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Written from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy, this novel tells his version of an improbable, even obsessive relationship with a most impossible woman-Elizabeth Bennet. This novel reveals Darcy's passion and conviction but also his turmoil. Darcy knows that duty to family and estate demands he choose a woman of refined tastes.
Yet, what his mind tells him to do and what his heart knows to be true tear him in opposite directions. He loves a woman he first denies for being unworthy, but it is he who is found wanting when Elizabeth Bennet refuses his proposal of marriage. Devastated, Darcy must search his soul and transform himself into the man she can love and respect. Additional Product Features Dewey Edition.
Show More Show Less. Pre-owned Pre-owned. See all 8. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Darcy's Passions by Regina Jeffers. Written from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy, this novel tells his version of an improbable, even obsessive relationship with a most impossible woman—Elizabeth Bennet.
Darcy knows that duty to family and estate demands he choose a woman of refined tastes. Yet, what his mind tells him to do and what his heart knows to be true tear him in opposite directions. He loves a woman he first denies for being unworthy, but it is he who is found wanting when Elizabeth Bennet refuses his proposal of marriage.
Devastated, Darcy must search his soul and transform himself into the man she can love and respect. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published February 1st by Ulysses Press first published More Details Original Title. Bennet , Mrs. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Darcy's Passions , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters.
Dec 02, Teresa rated it did not like it. There is so much wrong with this book I hardly know where to begin.
First, there has never been are greater work of tautology. Darcy's emotional struggles are described on every page, emotions which haven't altered since the previous page, repeated with very little variation in wording. After a third of the book the pattern changes slightly 'he was determined not to love her because of her social status' becomes 'he was determined to marry her despite her social status' but does not fail to rep There is so much wrong with this book I hardly know where to begin.
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After a third of the book the pattern changes slightly 'he was determined not to love her because of her social status' becomes 'he was determined to marry her despite her social status' but does not fail to repeat itself just as often. Jeffers, unable to create any plausible ideas or scenarios of her own, clings too strongly to "Elizabeth's fine eyes"; a favourite line of the original, which is used seldom but powerfully in it, becomes tiresome at best - frequented enough to lose all its effect, like a word repeated until it has lost its meaning.
And prepare to hear about Elizabeth's thick lashes and brown hair whenever Darcy looks at her. You will also love how often you read 'he struggled not to look at her but he found he couldn't help himself. As mentioned above, Jeffers is apparently incapable of creating plausible scenes not in the original. Take, for example, her idea of an intimate moment between Darcy and Elizabeth, and keep in mind that the following takes place near the beginning when Elizabeth still thinks Darcy a snobby ass: Darcy brings Elizabeth to a 'secreted' field of wild flowers, a favourite of his mothers, and country girl, who often walks wild paths and across wild fields, has her breathe taken away, throws off all propriety and goes twirling and laughing into the field while Darcy watches with pleasure Any attempt of Jeffers at Austen-like dialogue is a complete - laughable!
This is most noticable during the dialogue between Darcy and Wickham after Lydia has run off with the latter, more humourous still for Jeffers is trying to make Darcy appear clever steady yourself, you will see "have you come slumming" and "if you know what I mean" in this conversation The fresh dialogue by which is meant that not of Austen's is passible a generous word, considering at the beginning of the novel, although its effect is strained, but it begins to decline into almost vulgar modernity exponentially - clearly Jeffers mental facualties became exhausted.
Jeffers has not written about Darcy and Elizabeth, she has written about her own sleazy paperback-romance characters thinly veiled as Austen's beloved ones. The only time the original characters are glimpsed is in the extracts from the original; even then, Jeffers often puts so much intervening trash between these lines that the characters are once again lost. To illustrate the above, when Darcy and Elizabeth finally become betrothed, you will recall Elizabeth explains to Darcy why he was attracted to her - her initial indifference to him.
This line doesn't come until long after; Jeffers first wants Elizabeth's "eyes to well up" a favourite of Jeffers, if her characters are not crying you can be damn sure their "eyes are welling up" and ask how she is so lucky, how could she have deserved or earned such love, and to be comforted in Darcy's arms. Then she has Elizabeth say the lines of the original, now a weak way of trying to put herself together again a pathetic self-reassurance , instead a show of a strong witty sure character. Loosely following the original cages Jeffers, somewhat, and this is a good thing. Elizabeth cries and throws herself into Darcy's arms at the slightest pretext - positive or negative.
She has been voided of all her strength, her will, her wit! Wit, Jeffers still wants Elizabeth to process; however, being witless herself she is incapable of creating any for Elizabeth and resorts to simply stating that the character has wit or that whatever witless thing Elizabeth just said was, in fact, witty. Darcy is worse. He no longer has any real pride or dignity. Going down on his knees in front of an entire room to reassure Elizabeth how much he loves her - you see, Elizabeth always needs this reassurance as she no longer has a confident character.
And he is now a hopeless needy romantic. He, too, needs constant reassurance from Elizabeth. It quickly becomes rainbows and cotton-candy gum drops, so sickly sweet its painful to chew on. Everybody is finding love and confessing love gayly I am using this word in its pre-modern sense, so don't kill me in every line. It was bad enough prior to being uncaged - every character caresses every other character's cheek, Georgian is gaggingly refered to as "Dearest One" by Darcy regardless of place or time, etc - but after it holds the place of incomparable trash.
Congratulations Jeffers. It is poorly edited. In fact, this is the second worst book for editing I have ever read. Some grammar and such, the usual. However, you cannot be top crap without a little outrageous stupidity - there are so many spaces missing between sentences, and quotation marks and what pre- or proceeds them!
You will not fail to find several on a single page. Sometimes even between words. Mistakes a simple spell-check would catch. On that note, Jeffers strains for pictural language an ability I firmly believe beyond her grasp so you can look forward to lines like "a sense of satisfaction rested on his face" A LOOK of satisfaction can rest on your face. I can't go on. It's too horrible. Forgive me, I know I have written this review in a haphazard way. Ulysses Press, you need to reconsider your selection of editors. Every line is an insult to Austen and a smearing of "Pride and Prejudice.
However, on a more positive note, I have been disillusioned from the myth that "It is hard to get published. Thanks Jeffers. This is the first time I have ever given way to personally attack an author. However, if you do read - or have read - this novel you may understand. View all 5 comments. Aug 02, J. I had no idea such a genre existed. I have enjoyed it that much. She did not write the male point of view and never wrote a scene featuring only men. I was always frustrated when Mr.
Darcy was off the page. Where was he? What was he doing, or thinking? Who was he with? Was he brooding, regretting, or grieving over behavior and actions from canon? We simply did not know. Those blank spaces cried out to be filled. We hear his thoughts, his reactions to what Elizabeth had to say or do. When he was away from Netherfield, we go with him to his London town house. We see him interacting with Georgiana and their cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam. I had to get used to that. I had a disconcerting feeling of inconsistency with the Darcy character.
I finally figured out part of the problem. According to her own words, Jeffers struggled with how to create the character and personality of Darcy. And that is where I struggled with the Darcy characterization. When Darcy was presented on the page, there was this feeling of his split personality as scenes flitted back and forth between the character traits of the two very different men. One minute you were listening to the voice and actions of say… Colin Firth and then you next had the voice and actions of Matthew Macfadyen.
I had problems with that. I loved how Elizabeth interacted with her younger sister. Lydia still showed no shame for her actions and yet Elizabeth lovingly tried to tell her how things would be between their husbands. It was a really good sisterly heart-to-heart talk.
Elizabeth spelled it out in no uncertain terms what would happen if Wickham ever showed up at Pemberley. Way to go Elizabeth. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years. There were touching moments and, like most marriages, had their share of arguments and disagreements. The newlyweds were to host their first Christmas or Festive Season at Pemberley.
Georgiana was at home and they had a house full of guests for Christmas. There were several hilarious scenes as friends and relatives enjoyed the festive atmosphere. We were also introduced to several new characters that will play out in the future. I usually follow this with the sequel Darcy's Temptations [formally published under the title Darcy's Dreams]. I enjoy reading this book every time.
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Jul 16, Vicki rated it did not like it Shelves: austen-spinoffs. I found this completely ridiculous. I really did. I feel like it was too modern in how much it showed us of certain situations, it was linguistically ridiculous, and generally just too much. There's a page on which the author has Darcy saying through narration that there is a saying that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife.
Actually, that's not a saying. Maybe it is now, among Austen fans, but it wasn't back then, to Darcy. It wasn't exactly a phrase heard round t I found this completely ridiculous. It wasn't exactly a phrase heard round the dinner tables of jolly old England. So that happens on page 14 or so, and right around there, I started to get annoyed. And when a person's annoyed, they probably start looking for more things to be annoyed about. I found them. The book very nearly begins with the same image of Elizabeth Bennet running through a field on her way back to Longborn.
Just, come on. I actually enjoyed Amanda Grange's, Mr. Darcy's Diary a bit more. It was simpler, but somehow more pleasing.
Jun 13, Nicole Barton Sasser rated it did not like it Shelves: p-and-p , physical-library , jaff , review-on-amazon , dnf. It was just flat. I might attempt to finish this when I have nothing else to read, but that may never happen. View 2 comments. Oct 07, Pdoe rated it it was ok Shelves: imitation-classic. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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To view it, click here. It did have whatever it takes to make me go "Aww, poor Darcy! However it was a lousy read. Not a bit of past perfect anywhere. I know I'm pretty strict grammarian but when a story is narrated entirely in past tense you MUST use the past perfect or it comes out sounding like the event in question is happening concurrently with the events being narrated. It was a horrible mess. The story itself descended in to anachronistic, melodramatic mush the minute the events of "Pride and It did have whatever it takes to make me go "Aww, poor Darcy!
The story itself descended in to anachronistic, melodramatic mush the minute the events of "Pride and Prejudice" itself had played out. While Darcy did have a lot of respect of Elizabeth's wit and strength of character, it would no more occur to him to train her in the running of Pemberly you know, in the unthinkable event that something happened to him than it would occur to him to practice breastfeeding you know, in the unthinkable event that something happened to her. While I do appreciate the author making it clear that everything wasn't Roses and Sunshine after the wedding, having Lizzy fall down a cliff after a fight is just mawkish.
Having Lizzy use the word "baby bump" even in internal dialog is frankly ludicrous. Having Darcy and Elizabeth getting physical at all though at least she stayed away from bodice-ripper territory is either ignorance or flat out pandering to the audience. To be honest, I expected much better from an author who is not only a Jane Austen enthusiast but apparently a professor of English.
I don't know, maybe I misunderstood; maybe she's an enthusiastic high school English teacher. Constant exposure to adolescents would certainly go far to account for the juvenile additions. I have read this book at least 3 times. The most recent was in order to have this book fresh in my mind when I post this review. The cover art on the book I own is poor. In my opinion the artwork on the present cover is a big improvement. I also read all the other reviews and comments, noting that most, but not all, are dated years ago. The biggest attraction for me in deciding to buy thi The paperback book I own is copyright dated and the title is Darcy's Passions: Fitzwiliam Darcy's Story.
The biggest attraction for me in deciding to buy this book was that it was from Darcy's POV. The author's background gave me hopes of a credible re-telling from this POV, also. I have additionally read Pamela Aidan's trilogy and have read the first 2 of Stanley M. Hurd's trilogy - both written from Darcy's POV. I found that I agree with other reviewers in that there are nearly a dozen typos in the version I own. I marked them with pen or pencil for any future readers of my book. And the language is more modern while some of the phrases are jarring.
I did read the Preface by the author and realize that she made a conscious decision not to use JA's canon but to paraphrase such. I prefer the use of canon but can't judge it as a negative when this author explained her decision so well. As for the story line, I would have enjoyed more than a simple retelling from Darcy's POV in the beginning half of the book. For me it dragged some here. I did enjoy reading his thoughts and the transition from resisting Elizabeth to deciding to pursue her.
I would have liked to have read more script with sexual tension. Men I am told react physically when attracted to certain women and, while we read some of this I did not think it was an integral part of the story. He stares at her, we know from JA's canon, but just how is he reacting. Dreams of her? Maybe meeting other ladies in the ton at social events and making comparisons?
We read he is jealous and that he wants to separate E. Yes, he is warring with feelings of attraction vs. That is there. Furthermore I agree with many reviewers who state that his relationship with Georgiana was overboard. Took a course at community college re: cultural differences and this was touched on. I don't see Darcy as constantly using endearments with Georgiana.
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Also, [and I admit that the movies I own 5 versions may have influenced me], I see Georgiana as much more reserved! From the canon: I don't see her voicing an opinion other than to say that she has heard much about Elizabeth when they meet in Lambton. I see this much more as an internal struggle for Darcy Fitzwilliam, especially when Elizabeth makes a point of asking Col.
Fitzwilliam about Darcy more than once. Why is he staring? I found the sequel parts of the book very endearing. I had tears in my eyes several times during the scenes concerning Darcy's learning of Elizabeth's pregnancy. I know we are hearing of it from Darcy's POV but I am left with not understanding why she was there and what happened. She was angry when he confronted her about the festivities for the tenants and servants using "my house", etc.
But would she have run out and fallen down a cliff? I see Lizzy as being much more confrontational with Darcy, being true to her character. She now loves him and is not that woman who said, "You are the last man in the world So I recommend you read the reviews and the story line presented by Amazon and make an educated decision as to whether or not you want to buy and read this book.
I enjoyed it. I own the sequel, also, which says something. May 06, Beth rated it did not like it. If I could give this book less than one star I would. I can't even continue reading it it's so badly written. Read to page 36 just to see how bad it could get. The use of language is ridiculous- it reads like a high school essay. The author alternates between pumping up her sentences by using words that overstep their meaning and then having characters hit us over the head with obvious statements. I can't believe this author had been allowed to write more books after this amateur attempt.
I understand that this was probably written for those who are first time readers of Pride and Prejudice. To readers who have read Jane Austen's works were probably slightly bored but it is understood why it is done. Then we move on to the trials Darcy and Elizabeth face with understanding each other and l Bymaryannon September 10, Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase First part of the novel was the explaining of the passions Darcy had and also a review of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Then we move on to the trials Darcy and Elizabeth face with understanding each other and letting go of the pride and prejudice they share. Once married, they work together to get along however misunderstandings occur due to words said that neither could take back and regrets form for each of them. An accident occurs that brings them back together and trust in each other is gained and respected. Family and friends gather for the seasonal holidays and good will is spread to the tenants and Pemberley is once again alive since Darcy's parents passed away. New traditions and new arrivals in the family in the future bring happiness to all!
I think Ms. Jeffers did a wonderful job of retelling Pride and Prejudice in the beginning of the novel. Great job, well done! Feb 18, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: austen-influenced , historical-romance , pride-and-prejudice-influenced , historical-fiction. Ever wonder what Darcy was feeling during Pride and Prejudice? However, we never quite know the exact series of events that make Darcy view Lizzy as the sole object of his affections instead of an insignificant person unworthy of his time.
In short, it is the story of a man who has captured the hearts of millions of readers, and spawned countless works dedicated to the enigmatic and dashing Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Darcy and Bingley arrive in Hertfordshire to move Bingley into his new estate, and while there they decide to attend the Meryton assembly, a local ball.
Thanks to Jeffers we now know how Darcy felt throughout his pursuit of Elizabeth, their eventual courtship and marriage. He has doubts about who he is, feels anger over not getting Elizabeth, and in the end experiences turmoil over how to move on from this situation.