On Stranger Prides by Amy Cecil Book REview

Darcy finally admits his feelings to Elizabeth and asks for her hand in marriage. Rather than saying yes like he assumed she would, she declines. She also lays down many accusations against him for why she’s not marrying him. He takes what she says to heart and writes her a letter of explanation. Once he’s sent it, he abandons his life and becomes a pirate. Years later, Elizabeth is a widow to an aristocrat. She, her son, and her father set out to go on a trip to see family. The ship that she’s in is overtaken by none other than Darcy and his crew.

Mr. Darcy leaves his life to become a pirate:

When I first started reading this book, I was not very impressed. It was literally a scene in the original Pride and Prejudice book. Then Darcy goes and becomes a pirate and I’m like: WHAT???? I must know more! Sadly, I didn’t get to experience everything that I would like to have gotten to experience. However, I still enjoyed this book very much. I like to consider it an alternate reality version of Mr. Darcy And Elizabeth. Her son was a character that I didn’t know we needed in the story until we got him! I’ve read other books by Amy Cecil. She’s an AMAZING writer. She’s quickly become one of my favorite authors.

When Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth reunite after many years:

This book was narrated by Marina Barrett. She did a really great job. I figured she would. She did great in her narration on Ripper. I am excited to listen to her narrated The mind of a Killer. I’d also like to listen to other books narrated by her. She has a skill with voices and tones. I can’t even begin to describe it. The best thing I can do is fully recommend that readers listen to the stories she narrates. It will be very much more than worth it.

When Elizabeth doesn’t even recognize Mr. Darcy:

I’m glad I decided to put my misgivings about this book and soldier through it anyway. I would have lost out on getting to experiencing an amazing retelling. The only thing I wish is that it had been a longer story. I wish there were more things that could have been added to the story. Especially some of the expositions that Mr. Darcy went on in the years after he left home. I would have liked to see Elizabeth’s life as well. They are referenced, but it would have been nice to see. Either way, I recommend it.

Every time Mr. Darcy drops a hint that it’s him around Elizabeth:

One thought on “On Stranger Prides by Amy Cecil Book REview

  1. Wow, Pirate Darcy!! I’m intrigued πŸ˜€ I have to admit, I have a bad tendency to give up on books too early and this is a great example of where pushing through can really be worthwhile in reading. I’m glad you enjoyed this in the end πŸ™‚


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