5.0 out of 5 starsBachelor in charge of younger sister in need of much guidance as she hits puberty
29 July 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I LOVED this novella. I received notification that the author had a new book out late last night and knew that I must not start it immediately as I am not a youngster who can snap back after staying up until the wee hours of the morning to read a book...which cannot be put down. Knowing this author's skills insured that such would happen if I dared open the first page.
This is a modern take-off of P&P and we must have Darcy somehow insulting Elizabeth and so it is. But the setting is a pizza parlor. Jane and Elizabeth are at their table when the trio of Charles and Caroline clinging to Darcy's arm walk in. Jane and Charles make eye contact and they must sit together. Weeks later, with that couple's romance guaranteeing that the parties are often together, Elizabeth is rather taken aback when Darcy texts her and asks to meet.
He uses the word "Please" and Elizabeth sighs and agrees. That magic word does work. What she finds out has a lot to do with walls being broken down and with some starts and stops feelings changing. His sister is hitting puberty; he has no female relative or friend to mentor his shy beloved sister through those changes to her body and the added needs for her wardrobe and supplies to have on hand.
I read this story straight through. Elizabeth and Darcy and Georgiana make such a cute trio. But then Caroline scrapes her nails across the blackboard when she informs Darcy within Elizabeth's hearing that she understands the "**** ****". UGH! How like her to have that bucket of ice water to drown another's euphoria.
Read this...great way to fill a short period of time with the need for some more romance for our favorite fictional couple.
Tears at..."a Basset hound that was laying down with his eyes closed".
5.0 out of 5 stars“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca
2 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
S. L. Majczan’s review is spot on. Be sure and read it. After reading this story I just wanted to go… ahhhh, that was so cute. I love this Darcy and his relationship with his teenage sister Gi. They are so cute. I just love them. The writing just drew me into the story. I watched as Darcy reached out to Lizzy, [instead of Caroline Bingley], to help him with his sister. They interacted so well together as Lizzy helped him traverse the unknown territory of the tween into teenage growing spurt his little sister had just hit. Oh, it was so funny as Lizzy walked him through that isle in the store that no man wants to traverse. You know the one… the intimate isle. I could not help but laugh out loud as Lizzy lead him through this rite of passage. Oh, poor man, he may be traumatized for life.
Caroline tried to be her usual self and I wanted to wring her neck. She was vicious and cruel. Talk about throwing ice water on Darcy’s plans. That b-witch was awful. Because Capps, our author, had promised to write within about 100 pages, the plot moved rather quickly. However, it was so well written that our scenes were cut and trimmed so they did not contain that extra fluff that simply gets in the way.
“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Hubert H. Humphrey
The basis of any relationship is friendship and to watch as Darcy, Gi and Lizzy became friends was simply delightful. I loved watching the friendship grow between the trio. And… I’ll never look at a charm bracelet again the same way. Oh, be still my heart. Loved it.
5.0 out of 5 starsDelightful modern story of Darcy and Lizzy that is funny, touching and will leave you with a heart fully joy.
4 March 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Delightful modern JAFF that is so funny you will laugh out loud and there are times you will cry at a sad moment that is so touching. These books by Christie Capps (JDK) are such a pleasure to read. I have made a place for them on my favorites list. Elizabeth, Darcy, Gianna and even Caroline Bingley are such vivid characters that they jump off the pages. ODC has the usual rough beginning but Darcy's first call to Elizabeth for help with his sister is absolutely priceless and so unexpected. Loved "Lizzy's" suggestions about the memory book and Gianna's 13 birthday present. Like most Darcy/Elizabeth books, there is a HEA that is definitely worth waiting for...Loved the epilogue too..but then I'm an epilogue addict. If you really enjoy sweet, funny and touching books, by all means read all Christie Capps has to offer. I highly recommend all of them.