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Cassandra This story has the wonderful premise of Darcy as a widower with a daughter, having married for love years before he ever meets Elizabeth It is told from his point of view, moving from crippling grief almost to the point of madness, finally comingor less to his senses and trying to live again, resisting Lady Catherine s renewed insistence that he marry Anne, vowing never to remarry at all, and then, of course, falling in love with Elizabeth but resisting it because of both her societal inf This story has the wonderful premise of Darcy as a widower with a daughter, having married for love years before he ever meets Elizabeth It is told from his point of view, moving from crippling grief almost to the point of madness, finally comingor less to his senses and trying to live again, resisting Lady Catherine s renewed insistence that he marry Anne, vowing never to remarry at all, and then, of course, falling in love with Elizabeth but resisting it because of both her societal inferiority and the guilt of feeling that he s betraying his dead wife s memory I must mention that there isn t much in the story reminiscent of the original Pride and Prejudice the exceptions being the characters themselves and their relationships to each other, Lady Catherine pushing Anne on Darcy, and Lydia running away with Wickham While this didn t bother me, some JAFF readers may feel this isn t a true PP variation there s a gray area that separates JAFF with extreme departures from canon from non JAFF Regency romance, and this book probably falls in that gray area Mr Rowland s writing style itself is always excellent, flowing gracefully, and the editing in this book left only a small number of minor errors My main criticism is that Darcy gets too introspective at times when the point has already been made through previously revealed thoughts or his actions I wish the author would showthan tell As a result, this isa character study of Darcy throughout rather than much actually happening, especially in the first part of the book Considering how much he loved his wife, in real life it would, indeed, take a long time for him to recover emotionally, but in a book it felt too dreary and repetitive, and I found I had to struggle to keep reading The title perhaps should have been Darcy rather than Cassandra the name of both his dead wife and his daughter, which isn t revealed until well into the book Darcy won t even interact with his daughter because she reminds him too much of her mother and it causes him too much pain Consequently, the child is mostly absent It s a relief when Lady Catherine shows up, despite how very annoying she is, because she brings some drama to that section of the story.It becomes somewhateventful once Darcy returns to London and is reunited with Bingley, who s already married to Jane Through them, Darcy meets Bingley s sister in law Elizabeth Once again, the reader has to wade through all his introspection as he fights his attraction to her, despite everyone in his his family pushing him in her direction and his own inability to stay away from her Caroline Bingley pops in and out of the story in usual wicked witch form, keeping things interesting whenever she appears The final section of the book, after Darcy has finally come to the conclusion that he can t live without Elizabeth and that he s going to involve himself in his daughter s daily life, is when things really get hopping as the whole Lydia and Wickham storyline emerges As A Young Man Of Five And Twenty, Fitzwilliam Meets A Young Lady Who Will Change His Life After A Whirlwind Courtship, The Couple Marry But After Only A Year Of Marriage, Disaster Strikes, And Darcy Loses His Wife In Childbirth Stricken With Grief, Darcy Is Left With A Young Daughter To Raise Without His Beloved Wife By His Side Darcy Is Ultimately Convinced To Return To Society By His Cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, And Almost Three Years Later, He Returns To London In The Company Of His Sister And His Daughter Through The Assistance Of Old Friends And New, Darcy Is Once Again Induced To Take An Interest In Life And Move Past His Heartbreak And Though He Is Convinced That Lightning Never Strikes Twice, Perhaps Darcy Will Be Able To Find Love Again Another great variation by an author who never disappoints It is a well written novel with a different twist where Darcy finds love the second time which he thought would never happen At first when I purchased the novel, I thought it was about Jane Austen s sister, Cassandra Low and behold it was about his daughter by his first wife.It takes someone special to love another s child and Elizabeth was that special someone It proves that time heals all wounds, helps to understand loss, and helps Another great variation by an author who never disappoints It is a well written novel with a different twist where Darcy finds love the second time which he thought would never happen At first when I purchased the novel, I thought it was about Jane Austen s sister, Cassandra Low and behold it was about his daughter by his first wife.It takes someone special to love another s child and Elizabeth was that special someone It proves that time heals all wounds, helps to understand loss, and helps to live and love again It is proven in Darcy s love for his first wife and then goes on to show it in the love and family he has with Elizabeth.Another great 5 star novel and I encourage everyone to read this touching novel In this variation on PP it may be difficult to accept but Darcy does meet and fall in love with a soul mate other than Elizabeth Bennet I am not giving anything away here you have to read book descriptions before you make a decision to buy And we are told much about Act 1 in which he meets, marries and then loses his first love That same book description aka reader feedback tells of a promise he makes to his wife and of the siren call of Bingley s wife s sister and the last paragraph In this variation on PP it may be difficult to accept but Darcy does meet and fall in love with a soul mate other than Elizabeth Bennet I am not giving anything away here you have to read book descriptions before you make a decision to buy And we are told much about Act 1 in which he meets, marries and then loses his first love That same book description aka reader feedback tells of a promise he makes to his wife and of the siren call of Bingley s wife s sister and the last paragraph of that description also hints of a courtship of one Miss Bennet So we do have knowledge beforehand of just where this play is going.I found three acts in this book The first is as described and is short Darcy has a life, a wonderful, loving, complete life, when it is ripped apart by death And his grief is devastating He isolates himself from all, stewards carry out their duties on the various properties and he refuses to even look at his offspring We don t hear the name of wife nor daughter mentioned until 21% on the kindle edition It is as if to mention her name is to bring back all the torment over again or is it cathartic Darcy has very supportive relatives in this bookof course, with the exception of Lady Catherine And dear, dear Colonel Fitzwilliam, the man who pointed out the perfection of Darcy s first wife to him, also is one who now, not only pushes him to reenter society, pointing out that his sister and his daughter would suffer if Darcy s absence in their lives is gossiped about, but also again does him the favor of saying I would say that lightening rarely strikes twice When it does, it would behoove you to make sure you capture it in a bottle The colonel is an observant and wise man.Ever heart rending is a discussion between Darcy, Bingley and Mr Gardiners concerning loving a woman dearly and the possibility of losing her in childbirth and whether or not the love is worth the risk or even the loss in Darcy s case.Yes the second part act of this book has much introspection on Darcy s part thinking about his wife, her perfections, her place in society, and then her wishes for him and for their child It also has the tormented discussion of the pros and cons of a young woman with no connections, who is unknown to society and whose family out in the wilderness of Hertfordshire is said to be uncouth in their behaviors, for the most part.There is much ado in a confrontation with Lady C and with Caroline Bingley s truly mad attempts to ensnare Darcy going so far as to show up uninvited to a dinner and actually setting Miss Bennet straight as to the type of woman for whom he is suited And then in the short third act, an act in which Mr Bennet enters, we also meet the man in the black hat Readers, I am sure I do not have to tell you his name But in the saving of the day we also read of a change in one young lady s purpose in life Ah, a promise of change.My one complaint about this book is that in my knowledge of child development having studied such in my elementary education courses and having not only three children but also four grandchildren one age 2 years, 10 months and another, 3 years 6 months I know that by age 3 normal children are speaking in sentences not in one or two word responses to adults I listen, Be lady arewhat one would hear from a younger child Other than that I found myself enthralled, with an ache in the vicinity of my chest and blurry vision at times I can recommend this as a good read This is a very different PP what if Firstly it contains almost no Pride Nor Prejudice Secondly it is set in a universe where Darcy is a widower when he meets Lizzy Now that alone isn t so unusual, but his bride isn t his sickly, cousin but a vivacious young lady named Cassandra.When he meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet at the home of her sister, Mrs Jane Bingley, he is suddenly taken with her It has been 2 1 2 years since his wife died and he isn t looking for love but can t resist the char This is a very different PP what if Firstly it contains almost no Pride Nor Prejudice Secondly it is set in a universe where Darcy is a widower when he meets Lizzy Now that alone isn t so unusual, but his bride isn t his sickly, cousin but a vivacious young lady named Cassandra.When he meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet at the home of her sister, Mrs Jane Bingley, he is suddenly taken with her It has been 2 1 2 years since his wife died and he isn t looking for love but can t resist the charm of Miss Bennet In this universe Caroline Bingley, irrationally hates Lizzy I say that because the only reason she didn t like Elizabeth was that Mr Darcy had remarked upon her fine eyes But this Caroline is just borderline psycho Lady Catherine is also portrayed and a loon and Wickham never gets near Georgiana I found myself not liking this Darcy because of his aversion to his child There is a an excuse of her having her mother s eyes but I can t rationalize how a man who had raised a younger sister and watched his father shut down after his mother s death could do the same thing CassandraQuite an interesting PP vagary In this alternative Darcy is married way before he ever meets Elizabeth Bennet Unfortunately for him his wife dies in child Birth and he is desolate for he loved her dearly and wishes to never marry again So what is to happen to our beloved couple Well they do meet through Bingley except Bingley is already married to the lovely Jane Bennet This story is really the journey of Darcy learning to go on and to learn to love and trust love again There CassandraQuite an interesting PP vagary In this alternative Darcy is married way before he ever meets Elizabeth Bennet Unfortunately for him his wife dies in child Birth and he is desolate for he loved her dearly and wishes to never marry again So what is to happen to our beloved couple Well they do meet through Bingley except Bingley is already married to the lovely Jane Bennet This story is really the journey of Darcy learning to go on and to learn to love and trust love again There really wasn t any angst per se in this story Of course we see Miss Bingley behaving like the witch she is and of course the dragon, Lady Catherine DeBourge makes an appearance So all in all was a very diverting story and I in joyed it very much I quite enjoyed this Although it is strange to think of Darcy being married to someone other than Elizabeth, his character in this story is little different to the way he is portrayed in the original There is very little angst in this story probably the most disturbing aspect is the way Darcy ignores his child, although it is clear why I would say it is a charming,very human story with Caroline Bingley providing the comic relief.My only real complaint is that the epilogue rounds up the char I quite enjoyed this Although it is strange to think of Darcy being married to someone other than Elizabeth, his character in this story is little different to the way he is portrayed in the original There is very little angst in this story probably the most disturbing aspect is the way Darcy ignores his child, although it is clear why I would say it is a charming,very human story with Caroline Bingley providing the comic relief.My only real complaint is that the epilogue rounds up the characters lives in a rather abrupt manner,but this is common in Mr Rowlands books in my experience Cassandra is a very lovely story, but what I most enjoy reading in JAFF is a story that varies from the original Pride and Prejudice, but still has the basic foundation of Darcy shunning Elizabeth because of her social status and lack of wealth, but eventually realizing his love for her overcomes his pride And, I expect to see Elizabeth showing some sort of prejudice against him I then struggle to determine what rating to give when the story is well written and enjoyable, but these fundamental Cassandra is a very lovely story, but what I most enjoy reading in JAFF is a story that varies from the original Pride and Prejudice, but still has the basic foundation of Darcy shunning Elizabeth because of her social status and lack of wealth, but eventually realizing his love for her overcomes his pride And, I expect to see Elizabeth showing some sort of prejudice against him I then struggle to determine what rating to give when the story is well written and enjoyable, but these fundamental pieces are missing This is particularly difficult when there are many aspects of the original in the story, such as Elizabeth turning down Mr Collins and Lydia running off with Mr Wickham Such is my problem in reviewing Cassandra Cassandra strays far off the mark from canon with Darcy having first fallen in love with a woman and marrying her prior to even meeting Elizabeth He believed this to be the love of his life, but she died in child birth Darcy is now widowed with a three year old daughter named Cassandra, after her mother, who also completely resembles her This strong resemblance has prevented Darcy from being able to bear being in his daughter s presence and leaves her raising to her nurses, nanny and Georgiana He makes an attempt to go to London to possibly meet a woman to be Cassandra s mother, but also believes in his heart that he will never remarry Thus, Elizabeth meets this very broken and dejected Darcy.In the meantime, Mr Bingley did take up residence at Netherfield, but Darcy never joined him due to his mourning Bingley married Jane Bennet and the couple is now staying at their house in London, purchased after their marriage Due to a very severe reaction to Elizabeth s refusal of Mr Collins, Mrs Bennet cannot abide being in Elizabeth s presence Mr Bennet has therefore sent her to London to live with the Bingleys Elizabeth is very hurt by this action, but cannot return to Longbourn She is having a season in London, when she meets Mr Darcy and his daughter.Mr Darcy finds he is almost immediately drawn to Elizabeth and particularly finds her friendship with his little daughter to be heart warming Elizabeth is also drawn to Darcy, but is concerned about his coldness toward the little girl who needs her father s love after losing her mother Darcy s encounters with Elizabeth allow him to rediscover his life after the devastating loss of his wife, while Elizabeth sees him coming back, especially in his desire to establish a relationship with his little Cassandra.So, you see my dilemma Cassandra has a Darcy and Elizabeth similar in nature to canon, all the other players in place such as the Miss Bingley who is trying again to catch Darcy now his wife is out of the picture, Bingley and Jane, Colonel Fitzwilliam, etc However, having Darcy experience such a strong love for a woman prior to Elizabeth just grates on my JAFF loving heart Jann writes so well, and his stories are always intriguing, I just hate to rate them a bit lower, but in this case it just strays too much for me to say I loved it Others might just not be as picky Cassandra is a good romance and I recommend it for those who do not have my personal prejudice To start off the blurb for this book is very misleading I thought that the young woman he married when he was twenty five was Elizabeth and that he falls in love with another woman in this book It s actually quite the reverse So the name of the book refers to the name of his daughter and his late wife Of course she is never mentioned by name except when he states that both of them have the same name.There really isn t a antagonist unless you count Caroline and she sof an annoyance than To start off the blurb for this book is very misleading I thought that the young woman he married when he was twenty five was Elizabeth and that he falls in love with another woman in this book It s actually quite the reverse So the name of the book refers to the name of his daughter and his late wife Of course she is never mentioned by name except when he states that both of them have the same name.There really isn t a antagonist unless you count Caroline and she sof an annoyance than anything else Even Wickham doesn t make an appearance until almost the end of the book and he is stopped fast enough The majority of the book is just him fighting his feelings for Elizabeth because he hasn t gotten over his wife Hell he doesn t even spend time with his daughter because she reminds him of his late wife Cassandra never even got to meet her so it s not like she can miss her but he has no excuse for not spending time with his daughter.This book is worth a read but it s not my favorite Jann Rowland book I don t know, I just don t like it when Darcy marries somebody other than Elizabeth even if it was before he met her CassandraA delightful variation of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice While Jann Rowland s story is very different from Austen s, our favorite couple is foremost in his story Caroline Bingley was evenobnoxious than normal and finally put in her place by Charles, Hurst, and Darcy not to mention Elizabeth Wickham was in this story too, but only the elopement with Lydia was covered The quick action of Bingley, Darcy, and Colonel Fitzwilliam stopped the elopement from happening Lydia rec CassandraA delightful variation of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice While Jann Rowland s story is very different from Austen s, our favorite couple is foremost in his story Caroline Bingley was evenobnoxious than normal and finally put in her place by Charles, Hurst, and Darcy not to mention Elizabeth Wickham was in this story too, but only the elopement with Lydia was covered The quick action of Bingley, Darcy, and Colonel Fitzwilliam stopped the elopement from happening Lydia recognized her mistake and dramatically reforms with the Gardiners help as well as Jane and Lizzy s In Jann s variation, Darcy completely cuts ties with Lady Catherine and Rosings Loved Lord and Lady Matlock and their acceptance of Darcy living his life as he saw fit Good read Sorry this review is short without details Didn t want to give away the story


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