Darcy on the Hudson: A Pride and Prejudice Re-imagining


Darcy on the Hudson: A Pride and Prejudice Re-imagining [Download] ➻ Darcy on the Hudson: A Pride and Prejudice Re-imagining By Mary Lydon Simonsen – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, and Charles Bingley set sail from England for New York, each travels with a different purpose in mind Georgiana wants to put a particularly jarring episode inv When Fitzwilliam the Hudson: ePUB ¹ Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, and Charles Bingley set sail from England for New York, each travels with a different purpose in mind Georgiana wants to put a particularly jarring episode involving a family friend in the past, Darcy on PDF or and Charles wishes to visit his Uncle Richard in an exciting new land For Darcy, it is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of new sources of wealth in the expanding United States, but once Darcy meets American, Elizabeth on the Hudson: PDF ↠ Bennet, it is the beginning of a love story But will their differences and a possible second war between Britain and America keep them apart.

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  • 262 pages
  • Darcy on the Hudson: A Pride and Prejudice Re-imagining
  • Mary Lydon Simonsen
  • English
  • 03 August 2019

About the Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen

I am the Hudson: ePUB ¹ the authors of several Pride Prejudice and Persuasion re imaginings I have also written a modern love story, The Second Date, Love Italian American Style, and three British mysteries, Three s A Crowd, A Killing in Darcy on PDF or Kensington, A Death in Hampden, Dying to Write, and Murder by MoonlightingI am a wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer, reader, writer, serious recyclerWhen I read for relaxation, I read mysteries My greatest love is history When I am doing the on the Hudson: PDF ↠ research for a new book, I love digging for historical nuggets.



10 thoughts on “Darcy on the Hudson: A Pride and Prejudice Re-imagining

  1. J. W. Garrett J. W. Garrett says:

    Mr Darcy comes to AmericaImagine meshing P P with early America history That means this variation is way off off canon We aren t even in England So be prepared for a very different kind of story We have Bingley, Darcy and Georgiana traveling to the American Hudson River area in 1811 Bingley was visiting his relative and daughter Caroline, his cousin, who was out of town until she heard Darcy was visiting Yeah, she was on her way back home This gave our characters enough time for an assem Mr Darcy comes to AmericaImagine meshing PP with early America history That means this variation is way off off canon We aren t even in England So be prepared for a very different kind of story We have Bingley, Darcy and Georgiana traveling to the American Hudson River area in 1811 Bingley was visiting his relative and daughter Caroline, his cousin, who was out of town until she heard Darcy was visiting Yeah, she was on her way back home This gave our characters enough time for an assembly and Darcy to act taciturn and standoffish Only in this situation, he was recovering from seasickness and was not about to embarrass himself by tossing his accounts after trying to dance Eventually, he and Elizabeth were able to work out their troubles and were working on being friends For the history buff, there was a plethora of tidbits tossed around as to the settling of the area I found it so interesting how the author interjected historical names and facts into conversations or explanations on how things were or how they were established It was cute how slang was compared between the British and American languages Customs were evaluated andfreedom was given to Georgiana even though she was not considered out Also, our love struck males Charles especially had to consider what a courtship and eventually marriage would mean for his lady of choice She would have to be willing to move to England as Charles was determined to not stay in America To add further angst to this was the distant rumbling between the two governments It was suggested that there might be another conflict between the two countries One of the things I noticed was the difference with Mr and Mrs Bennet This Mrs Bennet wasin charge of her family Lydia and Kitty, especially, were under her thumb as they were twins and needed watching Mary wasfriendly and was quite the matchmaker Mr Collins and Charlotte Lucas have her to think for their paring When Caroline arrived, it was clear she had her sites on Darcy Through a discussion with her and Darcy, we learned what happened to Wickham She was soon convinced that her affections lay in a different direction This was a low angst, full of historical tidbits, clean, funny, and delightful as we meshed the American and British sensibilities together The story ends at 96% with a section on Chapter Notes most helpful This was so interesting I can t explain it any better if you love history, you should love this story

  2. Lynette Lynette says:

    I promised I wouldn t do this The last time, I reviewed a self published Jane Austen fan written sequel I got blasted by the Jane Austen Fan Fiction Community for having serious issues with one of their fellow writers bloggers fandom s whatever efforts I said I wouldn t write another review on them.Oh well.I ve read this author before And while I always had one or two issues with her work, I ve always enjoyed them One of my favorites of hers is a parody of sorts of Persuasion called Anne E I promised I wouldn t do this The last time, I reviewed a self published Jane Austen fan written sequel I got blasted by the Jane Austen Fan Fiction Community for having serious issues with one of their fellow writers bloggers fandom s whatever efforts I said I wouldn t write another review on them.Oh well.I ve read this author before And while I always had one or two issues with her work, I ve always enjoyed them One of my favorites of hers is a parody of sorts of Persuasion called Anne Elliot, A New Beginning It was written as tongue in cheek, and I enjoyed it very much I liked the author s sense of humor.Before I start my review, let me state that in the last month or so, I ve been engrossed on documentaries about the founding of America and the Revolutionary War Because of this fascination, DARCY ON THE HUDSON was right up there with what my reading interests are now, so for the author to add Darcy and Elizabeth in this setting was a win win for me to click the dreaded BUY NOW button for the Kindle.DARCY ON THE HUDSON s premise is that Darcy wanting to get Georgiana away from the aborted seduction of George Wickham takes Georgiana on a trip with Charles to visit his American relations so that Charles can check out his business interests there As Darcy has some business interests funding the Erie Canal which I thought was cool , he decides to accompany him The Bennet s are American and Caroline Bingley and Louisa Hurst instead of being Charles s sisters are his American cousins.Are you with me so far I liked this aspect I loved how the Bennet s were portrayed I was getting so sick of how Mr and Mrs Bennet are often portrayed in most adaptations While not the best of parents they are often routinely blasted by the fan fiction community They weren t here They were actually stronger, better people because they weren t weighed down by the British class system like they are in the original Mr Bennet free of the burden of Longborne is free to use his intellect and pursue all the varied interests he reads about, making him thought of as a genius and one of the wealthiest men in the area Mrs Bennet free from the worry of needing to marry her daughters off to secure her livelihood, and being a woman who lived through the horrors of the American Revolution as a child has become a much stronger and loving woman Once again, I totally loved Mr and Mrs Bennet I also loved that there was no pressure for the Bennet girls to find husbands.So what didn t I like It seems weird that what most drew me into the book is what annoyed me the most about it The historical context Though I love the History Channel, I am not a historian at all, but I do think that the author did a great job with the historical detail set forth in DARCY ON THE HUDSON I liked all the details and it was obvious that it was well researched, but there was just tooo much of it that distracted from what should have been the main focus of the story Darcy and Elizabeth s growing relationship It felt like the author used her love of the historical detail to give long winded speeches about American History instead developing Darcy and Elizabeth s relationshipDespite the interesting historical details, I felt like I was reading one of those short books that you find in libraries that give the overview of a time period and how people lived during that time period, instead of a Jane Austen sequel or a work of historical fiction Lynettehttp lynettestwocents.blogspot.com

  3. Don Jacobson Don Jacobson says:

    Pleasant What If in A Relaxed StyleAn older book from the backlist, Darcy on the Hudson transplants ODC and the gentle ballet to late Federal period New York state What is pleasing is the accessibility of the language But the crowning achievement is the work s examination of the limitless possibilities the Earl USA presented to the world Note the emphasis on the egalitarian nature of American society No desperate races to save a woman s virtue to detract from the thoughtful philosophical p Pleasant What If in A Relaxed StyleAn older book from the backlist, Darcy on the Hudson transplants ODC and the gentle ballet to late Federal period New York state What is pleasing is the accessibility of the language But the crowning achievement is the work s examination of the limitless possibilities the Earl USA presented to the world Note the emphasis on the egalitarian nature of American society No desperate races to save a woman s virtue to detract from the thoughtful philosophical plotline into which Darcy and Lizzy dance

  4. Heather Heather says:

    What really amazes me is that the author was able to fit a story in between the lines of this history lesson.

  5. Sheila Majczan Sheila Majczan says:

    After reading 3 novels with very dark and or depressing passages I was searching for something upbeat in this genre This book was recommended I had it on my kindle and thus it was easy to dig in I read it over the course of one day.This book does not have as much romance and or angst as some JAFF books, but I was held in suspense right up to the last as to how, when and where our dear couple would acknowledge to each other their feelings I did enjoy reading the history and was tense about Co After reading 3 novels with very dark and or depressing passages I was searching for something upbeat in this genre This book was recommended I had it on my kindle and thus it was easy to dig in I read it over the course of one day.This book does not have as much romance and or angst as some JAFF books, but I was held in suspense right up to the last as to how, when and where our dear couple would acknowledge to each other their feelings I did enjoy reading the history and was tense about Colonel Fitzwilliam s destiny Would he participate in battle against all those Darcy and Georgiana have now come to know and love There arepairings here with weddings than I expected in a trip across the Atlantic Would parents give permission for their daughters to marry and move overseas Even Georgiana s friendship with West Point cadet had me in suspense We meet again Jane and Charles, Mr Collins and Charlotte, Caroline Bingley, all the Bennet sister and a few new faces Loved Darcy s valet and Mrs Haas I was additionally happy to meet and read about Mr and Mrs Bennet s courtship and their management of their property farm, businesses, the kitchen, the touting of the Pennsylvania Stove, highlighting the apple pies and peach cobblers.Passages having Darcy roll up his sleeves and pick apples, the owl holes notice I love owls , the description of the scenery, the waterfalls, etc gave me warm thoughts Living here in the northeast I think I can appreciate some of this novel with its history and scenery evenWe live close to Philadelphia so I have always made an effort to visit historic sites The hostilities prior to the War of 1821 with the impressing of USA citizens to serve on British boats was a serious issue Also bought to mind is the issue of slavery.Lastly I like this new Elizabeth she seemed very modern in her role as a writer and in seeking commonality between England and the States Much of the novel dealt with how her role was viewed both in a trip she had made to England and in her own community.There is a lot going on with both the characters and the world, not just the immediate community in this book It was a satisfying read for me The author does provide an index so as to explain not only words but also events, etc mentioned in this tale

  6. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) says:

    TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL Alternate Path, ReimaginingTIME FRAME Post Ramsgate, Summer of 1811MAIN CHARACTERS The Bennet Family, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Charles Bingley, Richard Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Dirck StormWHY I WANTED TO READ THIS Mr Darcy is IN America Ever since I met American Girl Felicity Merriman and devoured her books at the age of nine, I ve been fascinated with Colonial America, and the time period of our nation s birth.It s Mary Simonsen I love the romance, TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL Alternate Path, ReimaginingTIME FRAME Post Ramsgate, Summer of 1811MAIN CHARACTERS The Bennet Family, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Charles Bingley, Richard Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Dirck StormWHY I WANTED TO READ THIS Mr Darcy is IN America Ever since I met American Girl Felicity Merriman and devoured her books at the age of nine, I ve been fascinated with Colonial America, and the time period of our nation s birth.It s Mary Simonsen I love the romance, humor, and historical content I find in every Mary Simonsen novel This is the sixth book I ve read and reviewed by Mary and I ve loved every single one of them WHAT I LOVED The Unique Setting Newfound freedom, The Constitution, The American Revolution, War of 1812, such an exciting and dynamic time in our nation s history I found this new setting to be a refreshing change and I took pleasure in witnessing how these changes impacted the plot.The History With subtlety and dexterity, Mary Simonsen embellishes her novel with informative and relevant tidbits of social customs and early American history I especially enjoyed the focus on Dutch colonization and traditions I loved learning about customs I never heard of before, like bundling and corn husking frolics To continue read, go to

  7. Leslie Leslie says:

    This is an enjoyable variation of P P If having read almost a dozen orP P variations, sequels and retellings it was a relief to give up the British upper classes rules for behavior.Is it historically accurate I have no clue Is it fun to read Yes it is This is an enjoyable variation of P P If having read almost a dozen orP P variations, sequels and retellings it was a relief to give up the British upper classes rules for behavior.Is it historically accurate I have no clue Is it fun to read Yes it is

  8. lori huff lori huff says:

    FantasticAs a fan of P P fan fiction, I would consider this re imagining a must read for all fellow lovers of these variations This book has everything going for it romance, humor, history, people you come to love As the title indicates, the setting for the story is the United States in the Hudson river valley, and the Bennetts, Lucases, and some of the Bingleys are American Darcy, Georgiana, Charles Bingley and Mr Collins are the only British characters, and they re visiting the area The FantasticAs a fan of PP fan fiction, I would consider this re imagining a must read for all fellow lovers of these variations This book has everything going for it romance, humor, history, people you come to love As the title indicates, the setting for the story is the United States in the Hudson river valley, and the Bennetts, Lucases, and some of the Bingleys are American Darcy, Georgiana, Charles Bingley and Mr Collins are the only British characters, and they re visiting the area The entire dynamic of the Bennett family is changed, as both parents are prosperous and sensible, the result being that all the daughters are also sensible, smart and loving I ve read a lot by this author and have never been disappointed She is a talented storyteller and knows how to develop the characters and the plot The story is filled with fascinating detail about history, customs, community relations, literature, animals, ships, and so muchYou can tell that it s very lovingly researched and written, with such attention to small items that add to the charm The title of the book put me off at first, as I imagined an American version of PP, but that isn t the case Politics and the strained relations between England and it s former colonies in the Regency era is a central theme, and affects all the characters and the plot The Bennetts are loyal to the U.S., and the Darcy s are loyal to England, yet the two families forge a close bond of friendship and some even stronger ties It s a heartwarming tale of the importance of family and friends, and of the humanity we all share regardless of color, creed, or country I recommend it highly

  9. Kim Kim says:

    If you ve been reading my blog, then you know that Mary Lydon Simonsen is one of my favorite Jane Austen fan fiction writers because her writing, her characters, plot, and creativity make her novels an extreme pleasure to read When Mary emailed me and gave me the opportunity to read not one, but three of her self published novels, I immediately jumped at the bit Of these three novels, she included her newest installment, Darcy on the Hudson, which is being released today It s different from t If you ve been reading my blog, then you know that Mary Lydon Simonsen is one of my favorite Jane Austen fan fiction writers because her writing, her characters, plot, and creativity make her novels an extreme pleasure to read When Mary emailed me and gave me the opportunity to read not one, but three of her self published novels, I immediately jumped at the bit Of these three novels, she included her newest installment, Darcy on the Hudson, which is being released today It s different from the other novels of hers that I have read, as it is a re imagining of Pride and Prejudice, taking place in a heavily Dutch influenced New York.After Georgiana s narrow escape from George Wickham s sinister plan of revenge, Darcy decides to take her with him and Charles Bingley on their trip to America Darcy hopes that the trip will bolster her spirits and boost her confidence, while giving her a new and quiet environment to heal her broken heart Bingley s Uncle Richard offers to play host to the three while in America, introducing them to the Hudson River Valley portion of New York Upon their arrival in New York, Darcy meets a young American woman named Elizabeth Bennet Just like in the beloved original, Darcy and Elizabeth fall for one another, although this time there are historical and social factors at play, threatening to tear them apart Lizzy is just as outspoken as ever, this time about the impending war between America and England This makes Simonsen s decision to make Lizzy an American eveninflammatory, as the obstacles between her and Darcy become eveninsurmountable as ever Wickham and Caroline Bingley make their appearances as evildoers, and there is even a new love interest for Georgiana thrown into the mix One of the most interesting changes that readers will really enjoy is the transformation of Mrs Bennet No longer a hysterical and floundering character, Simonsen makes her a new woman of resolve and wisdom beyond her years She helms the ship of her family with grace and power, and really makes a 180 degree turn With all these new changes and undertones of unrest, will Darcy and Lizzy be able to find true love Simonsen shows a true mastery of the historical fiction genre with the attention she spends on details Nothing is too small for her notice whether it be the names of new characters or the types of food being eaten Each detail of the novel plays a part in shaping the world she s creating Having grown up in New Jersey for a good portion of my life, it was fascinating for me to read about places in New York that I grew up next to It added to my extreme pleasure of the novel by teaching me new things, while still being entertained by my favorite Jane Austen characters Not only was it fascinating to learn about the New York region, but the book offers a lot of insight into the Dutch culture and the political reasons behind the War of 1812 Simonsen even includes a bit of an index in the rear of the book to learnin depth about certain people places events that she mentions throughout the course of the work.As I mentioned earlier there are various changes to the characters we know and love I can t tell you what a joy it was to read a Mrs Bennet who wasn t obsessed with yelling and carrying about She offered prudent advice to her daughters, in the hopes that it would guide them in the decisions they made for themselves, while remaining true to who they each were This character change alone made me begin to rethink Austen s original storyline and wonder how different the younger Bennet girls might have been with a mother who showed a littlerestraint and decorum Even Caroline Bingley has a bit of a generous moment It s these little twists and turns that make Simonsen such a fun author to read She takes the readers on an old journey that is full of surprises, making it completely new again.If you re willing to keep an open mind with the character changes, and would like see Darcy and Elizabeth thrown into a new location and situation, then I highly recommend Darcy on the Hudson The ending alone will have any romantic head over heels in love with Darcy all over again Kimberly Reflections of a Book Addict

  10. Anna Anna says:

    I read A LOT of Pride Prejudice sequels, re imaginings, etc I have an insane weakness forJane Austen, in whatever form I can get it minus stuff like Pride Prejudice Zombies, which is lazily repetitive crap When I am bored and have money to burn onfor Kindle books, I usually get a P P retelling that is lounging away on my wishlist As someone who has seen Simonsen s books around at the library, I knew she was a fairly respected Austen revisionist When I saw that this one I read A LOT of Pride Prejudice sequels, re imaginings, etc I have an insane weakness forJane Austen, in whatever form I can get it minus stuff like Pride Prejudice Zombies, which is lazily repetitive crap When I am bored and have money to burn onfor Kindle books, I usually get a PP retelling that is lounging away on my wishlist As someone who has seen Simonsen s books around at the library, I knew she was a fairly respected Austen revisionist When I saw that this one had the Bennets as Americans, was set on the verge of the War of 1812 and had some other changes, I immediately dived in The idea is that Darcy and Georgiana go along to America with Bingley to escape the situation with Wickham and Darcy also is interested in funding the Eerie Canal Project along with Mr Bennet and some other investors, believe it or not Oh and joy of joys, Caroline and Louisa are the daughters of Bingley s Uncle, instead of his sisters These are the basic details of the plot Probably my favorite thing about this book, that we don t get all that much of in the original Pride Prejudice, is all of the political current events that are going on during that time period on a grander level We also get a lot of details and information in general regarding American history such as it is in 1811 i.e the American Revolution and the settlement of the Dutch people that Mrs Bennet is descended from The fact that Austen meant to show how isolated people were in the country and the relations in society between people without bringing politics and current events into the mix were the main focus, I can understand the lack of context to the events of the time period But as an American, I definitely enjoyed the history lesson on my country and the interesting way it was delivered Also the look at the differences in customs between England and America in 1811 degree of formality, the type of work done by landed gentry, etc was very intriguing So this was not a complaint for me, unlike for some other readers My other thoughts are on the overall representation of the Bennet family itself in this book I appreciated above all else that Simonsen never turned either parent into a villain They were remade in the image of their surroundings, with Mrs Bennet becoming a levelheaded and hardworking Dutchwoman She was of good moral standing and insisted on educating her girls in running a household, cooking, cleaning, taking care of animals and doing chores in general so they would be capable in hard times as well It was an interesting take on a character who is normally just a caricature As for Mr Bennet, he has enough wealth that the girls don t have to worry about finding husbands With a loving marriage and a wife who experience the devastation of war firsthand, they are both stricter with silly Lydia and Kitty than in the first novel The friendships between Kitty, Lydia, Mary and Georgiana were nicely developed The one thing I feel was lacking was the overall growth of the relationships between Elizabeth and Darcy Jane and Bingley There were interactions, misunderstandings and moments to set your heart afflutter But I felt like the deeper connections were hollowed out in favor of the history There were some notable exceptions to the characters included I especially missed Fitzwilliam and Wickham had far less page time a plus for me personally It could have stood to be another 100 pages longer to add inromantic development Other than that, this is one of the best Austen re imaginings that I ve personally ever read If you want a fresh perspective on a favorite tale, I d highly recommend it VERDICT 4 5 Stars No money or favors were exchanged for this review This book is now available online, or maybe even at your local library

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