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“Mr Darcy, I am eager to hear your explanation for the fact that quite a few people believe we are engaged.” 

It starts with a bit of well-meant advice. Colonel Fitzwilliam suggests to his cousin Darcy that, before he proposes to Elizabeth Bennet in Kent, perhaps he ought to discuss his plans with their families first. 

What neither man could have predicted however was that Lord Matlock would write the news to his sister, or that Viscount Saye would overhear and tell his friends, or that his friends might slip a little and let their friends know as well. The news spreads just as quickly through Hertfordshire once Mrs Bennet opens the express Mr Bennet receives from Mr Darcy, and in a matter of days, it seems like everyone knows that Mr Darcy has proposed marriage to Elizabeth Bennet. 

Everyone, that is, except Elizabeth herself. 

Her refusal is quick and definite - until matters of reputation, hers as well as Jane’s, are considered. Then Mr Darcy makes another offer: summer at Pemberley so that Jane can be reunited with Mr Bingley and so that he can prove to Elizabeth he is not what she thinks of him. Falling in love with him is naturally impossible...but once she knows the man he truly is, will she be able to help herself?

©2019 Amy D'Orazio (P)2019 Amy D'Orazio

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  • Coop
  • 18-10-19

Fantastic characterizations, Wonderful Variation

This book has all the classic P&P plot points, spun in a whole new way--and I've read a whole lot of variations. No simple retelling, we live the motivations through the eyes of Elizabeth and Darcy. As we live it, we understand the thoughts that brought them to their actions. The dialogue is clever, the plot is tight with enough twists and turns to keep me engaged. I found myself listening in every chance I had--finishing it in only a few days, and I was sorry when it ended. Not to put out any spoilers, but the retribution for Bingley was complete genius. I'm definitely looking for more from this author to feed my P&P addiction.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 23-10-19

Really good story.

Some angst. Bad Bingley. No Wickham. Interesting tale by Amy D’Orazio and well narrated by Lillian Rachel. I highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fan fiction lover.

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  • Christina Boyd
  • 29-10-19

Easy to recommend

Author Amy D’Orazio is a gifted writer and narrator Lilian Rachel IS a gifted storyteller. Loved D’ORAZIO’s story in print and equally as Compelling in audio. Lilian Rachel’s voice reminds me of Lucy Worsley’s. Lovely pacing too. Easy to recommend.

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  • IKindle Customer
  • 22-10-19

Excellent Story and Audio Narration

Excellent: This is a wonderful story and narration of Pride and Prejudice Variations. The audio was beautifully performed; and, I particularly loved Lillian Rachel’s voice. To me she’s sounds a lot like Mary Talbot, that portrayed Lady Mary in the PBS Series “Downton Abbey.

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  • The Sharp Shopper
  • 14-06-20

My favorite variation!

I’ve read this variation multiple times and I can honestly say the audible version did not disappoint. The portrayal of Saye and the Colonel and their interaction with Darcy is also my favorite. I would LOVE to see a sequel to this version and I would absolutely read a novel that focused on Saye’s character. The Colonel has always been my fav from the original P&P but the way these brothers are written by this author is genius and so enjoyable. Saye gets more exposure in this version but I love the way it blends all my favorite characters together. Seriously tho, this version needs its own sequel. I’m dying to find out what happens to Caroline and Anne!

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  • Jennifer Super
  • 06-03-20

An absolute pleasure!!

This book was an instant favorite! I just finished listening and I had a smile on my face for the vast majority of the time it took to listen. I love this rendition of Pride and Prejudice. Darcy and Elizabeth were well written and engaging, they definitely had issues they need to sort out between them, but Amy did not allow the storyline to be overwrought with angst nor the characters too hard or implacable. That can be a common pitfall in some P&P variations and was very glad that was not the case. I adored the original character of Lord Saye, Darcy’s cousin and Richard’s older brother. He not only ties the story together, but he also steals the stage with every scene he is in and there were plenty of moments that had me giggling. You are in for a real treat if you give this book a listen and I will be eagerly checking out the wonderful author to see if there are other treasures to discover.

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  • bebe
  • 20-01-21

P&P variation with a twist

I enjoyed A Lady's Reputation. It had a smooth flow and held my interest. Particularly I enjoyed the twist with the Mr. Bingley character. He was very different from the usual Mr. Bingley. Also I enjoyed Lord Seay (Col. Fitzsimmon's brother). He is an amusing character with a great personality. He says what ever he wants to say and it is usually funny. Good book.

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  • M. Sheron
  • 14-12-20

Ho Hum

Not one of the better stories. The best part is Bingley. it is clever how he is woven into this story. I didn’t get chills with Darcy and Elizabeth - something I always hope for.

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  • Rosalyn
  • 06-12-20

Very funny

This was a delightful story. I wish there were more stories with Saye since he is by far one of the best characters

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-20

Great JAFF

This is a good one! The narrators style didn’t bother me as some other reviewers mentioned. This one has good plot twists and some old characters are seen in a fun, goo PG saucy characters!:) so fun!!!