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    [PDF] Goodly Creatures Beth Massey’s Goodly Creatures is subtitled “A Pride and Prejudice Deviation” and readers can expect just that Although this retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is much darker than any other Austen inspired novel I

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    [PDF] Goodly Creatures My heart goes out to this author who felt compelled to write this book I read that she had a a personal take on this and it

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    [PDF] Goodly Creatures Goodly Creatures A Pride and Prejudice DeviationThis was a good story but was difficult to read Darcy's wife Anne had conspired with their perverted cousin Viscount Wolfbridge to leave fifteen year old Elizabeth locked alone in the Viscount's private rooms at Darcy House Unfortunately for Elizabeth what the Viscount Wolfbridge did left Elizabeth with child When Elizabeth and her Uncle Gardiner confront the Darcys and the Viscount and ask f

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    characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Beth Massey [PDF] Goodly Creatures At this time I feel unable to write a review on this book My rating will have to do but I can say it is truly worth reading

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    read & download Goodly Creatures characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Beth Massey Beth Massey ¸ 3 summary I am in awe of this book and the author When putting up my five stars I had to suppress a brief urge to go back to all my other read PP novels and lower their rating just to make this book shine out some Not everyone will be happy with the main trigger for this deviation It is certainly a very difficult topic an

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    [PDF] Goodly Creatures I did not expect to like this as much as I haveother Pride and Prejudice variations andcontinuations because of the event a rape at the heart of th story However it was very well handled especially the effect on Lizzie and her whole

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Goodly Creatures review ´ 103 O star crossed lovers Along the way there is retribution redemption and reward for other characters including a few that recall players in two grave injustices as written by Ms Austen in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ These grievances prompted this long time struggler for women's rights to write a tale that provided these women vindicatio. I thoroughly enjoyed this story I would classify it as a Historical fiction combined with our beloved Pride and Prejudice It s historical because the writer delves into the landscape of the times and raises issues to the forefront In this alteration the story starts out 6yrs earlier Darcy is married and he meets Elizabeth at the theater He is with his wife and Viscount Wolbridgecol F s older brother The Tempest is being played out and this definitely sets the stage for the book The unthinkable happens to 15 yr old Elizabeth and to keep her out of harms way her family procede to protect her This involves Darcy and Anne Debourge Darcy The story is uite intricate and we learn alot about the characters The author does a fabulas job keeping the characters we love the way they should be and she adds a few characters that are dispicable but also some characters you will grow to love I won t lie the journey this book takes is long and full of angst but well worth it Our favorite characters are better off for it And I just love how in the epilogue we learn everything that ougt to be Really enjoyed this book A definite read for ALL the JAFF readers out thereOh by the way this author inserts Jane Austens words very adeptly You will recognise them imediately They may not becoming out of the mouths of who you expect but it is done so perfectly you will love reading it Also you will find references to Jane Austen s other novels

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Goodly Creatures review ´ 103 A life altering event inextricably links a fifteen year old Elizabeth Bennet to Fitzwilliam Darcy while simultaneously creating an almost insurmountable divide This Pride and Prejudice deviation takes the reader on a journey through a labyrinth filled with misunderstandings bias guilt and fear not to mention laughter animal magnetism a. Beth Massey s Goodly Creatures is subtitled A Pride and Prejudice Deviation and readers can expect just that Although this retelling of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice is much darker than any other Austen inspired novel I ve read I was glued to the book for the entire 600 page rideIn Goodly Creatures Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are connected long before he visits the Netherfield estate with Mr Bingley and gets Mrs Bennet all excited about the prospect of rich bachelors for the daughters she s so desperate to marry off Darcy meets a 15 year old Elizabeth when she attends the theater in London with her aunt and uncle and he is captivated by her reaction to Shakespeare s play and her ability to make him laugh However when they first meet Darcy is a married man having entered into a marriage of convenience with his cousin Anne daughter of the formidable Lady Catherine de BourghDarcy also is accompanied that evening by his cousin Lord Wolfbridge a well known rake and a pervert who enjoys compromising teenage girls with childlike features What happens between Elizabeth and Lord Wolfbridge during her time in London sets the tone for the entire book sucking the life but not the impertinence out of Elizabeth She is broken by this incident vowing never to marry because of her fear of men and her fear of this secret being exposed but she exacts revenge in a way that both protects her sisters reputations and ruins Darcy s opinion of herWhen Darcy and Elizabeth cross paths five years later in Hertfordshire they are much different people from when they first met Elizabeth has endured years of gossip but not even her dearest sister Jane or her father know her secret Darcy can t deny his attraction to her but misunderstandings involving Anne and Mr Wickham the need to conceal their prior acuaintance and the wall Elizabeth has built around her heart stand in the way of their happinessIt s hard to say about the plot of Goodly Creatures without giving too much away Massey s take on Pride and Prejudice is uite different and she indicates in the Acknowledgements that the novel is her way of righting the wrongs in Eliza Williams story in Sense and Sensibility using the basic plot and characters of Austen s most popular novel In doing so she raises a valid uestion What if the compromised women in Austen s novels weren t merely silly girls who allowed themselves to be seduced And what follows is a story both fraught with pain and filled with hopeI liked many things about Goodly Creatures especially how Massey was fearless in injecting such dark themes as rape and murder into a novel I ve always thought of as a humorous social commentaryminus Lydia Bennet s horrible fate I m not an Austen purist I can separate the original novels and characters from those of the seuels and retellings so I don t mind when the characters become almost unrecognizable as long as the book is uniue interesting and well writtenI thought the various literary and political discussions were interesting and added context and I especially loved the allusion to Austen s Persuasion through the character of Sir Walter Trent the longtime friend of Mr Bennet who leases Netherfield to Mr Bingley moves to Bath because of his extravagant spending habits and is overly concerned with his outward appearance very much like Sir Walter Elliot Massey also makes Mr Collins likable and she allows us to imagine a world in which Lydia is sensible and not self absorbed and Jane is reckless and needs savingAlthough Goodly Creatures is a decent self published novel it would have benefited from some additional editing I came across several typos and font formatting issues and I grew tired of hearing Elizabeth s secret retold in its entirety nearly every time it was disclosed to another character There also were several scenes that were telling than showing one toward the end had Mr Darcy traveling to uickly meet his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam to take care of a very major problem and it was all resolved in a single paragraphEven so I enjoyed the book and appreciate what Massey was trying to accomplish in her handling of the characters especially Elizabeth who is haunted by her memories of Lord Wolfbridge and focuses on the happiness of her sisters because she doesn t believe she ll ever be whole again I couldn t help but think that if Elizabeth and Darcy could overcome the obstacles Massey put in their path then they could overcome anything It s amazing to think how many uniue stories have been written in response to a single novel and I just can t get enough of them If you love Austen inspired novels as much as I do and don t mind lengthy tales then go ahead and give Goodly Creatures a tryReview posted on Diary of an EccentricI received a free copy of this book for review

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Goodly Creatures review ´ 103 Nd waltzing As Elizabeth says 'she shed enough tears to float one of Lord Nelson's frigates' but as she learned from her father 'unhappiness does indeed have comic aspects one should never underestimate'Though the path for our protagonists is much arduous than canon the benefit remains the same; a very happy Janeite ending for these tw. My heart goes out to this author who felt compelled to write this book I read that she had a a personal take on this and it is sad to hear of anyone dealing in such painThat being saidwhen I read PP variations I like to walk away feeling inspired and lets face itI think when we read we want to escape our everyday struggles and worries The story lacked in my expectations there was too much time spent with Elizabeth recapping her experience with almost every auaintance I felt it took alot of the romance out of the story I love to hear told over and over again I really wanted to see of that connection I ve read in other variations The book left me feeling depressed and empty I know this is a fact of life that things like this do take place but I just wish the author would have used her own charcters to do it I bought it to see Darcy save the day and feel the love they shared together Instead even after the tragedy it snowballed and lost my interest Darcy s loyalty to Anne De Bourgeof all people was very painful to read and as a mother of two myself to not know your child until 5 years of their life has been lived is depressingIf your looking for a book on healing this would be a good place to start if your looking for Darcy and Elizabeth its not

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