Pride, Prejudice, and Secrets by C P Odom

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“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.”
Jane Austen

It is always the completely unforeseen events that lead to the most unexpected consequences, and such is the case in this variation on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. One of the crucial points in Austen’s novel is Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s fiery and passionate refusal and denunciation of the equally passionate but infinitely more repressed Fitzwilliam Darcy. What might eventuate if the robustly healthy Elizabeth falls prey to illness for almost the first time in her life just when Darcy comes to call? Bemused by her illness, she hardly comprehends what Darcy is asking, and her simple nod of acknowledgment is misinterpreted as acceptance of his suit by a joyous Darcy. By the time Elizabeth regains her health, it seems that every one of her acquaintance and many outside of it accept that she has become engaged to the last man in the world she would ever have considered marrying. Can she openly demand her engagement to the amorous but prideful Darcy be broken, a course fraught with hazards in the social milieu of Regency England? In a maelstrom of confusion, choices have to be made and disclosures closely considered. Elizabeth knows that nothing in her life will ever be the same, and the consequences will likely spread further than she can imagine.

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“I cannot live without her….How can I turn my back on the woman who is the other part of my soul?”

What can I say…   I AM….darcy2

I was so excited for this book. I had the pleasure of reading C.P’s Consequences and completley fell in love with his style of writing. The plot of this book is fabulous! Lizzy is so sick, she agrees to marry Darcy with nothing more than a simple nod…So FUNNY!!! And poor Mr. Darcy as happy as can be because he loves her so much!! The twists and turns that follow this disastrous engagement, make for a rather wonderful read. I was engaged from beginning to end!!  This variation of “What if”  has been different from others I have read. It was a fast, fun, series of unfortunate events that leave our favorite couple in a strange predicament….Do Darcy and Lizzy find their happily ever after in Secrets? You have to read this book to find out!!

 Mr. Odom, Please sir, keep them coming!!

This book was brilliant! I could not put it down!

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*ARC was provided by Meryton Press.

*Thank you Jakki for thinking of me once again, I look forward to your emails with these wonderful Austen adaptions!!!

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  1. Christina Boyd says:

    I am so happy for Colin that you liked this book so well! It’s always a brave thing to take our beloved Austen characters on a road less traveled- but I too think C.P.Odom makes it all so very plausible– and with such elegance!

    • And many thanks to you for pushing me during the editing process. When reading PP&S, there will be some scenes between Col. Fitzwilliam and one of the other characters that would have not been nearly as believable if not for Christina’s assistance. She gave me a severe case of writer’s block for a couple of weeks before I was able to work through it, but the book is much better for it. Please give the young lady a hand, people!

      Colin

  2. iIt’s wonderful to hear that Colin has a new book out. Consequences was a great read, if not an easy one at times. Those who’ve read it will know what I mean. Margie, you’re right what you say about his style of writing.

    Looking forward to reading this one.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Anji, and, just in confidence, I’ll just say “Consequences” wasn’t an easy one to write at times. If you had an image of the author (me) sitting at the keyboard chortling to himself as he kills off another character and saying, “This’ll really make ’em hurt!”, please put it out of your mind. I was pushing the edge of my own envelope when I wrote it. “Pride, Prejudice, and Secrets” was much easier to write, which ought to tell you something.

      Colin

  3. Joy Dawn King says:

    Your excitement for the book makes me excited to read it as well. Thanks for posting.

    • Margiesmustreads says:

      Thank you for reading my review. I am not really a great reviewer, when I love a book, I just want to say…I LOVED THIS BOOK! I AM A LIBRARIAN, WHICH MAKES ME AN EXPERT! READ WHAT I TELL YOU TO READ!!! 🙂

  4. Christina Boyd says:

    A book is born! Pride, Prejudice & Secrets by C.P. Odom is now LIVE on #amazon http://t.co/y9Ap6pgqdQ

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