[PDF] ↠ The Journey Author Jan Hahn – Sunkgirls.info

[PDF] ↠ The Journey Author Jan Hahn – Sunkgirls.info An intriguing story about Darcy and Elizabeth being abducted Elizabeth joins Darcy and the Bingley s during their trip to London after the Netherfield ball They are accosted by highwaymen who wish to take Elizabeth as a hostage Darcy, concerned for her safety and virtue, claims she is his wife in order to be taken along with her The ensuing storyline has the two of them confined together in one room as they attempt to outwit their captors Truly not a story at all in keeping with the origina An intriguing story about Darcy and Elizabeth being abducted Elizabeth joins Darcy and the Bingley s during their trip to London after the Netherfield ball They are accosted by highwaymen who wish to take Elizabeth as a hostage Darcy, concerned for her safety and virtue, claims she is his wife in order to be taken along with her The ensuing storyline has the two of them confined together in one room as they attempt to outwit their captors Truly not a story at all in keeping with the original storyline of PP, but intriguing nonetheless I find Jan Hahn s PP variations very thoughtful in keeping the characters and their pride and prejudices true to the spirit of PP, while taking them on totally different journeys pun intended At last, at last It s arrived at last Fans of Jan Hahn, author of An Arranged Marriage, winner of 2011 Best Indie Book award by Austenprose, have been all anticipation for the release of The Journey This Pride Prejudice twist begins shortly after the Netherfield Ball Miss Elizabeth Bennet refuses the toady Mr Collins marriage proposal, Elizabeth escapes her carping mother and journeys to London for a visit with her aunt and uncle Reluctantly she travels with Mr Bingley s conceited, boo At last, at last It s arrived at last Fans of Jan Hahn, author of An Arranged Marriage, winner of 2011 Best Indie Book award by Austenprose, have been all anticipation for the release of The Journey This Pride Prejudice twist begins shortly after the Netherfield Ball Miss Elizabeth Bennet refuses the toady Mr Collins marriage proposal, Elizabeth escapes her carping mother and journeys to London for a visit with her aunt and uncle Reluctantly she travels with Mr Bingley s conceited, boorish sisters and the aloof, prideful Mr Darcy, when suddenly highwaymen halt their carriage Nate Morgan, handsome outlaw and leader of this band of thieves, on impulse abducts Elizabeth for his own diversion Chivalrously Darcy offers himself as pawn in her stead, however, this scheme falls short and to everyone s astonishment, Darcy proclaims Elizabeth his wife Under the charade as a married couple, Elizabeth and Darcy await their ransom, imprisoned together in a sparse room with ONE, scant blanket Scandalous, indeed Told in the first person narrative through Elizabeth s eyes, their relationship must fast forwarded ahead of the original Pride Prejudice because of the forced, intimate circumstances endured for their very survival After deprivation of restful sleep, days of duress in captivity and constant togetherness, Elizabeth does not know what she or Darcy for that matter is about She knows of Darcy s arrogance, conceit, selfish disdain for the feelings of others, his mistreatment of Wickham and his meddling with the happiness of her beloved Jane and Mr Bingley Add to her tumult of emotions, Elizabeth seems to be suffering a touch of Stockholm Syndrome behavior of kidnap victims who, over time, become sympathetic to their captors Morgan rescued me I am much obliged to him Obliged To that criminal I fear that your admiration of the highway s appearance may have robbed you of your good sense Or perhaps you relished the close embrace necessary for such transport Mr Darcy, your suspicions are beyond annoyance I pray you remember that you play the role of my husband, but in truth, I am not your wife p.54 And Morgan, skeptical of this marriage, is roguishly, fine I confess, I might have been a little susceptible to his charms myself A very little What I wouldn t give to have met you a fore Darcy did If I d wooed you, not even his riches would ve proved tempting, for you would ve know what tis to be truly loved p.59 On constant alert for possible escape, Darcy s suspicions of Morgan with Elizabeth increase and can do little to hide his jealousy And yet it s Darcy s constant wise, often tender manners during real peril that continue to plague Elizabeth s heart Within moments of closing my eyes, I felt his hand gently lift my head, as he slipped his folded coat beneath it Allow me at least this trivial attempt at atonement for my previous blunders I opened my mouth in protest, but he silenced me by lightly placing his fingers against my lips Just once, Miss Bennet, I pray you will favour me with a scarcity of your sharp tongue p 74.However the abduction is only the first third of the novel In London, Elizabeth s reputation totters precariously on the edge of scandal and is dependent on the integrity of our champion and even the rapscallion Austen s Elizabeth, whom we all know and love, has always been spirited, clever, stubborn, and quick to misjudge, nevertheless also willing to acknowledge her blunders In The Journey she not only realizes, I am changed from the girl I was a week ago The journey we were forced to endure has shown me the man s true character, and I discovered the flaw in my own I was deceived by my own prejudice p 146, but her love for Darcy is so great, that she would rather forfeit her own satisfaction and honor to spare him from a marriage of expedience I envy the mirth you will experience as she finally discovers what fools in love they have been Not only are there all the usual canon characters and their foibles like Lydia s disgrace with Wickham, Colonel Fitzwilliam s loose lips, Lady Catherine de Bourgh s unabashed bossiness but the earnest scope and humour make for a captivating read In my experience, many Pride and Prejudice alternate stories fail to hit the mark when an author forces scenarios from the Austen s original work into an entirely improbable story which unfortunately does nothing but make the reader furrow brows in cynicism and incredulity Dear friends, that is not the case here Hahn s retelling cleverly sprinkles many of Austen s most memorable lines and scenes through out sometimes out of canon sequence but still recognizable and justifiable to make this particular tale quite plausible I laughed out loud at the continued absurdity of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, But your arts and allurements may have made him forget what he owes to himself and to all his family You may have used this kidnapping scheme to draw him in p 161 Only Lady Cat could be so imperiously preposterous Well maybe, Caroline Bingley but I ll ransom those gems for you to behold on your own Jan Hahn s writing is top notch, with vivid characters, lush story lines, and thorough research of the language and s of Regency England Using an economy of language while creating powerful and picturesque images, Hahn elegantly conveys Darcy and Elizabeth s heart pounding passions while remaining respectful and not offending anyone s sensibilities I was excessively diverted whilst on The Journey and suspect you will as well Danger, daring and desire How could you not Danger Shortly After The Netherfield Ball, Elizabeth Bennet Begins A Journey To Visit Her Relations In London With Her Travelling Companions, Mr Bingley S Sisters And The Proud, Arrogant Mr Darcy Suddenly, Their Carriage Is Abruptly Stopped, And Elizabeth Hears The Menacing Cry, Stand And DeliverAbductionThe Leader Of A Band Of Highwaymen, Nate Morgan, A Handsome, Masked Rogue, Plans To Seize Elizabeth For His Amusement, But Darcy Steps Forward And Offers Himself As A Hostage In Her Place When His Proposal Fails To Secure Elizabeth S Release, Darcy Makes A Shocking Declaration Elizabeth Is His WifeRomanceAt A Time When A Woman S Future Could Be Ruined By The Slightest Hint Of Scandal, Elizabeth S Reputation Will Depend Not Only Upon The Actions Of A Hero But A Villain As Well Filled With Danger, Excitement, Daring And Passion, The Journey Follows Jane Austen S Beloved Characters From Pride And Prejudice As They Embark On A Fateful Journey That Changes Their Lives Forever Still A Powerful StoryMs Hahn knows how to spin a great story Her command of the Canon is unparalleled I first encountered this story early in my journey into the alt universe of JAFF Now, after several hundred stories, I understand why these are amongst the top ones Enjoy the appropriate level of angst rising from misunderstanding and jealousy My only complaint is the far end of the epilogue seems a tad Pat. This author knows how to keep us interested Highwaymen, abduction, imprisonment, escape, the hunt, etc Wow, that was a fun read The angst was just right Everything about this story was just right I need to read the other books now Reread I think I liked it eventhis time. In her second Pride and Prejudice retelling, author Jan Hahn not only takes our beloved Darcy and Elizabeth off course, she transports them to scenario rife with danger, tension, and romance Because of Mrs Bennet s endless tirade over Elizabeth s refusal of Mr Collins, Mr Bennet sends Elizabeth to London to stay with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner, in hopes that his wife will soon reconcile herself to the fact that Lizzy will not be the next Mrs Collins Although not the arrangement initially In her second Pride and Prejudice retelling, author Jan Hahn not only takes our beloved Darcy and Elizabeth off course, she transports them to scenario rife with danger, tension, and romance Because of Mrs Bennet s endless tirade over Elizabeth s refusal of Mr Collins, Mr Bennet sends Elizabeth to London to stay with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner, in hopes that his wife will soon reconcile herself to the fact that Lizzy will not be the next Mrs Collins Although not the arrangement initially agreed upon, Lizzy ends up traveling to London in Mr Bingley s carriage with only Caroline Bingley, Louisa Hurst, and Mr Darcy Between deflecting Caroline malicious barbs and avoiding conversation with the infuriating Mr Darcy, Elizabeth can t possibly imagine auncomfortable or unpleasant situationThat is until a band of highwaymen come and rob them all and take Darcy and herself as ransomIn order to protect Elizabeth from this band of dangerous men, Darcy declares Elizabeth to be his wife Shocking, isn t it Especially since disguise of every sort is his abhorrence Yes, Mr Darcy, your quick and ready solution certainly has us raising an eyebrow The consequences of Darcy s rash decision are that Elizabeth and Darcy are now forced to act the part of husband and wife while in captivity Instead of a coinciding stay in Kent, Darcy and Elizabeth cohabit the same debasing and solitary room Instead of a chance meeting at Pemberley, Darcy and Elizabeth face the chance that their captors might make good on their death threats With an ever protective and officious Darcy trying to suppress his regard and an obstinate and misguided Elizabeth trying to suppress her resentment living in close quarters with no privacy, one might beg the question can the intensity of this situation get any higher Enter Nate Morgan.To continue reading, go to Unputdownable At least the first half, ladled with angst, thrill and suspense, intersped with some tender moments that kept my attention in an iron grip The latter half was a tad disappointing compared to the first half The misunderstandings was of the kind that could have easily been avoided with a couple of sentences of frankness The end was lovely and generous in lenght and content which did a lot in redeeming the weaker parts.Since the first half was 5 I landed on a straight 5 in the Unputdownable At least the first half, ladled with angst, thrill and suspense, intersped with some tender moments that kept my attention in an iron grip The latter half was a tad disappointing compared to the first half The misunderstandings was of the kind that could have easily been avoided with a couple of sentences of frankness The end was lovely and generous in lenght and content which did a lot in redeeming the weaker parts.Since the first half was 5 I landed on a straight 5 in the end as this is a book I will reread and would have been sore to miss out on.Written in Elizabeth s POV and contain my favourite trait of a book, plenty of ODC time.Longbourne has been in an uproar since Elizabeth rejected Collins which compelled mr Bennet to send Elizabeth to the Gardiner s in London He has secured her as a passanger in mr Bingley s carriage with Bingley s sisters and mr Darcy when they are accosted by highwaymen The highwaymen takes a fancy to Elizabeth and to save her, Darcy claimes her as his wifeThey are thrust into each others company and has to depend upon one another to survive The journey while captivated and their escape to freedom was one of the best stories I have ever read I was spellbound Freed from captivity, there are some weaknesses in the plot that I will not eloborate further as it will spoil you read When their understanding is reached it was smoth sailing though, not to forget some hilariously funny moments Loved that it ventured beyond their marriage and we are treated with their children, even into adulthood Heartily recommend this book WOW I really did like this story I really would rate it 41 2 stars Her first book was definitely better but not by much This alternative has Elizabeth s father asking Mr Bingley to escort Lizzy to london to her Aunt and Uncle Gardeners house to avoid her mothers wrath over her refusing Mr Collins Unfortunately Mr Bingley is unable to go with the party, but Mr Darcy, Miss Bingley and Mrs Hurst are all in the carriage together On the way to London they are robbed by some Highwaymen and they WOW I really did like this story I really would rate it 41 2 stars Her first book was definitely better but not by much This alternative has Elizabeth s father asking Mr Bingley to escort Lizzy to london to her Aunt and Uncle Gardeners house to avoid her mothers wrath over her refusing Mr Collins Unfortunately Mr Bingley is unable to go with the party, but Mr Darcy, Miss Bingley and Mrs Hurst are all in the carriage together On the way to London they are robbed by some Highwaymen and they try to take Elizabeth and Darcy comes to her rescue by stating she is his wife and to take him instead They take them both and so the journey begins This journey allows them to get to understand each other but like a good story they still misunderstand each other and the road past the abduction is a long and hard path for each of them I enjoyed this story and whatsI feel that Darcy and Lizzy were true to there characters most of the time Definitely worth reading I love exploring Austenesque what if stories This one asks the question of what if Darcy and Lizzy s story deviated from the original after the Netherfield Ball when they go on a dangerous adventure together as a result of a highwayman s interference.I loved the excitement added to the story as a result of the a band of thieves and highwaymen which led to my utter pleasure of seeing Darcy in the role of Lizzy s protector It was intriguing to see what happens when there is a competing suitor I love exploring Austenesque what if stories This one asks the question of what if Darcy and Lizzy s story deviated from the original after the Netherfield Ball when they go on a dangerous adventure together as a result of a highwayman s interference.I loved the excitement added to the story as a result of the a band of thieves and highwaymen which led to my utter pleasure of seeing Darcy in the role of Lizzy s protector It was intriguing to see what happens when there is a competing suitor for Elizabeth s affections.Mid book the pace slowed down as the plot shifted a bit to the character study and romance took priority over the adventure I like it when there is an opportunity to delve deeply into the characters and I don t mind a slower pace that allows for it Darcy stays a bit of an enigma because the story is told entirely from Elizabeth s first person point of view Even so, the reader is able to still get a pretty good idea of what he is feeling and thinking It was at this point that I started to have issues a bit with Lizzy In the original PP she is blinded by her prejudices and that doesn t change in this one, but it seemed this particular Lizzy got an extra dose of obtusity making up words, I know I was so into this portrayal of Darcy and Lizzy that I just wanted her to see the wonderful man right in front of her and quit squandering her chances and his at happiness Not that she was the only one under false impressions Darcy had a bee in his bonnet too, but again, this was Lizzy s fault Her actions gave him good reason to conclude what he did.The concluding chapter that extends matters beyond the original story was deliciousness that left me smiling so long my face hurt In the end, those who adore Austeneque stories or a good sweet historical romance should give this one a try I have to admit that this story had me sobbing with angst in several places What a wonderful story Of course, Darcy and Elizabeth had to have their share of misunderstandings And, as so many have said, Bingley s and Jane s engagement dinner is not to be missed That and the scene just preceding it are ones that will be read over and over again separate from reading the entire story repeatedly I read this in one day could not put it down.Others have set down the storyline very adequately so I have to admit that this story had me sobbing with angst in several places What a wonderful story Of course, Darcy and Elizabeth had to have their share of misunderstandings And, as so many have said, Bingley s and Jane s engagement dinner is not to be missed That and the scene just preceding it are ones that will be read over and over again separate from reading the entire story repeatedly I read this in one day could not put it down.Others have set down the storyline very adequately so I will not repeat such Our actors stayed true to character in my mind Elizabeth s understanding of both Wickham and Darcy therefore slanting her opinions and decisions, Darcy s objections to her family and their connections, Caroline s nose in the air, Mrs Bennet s pushing her daughters at eligible men, etc , and made their appearances as ordered JA s lines appeared but sometimes out of other s mouths or in different scenes Details were not overdone but as necessary to the story, i.e, no long descriptions of gowns, draperies, and or furniture But thorns grabbing at clothing and skin as our couple run through the woods, trees identified as Lizzy waits in the forest, Nate s background situation, the sow and Mr Darcy, etc And, my favorite ODC s reactions to each other while forced to sleep next to each other or to act as a married couple Just waiting to see if they would resist that kiss.Can t imagine anyone not enjoying this story, unless you want the original and not a good JAFF

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