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TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER On the path to love, will Elizabeth ever catch up? In this sweet modern variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy has been his usual prideful/arrogant self and Elizabeth Bennet would rather have gum stuck to her shoe than be stuck in a room with him. When the turmoil of having a pre-teen sibling reach puberty kTIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER On the path to love, will Elizabeth ever catch up? In this sweet modern variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy has been his usual prideful/arrogant self and Elizabeth Bennet would rather have gum stuck to her shoe than be stuck in a room with him. When the turmoil of having a pre-teen sibling reach puberty knocks Darcy off his pedestal, his only saving grace will be the one woman who confounds him, teases him, torments him, and intrigues him. They say love is blind, but is it totally insensible as well? Follow along as Elizabeth’s journey to happily-ever-after is filled with obstacles, roadblocks, and her own obliviousness to Darcy’s growing affections. Will she ever find her way? The Perfect Gift is appropriate for all readers. This story can be read in about an hour and is just over 100 pages in length. ...

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ISBN : 35828460
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Number of Pages : 114 Pages
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the perfect gift a pride prejudice novella Reviews

  • Sheila Majczan
    2018-12-18 11:19

    I LOVED this novella. I received notification that the author had a new book out late last night and knew that I must not start it immediately as I am not a youngster who can snap back after staying up until the wee hours of the morning to read a book...which cannot be put down. Knowing this author's skills insured that such would happen if I dared open the first page.This is a modern take-off of P&P and we must have Darcy somehow insulting Elizabeth and so it is. But the setting is a pizza parlor. Jane and Elizabeth are at their table when the trio of Charles and Caroline clinging to Darcy's arm walk in. Jane and Charles make eye contact and they must sit together. Weeks later, with that couple's romance guaranteeing that the parties are often together, Elizabeth is rather taken aback when Darcy texts her and asks to meet.He uses the word "Please" and Elizabeth sighs and agrees. That magic word does work. What she finds out has a lot to do with walls being broken down and with some starts and stops feelings changing. His sister is hitting puberty; he has no female relative or friend to mentor his shy beloved sister through those changes to her body and the added needs for her wardrobe and supplies to have on hand.I read this story straight through. Elizabeth and Darcy and Georgiana make such a cute trio. But then Caroline scrapes her nails across the blackboard when she informs Darcy within Elizabeth's hearing that she understands the "**** ****". UGH! How like her to have that bucket of ice water to drown another's euphoria.Read this...great way to fill a short period of time with the need for some more romance for our favorite fictional couple.PS: tears at "a Basset hound that was laying down with his eyes closed".

  • J. W. Garrett
    2018-12-18 09:11

    “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” Lucius Annaeus SenecaSheila’s review is spot on. Be sure and read it. After reading this story I just wanted to go… ahhhh, that was so cute. I love this Darcy and his relationship with his teenage sister Gi. They are so cute. I just love them. The writing just drew me into the story. I watched as Darcy reached out to Lizzy, [instead of Caroline Bingley], to help him with his sister. They interacted so well together as Lizzy helped him traverse the unknown territory of the tween into teenage growing spurt his little sister had just hit. Oh, it was so funny as Lizzy walked him through that isle in the store that no man wants to traverse. You know the one… the intimate isle. I could not help but laugh out loud as Lizzy lead him through this rite of passage. Oh, poor man, he may be traumatized for life. Caroline tried to be her usual self and I wanted to wring her neck. She was vicious and cruel. Talk about throwing ice water on Darcy’s plans. That b-witch was awful. Because Capps, our author, had promised to write within about 100 pages, the plot moved rather quickly. However, it was so well written that our scenes were cut and trimmed so they did not contain that extra fluff that simply gets in the way. “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Hubert H. HumphreyThe basis of any relationship is friendship and to watch as Darcy, Gi and Lizzy became friends was simply delightful. I loved watching the friendship grow between the trio. And… I’ll never look at a charm bracelet again the same way. Oh, be still my heart. Loved it.

  • Madenna U
    2018-12-12 11:07

    In this modern Pride and Predjudice variation, Elizabeth avoids the over bearing and seemingly rude Darcy but is convinced to help him with his younger sister Gianna. She is considerably younger and really needs a big sister. They end up spending plenty of time together and find their happily ever after as well as the perfect gift - which has multiple meanings in the story.

  • Anna
    2018-11-21 07:22

    The Perfect Gift is a sweet novella by Christie Capps (the pen name for author J. Dawn King) and a modern-day take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It was just the right book for me now when I’m swamped with work and family commitments, as it’s intended to be read in about an hour or so. If it hadn’t been for the fact that the only reading time I’ve had lately is right before bed when I’m really sleepy, I would’ve devoured it all at once. But it was nice to savor this one over a few days.Elizabeth Bennet is still smarting from William Darcy’s insult to her at Meryton’s pizza hangout when he asks for her help in dealing with his soon-to-be teenage sister, Gianna. Darcy doesn’t know how to handle a young girl going through puberty, what she wants and needs for clothes, or the perfect gift to commemorate her 13th birthday. Elizabeth is the perfect person for the job, given that she has four sisters, and she and Gianna hit it off right away. She still isn’t sure what to make of Darcy; he seems so serious sometimes, but when it’s just the three of them, she can almost see his charm.For a short and sweet novella, Capps does a great job building the tension, with the infuriating Caroline Bingley and the Darcys’ impending return to their home in New York City. There’s the right balance of drama, humor, and passion, and despite the fast pace given that it’s a novella, I was completely satisfied with the ending. I have three other novellas by Capps waiting patiently to be read, and since my busy schedule doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon, I will turn to them in the brief moments when I can escape the real world.Review posted on Diary of an Eccentric

  • Debbie Brown
    2018-12-15 07:19

    4.5 rounded up to 5 starsVery sweet P&P modern novella where Gianna (Georgiana) features prominently in the story. She's only 12 years old here, and poor Will Darcy is at his wit's end trying to parent his sister through female puberty when it's mostly a mystery to him, too. He reaches out to Elizabeth Bennet for help, and thus starts the beginning of a beautiful friendship among the trio.The author makes these leading characters feel very real. Gianna is a typical self-conscious pre-teen. Elizabeth is thoroughly confused by Will, and we experience everything through her eyes as related in limited third person. She's shocked that he would come to her with such a personal request when she's been so certain he looks down on her. In some ways, you can consider this a character study of Will, as his true personality gradually becomes more clear to Elizabeth. The writing is excellent, and the author's self-proclaimed goal of keeping her books to less than 100 pages means there are no wasted words, no tangents, and no overdrawn descriptions. Yet this delightful story certainly doesn't leave the reader feeling shortchanged. Gentle, relatable humor is woven into the tale. I appreciate the relative lack of angst in the plot, too. There's no George Wickham or Lady Catherine, but Caroline Bingley serves up enough nastiness to create a spasm of doubt for Elizabeth before the HEA.(view spoiler)[I do find it hard to believe that a modern-day Darcy would plan to propose when neither he nor Elizabeth have used the "L" word yet and they haven't even been out alone together without Gianna. (hide spoiler)]

  • Sara
    2018-11-27 06:21

    4.5 stars rounded to 5.

  • Laura
    2018-12-12 12:04

    I can't believe so many people like this. I found the premise that throws them together totally unrealistic, and it was confusing how old everyone was supposed to be and what time period they came from. I first thought she sounded like she was in high school, but Elizabeth is an established author who works from home (and Jane also works)... 20s? 30s? Turns out she's 20. Giana (Georgiana) is 12. Extremely awkward and possibly from another planet Will Darcy must be about 26 if his parents died when Giana was 8 and he was just out of college. I just can't believe that in 4 years he hasn't figured out how to find any support for raising a girl and asks someone he isn't friends with for help buying "girl stuff." I can't believe she hasn't needed to buy ANY clothes in 4 years. I listened to the audiobook and found it weird that the Darcys and Bingleys are British, but the Bennets are not. Using full names (Miss Caroline Bingley) or just surnames (Darcy instead of Will, Bingley instead of "Charlie")- that's also a bit weird for a modern time period. As is Will's inability to use contractions and Jane saying Charlie is the "most amiable man of her acquaintance." Those are not modern speech habits. If you're going to do a modern Pride and Prejudice, make it modern. Doing it halfway in an attempt to tie in more to the original novel is dreadful. I just found it all rather unbelievable and distracting.

  • Heather
    2018-12-18 12:17

    In this modern Pride and Prejudice variation, a stuffy Darcy insults Lizzy at the local pizza parlor. Every encounter after that only intensifies Lizzy's dislike, until Darcy has a problem with his sister Gianna that only another woman can solve. He reaches out to Lizzy, and she's happy to help. Lizzy gets to see another side of the proud man, and it touches her heart.I really liked this variation, such a cute plot! I loved watching Lizzy and Darcy take care of Gianna, and Darcy's love for the girl was obvious. I think the author pegged Lizzy as an author perfectly, I can imagine a modern Lizzy hunched over a keyboard creating her own swoon-worthy leading man. I liked the narration, and think this novella is definitely worth checking out.

  • Patty
    2018-11-19 07:25

    A quick, enjoyable listen, this modern day take of Pride and Prejudice is a wonderful diversion for a rainy morning. The banter between the characters of Darcy and Lizzie is so much fun. Their growing relationship while entertaining Darcy's teenage sister Giana flourishes. While they are from different worlds, they are able to see each other for who they are and not for what their facades were showing. Giana and Lizzie's friendship is sweet and loving, very refreshing to listen to.Wendy Rich Stetson has a wonderful voice and gives a warm performance for this story. She has a way of giving each character their own personality and makes you want to listen. I enjoy her narrations and always look forward to them.

  • Lynn
    2018-11-18 10:22

    Another sweet quick read from Christie CappThis is a sweet quick read set in modern times. The premise for getting Lizzy to help Darcy is one I can imagine would frighten most men. It leads to a very satisfying read. If you are looking for a satisfying, easy read about Lizzy and Darcy set in modern times, this is the book for you.

  • Mary Lou
    2018-11-29 12:29

    Read on BeyondAusten.com before publication. Was a fun read.

  • Elmo
    2018-12-11 10:15

    2.5-3 stars.

  • Vaarin
    2018-11-21 07:04

    Another hilariously funny modern story from this author. Mr Darcy needs a little help with his sister entering in to puberty... Elizabeth to the rescue, luckily and the minion boxers was hilarious not to mention the lying dog creek...Caroline is as unpalatable as ever though.Heartily recommend this book!