In A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match Jennifer Joy decided to change the events in the story right from the beginning, and that made the entire plotline very interesting.
In this book Col. Fitzwilliam sees is heart broken by a lady of the ton, and to cheer him up, Mr. Darcy invites him and Georgiana to go with the Bingley entourage to Netherfield. When the party arrives at Meryton, a rumor that one of the gentlemen is suffering from a broken heart soon spread out, and Elizabeth Bennet, having had a brief encounter with Mr. Darcy believes him to be this gentleman. Her perception of him is immediately altered, and that means her reaction to him is also different, which in turn will influence his treatment of her…you see where I am going, right? There are no prejudices, and our dear couple starts their relationship in a more amiable manner.
This story is angst free, and the reader is gifted with beautiful parlor scenes that allow Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to get to know each other without pride and prejudice. This book is perfect for readers who love to witness this couple fall in love without many external obstacles, but it will also please readers who are fond of a little humor.
Jennifer Joy, along with a few other authors, always finds a way to make me smile or laugh with small nuances she adds in her writing, and her books are always fresh and agreeable to read. A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match is no exception, and I know that readers who prefer low angst will simply love this one and will laugh as I did while seeing the characters react to the adventures of Mrs. Hurst puppy. He will be the center of the story 😊
I personally also liked seeing Georgiana stepping up and leaving behind a meek young lady who is afraid to speak her own mind.
Caroline Bingley was the only villain in this book and the only source of opposition to Darcy and Elizabeth’s love, but it wasn’t her machinations that I loved the most, it was witnessing her realizing what true love was. This was a beautiful scene, and I would have like to see more of these throughout the book.
Summing up, In A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match is a tender and uncomplicated story that will give readers looking for a sweet romance a very agreeable afternoon.
Elizabeth Bennet’s Level
Stevie Zimerman is a safe bet when it comes to narration. She has such a pleasant voice, and perfect English accent, that it can never go wrong. In A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match she proved that once more. Great narration pacing, excellent voice differentiation for different characters and a pleasant steady voice make this audiobook a good bet to enter this sweet story.
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