Darcy's Hope: Beauty from Ashes: A WWI Pride & Prejudice Variation

Darcy s Hope Beauty from Ashes A WWI Pride Prejudice Variation World War I has turned French chateaus into bloody field hospitals British gentlemen into lice infested soldiers and left Elizabeth Bennet s life in tatters Her father is dead and her home dest

  • Title: Darcy's Hope: Beauty from Ashes: A WWI Pride & Prejudice Variation
  • Author: Ginger Monette
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  • Page: 496
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  • 1916 World War I has turned French chateaus into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemen into lice infested soldiers, and left Elizabeth Bennet s life in tatters.Her father is dead and her home destroyed Never again will Elizabeth depend on a man to secure her future But when an opportunity arises to advance her dreams of becoming a doctor, she is elated until HE arri1916 World War I has turned French chateaus into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemen into lice infested soldiers, and left Elizabeth Bennet s life in tatters.Her father is dead and her home destroyed Never again will Elizabeth depend on a man to secure her future But when an opportunity arises to advance her dreams of becoming a doctor, she is elated until HE arrives.Heartbroken Devastated Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy is left rejected by the woman he loved and reeling from the slaughter of his men on the battlefield Enough Darcy vows No sentimental attachments No comrades, no dog, and certainly no woman But arriving at a field hospital to pursue a covert investigation, Darcy discovers his beloved Elizabeth training with a dashing American doctor and embroiled in an espionage conspiracy.With only a few months to expose the plot, Darcy is forced to grapple with his feelings for Elizabeth while uncovering the truth Is she indeed innocent Darcy can only hope Cameo appearance by John Thornton of North South Has a happy ending but will continue in Darcy s Hope at Donwell Abbey, coming in February 2017 In the sequel, readers will experience the full resolution of the mystery, and our beloved couple s love will face a new, tragic test Mild language war scenes Romance is clean.

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    1. My life took a sharp turn in 2012 It seemed all at once my children grew up And I discovered writingI d been working at a homeschool consignment store, and because Pride Prejudice is common fare for high school reading, we sold a lot of copies My colleagues could not believe I had never read the book or seen the movie My boss loaned me the movies, and a few days later I slid the 2005 version into my DVD player Obsession soon followed I bet I watched the sparring of Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen ten times in ten days When my daughter became interested, if she put the DVD in, all it took was for me to hear the music, and it beckoned me to the TV like a Siren.Then, oh glory, I discovered fan fiction and period dramas which opened a whole new world to me.One day I began to daydream about a story idea of my ownAlthough I had done a good bit of inductive writing, I was a novice at fiction The idea of my penning a novel was almost laughable But ideas for Colonel Fitzwilliam and Charlotte Lucas meeting at a ball would not stop coming When a very accomplished fan fiction author in England said she would help me, I decided to give it a go.I distinctly remember the day when I first sat pecking out the first scene on my laptop Instantly I was hooked Four and a half months later I emerged from my small closet office with a completed manuscript and an email inbox of 120 email exchanges to England with discussions on everything from adverbs to the roles of horses in Regency England It took another four month for six beta editors and a focus group to pick it apart, but the day UPS delivered my first bound copy with that glossy cover well, it will stand out to me forever.When new ideas began percolating while watching Downton Abbey, my stack of books on Regency doctors was soon replaced by World War I diaries Now I m thrilled to be releasing the first two book in my Great War Romance series, Darcy s Hope Beauty from Ashes A World War I Pride Prejudice Variation and Darcy s Hope at Donwell Abbey Visit my website at the address above to see what else is in the works Who can know what a year can bring Colonel Fitzwilliam, Tree of Life.

    2. The Great War years was such a momentous time in history. That alone would be the captivating backdrop or conflict in a story, but to have it paired with Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice left me salivating to read just such a story. Pride, prejudice, and a desperate war full of battles, espionage, and those desperate souls caught up in it all made for riveting reading from cover to cover.Darcy's Hope: Beauty from Ashes is not just a variation set in a different time period. There are familiar [...]

    3. ‘To whom much is given, much will be required’ Luke 12:48There are several phrases that could apply to Darcy’s story… and this is Darcy’s story as much as Elizabeth’s. I thought about… War is hell and so is love, All’s fair in love and war, but finally decided that the one that actually worked here was the Bible verse Luke 12:48, ‘to whom much is given, much will be required’.I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this book. I don’t usually read war stories and WWI was an especia [...]

    4. War changes a man. Perspectives shift,opinions,once proudly held beliefs and maxims disappear into the ether when faced with the blood soaked, wounded, claustrophobic, disease ridden trenches that war's engagement necessitates. Once a loyal card carrying member of the higher circles and a true believer in class divide,Darcy's epiphany on the battleground illustrates that all his previous staunchly held beliefs are for naught. Men are men. Irrespective of their background,or education,character i [...]

    5. Warning: this is not a stand alone book and there are some SPOILERS in this review. WWI: Autumn 1915: We enter at the Netherfield Ball which is to celebrate the opening of the Netherfield Hospital. Elizabeth is asked to dance the waltz to “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” by Captain Darcy. (He has already delivered his insult at the Meryton Assembly 3 mos. prior.) So Elizabeth is not happy with the man. As the officer in charge of requisitioning he visited Mr. Bennet (who is now basically blind a [...]

    6. How do the secrets and lies contained within the boundaries of war enable us to see the true beauty found inside of another person’s soul?I received an eARC of this book from the author for a fair and honest review.It was only a matter of time until Downton Abbey met Pride and Prejudice, and thankfully, under Ginger Monette’s skillful hand, this variation flourishes into a story filled with great intrigue, an engrossing romance, and a captivating setting, that is all cast within a WWI story [...]

    7. Finding Love in the Middle of a War ZoneIn her second Austenesque release, author Ginger Monette transports readers to battlefields and field hospitals of The Great War in a touching and emotionally turbulent retelling of Pride and Prejudice. A retelling that is two volumes in length – Darcy’s Hope: Beauty From Ashes and Darcy’s Hope At Donwell Abbey. In this series readers will meet Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy, who, after being rejected by the woman he loves and barely surviving the horrors [...]

    8. 4.5 rounded up to 5 starsThis is just about the perfect Pride and Prejudice World War I variation. The characterizations and many events match up nicely with Jane Austen's creation, yet there are so many twists to the storyline that it's impossible to predict where it's going to go next, including the semi-cliffhanger of an ending. (I'm glad I waited a while to read this, since the sequel is due out within the next few days!)Basically, Elizabeth's family is utterly destroyed (with the exception [...]

    9. Ginger Monette’s latest novel, Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, is a variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set during World War I. Elizabeth Bennet wants to be a doctor and does not want to depend on any man, especially not Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy, who requisitioned part of her family’s property for the war effort, insulted her upon their first meeting, and then expected her to accept his proposal of marriage. With her family torn apart and no home to return to, Elizabeth fin [...]

    10. I had never heard of Darcy’s Hope, I didn’t know author Ginger Monette, and alternate eras are not my favorite type of variations, so I wasn’t sure of what to expect of this book when I started reading it. Now that I’ve read it, I can honestly say Darcy’s Hope is one of the best books I’ve read this year, and one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had while reading JAFF.This alternate era variation will take us to the middle of WWI where Captain Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, after b [...]

    11. Darcy’s hope – Beauty from ashes is a novel by Ginger Monette that sets the story of Pride and Prejudice at the time of the World War the First.When I was asked to read this variation I was very happy, because it sets one of my favorite love story in a historical period that is very important for us Europeans.I was positively surprised then, when reading the book, I found it was the perfect union of two variations that I love very much: Undeceived by Karen M. Cox (a variation set in the [...]

    12. Sorry to start with a tiny spoiler but our couple finish this bo9-3-donwell-teaser-3ok happy but surrounded by a lot of dangers, treason and unknown. However, I will start with a bit of their story in this book before the happy ending. In Beauty from Ashes, Darcy is a Captain and together with his company take the dowager house at Longbourn state. Due to a lot of different events, including Mr. Wickham’s story, Elizabeth abhors Captain Darcy, her dislike of him is, I would say, even greater th [...]

    13. Status: unread*** Giveaway winner via Just Jane 1813 (justjane1813/) - provided with no expectation of, or promise of a review (favourable or otherwise). ***Rating: Review: My Library Notes:Darcy's Hope: Beauty from Ashes: A WWI Pride & Prejudice Variation (Great War Romance, #1)by Ginger MonetteKindle Edition, First Edition, 279 pagesPublished November 1st 2016 by Spero BooksASIN: B01KI34AT01916. World War I has turned French chateaus into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemen into lice [...]

    14. This book and the second book in this series are among the best Austen fan fiction novels I have read. Ever. Set against the backdrop of the Great War, Elizabeth and Darcy hate each other and then love each other, just as in the original Pride and Prejudice. And of course, there's Wickham to gum up the works, and Jane and Bingley are seen along the periphery as well. There is all the intrigue of being stationed at a hospital near the front in Belgium, with Elizabeth as a nurse and Darcy as the C [...]

    15. I finished reading this book last night, and I couldn't put it down. It's a fascinating story, and so powerfully written l. For a full experience, I recommend watching a trailer and looking through Lizzy's Scrapbook. They are both stunning, and I loved visiting the places alongside Elizabeth and Darcy. There were original WW I photos, and pictures of everyday items used by British soldiers and medical personnel. It was fascinating to immerse myself in the experience of the past I didn't know a l [...]

    16. How does an author capture a period so vividly and with such intensity that you feel you are there? Ms Monette has done this, not only with descriptive verse, but with a rich understanding of Jane Austen's characters and the horrors of World War I. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a Captain in his Majesty's Army. Elizabeth Bennet is in the Volunteer Aid Detachment as a nurse. Darcy had proposed in Hunsford but was soundly rejected and Elizabeth has blamed him for all her tragedies ever since. Now they are b [...]

    17. This is a take off of Jane Auten's Pride and Prejudice. The setting is during World War I. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a captain and Elizabeth Bennet is a volunteer.The basic underlying story is based on Austen's original, but there are many changes that make it unique. I found that I needed to have a basic knowledge of the story otherwise I would have been a little confused with this one. There are time skips that take out large chunks of the book. Elizabeth and Darcy are dancing reluctantly in the fi [...]

    18. Monette has set the tone early on, and these characters will be tested in terms of their perceptions, values, and character. Darcy is more stoic in Monette’s novel; he’s a man hammered by war and burdened by a secret mission he feels ill-equipped for. But he still plods onward, doing his duty and nothing more. Elizabeth has come into her own as an independent woman, finding her way in the medical field and hoping for a future where she doesn’t need to depend on anyone. Both are closed off, [...]

    19. Ginger Monette’s Darcy’s Hope- Beauty from Ashes is the first part of Great War Romance series – lucky you! – the second part Darcy’s Hope – Donwell Abbey is already available, so you can read it together. The plot takes place in a chateau in France during World War I. Darcy is a captain and Elizabeth is a doctor wannabe nurse. The prologue is at the Netherfield ball where I have to say, Charlotte and Elizabeth have a delightful conversation. Lizzy is really obstinate and headstrong. [...]

    20. A gripping WWI romance!I enjoyed this book. A lot. I finished it in two days. What a gripping story! As a reader, I was sucked right in . Amazing war details, wonderful character development, and loved the romance. It seems the love between Elizabeth and Darcy is so riveting, it can be written in any time period. Loved it!

    21. It is very rare that I add a book to my 'austen-inspired faves' shelves, but this one is heading there without question.This book is what Jane Austen fanfic was meant to be I loved it.Ginger Monette-- I had never heard of you as a writer of JAFF, but one of my favorite blogs reviewed one of your books, and I just had to check it out. You have my permission to keep going!

    22. Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, the fan-fiction retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice, successfully takes Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, and other beloved Austenian characters from the early 19th century novel and plants them at the front lines of WWI Europe. While the essence of the characters is not compromised for the die-hard Jane Austen fan, there are certainly new plots, twists, and turns that will keeps the story fresh.I found myself constantly curious to see how [...]

    23. Pride and Prejudice, WWI, Downton Abbey – these are three of my favorite things and make for a winning combination. Darcy’s Hope: Beauty from Ashes includes these three elements as it tells a Pride and Prejudice variation set during WWI. Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy has requisitioned the dower house at Longbourn manor for the military during WWI and in doing so promised Elizabeth Bennet’s father that he would take care of her if anything happened to Mr. Bennet. After Mr. Bennet’s untimely d [...]

    24. Firstly, I have to praise Ms. Monette for two things: the amount of historical research that's obviously gone into this book, and then for even thinking of setting a P&P variation during WWI in the first place. Darcy is an Army captain who mets Elizabeth when part of the Longbourn estate is requisitioned for the war effort. They may dance at the Netherfield Ball but the outcome is very similar to canon. Elizabeth desires to become a doctor and starts off her medical career by becoming a VAD [...]

    25. I absolutely loved this book. The setting of WWI is a dangerous one. Elizabeth Bennet is a victim of this war, as much as anyone, she knows what she wants. She wants to be a doctor. Dependant on no man for her living. But forces unseen are moving the pieces of this particular chess board. Her father has allowed the taciturn Captain Darcy to take over the dower house and Elizabeth can not be happy about it at all. The added expense of refurbishing some of the rooms is not something she sees as ne [...]

    26. Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes by Ginger Monette is a detailed and engaging historical romance. A retelling of the famous Pride and Prejudice, Ginger's imagining of Darcy and Elizabeth during World War I was an interesting concept that was supremely well-executed. Although romance is not my usual cup of tea, there are plenty of amazing elements in Darcy's Hope that captured me regardless. Ginger's writing is full of historical detail and rich description. Both her dialogue and scenes depicting [...]

    27. I am a huge fan of "Pride and Prejudice" and that is why I chose to read this book. I have never read a variation of a favorite classic before, and I was a little skeptical to see some of my favorite characters taken out of their setting and placed in one so vastly different. It took me a few chapters to leave my unease behind but I was quickly drawn into the storyline. I was intrigued by the ability of the author to maintain enough similarities of the characters themselves to recognize their ba [...]

    28. Wonderful War-time Darcy and ElizabethThe author took us on quite the adventure through the events of WWI. Excitement and perilous situations with the back and forth pulls is the heart of the story that is Elizabeth and Darcy. I cannot wait fir the continuation of this story

    29. Truly EnjoyableI thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved where the story setting took place. It wasn't a typical setting. I would recommend.

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