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By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything

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A "Pride and Prejudice" variation with a new twist. The friendship between Darcy's father Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth's father Thomas Bennett, and the pact they made in their college days. The pact that their oldest son and daughter would marry. This made for interesting reading and a fresh slant on Darcy and Elizabeth's story. 
The author does a wonderful job of maintaining the original integrity of the characters, only adding to, not detracting from the Darcy and Elizabeth we all know and love. Also, time and place are captured brilliantly, you are swept back in time to the regency period, I could almost hear the rustle of the women's skirts or hear the horses in the stables, see the servants serving in a grand ballroom. I was transported back in time and that is exactly as it should be when reading an exceptional piece of fiction. This book did not disappoint. 
If you are looking for a new fresh variation of Darcy and Elizabeth's story I recommend this one. I give it 4 plus stars, almost perfection.  Don't miss this retelling, it is available now. 
Thank you to Books Go Social and to Net Galley for the free 
ARC, I am leaving my honest review in return.
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I haven't read anything by this author before, but I am always up for a good Pride and Prejudice variation, so I was happy to give it a try. The author put a creative and interesting spin on the story and the writing flowed nicely making this a thoroughly entertaining read.  In this variation we come to know George Darcy, father of Fitzwilliam, and of his friendship with Elizabeth's father, Thomas Bennett. They made a pact in their younger years that their oldest children would marry. Well, we all know that it's Elizabeth and not Jane who Darcy falls in love with, so this presents an intriguing twist in the story. I enjoyed the uniqueness of the story and the fresh take on Darcy and Elizabeth's relationship and I easily got swept up in the Regency world. I thought the author also did a nice job of maintaining the authenticity of the characters. Though the story is altered, the general gist is still there, with misunderstanding, pride and prejudice still being the theme. It's a most captivating read from beginning to end. I am always on the lookout for authors that create Austen variations and P.O. Dixon has without a doubt been added to that list. Really enjoyed this!
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
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A good variation of a classic story but I must say I can never truly love a variation as I always refer back to the real book, the classic way it is written and the true story.  And I'm afraid these books never really way up to the original.

But having said that this was a fun and entertaining book, it was easy to read and I did enjoy it for what it is.
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I love the way this author writes. I loved this book from start to finish, so much that I was eking out the pages to stop it ending.
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A quick, easy and fun read that was similar enough to Pride and Prejudice to be like an old friend, and with enough differences to not feel recycled and like I should just read the original again. I really liked it and it was the differences about it that I was liking more.
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I found this a good fun read.
Taking all the key elements of Pride and Prejudice and mixing them up a bit.
The same characters are there, making me feel at home straight away, and acting in very similar manner to the original in most parts.
It entertained me for a few hours, and that's what I was looking for.
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This is a Jane Austin knock off. It sounds like a Pride and Prejudice type book.
What if Mr. Thomas Bennet’s first-born daughter is promised to the elder Mr. Darcy’s first-born son?
Are promises made always promises kept?
Or is a love like Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s destined to prevail?
You'll fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth all over again while reading this heartwarming Pride and Prejudice what-if story.
I never read anything by P.O  Dixon before.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
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