems and rosebuds! (Swoon) I think that most JAFFers would enjoy this novella.

  3. 4 out of 5

    J. W. Garrett

    “Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.” Tia Mowry What a delightful story. I simply loved it. The first part of the story centered around Elizabeth in Kent and how she and Darcy handled his proposal differently than in canon. This story had a lot of OOC [out of character] behavior with all our characters. Darcy didn’t botch the proposal by slamming her relations. Elizabeth didn’t accuse Darcy of being less than a gentleman. They cleared up Wickham’s lies and discussed Jane and “Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.” Tia Mowry What a delightful story. I simply loved it. The first part of the story centered around Elizabeth in Kent and how she and Darcy handled his proposal differently than in canon. This story had a lot of OOC [out of character] behavior with all our characters. Darcy didn’t botch the proposal by slamming her relations. Elizabeth didn’t accuse Darcy of being less than a gentleman. They cleared up Wickham’s lies and discussed Jane and Bingley. She asked for time and he asked to make amends… sounded fair. I loved how we were in the heads of each character and was able to listen as they reasoned through the proposal and subsequent discussions on what needed to be done. Our dear Colonel Fitzwilliam was with his cousin and was watching the proceedings of love with a smirk on his face. I love the Colonel. I enjoyed the conversation between Anne de Bourgh and Darcy. That was so nice. “It has been said that sometimes the greatest hope in our lives is just a second chance to do what we should have done right in the first place.” Richard Paul Evans, Lost December Back in London, Darcy found Bingley, apologized, while fighting off Caroline’s advances. Later, the guys tried make amends with… and play court to… Jane and Elizabeth at Gracechurch Street. It was so cute as Maria watched and learned what it was to be loved and courted properly [her sister’s marriage to Mr. Collins was no example]. Mr. Gardiner sent a series of messages to Mr. Bennet as to what was going on with his daughters and their two gentlemen. Mr. Bennet anxiously waited for the gentlemen to be in his study. This was so cute. The exchange of letters back and forth throughout the rest of the story was absolute hilarious. Kitty and Lydia exchanged letters between Brighton and London. Caroline with Louisa between Yorkshire and London. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at one point. The introduction of a new character, Miss Darling, as a companion for Lydia, was so funny. This had a delightful epilogue and I really enjoyed this quick, clean and adorable story. I actually liked the latter part of the story better than the first. It wrapped up nicely.

  4. 4 out of 5

    E Brookhouse

    I really struggled to finish this I usually like this author's works very much, but this one never caught my interest really. I struggled to finish it just for the sake of finishing, because very little was surprising or angsty about the story. Some interesting new ideas do show up, but are lost in the drag of all else, unfortunately. I really struggled to finish this I usually like this author's works very much, but this one never caught my interest really. I struggled to finish it just for the sake of finishing, because very little was surprising or angsty about the story. Some interesting new ideas do show up, but are lost in the drag of all else, unfortunately.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Isa Lavinia

    This was so absurd and out of character that I gave up on it once I reached the 50% mark.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carol Perrin

    Endeavor at Civility: A Variation of Pride and Prejudice Canon until Hunsford. Darcy lived with regret since his removal from Netherfield at the end of November. His constant thoughts of Elizabeth Bennet was driving him to distraction. However, he didn't know how he was going to meet with her again since he decided that his happiness was more important than his duty. His surprise to find her visiting the Collins made him very happy. Within his first visit with his cousin the colonel at the parson Endeavor at Civility: A Variation of Pride and Prejudice Canon until Hunsford. Darcy lived with regret since his removal from Netherfield at the end of November. His constant thoughts of Elizabeth Bennet was driving him to distraction. However, he didn't know how he was going to meet with her again since he decided that his happiness was more important than his duty. His surprise to find her visiting the Collins made him very happy. Within his first visit with his cousin the colonel at the parsonage, Richard wanted to know when he fell in love with Elizabeth. Days spent in her presence only convinces him of his love. Finding out from the colonel that Darcy helped separate his friend Bingley from an undesirable match, Elizabeth didn't appear at Rosings because she wasn't feeling well. When Darcy arrives at the parsonage, he blurts out his proposal, but how much he loves and admires her is all that is spoken. Shocked, Elizabeth tells him she needs time to think about his proposal. Meeting the next day before he and Richard leave Rosings, they talk about the misunderstanding about Jane and Bingley. Given no answer to his proposal, Elizabeth tells him that she'll see him in London. While in London Elizabeth finds out the awful truth about Wickham. She apologizes for her own vanity, but still gives him no answer to his proposal. While waiting for the two gentlemen to return to Netherfield, Elizabeth realizes that she's been foolish not giving him an answer since she has determined that she loves him. It doesn't take long for them to come to an understanding, and Longbourn has much to be happy about due to Darcy's return and love for Elizabeth. Loved that Caroline was banished to Yorkshire and Wickham's treachery was halted by a clever companion. As the title suggests, Elizabeth's endeavor at civility changes much of the angry feelings of Jane Austen's original Pride and Prejudice.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Teresita

    Being civil can have far reaching consequences With just a very little patience and understanding the story goes in a different direction. A very good variation, give it a try!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    This is a very clever P&P variation that mostly follows canon until Mr. Darcy's proposal at Hunsford where Darcy limits his insults and thus Lizzy limits her retorts and at the end of the conversation neither are satisfied but neither are really angry and they agree to continue their conversation on the next day. Over the course of two days Darcy agrees to attempt to reunite Jane & Bingley and to call on Lizzy at Gracechurch street. This Darcy is simply adorable. He is in love and reminds Lizzy This is a very clever P&P variation that mostly follows canon until Mr. Darcy's proposal at Hunsford where Darcy limits his insults and thus Lizzy limits her retorts and at the end of the conversation neither are satisfied but neither are really angry and they agree to continue their conversation on the next day. Over the course of two days Darcy agrees to attempt to reunite Jane & Bingley and to call on Lizzy at Gracechurch street. This Darcy is simply adorable. He is in love and reminds Lizzy often. He is charming and she is charmed; but she refuses to accept his proposal until she believes he is reformed. Caroline not only gets her comeuppance but her nose out of joint. To keep the book short the author uses letters to convey a lot of information in a short space and it works.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    Delightfully enjoyable Elizabeth you are so headstrong, you need to forgive. Mr Darcy you need to keep quiet sometimes, but also no when to talk. This was a delightful variation in which so many little stories are within the storyline. Lydia finally got her adventure, but did not like the price. Wickham learned the hard way. Highly recommended to read

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lisa E

    Froo-fru Once again this author disappoints. Personalities are not right. The conversations are overly bubbly and sound like women with high pitched voices: froo- fruit (how do you spell that?) Lots of plot questions again. Like the plot ideas but not the execution.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Utterly charming short story where Lizzie and Darcy are not as rude to each other at Hunsford, and this leads to a shorter courtship and better results for everyone. The new characters were delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Lovely An interesting variation inspired by author Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice by Cassandra B. Leigh. A most enjoyable read. Lovely An interesting variation inspired by author Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice by Cassandra B. Leigh. A most enjoyable read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Elle Wagner

    A more civil proposal and response in Kent lead the characters in this variation. The ending was a bit odd and did not have enough E&D for me, but it was an ok story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Katja

    I thought Lizzy changes her mind about Darcy a bit too fast and there were bits that could have been edited but it's quite a nice short variation. I thought Lizzy changes her mind about Darcy a bit too fast and there were bits that could have been edited but it's quite a nice short variation.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Good P and P variation Elizabeth bothered me when she made William wait for an . Answer to his proposal. I did like Caroline getting her comeuppance!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    3.5 stars - instead of including insults of the inferiority of Elizabeths family and connections I'm Darcy's proposal he only declares his love and wishes. Elizabeth is shocked and doesn't refuse him at first. She decides to wait it out and meet with Darcy a few more times to understand his involvement with Jane,Wickham and allows him time to fix he situation with Charles and Jane. He follows her to London where he confesses all to Charles. Both must tread lightly where their love is concerned. 3.5 stars - instead of including insults of the inferiority of Elizabeths family and connections I'm Darcy's proposal he only declares his love and wishes. Elizabeth is shocked and doesn't refuse him at first. She decides to wait it out and meet with Darcy a few more times to understand his involvement with Jane,Wickham and allows him time to fix he situation with Charles and Jane. He follows her to London where he confesses all to Charles. Both must tread lightly where their love is concerned. Charles is so apologetic and Jane very careful with getting hurt again that they take longer to come to an understanding than Darcy and Elizabeth do. Elizabeth doesn't give Darcy a reply in London either as she is just realizing he is not the man she thought he was and is slowly getting to know him. All ends well for these 4 even the other Bennet sisters get a happy ending.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ann Smith

    I enjoyed this very much. It was well written and the plot, based on both Darcy and Elizabeth, remaining civil to each other during the proposal at Hunsford, follows a logical course very in keeping with the original work. If you like your variations to have a lot of angst and huge amounts of drama, this is not for you - it is very gentle and clean. It also boasts Juliana Darling, the most inspired 'original' creation I have come across in any of the many P&P variations I have read I enjoyed this very much. It was well written and the plot, based on both Darcy and Elizabeth, remaining civil to each other during the proposal at Hunsford, follows a logical course very in keeping with the original work. If you like your variations to have a lot of angst and huge amounts of drama, this is not for you - it is very gentle and clean. It also boasts Juliana Darling, the most inspired 'original' creation I have come across in any of the many P&P variations I have read

  18. 5 out of 5

    Julia Baldus

    Interesting variation Good and easy read of Elizabeth and Darcy's story. I'm not so sure that Elizabeth could have been so civil but then again I think this is still very believable. Interesting variation Good and easy read of Elizabeth and Darcy's story. I'm not so sure that Elizabeth could have been so civil but then again I think this is still very believable.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    I felt that the whole book felt rushed and Bingley was to apologetic. Other than that I liked this story.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Gebhard

    Comfortable read. I liked the addition of Miss Darling, Bingleys actions, and the epilogue. This is a relatively clean variation but kinda short.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

    Blah, another okay book that I have read. And I just finished reading it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Buturot

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bryanne N Colvin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gioia D. Casterline

  26. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

  27. 5 out of 5

    Candice

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lizzie Louise

  29. 4 out of 5

    Laura Younger

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura

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