Discovering the ill health of their Aunt Gardner in Ireland, Elizabeth and Jane Bennett set out on an ocean voyage. To their surprise, Bingley and Darcy find they are passengers on the same ship discovering their friendship tested when Darcy confesses his actions to separate his friend from Miss Bennett. In the midst of a life threatening storm and survival on a remote island, they attempt to forgive the wrongs they experienced. Discovering love and second chances, they find their rescue plagued with manipulation and misunderstanding at every turn. An unexplained mysterious illness and past relationships test their love. Will they survive or will the pressures separate them?
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This is a long review, but I did want to explain the poor rating.
The story had some potential, but multiple spelling errors, grammatical errors, wrong word choices and canonical errors spoiled it for me.
Bring on my virtual purple proof-reading pen!
(error first - correction after the hyphen)
Canonical: # Bennett - Bennet # Gardner - Gardiner # Herefordshire - Hertfordshire. The two counties are miles apart; Hertfordshire being near London with Herefordshire bordering Wales. # Forrester - Forster (as in Colonel and Mrs)
I do have to admire the author for at least being consistent with those errors and suspect (I could be wrong and don't mind if I am) that she hasn't read the novel.
Spelling/Grammatical/Choices: # daughter's - daughters. The plural for daughter is daughters without the apostrophe. An apostrophe indicates a possessive or is used in contractions. # whom seemed - who...
I am so upset I cannot even finish the book. I am not halfway through it but felt I had to come and WARN other customers against purchasing this book. This is a very BAD book. I can find no intention of editing at all. So many words left out, improper grammar, inattention to Jane Austen's spellings herself (ie, GARDNER for Gardiner), and so forth.... Verb tenses don't always match, serious run-on sentences crop up... I should imagine Ms. Austen is rolling in her grave at this book. While it had a good premise, that of the two eldest Bennet sisters embarking on a sea voyage to Ireland at the request of their Uncle GARDINER to take care of their ailing Aunt GARDINER, even the shipwreck while on what I presume by my own knowledge of the UK to be the Irish Sea was horribly inflated. I've taken a boat voyage on that sea myself, and there's no way any waves can be produced to total any kind of ship that the Darcy's would build. This is not the first time I have read a JAFF book...
I thought the storyline was good, but there was many instances where words were left out of sentences causing meaning to be lost. Much confusion about who the author was writing about, because opposite pronouns used within one sentence leaving the reader lost. I also didn't enjoy Darcy's inability to tell his Aunt Matlock about Elizabeth and having put her through the angst of the town's lack of approval. Having a story filled with four ladies of Miss Bingley's caliber, made it difficult to read when Darcy seemed to let what was said go by and not speak up in her defense or support her. Didn't like that Elizabeth, who when intimidated always held her own. This Elizabeth seemed to need too much help with her feelings and appeared weak. Very little spunk in this Elizabeth and was too unsure of herself throughout the book. I like Lizzy strong and ready to kick butt!
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