Cozy Sunday- Elizabeth by Christie Capps

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2.5 out of 5 Stars

Happy Sunday, everyone! Welcome back to another “Jane Austen variations” version on Cozy Sunday for our last Sunday of the month!

Well, right out of the gate I will state why this novella got a low rating.. there was NO CONFLICT!! Darcy stops anything with Wickham from occurring (which is okay with me as, if I have to read about Lydia running off with him one more time I may scream! Ha ha!) by delivering a letter to Mr. Bennett warning him (which isn’t even a scene in the story. Darcy just SAYS that he does this!)

There is no hatred between Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy. They meet at Rosings, they speak a couple of times…. the end. BORING!! It was just too short and nothing happens!

The scene when Darcy finally confesses his love for Elizabeth is AWKWARD to say the least! I’m not talking awkward as it is in the book, because Elizabeth throws the proposal in his face and tells him what a horrible human being he is. I’m talking horrible in a carriage full of people and COLONEL FITZWILLIAM tells Lizzie that Darcy is in love with her!

“If there is anything both Aunt and Anne know about you, Darcy, is that when your heart is involved, nothing—and I do mean nothing—can budge you from your attachment. Your love for Miss Elizabeth is so solid, so sound, nothing will divert you from your plans of pursuing her. Aunt Catherine, now she is aware, would retreat with her white flag waving, I am sure.”

Dude! Leave the man to tell her on his own!!!

But the grade school antics don’t end there! Darcy is trying to figure out Elizabeth’s feelings for him,

“He was not certain she even liked him.”

I kept expecting him to pass her a note.

love note

Then there is Anne De Bourgh…. yikes. I think this is the first variation I’ve read where she actually WANTS to marry Darcy!

“You could start by doing your duty by me, Darcy. I am soon to be your age with no prospects. Mother has kept me from the grasping hands of other gentlemen because I was formed for you. We should wed soon. I am not getting younger. I prefer to have my first child before I reach thirty.”

I’m being very hard on it, but it’s not all bad. There is an adorable story Darcy tells about proposing to the Cook so she can make him Cinnamon Buns for the rest of his life. That pretty much made the whole story worth the time for me!

With so many Pride and Prejudice variations out there, I wouldn’t recommend this one. There were so many amazing one’s out there, it’s always hard to decide which one’s to read!!

Elizabeth is Best Served with

a Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

I got this idea from Darcy’s adorable story about him and the cook. It was perfect, and it was cozy… now, am I talking about the cocktail or the story??

“One mid-week morning, I boldly strutted downstairs to the kitchen and demanded Cook serve the rolls. At that time, she had been at Pemberley for almost thirty years. She had no doubt who the Master was, and it was not me.

Once refused, I crept back upstairs, humiliated at being set down by a servant and disappointed I was not getting the rolls.”

“Whatever did you do?” Her voice was as light and pleasing as her figure.

“I decided, as only a young boy would do, to ask Cook to marry me.”

BOTH!!

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I got this cocktail from The FarmWife Drinks

Ingredients

  • 3oz Rum Chata liqueur
  • 1oz Kahlua (coffee) liqueur

Directions

  1. Fill shaker with ice.
  2. Put in ingredients
  3. Shake for approximately 20 seconds
  4. Pour over ice
  5. CHEERS!!

49 thoughts on “Cozy Sunday- Elizabeth by Christie Capps

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  1. I think the only Elizabeth and Darcy spin-off/sequel I really enjoyed was “Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife” and only because it had A LOT of sex. Mr. Darcy knows how to get it on with his Missus, that’s for certain.

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    1. Ha ha!! I usually have a hard time (no pun intended 😉) with the variations with lots of sex… There have been a couple that I’ve enjoyed…. I’ve read WAY TOO MANY variations!! I really have to start Re-reading the ones I enjoyed so I can do a proper review of them, but there are more coming out every day!! … I could definitely do this more than once a month, but I don’t want “cozy Sunday” to become “Jane Austen variation” Sunday because no one wants that except me! 🤣😂💖

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      1. Why don’t you start “Sexy Sunday” and review books that have really great sex scenes? I’m actually considering that for a variation on what I do, since man cannot live on food and books alone. 🙂 Perhaps we could collaborate?

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      2. Oooo! I don’t know if I’ll change it completely, I have a lot of cozy mysteries I want to read for some of my Sunday’s. But, want to collaborate for 1 Sunday a month? We’ll choose a book to read and make a sexy dish and cocktail to go with it?? Maybe the 1st Sunday of the month to get people stated off on the right foot? 😄👣👍🍻 I am SO DOWN with that!!!

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      3. I’m just about to open my store now, so IM me on Facebook if you have a title idea, but I don’t have Facebook on my phone to answer until later. I’m down for starting in July, but… I would you be up for trying a Canadian book? Next Sunday is Canada day, we could do a sexy Canadian book!! 🇨🇦🍁😂😂👍

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      4. Ok…. I TOTALLY found our book. You’re going to hate me. But, it won the Governor General’s Literature award in Canada. If you don’t want to read it I may have to review it myself for Canada Day! HA HA HA!!!!!!!! 🐻🐻🐻 I’ll message you in a couple hours and you can look it up. Readers?? YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO TUNE IN FOR THIS ONE!! 😂😂😂🐻

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      5. Ha ha!! You’re on! I’ll see what I can find! Start to think of alternatives in case Canadians aren’t so sexy! (anyone reading these comments, feel free to give some suggestions if you know any books!! 👍📚💖

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    1. Ha ha! It definitely wasn’t the best. I have other ones to review for later JAFF variation Sunday’s! Join me the last Sunday of the month and I’ll have better ones! (I’m trying to keep it to once a month so I don’t bore readers with my Jane Austen fan girl-ing!)…. Although, feel free to contact me for private recommendations if you can’t wait! 😂😂💖💖🍻

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  2. I’m a sucker for a Kahlua cocktail – mmmmmm!!! I can’t say I’m sold on this book though. Even setting aside your very valid criticisms, the cover design puts me off – I know, I know, judging a book by its cover is B.A.D., but for me it’s a sign of how much effort and care has been taken to polish the book for publication. If the cover is poorly designed – the FRONT WINDOW of the book, the FIRST IMPRESSION upon the reader – I figure there’s not much hope that the final i’s have been dotted and t’s crossed inside.

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    1. Ha ha! That’s funny, because others LIKED the cover and they were disappointed about the book because I said it wasn’t very good and they wanted to read it because of the cover! It wasn’t a TERRIBLE book. I’ve definitely read worst variations. It just wasn’t very authentic.

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