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When Mary Met the Colonel

A Pride and Prejudice Novella
Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical

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Summary

A short Pride and Prejudice variation

Without the beauty and wit of the older Bennet sisters or the liveliness of the younger, Mary is the Bennet sister most often overlooked.  

She has resigned herself to a life of loneliness, alleviated only by music and the occasional book of military history. Colonel Fitzwilliam finds himself envying his friends who are marrying wonderful women while he only attracts empty-headed flirts.  

He longs for a caring, well-informed woman who will see the man beneath the uniform. During the wedding breakfast for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, a chance meeting in Longbourn’s garden kindles an attraction between Mary and the Colonel.  

However, the Colonel cannot marry for love since he must wed an heiress. He returns to war, although Mary finds she cannot easily forget him. Is happily ever after possible after Mary meets the Colonel?

©2016 Victoria Kincaid (P)2020 Victoria Kincaid

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 18-07-20

Cute story

I normally don’t go for stories that had other characters than Elizabeth and Darcy as main characters. But this short novella vas very cute and I liked a lot. Victoria Kincaid is very skilled at writing and Stevie Zimmerman is great at narrating JAFF stories. Just love her voice. I highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fan fiction lover.

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  • Shannon GC
  • 09-07-20

A delightful JAFF novella

I rather enjoy this story. In P&P, Mary Bennett is more a caricature than anything else and I always thought she could be intriguing if given more humanity and depth. This variation does a nice job of it. The focus is on Mary and the Colonel and hearing their thoughts as time goes on is fun.

Mary isn't silly. She has a very well educated brain and a better understanding of the world than anyone gives her credit for.

The biggest drawback to the story is Kitty and Maria Lucas. They are over the top silly. However, as their main part is to be the catalyst for a meeting in the beginning, I can forgive the author for the excess.

Stevie Zimmerman does a good job of reading it. Though I honestly would have preferred a male voice reading it, like Harry Frost, it was still good.