Blinded by Prejudice has one of the most powerful and gripping beginnings I’ve ever seen in a book. Written in the first person, this book immediately transports the reader into an unknown situation and, without even knowing who is narrating the story, all there is left for him is to feel everything the character is feeling. If a book was ever able to make a reader forget he is reading a story, and believe he is actually living it, Blinded by Prejudice is that book.
When Mr. Darcy, the Bingley’s, the Bennet sisters and Mr. Collins are visiting an old ruin site near Longbourn an earthquake strikes the grounds, and the consequences will change everyone’s lives forever.
The first part of the book will see Elizabeth Bennet forced to accept an engagement with Mr. Darcy, while Miss Bingley is also forced to accept Mr. Collins’s hand. However, these two engagements couldn’t be more different. Elizabeth and Darcy’s relationship will take the center of the stage in the book, and we see them come closer to one another and discover the real person behind all the prejudices. Their romance is slow and angst free so the reader will witness many endearing moments between them, and after Mr. Darcy’s heroic actions, and his demonstration of strength and calm, he proves to be a patient and romantic man, which I am sure will captivate most readers.
Miss Bingley and Mr. Collins will take a minor part in the story, but their relationship will, as the reader may already have guessed, be a humorous one. Their actions will shock some characters in the book, but make the reader laugh out loud. The old Colonel will also be present in the story, and he will also bring some humor to it.
I cannot say I had a quibble with this book, but I did feel the first half of the book was much more engrossing than the last part and, because of that, it felt a little anticlimactic. Nevertheless, I do believe most readers will love this book. The first part has some angst to it, while the second part is full of romance as our characters get to spend more time together. Because of these two conditions, the book has enough diversity to appeal to a wide range of readers.
Blinded by Prejudice is one of those books the reader will hardly forget. The story is very interesting, and it slowly develops a relationship between the main characters that is endearing and passionate. Some secondary characters bring some humour to the story, which is a refreshing pause from the more serious tone we find in the main plot, and all these factors combined make it a remarkable book. I also enjoyed the writing style in Blinded by Prejudice and I highly recommend this book.
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Into what kind of hell had I emerged from under those ruins?
Elizabeth Bennet anticipated nothing more than a pleasant day among friends and relations when the pleasure trip to the ruins of Bodden chapel commenced. But what began as mere diversion turns frightening when the walls of the ancient church tumble down around them, endangering lives, demolishing pride and propriety, and bringing a hero into focus.
As the earth begins to tremble, Fitzwilliam Darcy sees Elizabeth Bennet is in mortal danger and acts on instinct to save her. But when the dust settles, there are unforeseen consequences to his actions, including a serious injury to his eyesight.
I could not be married to a man who could need me the rest of his life, but never love me.
Bound together under the most strained circumstances, Darcy and Elizabeth embark on a future neither one of them saw coming. Time can heal all wounds but will time allow them to see through hearts made clear and eyes no longer blinded by prejudice?
KaraLynne began writing horrible poetry as an angst filled youth. It was a means to express the exhilaration and devastation she felt every time her adolescent heart was newly in love with “the one” and then broken every other week. As her frontal lobe developed, she grew more discerning of both men and writing. She has been married to her own dreamboat of a best friend, Andrew, almost 20 years. Together they have the migraine inducing responsibility of raising five children to not be dirt bags (fingers crossed), pick of up their socks (still a work in progress), not fight with each other (impossible task) and become generally good people (there’s hope). She loves escaping into a book, her feather babies (the regal hens of Cluckingham Palace), and laughter.
She has written five books, a novella and participated in many anthologies. Her works include: Falling For Mr. Darcy; Bluebells in the Mourning; Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship; Yours Forevermore, Darcy; BeSwitched; The Darcy Monologues; Rational Creatures; & Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer.
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