“What had been left of his heart was ripped from his chest. He could no longer look at her, nor speak. Bowing, he turned and walked away from the only woman he would ever love. His journey of a thousand steps was over.”
Christie Capps novellas have definitely become my go to stories when I need a quick Pride and Prejudice story to warm my heart. I don’t always have the time, or to be honest, the patience to read longer books, so novellas have become quite important in my reading habits and Christie Capps is a safe bet with clean and romantic stories that always make me smile.
His Frozen Heart has an additional appeal; it is a selected version of Pride and Prejudice’s best moments! When I really love a story (usually a tv show), I tend to re-watch it over and over again, but with time I only watch my favorite scenes and skip forward all other additional ones, His Frozen Heart did just this, and I loved it!
This novella is perfect for readers who have read hundreds of different variations, and who already know the story quite well, because it takes readers through the entire story but only focusing on the Elizabeth and Darcy important moments. All the Lydia and Wickham dull moments are mentioned but not developed, all the time apart is shortened to a page, Mr. Collins rambles are completely cut and all we read about is Darcy’s view of his interactions with Elizabeth, which is absolutely perfect and what I am looking for in this kind of book!
The dialogues are slightly different than the original and apart from one particular part where it felt a bit forced and out of context, the dialogues between these characters are interesting and witty. I loved how Elizabeth’s culture initially caught Darcy’s attention. It was done with such good taste that it kept me interested throughout the entire story! Adding swoon worthy lines and using beautiful metaphors is something Christie Capps does frequently but I think the outcome in this novella was even better. I mean, just read this Darcy line, and tell me if you’re not swooning?!
“What I should have said, my Elizabeth, is you are the fire to my ice, the heat to my cold. Through you, because of you, I am attempting to become the man I am supposed to be, one I can have true pride in being.” He kissed her fingers one by one. “Before I came to Netherfield Park, the icy stone in my heart left me hurt and alone. I was adrift and unable to see comfort and kindness where it was offered. Then, I met you.”
As always you can read this novella in 2hours and it will certainly keep you entertained and smiling during the entire time, I recommend it to readers who want to revisit Pride and Prejudice’s best moments with additional romantic lines 🙂
“His heart, that frozen organ he had feared would never beat properly again, pulsed in a rapid rhythm that made it difficult to take in his next breath.”
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