The Second Chance

The Second Chance

Joana Starnes / Jan 23, 2020

The Second Chance Soon after the Netherfield ball a troubled Mr Darcy decides to walk away from a most unsuitable fascination But heartache is in store for them all and his misguided attempts to ensure the comfort of

  • Title: The Second Chance
  • Author: Joana Starnes
  • ISBN: 9781311475527
  • Page: 409
  • Format: ebook
  • Soon after the Netherfield ball, a troubled Mr Darcy decides to walk away from a most unsuitable fascination But heartache is in store for them all, and his misguided attempts to ensure the comfort of the woman he loves backfire in ways he had not expectedWhy is it that the worth of a true blessing is never felt as keenly as when it seems to have become quite out of rSoon after the Netherfield ball, a troubled Mr Darcy decides to walk away from a most unsuitable fascination But heartache is in store for them all, and his misguided attempts to ensure the comfort of the woman he loves backfire in ways he had not expectedWhy is it that the worth of a true blessing is never felt as keenly as when it seems to have become quite out of reach In this tale of Pride Prejudice meets Sense Sensibility , Mr Darcy is compelled to reflect on this very question, as he struggles to come to terms with the effects of his wrong choices, and fervently hope for a second chance at finding happiness Well, Sir, what shall it be The joy of music or of the printed word she asked, in a manner so highly reminiscent of their past interactions as to make him almost giddy with renewed hope The joy of you My greatest folly was to ever walk away from it

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    1. Another beautiful P&P variation!!! P&P meets S&S I couldn't put this book down!!! It was haunting, painful, tender and poignant Darcy comes up with an original plan to rid himself of Elizabeth after the Netherfield Ball and from there on, we witness a story of deceit, angst, regret and rebirth Mixed into the plot are our favorite characters from Sense and Sensibility It's just a brilliantly plotted book!!!Starnes creates what I think may be the best conversations between Darcy and Co [...]

    2. 3.5 starsAlright so this review is coming a bit late, and there will probably be many things I will forget, as well as maybe a few spoilers. I'm finding it really hard to review without spoilers, but I don't think I shall reveal anything major that will ruin the book for you if you decide to read it. There are a few things I wish to warn about though, so if I spoil, I apologize. This story started out really great. I loved that the author chose to begin her tale at the part where Darcy is beginn [...]

    3. Reviewer Sophie said it all. This is a great variation on ODC. I loved how the author gave us so much insight into the characters' thoughts and feelings. Interesting twist to allow Bingley to have the clearer and more rational concept about marriage, his love and the "ton". The angst was compelling. And at times the poignancy brought tears to my eyes. Yes, keep your wits about you as the author puts JA's words and events into different usage. Loved the interaction between the doctor whom Darcy b [...]

    4. Earlier this year I read and really enjoyed The Subsequent Proposal by Joana Starnes which featured characters of both Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. When I was offered the opportunity to read The Second Chance by Joana, I read the blurb, and seeing that it featured characters from both Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice I assumed that it would be similar to The Subsequent Proposal but actually it was quite different.The Second Chance diverges from Pride and Prejudice pretty earl [...]

    5. Once again, the wonderful Joana Starnes seamlessly blends the characters from two of Jane Austen's novels; first Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion in The Subsequent Proposal and now Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility in this brilliant story, The Second Chance. Starting off with the writing! I remember being very impressed with the writing in The Subsequent Proposal and it was just as brilliant, if not better, in this story! The style is just wonderful to read; it feels almost effortl [...]

    6. TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility VariationTIME FRAME: Jane and Elizabeth’s stay at Netherfield through November of the next year. Plus a lovely epilogue that takes place twenty-eight years laterIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Charles Bingley, Jane Bennet, Kitty Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Colonel Brandon, Marianne Dashwood, Mrs. Jennings, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. and Mrs. GardinerSYNOPSIS:When Elizabeth and Jane are unexpectedly called home from [...]

    7. The road to HEA is fraught with decisions and not all of them good ones.Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read Mr. Darcy’s thoughts? That is exactly what we get to do in this JAFF. In fact we get to read the thoughts of many pivotal P&P characters. There are several excellent reviews already presented by Sophie, S.L. Majczan, and Christina Boyd [Vine Voice]. They helped me decide that I wanted to read this JAFF. Thanks guys for the excellent reviews. In this stirring version [...]

    8. I find it difficult to rate this book. The more I think about it, the more depth I discover!I very much enjoyed:- Bingley's response to Darcy when he tried to advice him against marrying Jane.- How Darcy wanted to help Elizabeth at all cost when he was much under his family's duty state of mind.- Devonshire with its wild countryside was well suited to Elizabeht's love of outdoors.- The interactions with the characters of Sense and Sensibility.- The way Darcy was getting a real telling of by his [...]

    9. Anne pretty much wrote what I would like to write about this book. This author is very good, no doubt, but I felt that the feelings between the main couple were very poorly developed. I really didn't understand how and when Elizabeth started to love Mr. Darcy. And after they declared their feelings for each other the story kept going on and on, aimlessly.

    10. One of my favorite Pride and Prejudice variations! Soph's review is a great overview without giving anything away. The author has done a great job at blending the characters from 2 novels - Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility. When Elizabeth's father becomes ill while she is at Netherfield nursing Jane she quickly sees a different side to Darcy. When he brings in his own physician from London, Elizabeth sees the caring side of Darcy which starts the process of her altered opinion o [...]

    11. This was a trick book to rate while I was reading it I would give it five stars but upon completion and reflection I would give it a 3 1/2 so I split the difference and gave it 4.This book is a well done meshing of P&P and S&S. Darcy & Elizabeth are the stars and much of canon is abandoned to fit the plot but it is still enjoyable. A book with so many characters leads to many being skimmed over and some plot points dropped.The book begins as Lizzy and Jane are staying at Netherfield. [...]

    12. It's fun to read P&P characters interacting with characters from other Austen novels, in this case Sense & Sensibility. At one point Darcy is jealous of Col. Brandon for his easiness in Elizabeth's company. Lots of suffering & misunderstandings as well. Good stuff!

    13. One rainy day in December, I found myself reading in my pajamas all day author Joana Starnes’ newly released “The Falmouth Connection”. I was instantly engaged by the unexpected, surprisingly smart, and innovative handling of “Pride and Prejudice” in a very alternate universe where Elizabeth becomes an heiress to a fine fortune. Therefore, when Laurel Ann, our blogmistress, asked if I would be interested in reading Starnes “The Second Chance: A ‘Pride & Prejudice – ‘Sense & [...]

    14. 'You are dealt the winning hand, and you still make a hash of it' says Colonel Fitzwilliam to Darcy. Probably my favourite line in this book and one that sums up the story. Darcy realises very early on that he is in love with Elizabeth, but prioritises the duty to his family. Unable to leave her family in the hedgerows when he realises Longborn is entailed, he donates an estate in Devon to the Bennet family, in the event anything happens to Mr Bennet anonymously of course. What could go wrong?!C [...]

    15. CuteI enjoyed revisiting my favorite characters in different circumstances but felt that conflicts were too easily resolved even when the situation was drawn out. The exclusion of Lydia, Wickham, the Ferrars family were missed.

    16. The second chance è una variation di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio scritta da Joana Starnes, già autrice del bel The subsequent proposal, che vedeva Darcy ed Elizabeth interagire con i personaggi di Persuasione.Questa volta l'autrice fonde invece il mondo di Orgoglio e Pregiudizo con quello di Ragione e Sentimento, ottenendone delle scene davvero uniche e piacevoli.La storia comincia a Netherfield, dove Elizabeth sta risiedendo per assistere la sorella Jane. Notizie da Longbourne, però, la costringo [...]

    17. I've been on a Pride and Prejudice bender since a couple of weeks ago, when I caught the 2005 movie on HBO. Then I read the book, watched the 1995 BBC miniseries, etc. Now I've dove into the fan fiction, although that description usually conjures up rank amateurs writing porn. Thankfully this novel here is not the case. (And although I'm no prude, I honestly can't bring myself to read the P&P stuff out there that is. Ruins the image, no?)I'll be honest, though, and only "Twilight" fans might [...]

    18. When you approach a Pride & Prejudice variation, the only certain thing is that Elizabeth and Darcy are going to be togheter at the end. Very few authors would dare to disregard the reader's desires. So the only thing left to see is how the author is going to mix up things, and this time all of the characters seem to always do the sensible thing.All but one.This Mr. Darcy messes up things so badly that his intervention alone suffices to propel the story from the beginning to the end.The Seco [...]

    19. Wonderful book! Finally I read a story worthy of being called a "variation" of Pride and Prejudice. We all read it for the romance and the angst and yearning of hope and misunderstanding. The love and attraction between Darcy and Elizabeth is just beautiful, true and deep, developed together with the their characters (I was so tiered of the sex scenes in other variations). It is passionate without pornographic details! I will recommend this book to my friends not just because it is clean, but it [...]

    20. Delightful fun.A delightful tale mostly from Darcy's perspective. A little overly dramatic (Mr. Darcy) but still enjoyable. I'm not sure the Dashwoods added all that much to the story still neither did they detract. I liked having Jane and Charles find their way on their own and it was fun to see a more restrained Mrs. Bennett.

    21. Joana Starnes definitely has a way of drawing you in with her writing. The way she blends in both S&S as well as P&P makes it so believable. Highly recommend this one as well as all her other books. 4.5 stars.

    22. An enjoyable variationI enjoyed this variation, which included a crossover with c.f. characters and settings from Sense and Sensibility. The c.f. characters are true to the original, although there are a few plot twists from the originals.

    23. In this Pride and Prejudice variation disaster befalls the Bennet family after the Netherfield Ball. Darcy decides to walk away but believes he must help Lizzy's family, which is where the character's from Sense and Sensibility occur. After many misunderstanding can happiness actually happen

    24. A sweet storyI loved the road taken by Darcy to get "his" Elizabeth, and his unshakable conviction once he decided she was his to cherish.A very worthy read.

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