Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Rainy Days by Lory Lilian
Lory Lilian has written Elizabeth Bennet as if she knows what it is like to be in the mind of a coy 20 year old girl who has lead a very sheltered life in the time of Jane Austen.
Elizabeth is often portrayed as knowing and witty, but she looses a lot of the country girl growing up with very little experience of men.
This story brings that girl to life.
She and Darcy get caught in a rain storm a couple of days before the ball at Netherfield.
While sheltering with Lizzy, Darcy who has already fallen for her, realises that she has a very different impression of him and sets about changing her feelings towards him.
This sends the whole story off on a different track. Having made a much better impression on Lizzy and given her cause to re-evaluate Mr Wickham, the ball at Netherfield is a different experience for them both.
I shall not give anymore of this plot away. But, I do very highly recommend this re-telling it is lively and very charming with lots of tenderness as well as missunderstandings you would expect between Lizzy and Darcy.
Look out for the youngest of the Granger's children, she is a delightful character in this tale.