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EBOOK ⚞ Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged ó Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged , a Mr and Mrs Darcy Mystery, embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests It was reallyof a 3.5, while I enjoyed the blissful afterglow of Darcy Elizabeth s and for that matter Bingley and Jane s nuptials, the introduction of voodoo esque touches left me feeling meh The mystery itself was enjoyable, and I thought the victim was deserving enough without having to add that additional layer Having read one or two of the others, I get that Ms Bebris is going for aGothic feel to these tomes, so if you are interested in the injection of the supernatura It was reallyof a 3.5, while I enjoyed the blissful afterglow of Darcy Elizabeth s and for that matter Bingley and Jane s nuptials, the introduction of voodoo esque touches left me feeling meh The mystery itself was enjoyable, and I thought the victim was deserving enough without having to add that additional layer Having read one or two of the others, I get that Ms Bebris is going for aGothic feel to these tomes, so if you are interested in the injection of the supernatural added to Jane Austen s characters and time period Enjoy And yes, I m going to read them all just to see if I m correct about the supernatural aspect flowing throughout the series I ve always liked the idea of a sequel for Lizzie and Darcy the original Pride and Prejudice story almost demands further exploration than the simple happy ending that Jane Austen leaves us with I was also pleased to find that this was not another bodice ripping romance sequal of Lizzie and Darcy like others I have read and been disappointed with I thought that Bebris did a very good job in keeping the characters of Lizzie and Darcy intact everything they do and say in the novel is fairly on I ve always liked the idea of a sequel for Lizzie and Darcy the original Pride and Prejudice story almost demands further exploration than the simple happy ending that Jane Austen leaves us with I was also pleased to find that this was not another bodice ripping romance sequal of Lizzie and Darcy like others I have read and been disappointed with I thought that Bebris did a very good job in keeping the characters of Lizzie and Darcy intact everything they do and say in the novel is fairly on par with what I felt Austen herself may have written about the couple Bebris language was perhaps slightly too descriptive it is the type of descriptiveness and attention to ordinary everyday items that you find in a regular historical novel which is perfectly fine, but not quite the style of Austen s writing However, that is a very minor annoyance My main grievance was the whole supernatural story line Perhaps the hint of supernatural elements or mysterious happenings would have been acceptable, but I felt that the use of real enchanted rings and amulets and magic took the characters too far from their original setting and made the whole story not feel a bit unlikely That said, I did enjoy the novel overall, in particular the character s accuracy to their original counterparts I have read a later book of the Mr Mrs Darcy series and really liked it So I decided to read all the books of the series in sequence The first one, Pride and Prescience is set immediately after the marriage of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam The Bingleys are also newly married in a double ceremony But there is also a third wedding that takes place soon, that of Caroline Bingley to an American called Parrish.Soon after the wedding, Caroline starts to behave strangely and both the Darcys and the B I have read a later book of the Mr Mrs Darcy series and really liked it So I decided to read all the books of the series in sequence The first one, Pride and Prescience is set immediately after the marriage of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam The Bingleys are also newly married in a double ceremony But there is also a third wedding that takes place soon, that of Caroline Bingley to an American called Parrish.Soon after the wedding, Caroline starts to behave strangely and both the Darcys and the Bingleys decide to postpone the start of their married lives to help her out The rivalry between Parrish and the Kendall family spices things up, while Professor Randolph, an archaeologist cum mystic, also tags along What ails Caroline Who is out to harm the Bingleys And then a murder takes place As far as the characters are concerned, I found that Bebris managed to keep them mostly believable The Austen feel was strong and I liked the portrayal Elizabeth and Darcy s relationship However, the plot left a lot to be desired It all centred around supernatural mumbo jumbo and somehow appeared far removed from the earthly and satirical atmosphere of the original Austen novels In fact, I feel Austen would have made fun of this book.The book drags endlessly and I kept waiting for something to happen as I wasn t really too interested in Caroline s problems Something did happen but I had to wait for 75% of the book for it I felt some of the scenes were repetitive, especially with respect to Caroline Less than halfway through the book, I guessed at the culprit It simply couldn t have been anyone else.And finally, it is shocking that Caroline married a stranger unknown to any of the English society families Evenshocking that her brother didn t even bother to check up on prospective grooms This seems to be a massive oversight on the part of the author Austen families were over cautious in their choice of a spouse for their wards This bit rang a bit untrue to me.I think the rest of the series should be better, but I can t be bothered recommending this one to anyone When I am promised a mystery, I want a mystery, not some supernatural solution that isn t even scary or interesting Since first reading Pride and Prejudice many years ago, I ve always had a vague hankering to read a good continuation But the operative word here is good I ve skimmed many a sequel in a Barnes Noble, only to be horrified by awful writing and ridiculous characterization.Anyway, I enjoyed the first chapter of this one when I read it online, so I decided to commit to the whole book Unfortunately, the first chapter was by far the best.Overall, the writing was tolerable but not handsome enough Since first reading Pride and Prejudice many years ago, I ve always had a vague hankering to read a good continuation But the operative word here is good I ve skimmed many a sequel in a Barnes Noble, only to be horrified by awful writing and ridiculous characterization.Anyway, I enjoyed the first chapter of this one when I read it online, so I decided to commit to the whole book Unfortunately, the first chapter was by far the best.Overall, the writing was tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me There were a bunch of words and phrases that didn t seem true to the period, like when Elizabeth tells Darcy, You must admit, it s a really shiny stick A really shiny stick Are we in Regency England, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer Some of the characterization was questionable also Caroline Bingley is a major character in this book, and she was unrecognizable But the worst, the worst, the absolute worst thing was the plot Everything just seemed so implausible The resolution of the mystery was a joke view spoiler Hello You can t explain the crazy things that have been happening by asserting that voodoo magic is real and that s caused everything hide spoiler So the hunt continues for a Pride and Prejudice sequel I can stomach I don t want to have to write this for myself