The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy

He could no longer claim to be Fitzwilliam Darcy of Derbyshire, brother to Georgiana, master of Pemberley In that moment, he was but a man A man filled with frustration than most souls could bear A man torn asunder by his desperation, his fruitless dreams and desires After Elizabeth Bennet rejects his marriage proposal, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself in the most He could no longer claim to be Fitzwilliam Darcy of Derbyshire, brother to Georgiana, master of Pemberley In that moment, he was but a man A man filled with frustration than most souls could bear A man torn asunder by his desperation, his fruitless dreams and desires After Elizabeth Bennet rejects his marriage proposal, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself in the most unusual of circumstances At first believing the extraordinary turn of events has granted him an inexplicable boon, he is eager to put the humiliating proposal behind him He soon discovers that he is trapped in the same waking dream with no end in sight and no possible escape All that he holds dear his name, his home, his love remains ever out of reach How will he find his way back to his normal life Will one mistake haunt the rest of his days It will take all of his fortitude to weather the storms of his strange new fate, and all of his courage to grasp the promise of his future.
The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy He could no longer claim to be Fitzwilliam Darcy of Derbyshire brother to Georgiana master of Pemberley In that moment he was but a man A man filled with frustration than most souls could bear A ma

  • Title: The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • Author: Beau North BrookeWest
  • ISBN: 9780692743881
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. His life was now divided by that great event. There was no present, no future. There was only before Hunsfordd after Hunsford."I love this book! In this Groundhog Day meets Pride and Prejudice novella, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself stuck in a time warp after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet. Caused by powers unknown to Darcy and even the readers, Darcy is given an infinite amount of second chance to right the wrongs he did and maybe even change someone's life for the better.When I f [...]

    2. ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Beau North in exchange for an honest review.I am a big fan of Jane Austen Fan Lit and it has been quite a while since I have read one. I was very excited to read this variation on Pride and Prejudice, told through Mr. Darcy’s eyes. I laughed out loud when I realized that there was going to be a “Groundhog Day” twist to this book!Darcy's story took a turn for the worse after Darcy’s disastrous marriage proposal to Elizabeth. It was s [...]

    3. The first review from the blog tour is in! Thank you, Rita, for your thoughtful review. I hope readers check out your review and enter a chance to win one of our eight giveaways!frompemberleytomilton.wordpreThank you to my friends who have dropped by the tour to show their interest and support for this book.

    4. Oh, but this is fun! Poor Mr. Darcy wakes to a maid singing the same folk song every morning for months, similar to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the movie Groundhog Day waking to the radio playing "I Got You Babe." This is Darcy's first signal that the same looping string of events is about to unfold, with the only variable being his actions. Not coincidentally, this time warp repeats the day Elizabeth broke his heart by refusing his marriage proposal. Darcy tries multiple methods of getting hi [...]

    5. OMG!! OMG!! Can I give 10-stars?I am so blown away that I can hardly find the words to write this review. Oh My Gosh seem so lacking but I can’t stop myself from saying OMG! OMG!!We open with a Prologue at a crucial time in our story and Darcy uttering those famous words ‘I shall conquer this. I shall.’ The scene is rather shocking and we have to wonder what on earth brought Mr. Darcy to this desperation. Let me just say the language in this literary work is amazing and no more so than in [...]

    6. I read this for the first time August 18th and again today in order to refresh my memories in posting this review.Every once in a while we are offered to read a book with monumental differences, with such creative changes on one hand, but which preserves our dear couple’s personalities and their final happiness so well that we are hard pressed not to describe all the delicious details in a review as we find it all so beautifully and satisfyingly rendered we are moved to share it all. This is o [...]

    7. Reliving the same dreadful day over and over. What is this madness? Hell? Torturous Punishment? Or is it something more?The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy opens with a ball at Netherfield where he has an acrimonious dance set with a woman who believes his rival, a vulgar family disgusts with their antics, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is left with the unhappy knowledge that the woman who captivates him can never be his. There are scenes unfolding that are ominous to the reader who sees that Darcy is ma [...]

    8. In the film Groundhog Day, the character played by Bill Murray wakes each morning to realize he is reliving the same day over and over again. There is a lesson to be learned here, and it is not until the lesson is learned that he life can get back on track and move on to another day.Well, Fitzwilliam Darcy has some lessons to be learned! We know from reading Pride and Prejudice that when he takes to heart what Elizabeth has said about him during his horrendous proposal at Hunsford and mends his [...]

    9. An exquisitely romantic tale of unconquerable attraction, ghastly errors, lessons learned and infatuation growing into true all-abiding love. This is a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ variation I will read again and again. I was already familiar with Beau North’s gripping style from ‘Longbourn’s Songbird’, a book that takes raw feeling and turns it into art. In ‘The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy’ Beau North and Brooke West do that all over again. [Beware, there may be spoilers]From the v [...]

    10. I love Groundhog Day, so this story appealed to me. Not as lyrical as the other two books I've read by this author, but still really well written and enjoyable.

    11. I had the pleasure of getting to read an early copy of this, so some details may change by publication. However, this is brilliant. I love how the ending is completely rewritten while still touching on echoes of the original. I love that there were several points that I thought might be enough to end the repetition, but he had to keep searching. It was really great how thoroughly he needed to change, how obviously difficult it was for him to see. The various forms of denial and acceptance in dea [...]

    12. I could not put this book down. I loved how the authors expressed the anguish, playfulness, revelations and redemption of Mr. Darcy. The absolute love and, I can think of no better word, but adoration of Elizabeth was breathtaking. I could not help but cry, both about the conclusion, and about the fact that the book was over.

    13. "All this time I wondered if she was worthy of me. I never considered I might not be worthy of her!"Pride and Prejudice retelling in which Darcy is stuck reliving the day in which he proposed to Elizabeth in Kent. He makes mistakes, learns, and comes out of the experience with humility and understanding."The first possibility was that he had committed some grave sin and was now being punished for it. The other, more appealing possibility was that he was being given an opportunity to learn from h [...]

    14. Still A Love Story, If not Groundhog DayNorth and West ring us a delightful and well-crafted speculation of Darcy's Reformation at Risings and Hunsford. This is a reworking of the beloved (at least by this reviewer) Bill Murray movie "Groundhog's Day." The author's slow the tale to grow organically. After several dozen cycles, Darcy does not decide to learn the piano, it rather Elizabeth by putting Mrs. Collins to a use which I have never read. Brilliant and well worth savoring every page.

    15. Considering the countless times I have read this now (disclaimer: I was editor for this project), you might be surprised to know that I am still wondering about Darcy & Elizabeth in this storys after I sent it back to the authors for the Final Look. It'shaunting. And always leaves me not a little weepy. Every time. Really proud of this novella. Beau North and Brooke West are one talented writing team. Can't wait for Austenesque and romance fans to read it.

    16. I'm terrible at writing reviews. I would rather write a whole book than write a review. So I shall just say that there was some truly beautiful writing here and it was bloody marvellous.

    17. Don’t Worry, Tomorrow Will Be Better…Unless Of Course it is Exactly the Same as Today!!Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsTYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice VariationTIME FRAME: Begins with the Netherfield Ball and fixates on the day Darcy proposes at Hunsford ParsonageMAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Anne de Bourgh, Lady Catherine, and Charlotte CollinsSYNOPSIS: Darcy finds himself in a ‘Groundhog Day’ type scenario. Every morning he wakes up to reli [...]

    18. This is a Really fun book! I've read other versions of Darcy mash up with Groundhog day but this one is probably the best! Because this one has a great deal of humor and a great deal of introspection. Following the disastrous proposal at Hunsford Darcy ends up trapped in a time bubble of the same day where he needs to figure out how to repair his behavior so he can escape. Much like Bill Murray in the film Groundhog's day he uses the time in a variety of ways so for good and some for silliness. [...]

    19. I would like to thank netgalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read this book. It's an interesting concept and I find it really engaging to see the world from Darcy's pov. I love the way that the characters are portrayed and how cannon they are. The storyline allows Darcy to develop and for us to see a new side to him. It dragged a little in the middle, but otherwise rolls nicely.I read this as part of the Someone Else Pick It For Me- February part of the Austenesque Lovers TBR Pile R [...]

    20. Oh man, I adored this book. It was unusual not having Elizabeth's POV, but I found that I really didn't mind. I loved how Darcy did everything from (view spoiler)[try to escape his torment by going to London, to playing pranks on his relatives, to seeking advice, to even potentially dying. (hide spoiler)] It was such an effective way to give him time to learn his lessons without actually needing time to pass in the rest of the world; however, I did appreciate that the ending came (view spoiler)[ [...]

    21. Extremely original premise and very interesting character evolution for Darcy's "truly humbled" journey. The epilogue of the end of life reflections from Darcy were very moving and wistfully sad.

    22. Dear reader,If you are looking for a P&P variation with a delightful twist,then this is the book for you. This story centres around a particular Sunday in Kent,where the proud,haughty Darcy decides to grace Elizabeth Bennet with his presence,bestow upon her the most lauded position and title in the land as he finally succumbs to temptation and arrogantly asks,what he assumes to be a fait accompli,for her hand in marriage. Unfortunately for him the answer he receives is the antithesis of what [...]

    23. Thank you Netgalley, authors and publishers for this digital ARC for an honest review.I've had some bad experiences with Pride and Prejudice reimaginings. I have read some truly awful books in my quest to reconnect with Elizabeth and Darcy. In fact one of the worst books I have ever read was a book that set Darcy as a vampire be fair the warnings were there. However The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy places itself very very far away from those tortures. It's premise is that after Darcy's initia [...]

    24. Picked this up on a whim to see a P&P story written from a male perspective (Darcy) and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.The early chapters covered established ground story-wise, but once Darcy began his "troubles" (no spoilers!) it was a fun ride, full of clever ideas mixed with gentle romance. It was also refreshing to see depth added to the character of Anne de Bourgh.I didn't really take in that it was co-authored until after finishing, which speaks to the authors' impre [...]

    25. Not sure what to write here. It was at times amusing. The writing style was kind of all over the place. The idea was one I was excited about but it was very Elizabeth light. I kept thinking that the book where Mr Darcy keeps proposing to Elizabeth over and over due to a head injury was done much more charmingly. I will read this one again, I am sure but on the fence as to how many times. Maybe I will like it more the second time.

    26. Yes I'm rating our book 5 stars, because it was such a joy to collaborate with Brooke West on this project. She's a talented voice, watch for great things from her in the future! It was also a dream come true to introduce these paranormal elements into the story we all know and love. I hope everyone enjoys it!

    27. In this Groundhog Day meets Pride and Prejudice retelling, Darcy is forced to suffer through the day Lizzie rejects his proposal over and over until he can right the wrongs that got him there in the first place.This was such a beautifully written book, with brilliant Austen-esque style that really made me feel I could have been reading something Austen wrote herself. There are some new elements thrown into the P&P world which adds a refreshing spin on the tale, including a couple of new char [...]

    28. All seems to go well for Darcy until that proposal, eager to leave the next day he finds that inexplicably he was woken to the same day. How long will this keep happening and what is the purpose of him re-living the day over and over again.Loved this, it was so easy to read and the story just flowed. (Loved the film Groundhog's Day which might have helped in loving the book)

    29. This book is a blend of Pride and Prejudice, Groundhog Day (with Bill Murray), and new material. I loved it! It’s one of the most fun P&P variations I’ve ever read, and I’m astounded that it is only Beau North’s third published book and Brooke West’s second. (And I don’t see any pseudonyms listed on for either of them.) The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy (2016), independently published byBeau North andBrooke West, is a Pride and Prejudice variation set in Regency England. And i [...]

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