One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy



[PDF / Epub] ☀ One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy By Diana J. Oaks – E17streets4all.co.uk When the wealthy and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy encounters the beautiful and lively Elizabeth Bennet at a small country ball, he loudly refuses to dance with her, declaring her to be merely tolerable When the wealthy and Pulled: The PDF/EPUB Â handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy encounters the beautiful and lively Elizabeth Bennet at a small country ball, he loudly refuses to dance with her, declaring her to be merely tolerable Fortunately for Mr Darcy, Elizabeth has walked away and does not overhear his insult, thus snagging One Thread PDF/EPUB or the thread that would have sealed her prejudice against the prideful stranger Unexpectedly, circumstances thrust Elizabeth into the same household as Mr Darcy, and her proximity unwittingly proves tempting, as her tantalizing wit and playfulness evoke desires that threaten to unravel his resolve against her In this delightful re Thread Pulled: The Kindle Ø imagining of Jane Austen s beloved classic, Pride and Prejudice, the players are the same, but the rules have changed as the dance between Darcy and Lizzy unfolds.One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy

Diana Oaks is the Pulled: The PDF/EPUB Â third of eight children She grew up in a large and loving home with all of the hi jinx one would expect with six brothers in the house She has been known to bemoan the lack of any serious childhood angst to draw upon One Thread PDF/EPUB or when writing She graduated in from Ricks College in Rexburg Idaho, with an emphasis on Interior Design She considered changing her major to English, but was told by her English professor that it was a dead end degree She has been known to bemoan the lack of any Thread Pulled: The Kindle Ø serious sentence diagramming drills to draw upon when writing Diana has been married to her husband Adam since , and is a mother of three adult children, who are now making her a happy Nana Her debut novel, One Thread Pulled The Dance with Mr Darcy, was released on August , She started writing it at the end of , when the economic downturn caused a severe cutback in her work hours The story developed a large online following prior to publication in print and eBook format, which were posted under the pen names Artemis Acorn and fiveoaks Diana currently resides with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Paperback
  • 456 pages
  • One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy
  • Diana J. Oaks
  • English
  • 25 August 2017
  • 1475149611

10 thoughts on “One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy

  1. says:

    I felt the need to justify my rating, though my status updates provide an accurate picture of what reading this book does to your brain The first half of this book is excellent 5 stars The second half is OMGWTF 792 stars So overall, 2 stars Math I am bad at it But seriously, the book is well written, the premise is good, the characters are true to Jane Austen But then a littlethan halfway through the plot NONSENSE HAPPENS And continues to happen until the book reaches it s total I felt the need to justify my rating, though my status updates provide an accurate picture of what reading this book does to your brain The first half of this book is excellent 5 stars The second half is OMGWTF 792 stars So overall, 2 stars Math I am bad at it But seriously, the book is well written, the premise is good, the characters are true to Jane Austen But then a littlethan halfway through the plot NONSENSE HAPPENS And continues to happen until the book reaches it s totally unsatisfying conclusion FAINTING POISON CRAZINESS IN THE FAMILY SECRET DISGUISES MURDERRRRRRRRRRRRR Ugh No thanks I totally would recommend it though, if only because it s super interesting to really, really like a book and then witness it go spectacularly off the rails

  2. says:

    This book is among the first I read when I first discovered the wonderful world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction I d been a compulsive re reader of the original Pride and Prejudice over the previous couple of decades, and finding this new genre of books opened a whole treasure trove for me to explore I was utterly seduced by Ms Oaks authentic sounding Regency prose, which remains among the best in JAFF.With the sequel finally available now, I happily reached back to re visit this old friend The w This book is among the first I read when I first discovered the wonderful world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction I d been a compulsive re reader of the original Pride and Prejudice over the previous couple of decades, and finding this new genre of books opened a whole treasure trove for me to explore I was utterly seduced by Ms Oaks authentic sounding Regency prose, which remains among the best in JAFF.With the sequel finally available now, I happily reached back to re visit this old friend The writing still strikes me as beautiful, elegant, flowing it s honestly gorgeous, the way the phrasing just pulls you into the early 19th century The deviation from the familiar first chapters shows creativity and believability to an extent Elizabeth never hears Mr Darcy s insult at the Meryton assembly and, though he is still aloof, she does not instigate the high level of censure against him with all her neighbors, who interact with the Netherfield partypositively Consequently, Jane s invitation to tea comes earlier in the day Rather than falling ill from exposure to rain, Jane heads to Netherfield before the storm hits, but her horse throws her when it s spooked by shots from the hunting rifles of Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy Bingley is the first to her side and, in her delirium from getting knocked upside the head, she believes he s her husband This takes all the uncertainty of her feelings for him out of the picture The story proceeds from there.Along with excellent writing, there are many wonderful scenes, especially in the beginning Interactions between Elizabeth and Darcy show her to beplayful rather than biting in her responses her vanity has not been offended by him and, although she doesn t understand him, she doesn t despise him Their outdoor encounters that include Apollo Darcy s dog and Romeo his horse have Elizabeth charming the animals as well as the master Lady Catherine and Anne de Bourgh make an early and impactful appearance, with Lady C dropping off her parson at Longbourn on the way to London to track down her wayward nephew Mary Bennet s character gets some love here and proves herself to be a potentially perfect mate for Mr Collins, who is too dense and too heavily influenced by his patron to recognize it Colonel Fitzwilliam enters the scene sooner than usual, summoned by Darcy as soon as he discovers Wickham is in the neighborhood militia, and the good Colonel provides a lot of humor as he teases his lovelorn cousin The deeper into the book you go, the farther afield from canon the story moves I am saddened to say that, upon re reading, I was unpleasantly surprised to realize that it eventually dives into into beautifully written but hugely over the top, parody like melodrama In addition, there are various tangent stories that the author relentlessly pursues to extremes The characters introspection is overdone Considering how much story there is in this story, conversations and actions easily demonstrate most of their feelings, and yet their thoughts are spoon fed to the reader The book is very, very long Yes, it s entertaining throughout because it s so unpredictable and well written, but by the end of the story it s turned into a To Be Continued series of absurdities It strikes me as colorful wild bush that would be beautiful if it were properly pruned, but it juts out in unsightly directions, and the overgrowth is unhealthy and slowly killing the plant This author needs an editor.Although there are some earlier signs that perhaps the book is taking itself too seriously, I d say it s somewhere around the handkerchief episode when the book gets into jump the shark territory Visiting for tea at Longbourn, Darcy is fascinated by a handkerchief that Elizabeth is embroidering Col Fitzwilliam observes this and steals it before the two leave the estate, offering it to Darcy as a token of his lady Darcy is appalled at the theft and determined to return it as soon as possible, but he can t help repeatedly holding it against his cheek and then kissing it several times His actions with it are described over a couple of pages in my kindle I offer this one sentence sample for you to judge for yourself Once returned to Elizabeth, the cloth that he had privately worshipped would be held against her face, and she would unwittingly receive the kiss he had secretly bestowed in the folds of white embroidery and lace. Kinda girly, there, Darcy Shortly after that, the story spins out of control view spoiler We have the Netherfield ball culminating in an outbreak of fever with news of the death of a tenant s child and Elizabeth struck down and, just like her sister earlier in the story, the apothecary deems she cannot be moved from Netherfield This leads to another drug and illness induced declaration of love There s a blackmail attempt on Darcy that pointedly threatens his intention to marry Elizabeth Mr Collins strange proposal culminates in his intent to forcefully compromise the lady into marriage Caroline spikes Elizabeth s medicine with poison, and it turns out the Bingley family has a major mental health skeleton in their closet, with an eldest Bingley sister already in Bedlam and Caroline listening to voices in her head We also have a murder that pops out from the blue, and Darcy is under suspicion He and Col Fitzwilliam go undercover as Pratt Darcy and Smythe Fitzwilliam to the seedy underbelly of London and solve the crime Okay, that part was kind of fun to read, but the whole segment is completely superfluous Lady C is wacko, too hide spoiler Ironically, the cliffhanger ending that sets up the sequel shows promise and seemscredible view spoiler Mr Darcy and Elizabeth are engaged, but Mr Bennet insists upon them waiting for 6 months to be married and for Elizabeth to have a full London season in order to test whether she can withstand the critical scrutiny of Darcy s elite social circle Meanwhile, Lady Catherine clearly plans to sabotage any effort for Elizabeth to gain acceptance there hide spoiler This is a good solid premise that s intriguing So, despite all I ve said above, I m eager to get to the second book in this series to see how this plays out I m hoping that the quality of the plot will equal the quality of the writing But even if the plot becomes as ridiculous as this one, I expect to fall in love with Ms Oaks use of language to convey it

  3. says:

    1.5 stars rounded up to 2 DNF at 60%Okay, I fully realise this is Austen fanfic, but while a fanfic reader will enjoy a story that goes on nearly forever the result of the anticipation brought on by having to wait for the next chapter the same cannot be said for an actual book, I mean this book is about twice the length of Pride PrejudiceIt s actually well written, and though the characters aren t entirely the ones Austen wrote, they re not wildly out of character either, at the be 1.5 stars rounded up to 2 DNF at 60%Okay, I fully realise this is Austen fanfic, but while a fanfic reader will enjoy a story that goes on nearly forever the result of the anticipation brought on by having to wait for the next chapter the same cannot be said for an actual book, I mean this book is about twice the length of Pride PrejudiceIt s actually well written, and though the characters aren t entirely the ones Austen wrote, they re not wildly out of character either, at the beginning at least, and it s an interesting exploration, but it wastes so much time on the trivial Oh, and one thing Colonel Fitzwilliam stealing Elizabeth s handkerchief so Darcy can have it since stealing lady s tokens is, like, so romantic was unbelievably creepy Yes, Darcy is upset and insists the item be returned, but meanwhile he s all freaky with it, sniffing it and kissing it okay, it s wasn t quite phrased like that Once returned to Elizabeth, the cloth that he had privately worshiped would be held against her face, and she would unwittingly receive the kiss he had secretly bestowed in the folds of white embroidery and lace The thought pleased him so well that a second and third kiss were impulsively added before he returned it to the table. So yes, Darcy is the Regency equivalent of those neckbeard panty sniffers It was bizarre meanwhile Elizabeth is losing sleep trying to figure out which perv stole her hanky she suspects Darcy because he I swear I m not making this up and it actually makes sense in the plot had been caught frequently admiring her handkerchief.This has to be the first time in my life since I first read Pride Prejudice that I m thinking, Maybe maybe it s better if they don t end up together Because come on How freaky is this whole thing Imagine you re Elizabeth, for a second, and your sister has a boyfriend who brings one of his dudebros with him EVERYWHERE and this dude is the worst, rude and creepy, turning his back to the room and staring out of the window ONLY HE IS NOT, he s actually using the window s reflection to observe everyone like a creep A silent creep.Then you catch this dude seriously fixated on your handkerchief Only no one carries one any besides old grandpas, so the modern day equivalent I don t want to say panties, but And then they go missing And you spend your night thinking, Was it that creep It probably was And you want it back but let s be real, you ll have to burn it afterwards, who knows what he s done with it, am I right Then there are some unfortunate turns of phrase, which I just have to share She blushed in the dark at how he may have taken it, when followed by her reference to his horse as a lover. Settle down, it s not funny I say laughing till tears stream down my face she only said that because his horse s name was Romeo But seriously you can t just write this stuff and expect the reader to take your book seriouslyThen again, maybe they resuited than I thought he s sniffing her lacy items, she s referring to his dog as her sweetheart and his horse as a loverSo while Pride Prejudice has our couple trying to overcome the deficiencies in their respective personalities so they may become better people and then actually appreciate one another This has them obsessing over stolen lacy items.Anyway, this went on and on and then drama after drama after drama only not reasonable drama fanfic drama, you know, every other page someone is mortally ill confessing their love.So when Elizabeth turned to Darcy and asked, Are you an angel

  4. says:

    To be fair, the first 2 3 of the book was worthy of 5 stars I was in a fair way of becoming convinced this was the best P P what if I ve ever read Then, it wasn t one thread pulled, but an entire unraveling of the heretofore beautiful story which had enthralled me with the rich character development It went off the deep end with clerical compromises, paranoid poisonings, and mysterious murder I was just getting to the point where I was looking forlornly at the fact that I wasthan hal To be fair, the first 2 3 of the book was worthy of 5 stars I was in a fair way of becoming convinced this was the best PP what if I ve ever read Then, it wasn t one thread pulled, but an entire unraveling of the heretofore beautiful story which had enthralled me with the rich character development It went off the deep end with clerical compromises, paranoid poisonings, and mysterious murder I was just getting to the point where I was looking forlornly at the fact that I wasthan half way through this great book when it got weird, and I was very disappointed To add insult to injury, the ending was so very unsatisfying, even if I excluded the aforementioned deviations I was so eager to rate this a 5, which I rarely give to PP variations I still have great faith in the author, however, and will give any of her future endeavors a chance sigh

  5. says:

    Loved, loved this book I can see reading it over and over Just wonderful Jane and Bingley were so adorable I also love Col Fitzwilliam s style of dialogue Is there a sequel to this Read again yesterday and still love it It never gets old I wanted to refresh my memory before reading the sequel.Read Still 5 stars.

  6. says:

    I loved this book It is an endearing story of Elizabeth Darcy and I was really touched by it I presume there will be a sequel as the reader is left wondering exactly how the couple will fare in London during the waiting period imposed by lizzy s father I must admit that shortly after finishing the book, I reread it Pure bliss I loved this book It is an endearing story of Elizabeth Darcy and I was really touched by it I presume there will be a sequel as the reader is left wondering exactly how the couple will fare in London during the waiting period imposed by lizzy s father I must admit that shortly after finishing the book, I reread it Pure bliss

  7. says:

    At the Meryton Assembly Elizabeth does not hear the insult from Darcy How does that change their relationship, especially when Jane has an accident on the way to Netherfield.Overall an enjoyable story though at times there was too much introspection from Darcy and Elizabeth for my taste.For me the book was saved by the appearance and actions of Colonel Fitzwilliam Muchthan in canon

  8. says:

    I quite liked it A nice, long, juicy variation on Pride and Prejudice, only with madness, mayhem, and murder Hint Caroline and Collins haters, you ll like this one It s over 400 pages, so it will definitely keep your P P fix going for a while Also actually quite G rated, which is nice for a change But not babyish Would recommend The tiny changes in the beginning getanddramatic as the story goes on but hey that s fan fiction I quite liked it A nice, long, juicy variation on Pride and Prejudice, only with madness, mayhem, and murder Hint Caroline and Collins haters, you ll like this one It s over 400 pages, so it will definitely keep your PP fix going for a while Also actually quite G rated, which is nice for a change But not babyish Would recommend The tiny changes in the beginning getanddramatic as the story goes on but hey that s fan fiction

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So I ve never actually read a P P rewrite, sequel, or even fanfiction before, but felt nostalgic for Longbourn last night and came across this one It had pretty good reviews on , so I went for it For the first third or so of the book, I was very happy with this decision Then all hell broke loose.The first third, or close to even half of the book, is worth probably four stars, and was such a pleasant surprise The characters were pretty close to being written as Jane Austen wrote them an So I ve never actually read a PP rewrite, sequel, or even fanfiction before, but felt nostalgic for Longbourn last night and came across this one It had pretty good reviews on , so I went for it For the first third or so of the book, I was very happy with this decision Then all hell broke loose.The first third, or close to even half of the book, is worth probably four stars, and was such a pleasant surprise The characters were pretty close to being written as Jane Austen wrote them and only rarely OOC It was nicely paced, sweet, and reminded me of what I had liked about the original PP Then suddenly well, Darcy got creepy Like, secretly kissing fondling Elizabeth s handkerchief creepy Completely OOC And Mr Collin s in the book apologetic, sniveling, over concerned with formality tried to FORCE HIMSELF on Elizabeth to secure marriage with her NOPE, completely OOC Fitz Darcy become a crime fighting duo descend to the dark underbelly of London where they solve a murder in the span of a single day Wtf No OOC It was all so bizarre And Elizabeth becameandobviously an insufferable Mary Sue Everyone fell all over themselves to love her, besides the mean, evil, snobs who all got comeuppances by the end of the book At first I liked that poor Anne de Bourgh got some kindness and attention in this adaptation, until she fell into a weird platonic instalove with Elizabeth for giving her a snack Speaking of instalove, the main characters and their dashing love interests professed their love wayyy too quickly with way too little actual conflict beforehand The romantic arc of the storyline peaked too early, and the readers were left to slog through to the end, pestered by constant stolen kisses and dearests and loveliests I did actually that Mary Bennet got a littlesympathy and playing time in this adaptation, but it was only after Elizabeth acted the Cher to Mary s gawky Tai and gave her a Clueless montage style makeover, complete with spit curls and a pink dress You don t have to change for any man, Mary Screw the spit curls I was SUPER happy that she rejected Mr Collin s offer of proposal although those two totally should have ended up together in the original book , considering her had just tried to rape her older sister, like, an hour before Anyways, a silver lining to this book was that poor, pedantic, plain Mary Bennet got a happy ending The worst part of this novel was it s dramatic conclusion Spoilers here, but the author tried to neatly fix a bunch of problems for the main characters by revealing suddenly and at the very end of the book that the Bingleys had a mad older sister in Bedlam and dun dun DUN Caroline was following in her footsteps and had to be sent away for trying to poison Elizabeth So Caroline and her snobbery were neatly and completely unbelievably removed to not disrupt the happy endings of our heroines Wickham gets MURDERED before he can even cause any real mischief or, you know, add any kind of interesting, plot moving conflict to the story Mr Collins is found to NOT really be the Bennets cousin after all, so the estate won t be entailed away from the girls after their father dies eyeroll eyeroll so damn hard I was literally just staring in disgust at the final pages of this book On top of all of that ridiculousness, the ending wasn t even grimly satisfying because it ended before Elizabeth could even marry babely, but creepily handkerchief fondling Mr Darcy Skip this one, PP lovers Or if you really must read it I don t know, just consider yourself warned for the second half of OOC drama

  10. says:

    GLAD THERE IS A SEQUELI bought this story on kindle after a reviewer made a comment on one of my reviews a nice comment So I decided to check out all of her reviews I ended up adding about half a dozen books to my wish list, as I had a number waiting to be read on my new kindle already So as I came to the end of those stories I read the reviews and ordered this bookyesterday and finished at 2 21 AM this morning Then, as I always do, I read ALL of the reviews before writing my own.yes GLAD THERE IS A SEQUELI bought this story on kindle after a reviewer made a comment on one of my reviews a nice comment So I decided to check out all of her reviews I ended up adding about half a dozen books to my wish list, as I had a number waiting to be read on my new kindle already So as I came to the end of those stories I read the reviews and ordered this bookyesterday and finished at 2 21 AM this morning Then, as I always do, I read ALL of the reviews before writing my own.yes, all 133 reviews I was going to only give this book 4 stars because I was disappointed that the end seemed abrupt and there was no epilogue.BUT I read that there is a sequel due out this year.So much has been written already by other reviewers However, I just want to add, as I don t see a comment elsewhere , that I enjoyed Lizzy s interaction with Darcy s dog, Apollo, and his horse, Romeo I particularly liked the scene when Elizabeth is walking by a house the house of the shawl maker and Apollo is sitting there so she pets him, kisses him and then just leaves without a backwards glance, without looking for his owner Darcy comes out of the house, sees that she was not looking for him and notes that she was not artificial in paying attention to the pet to gain attention from its owner I was horrified by the scene in which Mrs Bennet takes Mr Collins into our very sick heroine s bedroom and closes the doorso that he can propose to her BUT it then borders on a ravishment scene I truly was not sure if that was where this was going Thankfully NOT In covering her mouth with his hand, Mr Collins then comes down with her illness good consequence And horrified when Lizzie is left unguarded with Caroline on the loose in Netherfield Wasn t sure if she was actually going to inflict physical injury on Lizzie Suspense Further comment I kept trying to imagine what the stitching on Elizabeth s handkerchief looked like, in that the author writes that there seemed to be the initials D and E stitched thereupon Wish I had a drawing as I do needle work and cannot imagine any such stitching.I always love being in the heads of our main characters Diana does this very well Yes, she does have dire outcomes for Caroline and Wickham but that is part of what JAFF is all about for me different what if situations the stretching of our imaginations And some of the outcomes are ones many JA lovers wanted in the first place Didn t we all want consideration of Mary as a possibility for a wife for Collins Didn t get that far here, but it was explored And Wickham with his womanizing, with his leaving debts of honor and debts with shopkeepers and with his profligacy in first, throwing away 4,000 pounds, and then becoming a financial burden for life for Darcy to get him to marry LydiaI am very happy with any author who actually paints him out of the picture.Hope the sequel comes out soon But will be re reading this novel at some time, maybethan once

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