On Equal Ground: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

Well read, observant, and spirited, a young Elizabeth Bennet draws the attention of a wealthy widower When she finally meets Mr Darcy, she outranks him Of course, that doesn t stop him from insulting her Married and wealthy, is she still beneath his notice Elizabeth s high society connections create new opportunities for her sisters and, in turn, keep Darcy close to hWell read, observant, and spirited, a young Elizabeth Bennet draws the attention of a wealthy widower When she finally meets Mr Darcy, she outranks him Of course, that doesn t stop him from insulting her Married and wealthy, is she still beneath his notice Elizabeth s high society connections create new opportunities for her sisters and, in turn, keep Darcy close to her family When tragedy strikes, will Darcy rise to the occasion Or will his propensity to give offense show no respect for rank
On Equal Ground A Pride and Prejudice Vagary Well read observant and spirited a young Elizabeth Bennet draws the attention of a wealthy widower When she finally meets Mr Darcy she outranks him Of course that doesn t stop him from insulting

  • Title: On Equal Ground: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary
  • Author: Elizabeth Adams
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  • Page: 284
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Ah, sweet retribution! In the original novel and most of the variations Darcy has the luxury of knowing he has the upper hand. But what if he hasn’t? What if Elizabeth is his superior in everything – station in life, wealth, connections? What if he is forced to approach the relationship with humility, knowing that he is less powerful than her and the family she now belongs to? What if their circumstances are so wholly reversed that he, not Elizabeth, has nothing but his charm to recommend hi [...]

    2. Dear Reader,Providence shone on Robert Talbot and Lizzy Bennet on a wet,foggy,February morn, intersecting their paths and initiating a union of shared hearts,minds,loyalty,family values and love. Being loved and loving in return is an extremely powerful tie,one which brought endless joy,confidence,happiness and maturity to these two strong,independent and loving individuals. Alas,these halcyon days came to a cruelly unexpected end and with it a forced acceptance that while one must forge ahead,o [...]

    3. As others have commented, this story has two distinct parts. Elizabeth Adams is a gifted writer, and she does a wonderful job of squeezing all the emotion out of both sections.Elizabeth Bennet just happens to be with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner when they make the acquaintance of Mr. Talbot, a widower twice over who has lost both his wives and his children due to tragic circumstances. While she is staying in Cheapside with her relatives, he often comes to visit and she views him in an avuncular k [...]

    4. 4.5 rounded up to 5 starsFirst, know that this book, as stated in the story description, has Elizabeth marrying and loving deeply another man before she ever meets William Darcy. The man has had two marriages both of which ended in not only the death of his spouse but also the deaths of children from both marriages. His relationship with both women was not a love relationship. He has over 20 years on Elizabeth and that might seem a little off putting but he in no way has a father/daughter relati [...]

    5. This was the perfect book to read for Valentine's Day! It is a story that will wrap around your heart and pull at all your heartstrings. Not only do we have one love story, but we get two.This is definitely a variation that changes up canon. I felt like a member of the family, as I became immersed in Elizabeth Bennet's life. You feel her indecision, her joy and her loveyou also feel her pain. On her way to London with Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, they help a gentleman whose carriage has broken down. E [...]

    6. Even though Elizabeth loves anotherI don't usually enjoy stories where Elizabeth or Darcy are married before they get together, but this one is an exception. Lizzy's first marriage is a love match to a man quite different from Darcy as a young man, but as I expect he became after years of marriage. Her first husband is an Earl and Elizabeth becomes a fabulously wealthy and happy Countess. I enjoyed this portion of the book far more than I anticipated. This was a good life for Elizabeth and I was [...]

    7. I gave this 5 stars because it was well written but honestly, I will never read it again. E had the love of her life with another, in my opinion, and then there was Darcy. I kept thinking about the BBC program Spooks with Harry and Ruth's romance. That to me is the standard for a mature romance. I don't mean age-wise but mature life-experience-wise. I was very touched by E's relationship with R but not so much with D. I kept thinking that I wish R was Mr Darcy and that the Darcy character was Co [...]

    8. Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love. ~ Terri GuillemetsIf you’re a JAFF reader who can’t abide either Darcy or Elizabeth married to anyone else take this book off your TBR list and stop reading this review now. (view spoiler)[Not only has Elizabeth married very young, she soon has three children and she is very much in love with her husband. We see the courtship and early marriage between Elizabeth and Robert Talbot. That is how he first introduces himself – as plain Robert Talbot. [...]

    9. On Equal Ground: A Pride and Prejudice VagaryThis story was a delightful variation. Elizabeth is married to a very wealthy man a few years younger than her father when she turned eighteen. Married twice before in marriages of convenience, the Earl is utterly taken with the witty and vivacious Elizabeth Bennet. Before leaving for Longbourn to visit the Bennets, Lord Asheland - Robert Talbot, needs to deal with an estate problem at one of his lesser estates so Elizabeth travels with their two chil [...]

    10. I bought this book on a whim, because it was recommended through my audible app after I finished The Houseguest for the third time. I didn't read the description beforehand, and started listening immediately. When I realized what was going on, I wasn't sure I would like it. I usually find it hard to see Elizabeth with others, and prefer for that to be off-screen if it's a story element. However, what I found here was that I actually LOVED her first husband, so by the time that portion of the sto [...]

    11. Wow! What a lovely book.This is an interesting take on Elizabeth Bennet and 2 loves in her life. This book is divided into 2 parts, both of them outstanding reading on their own. The first part is about a younger Elizabeth, who when traveling with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner, meets a very charming, interesting older man. The older man becomes a friend of the Gardiners and turns out to be an earl. He is charmed by Elizabeth and courts and weds her. The story takes the time to show you the growth [...]

    12. Conflicted 5-Star Rating (spoilers)First of all, I truly did love the book. The romance between Darcy and Elizabeth was spot on. !y conflict lies with the fact Elizabeth was married to someone else, loved someone else deeply. My heart was so torn reading the first part. Angst had run ampk. Big time. I know there are other variations where D&E are sometimes involved with other people, but oh it"s hard to read. Anyways, had to express this. Wonderful book! Thank you Ms. Adams for an excellent [...]

    13. Gosh, I have never been so torn between having a HEA for Darcy and Elizabeth and wanting her to stay married to someone else!! I truly loved her relationship with her first husband and didn’t want anything bad to happen to them. Elizabeth Adam is a talented writer. You can feel the emotions coming off the pages. The other reviews are great with recapping the story. I would recommend reading this for JAFF fans but also those who have list a spouse. It gives you hope for a second opportunity in [...]

    14. BE READY TO SOB AND SIGH!I read this story probably about four times and, seriously, I bawled like a baby each time. I can count on one hand stories that I consider swoon-worthy; where the depth of feeling between the beloved couple is so beautifully described that the reader can only sigh and wish the story would never end. The genius of this story is not only do we wish this for ODC but for Elizabeth's first marriage as well! I so desperately wanted Robert to have his own HEA but I love Darcy [...]

    15. This Pride and Prejudice variation explores what would happen if Elizabeth outranked Darcy when they met, and all Darcy's advantages of wealth and privilege weren't a consideration. At 17, Elizabeth is traveling with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner when they meet a charming older man named Mr. Robert Talbot. After Mr. Talbot spends more time in the Gardiner's company, he confesses he's actually the Earl of Asheland, a very wealthy man with a number of estates. He's drawn to Elizabeth and makes her a [...]

    16. What a romantic novel with Elizabeth finding love two times around. In between both loves, she has heartbreak but her heart is mended by Darcy. This novel is written beautifully and the story is a great idea by Ms. Adams making Elizabeth a higher rank than Darcy. Elizabeth grew up with her first marriage not only in social rank but poise and acceptance by the ton.She loved and she loved deeply and was loved and cherished by Robert Talbot. After his loss and mourning period, Darcy became her clos [...]

    17. Wonderful storyThis story has Elizabeth married to another man before she ever meets either Bingley or Darcy. She meets and falls in love with Robert who she later discovered is an Earl and is much older than she. The love story about these two people is quite beautiful and its actually wonderful to believe that great things come to Elizabeth. In one scene Caroline finds out that she's a Countess and doesn't actually believe her until the Earl arrived. But, since this is P &P variation we ha [...]

    18. This is certainly one of my favorites variations I had the pleasure of listening to so far! This one takes you through the life of Elizabeth, her marriage to her first husband Lord Robert Talbot--who is many years her senior and how she grew and learned about life and high society from him during the few years of their marriage. It was after his accidental death, which left Elizabeth heartbroken and planning on never to marry again. However, meeting up with Mr. Dacy, and thinking very little of [...]

    19. Avid ReaderIt has been a while since I've read a book by this author. Elizabeth and her first husband, Robert truly loved each other, so much so it took her 2.5 years to get over his death. Darcy had to really work to win Elizabeth because she was the widow of an Earl and the mother of three children. Mrs. Bennett was no longer in the picture, and the Earl forced Mr. Bennett to become a husband and provider for his daughters. After Mrs. Bennett dies, Mr. Bennett remarried. Caroline Bingely recei [...]

    20. The setup for this was intriguing, and it has a promising beginning, but in the end I found it dull and somewhat saccharine. The author has removed all sources of conflict from the original book (no Wickham, no Lady Catherine, the most embarrassing Bennet family members are either reformed or mostly removed from the narrative) and there aren’t any new sources of conflict introduced to make up the difference. I enjoy wish fulfillment to a point, but you need something to balance the story out, [...]

    21. Darcy Finds His Perfect Wife - But She's Already MarriedIf the credo of romantic fiction is that the hero and heroine are destined for each other, what happens when someone else, just as perfect, gets there first? Ms. Adams gives us a truly romantic variation where love comes twice. This story will have the reader begging for the impossible, wiping tears and fist pumping the victory of persistent love. A beautifully written, gripping love story by a most talented author.

    22. Amazing! Even though I loved Robert and I've got a headache from cryingThis was an incredibly beautiful P&P variation, and I loved it! BUT, and I can't believe I'm saying this, honestly I would have been fine if Darcy never showed up! I loved Robert so much! Even so, the way that Adams wrote Elizabeth's transition was done incredibly well, and I loved ODC's relationship.

    23. Elizabeth, the CountessLOVED the fact that Lizzy outranked Fitzwilliam in this delightful P&P variation. This is a fantastic book! There are no words to describe how I was drawn to this book and could not put it down! Lizzy marrying an Earl, then becoming a widow. She was a wonderful Countess!!

    24. 🤣I laughed, I cried and became incredibly frustrated at times. This is such a wonderful story. Ms Adams has always had truly unique JAFF story twists and this one doesn't disappoint.

    25. Loved itLizzy's two husbands are quite different. I liked that her first marriage was happy and the transition to marriage to Darcy was carefully done. The last chapters could have been longer or even made into a sequel.

    26. Practically perfect in every waySo delightful. Well written with nothing to blush over. No unbelievable angst but plenty of depth of emotion. Brava!Well done.

    27. Excellent storyVery original and very well written. I could hardly put it down. I enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend it.

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