Jennifer Joy is one of those authors whose releases I’ve come to eagerly expect.
After reading Col. Fitzwilliam’s Challenge I heard she was working on a new Darcy and Elizabeth book, and I immediately started wondering what it would be about. The outcome is Accusing Elizabeth.
What if something prevented Mr. Darcy from leaving Kent after the proposal? And what if that reason jeopardised Elizabeth’s future? What would Mr. Darcy do? Which would be the consequences? And would these new circumstances change Elizabeth’s heart?
Accusing Elizabeth caught my attention in the first pages. It started with the Hunsford proposal, and that is my favourite time and place for a JAFF book to begin. For me, Darcy’s love for Elizabeth only became truly transcendental after the refusal. It was after her rejection that he truly got to know her, to fully comprehend she was a person with values, who would marry only for the deepest of love and never for monetary reasons. It was also at that moment, that I believe Elizabeth realized she was not indifferent to Mr. Darcy. That being said, this was the perfect beginning for me, but it didn’t stop there.
Jennifer Joy has a unique writing style that has always captivated me, and this book is no exception. Her writing is funny and simple yet profound. Her books are always easy to read and provide us a pleasure that demands we continue reading until the last pages.
In Accusing Elizabeth, Jennifer Joy was the master of cliff-hangers. Every time I thought I would read only one more chapter before going to bed, she would finish it with a memorable cliff-hanger and, obviously, I had to continue reading. This, along with her simple writing style, kept me reading this book almost non-stop.
Apart from that, she has become an expert in creating some mystery in her books spiced with humorous scenes or sentences and honeyed with romance. The scene with the pig is one I will never forget. The humour combined with an intimate look between Darcy and Elizabeth were masterfully delivered.
But Jennifer did not bring humour to Accusing Elizabeth only by creating funny scenes, she also includes these humorous notes across the book with sentences such as:
“the nature of my business with her (Lady Catherine) is so delicate as to require that she be in a good humour”. Consumed with frustration, Darcy grumbled, “If that is what you seek, we shall have to remain here indefinitely”.
These witty comments delighted me throughout the book, as well as seeing Elizabeth’s trust, confidence and love for Darcy grow along the story.
Lady Catherine was also a surprise. She was hateful as always, but I did like to see her defend her nephew. After all, family comes first. And Mr. Collins, well, he was ridiculous as always but his final actions towards the end were a happy surprise, namely, his participation in Darcy’s wedding gift to Elizabeth. That was an outcome I had never seen before in a JAFF book, and I loved the idea!!!
I also enjoyed the other couple we see in the book 🙂 I always like seeing them together, and thought they were also a very romantic pair. Maybe Jennifer will present us with their POV of this story someday 😉
As I said before, Accusing Elizabeth has mystery, humour and romance. What else can we expect from a JAFF book? I loved reading it and I hope my readers will enjoy it as much as I did.
Accusing Elizabeth is available at:
Amazon.com – Accusing Elizabeth
Amazon.co.uk – Accusing Elizabeth: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
It’s giveaway time!!!
Jennifer Joy was kind enough to bring to From Pemberley to Milton four e-book copies of Accusing Elizabeth to offer to our readers across the globe.
The giveaway is international and to participate all you have to do is place your own questions to Jennifer or just share your kind words and love with her. Leave a question or comment on this post, and if you want to double your chances of winning, you can also comment on the guest post that From Pemberley to Milton posted on the 21th of January.
The giveaway is open until the 31st of January and the lucky winners will be randomly picked and announced on the 1st of February.