The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters



➶ [Reading] ➸ The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters By Marsha Altman ➫ – E17streets4all.co.uk A Tale of Two Gentlemen s Marriages to Two Most Devoted SistersThree days before their double wedding, Charles Bingley is desperate to have a word with his dear friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking advic & the MOBI ☆ A Tale of Two Gentlemen s Marriages to Two Most Devoted SistersThree days before their double wedding, Charles Bingley is desperate to have a word with his dear friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking advice of a most delicate nature Bingley is shocked when Darcy gives him a copy of an ancient, illustrated book of sensual secrets but it does tell him everything he needs to knowEventually, of course, Jane finds this remarkable volume and in utmost secrecy shows it to her dear sister Elizabeth, who goes searching for a copy in the Pemberley libraryBy turns The Darcys PDF \ hilarious and sweet, The Darcys the Bingleys follows the two couples and the cast of characters surrounding them Miss Caroline Bingley, it turns out, has such good reasons for being the way she is that the reader can t help but hold her in charity Delightfully, she makes a most eligible match, and in spite of Darcy s abhorrence of being asked for advice, he and Bingley have a most enduring and adventure prone friendship.The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters

& the MOBI ☆ Marsha Altman is an author and historian specializing in Rabbinic literature in late antiquity She is also an expert on Jane Austen sequels, having read nearly all of them She works in publishing and is writing a series continuing the story of the Darcys and Bingleys She lives in New York City She does not own any cats The order of the Darcys and the Bingleys series is The Darcys and the Bingleys The plight of the Darcy Brothers Mr Darcy s Great Escape The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy b Other Tales eBook The Darcys PDF \ The Knights of Derbyshire Georgiana and the Wolf Young Mr Darcy in Love The Chrysanthemum and the Rose The Trials of George Wickham the Younger The Last of the Wine.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader advice of a most delicate nature Bingley is shocked when Darcy gives him a copy of an ancient, illustrated book of sensual secrets but it does tell him everything he needs to knowEventually, of course, Jane finds this remarkable volume and in utmost secrecy shows it to her dear sister Elizabeth, who goes searching for a copy in the Pemberley libraryBy turns The Darcys PDF \ hilarious and sweet, The Darcys the Bingleys follows the two couples and the cast of characters surrounding them Miss Caroline Bingley, it turns out, has such good reasons for being the way she is that the reader can t help but hold her in charity Delightfully, she makes a most eligible match, and in spite of Darcy s abhorrence of being asked for advice, he and Bingley have a most enduring and adventure prone friendship."/>
  • Paperback
  • 417 pages
  • The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters
  • Marsha Altman
  • English
  • 11 May 2019
  • 1402213484

10 thoughts on “The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters

  1. says:

    DNFed at 41%BO RING Nothing exciting has happened so far and I don t have the interest or time to read 200 pages of nothing At least it s out of my TBR after 5 years

  2. says:

    Altman, Marsha 2008 The Darcys The Bingleys Pride and Prejudice Continues A Tale of Two Gentlemen s Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters.Without a doubt, The Darcys The Bingleys is a good book As a sequel to the original novel by Jane Austen, people may be wary After all, some are of the opinion thethe merrier and welcome all prequels, sequels, companions, and retellings Others have their reservations and look down their noses on authors that dare to try to walk in Austen s s Altman, Marsha 2008 The Darcys The Bingleys Pride and Prejudice Continues A Tale of Two Gentlemen s Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters.Without a doubt, The Darcys The Bingleys is a good book As a sequel to the original novel by Jane Austen, people may be wary After all, some are of the opinion thethe merrier and welcome all prequels, sequels, companions, and retellings Others have their reservations and look down their noses on authors that dare to try to walk in Austen s shoes And then there are a few of us myself included that wish that there were books that could do justice to the original We hope Austen related books are well written, but often are disappointed Yet still the hope lingers on however small that a good one can be found among the many wanna bes out there.The Darcys The Bingleys readsas three short novellas Though it isn t arranged that way at all The narrative just has three distinct stories that slide together The book is told from multiple perspectives Charles, Darcy, Jane, Elizabeth, etc.The first part of the novel begins a few days before the double wedding ceremony of Charles and Jane and Darcy and Elizabeth This portion has a few potentially squirmy sections as Bingley seeks out his best friend for some advice He has some questions about the wedding night Darcy, dear that he is, won t really talk about that But he will gift his friend with a book The Kama Sutra on the matter While that book plays a small role in the book, Bingley s surprise at the illustrations for example, it is rather refreshing and quite a relief that once the ceremony takes place, the reader is left outside the bedroom door The intimate details of marriage are left to the readers imagination if they choose to go there and we re not blessed with them.The second part of the novel focuses on the first pregnancies of Elizabeth and Jane They re both expecting at the same time and deliver about a week or two apart, I believe The men are in competition who will deliver first, what sex the babies will be, etc They are both ecstatic at the idea of becoming dads This occurs around Christmas and New Years, and they are all together at Pemberley.The third part of the novel occurs about a year maybe a little longer later Charles sister, Miss Bingley, wants to be married to a Lord Kincaid But Charles has reservations He seeks out his best friend, Darcy, to obtain his opinion Darcy and Charles set off for London to meet the fellow and investigate him And if the situation arises, to prevent the marriage from taking place Jane expecting her second child is left behind with Elizabeth for company This part of the novel seeks to give depth to Miss Bingley as a character And it also seeks to illustrate the close friendship these two men share.I won t go into details on how the situation resolves if it is resolved but I will say this, the book is good and well worth reading The book is true to the original as far as characters and social conventions There is NO premarital sex, for example And there are no graphic sex scenes after marriage either If you ve been frightened away by Linda Berdoll s books, you ll find these to be the exact opposite well written, true to the book, and entertaining I stomached part of one of her books The second sequel actually And I found the fact that she had Jane and Charles so miserably married him cheating on her and bringing an illegitimate child into the world simply unacceptable She did the Bingleys a great disservice, Jane and Charles both lacking in love, common sense, and heart Becky Laney of Becky s Book Reviews

  3. says:

    To be completely honest, I m surprised so many of the reviews on here were as positive as they were I found this book to be beyond idiotic, and when you really boiled it down, it was actually really dull First of all, the plot lines were beyond ridiculous Second of all, Elizabeth isn t so much dazzlingly witty and clever in this book as she is rude and kind of stupidly obvious in her comments Not every word out of Elizabeth Bennet s mouth was a joke or a jibe at somebody else s expense The To be completely honest, I m surprised so many of the reviews on here were as positive as they were I found this book to be beyond idiotic, and when you really boiled it down, it was actually really dull First of all, the plot lines were beyond ridiculous Second of all, Elizabeth isn t so much dazzlingly witty and clever in this book as she is rude and kind of stupidly obvious in her comments Not every word out of Elizabeth Bennet s mouth was a joke or a jibe at somebody else s expense The truth of the matter is that this book just struck me as lazy, and kind of stupid If you want something better, try Helen Halstead s Mr Darcy Presents His Bride

  4. says:

    Claudine of the Just Jane 1813 blog has been recommending this book to me along with the rest of the Altman series for quite some time So when she graciously sent me a paperback copy, what s a girl to do I, of course, determined that I had to not only read this but also give her and anyone else who reads my reviews my honest feedback I found this book very enjoyable Although sex is mentioned as in a Elizabeth rewarded him later that night when he came to her bedroom , type of comment th Claudine of the Just Jane 1813 blog has been recommending this book to me along with the rest of the Altman series for quite some time So when she graciously sent me a paperback copy, what s a girl to do I, of course, determined that I had to not only read this but also give her and anyone else who reads my reviews my honest feedback I found this book very enjoyable Although sex is mentioned as in a Elizabeth rewarded him later that night when he came to her bedroom , type of comment there are no graphic descriptions of the act At 417 pages this was not a quick read.The book begins in the countdown of days until the wedding for the two Bennet sisters And here the funny stuff begins Bingley comes to Darcy and in his mumbling shy style I am sure you can just picture it wants advice from Darcy as to how to make my wife happy Can you imagine I was laughing We must now learn about why Bingley would ask this of Darcy Does he keep a mistress Has he seduced women of whom we have hitherto fore had no knowledge Again I am laughing And we are told early in this narrative that Darcy limits himself to one drink Could his experience with a certain Juliana back in his days at Cambridge have anything to do with that decision So Darcy refuses to talk to Bingley but he is off to London to retrieve a wedding present for Bingley Here we have a book mentioned in Chapter Four and in some later chapters entitled THE BOOK We are told that on the bottom of the cover is written Translation by M L Watts and while we are never given the title of the book I and others assume it is the Kama Sutra Why Well, immediately Bingley opens it and finds it full of illustrations and is blushing Darcy keeps his copy of the book in a locked drawer with a false bottom in his desk Bingley now decides to hide his under the mattress I am suspicious of this decision as this leaves the possibility of the servants finding it.That is just a small example of the humor in this book Not all of it has to do with intimate relations in the bedroom So now as we read on we find a rather tame tale of the first months in the two marriages, of pregnancies, of the Bingleys settling near the Darcys in their Chatton estate and of Georgiana s coming out But all of a sudden, things begin to stir, and lead to some mayhem and physical harm to one dear character Can you imagine Mr Bennet and Elizabeth taking off into the lowlands of Scotland to spy out a certain man s background And further Is there anybody on earth that you would imagine Bingley not approving of Book 1 within this first novel gives us a surprise near the end and a little over half way through the entirety Caroline Bingley being the unwitting author of all this is a new twist So as we get into the second book we learn how this situation is wrapped up Or is it New actors in this book, the Lords Kincaid and Dr Maddox and his brother, Brian, add to the action Again, as in canon, we read of the supposed importance of a person s fortune and connections Hasn t anyone learned that lesson No, some have to learn it for themselves, not through observation, and you may find a bit of satisfaction in just who is the recipient of that education and how they accept or don t accept the lessons given.I loved Bingley s character in this book Darcy tells us of how he was better at math and languages and we read of how close the two were at Cambridge and later We also learn a little about how Darcy uses his fencing skills to sum up an opponent s character I found it all well written and interesting There remain a few flashes of Darcy s old act of staring out windows or giving a person a look of disdain, but his marriage has improved his reticence Jane is Jane but her threats to Bingley while in her pregnancy are hilarious While this book has little of the angst I love, it did have events which stirred the families into action There are some surprises, not ones of the characters acting in different behaviors, but in dangers posed to the peace and happiness of the Darcys and the Bingleys

  5. says:

    This book is a bit like a family block of chocolate very yummy and intriguing at first bite, but the last bite leaves you wondering how you got this far.Unfortunately Ms Altman is not Jane Austen The language at the start of the book is promising and she has some witty dialogue, but not the description of Pride and Prejudice SPOILER ALERT We all know the characters, Darcy, Bingley and the Bennet sisters Of course we knew that they would live happily and have children, but a murder at Pembe This book is a bit like a family block of chocolate very yummy and intriguing at first bite, but the last bite leaves you wondering how you got this far.Unfortunately Ms Altman is not Jane Austen The language at the start of the book is promising and she has some witty dialogue, but not the description of Pride and Prejudice SPOILER ALERT We all know the characters, Darcy, Bingley and the Bennet sisters Of course we knew that they would live happily and have children, but a murder at Pemberley Miss Bingley marrying a gasp doctor Darcy a cheap drunk I enjoy alternate storylines, but there are some things in this book that readlike The Bourne Identity meets The Bold and the Beautiful.The first book, although modern in its subject, I felt wastrue to what I believe happens after the end of P P This was enjoyable The second book well, I couldn t really care too much about Caroline Bingley and I m sorry, but I didn t feel sympathetic towards her mainly because she seems to have created the sensationalist storylines I took off a star for this book.This book is okay is you want escapist fare, but it s not Jane Austen If you enjoy P P fan fic that s well written, please get this book

  6. says:

    For a little while, Kindle offered a bunch of Jane Austen related books for free, and I snapped up a few of them This was one of them I guess I got what I paid for.The book wasn t badly written and I thank whoever proofread it she commented on here because it was a refreshing change to read an ebook not riddled with grammatical and spelling errors But the dialogue was far too contemporary and the characters often acted, well, out of character Darcy a cheap drunk Jane threatening to strang For a little while, Kindle offered a bunch of Jane Austen related books for free, and I snapped up a few of them This was one of them I guess I got what I paid for.The book wasn t badly written and I thank whoever proofread it she commented on here because it was a refreshing change to read an ebook not riddled with grammatical and spelling errors But the dialogue was far too contemporary and the characters often acted, well, out of character Darcy a cheap drunk Jane threatening to strangle Bingley during her pregnancy There wasn t much plot for 400 page bookThe first half of the book focused entirely too much on the Darcys and Bingleys sex lives, and while I appreciated that it was not graphic, it was stillthan I needed to know How did Elizabeth and Jane handle suddenly finding themselves mistresses of these large estates What did they do all day We don t get any detail on that, but plenty of detail on what they did all night The second half of the book was somewhatinteresting plot wise than the first, in that there was an actual plot, but by then I was so over the book that I still found myself rushing to the end There were a few humorous bits that made me smile, which got this review to two stars, but overall, I ve read much better PP related books

  7. says:

    This was my second time reading this book, the first being before I joined Goodreads so I never wrote a review for it This book was published by Sourcebooks back when Sourcebooks was posting everything P P related, and this was definitely one of the better offerings At first it was a bit dull, but when we got to the matter of Caroline Bingley s engagement it was very enjoyable and thrilling to read The witticisms between Darcy, Bingley, etc are clever and fun, albeit possibly a bit OOC but tha This was my second time reading this book, the first being before I joined Goodreads so I never wrote a review for it This book was published by Sourcebooks back when Sourcebooks was posting everything PP related, and this was definitely one of the better offerings At first it was a bit dull, but when we got to the matter of Caroline Bingley s engagement it was very enjoyable and thrilling to read The witticisms between Darcy, Bingley, etc are clever and fun, albeit possibly a bit OOC but that s ok It made me keep the 4 star rating I originally gave it all those years ago.A word of warning, this book is book 1 of a 10 book series about the Darcys and Bingley s and I must confess I gave up after book 4 It just became such a unique world with so many adventures and original characters I lost interest

  8. says:

    First let me say that Marsha Altman is one of my favorite authors You know what you are going to get with her, a well written book that is clever and a joy to read The first book in the series of ten, The Darcys and The Bingleys has not only a lot of charm but much humor and wit I find a lot of Jaff is lacking in it or the wit is often too harsh and biting Ms Altman is the master I have read this one many times It never gets old.Reread Going through this series again If you haven t read First let me say that Marsha Altman is one of my favorite authors You know what you are going to get with her, a well written book that is clever and a joy to read The first book in the series of ten, The Darcys and The Bingleys has not only a lot of charm but much humor and wit I find a lot of Jaff is lacking in it or the wit is often too harsh and biting Ms Altman is the master I have read this one many times It never gets old.Reread Going through this series again If you haven t read it, you are missing out

  9. says:

    This was kind of a fun book, but it didn t really have the same flavor as Jane Austen the language seemedmodern, and some of the situations seemedmodern The book seemed to obsess about sex, too, even though there was nothing graphic, it really had a lotthan Jane Austen would have included I d like to try some other Darcy sequels and see how they compare.

  10. says:

    As far as Austen sequels go, I ve read better, but I ve also read worse The plot was amusing, but think too hard about it and it all becomes illogical and full of holes My biggest problem was the languauge use of okay and people being perfectly fine ring rather arkwardly for my ears.

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