A Longbourn Entanglement was the proof that Monica Fairview is definitely a must-read author. I’ve only came across this author recently, but every single book I’ve read from her has been a 5 star, and A Longbourn Entanglement was the confirmation that I will read anything she publishes from now on.
In this short story you’ll find a premise like no other, a lot of humor and a captivating romance. I loved everything about A Longbourn Entanglement, from the writing, to the humor and ending up in the length, but I would like to highlight the following:
The romance: even though A Longbourn Entanglement is a short story, the reader is able to see Darcy and Elizabeth developing an endearing and profound love for one another. The reduced number of pages does not take away the numerous scenes that allow the development of the romance between these characters. These moments are not only frequent, but also very well written with incredible dialogues and a growing romantic tension between the couple. In few pages Monica Fairview was able to achieve what others are sometimes unable to do in full length novels.
The humor: This book is incredibly funny and I found myself laughing out loud more often than not. What made this story even more special was the fact that not only the reader sees a lot of humor, but also Elizabeth and Darcy partake in it and share romantic glances over the humorous scenes that they see before them.
The male characters: Darcy was definitely a favorite character, but I particularly loved to see both Mr. Bingley and Mr. Bennet reading through him and disconcerting him. I’ve seen Mr. Bennet teasing Mr. Darcy in other books before, but I have never seen Mr. Bingley teasing Darcy is such a tasteful and funny manner as in this one. I loved Mr. Bingley’s remarks 😊
The Longbourn dynamics: It was really fun to witness the interactions between the Bennet family. In the opening of the story I loved seeing Lydia realizing how Mr. Collins could be such a good match, it was super fun to see that jealousy, and a partial view of reality, could make her change her entire focus and decided she should be Mrs. Collins. After that, I was amazed at the rivalry between Lydia and Mary. I never imagined I would see these two sisters competing for the same gentleman. Their interactions, especially Mary’s comments, were very funny.
Miss Bingley’s paltry appearances: Miss Bingley was present in the story because this takes place immediately after the Netherfield Ball, but she is hardly present in the narrative, and I absolutely loved that! Unless Miss Bingley is the true villain in the story, I do not need to read anything about her. In a Longbourn Entanglement the author chose to remove page time from Miss Bingley, and dedicated it to Darcy and Elizabeth, a decision I certainly approved of.
Summing up, A Longbourn Entanglement is an incredibly funny story and I do not believe readers will be able to stop reading it after they start. It is a short novel so it can be read in one sitting and I highly recommend it.
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