Reviews for A New Beginning
alicebrandycullen chapter 3 . 15h ago
I think that your story, is a wonderful reimagining of P&P. You have explored several aspects of the characters, your language is appropriate (without the silly mistakes i usually encounter), and you have not made it too sappy.
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Skydancinghobbit chapter 4 . 4/15
well darcy a musician that is a lovely thought though this lack of sleep does concern me I hope he is not ill or injured
Skydancinghobbit chapter 2 . 4/15
Well if nothing else the story will become legend soon enough though Mrs. Bennet already grates on my nerves
Skydancinghobbit chapter 1 . 4/15
hmmm well now an interesting beginning all round Darcy a proper gentlemen and Lizzy keeping her head in a tricky situation well done on to the next chapter go I
tabatha.goodwin chapter 25 . 3/19
Merwy chapter 35 . 2/27
Oh wow, very well done. I laughed, and cried, and had the joy of looking things like "nabob" up and thus expanding my horizons. Thank you for sharing.
Guest chapter 10 . 12/30/2013
This is so well written and all the details give the characters so much depth. I love it
Meggplant chapter 35 . 9/17/2013
Having had the great pleasure to read your Captain Darcy story last night (and into the wee hours of the morning!) I have now had a wonderful afternoon reading A New Beginning, while the BBC's Pride and Prejudice plays on my tv as background noise. I adored every bit of it, almost as much as I adored Fair Stands the Wind; your ability to express Darcy's extreme passions, while still showing that to greater society he is still the quiet, staid, almost standoffish man from the novel. I love that you were able to censure Lydia, Mrs and Mr Bennet in such a way which calls to mind a hope of change even past your descriptions - that in my mind's eye they have gone on to become much better of a family overall, even with Jane and Lizzy gone!
I also love that you brought up poor Anne de Bourghe in the very last bit, since even as a little girl reading Pride and Prejudice, I always felt so sorry for her, that she was so tossed aside and forgotten, mostly just due to the sin of having Lady Catherine for a mother.
Thank you once again for writing and posting such a marvelous, and LONG, piece of writing. I loved sinking my teeth into such a delicious, delightful and satisfying story!
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Darkerfox chapter 35 . 9/2/2013
Amazing, Brilliant. A God-send to us mere mortals.

Well, maybe not a miracle, but this is seriously a great story that another could not match in innovation or delectable wit. I loved this Alternate Universe, where the story is not just a rehash of the book! Alternate Universes in other stories may be, but they are far too similar, and should be simply be called Re-imaginings...

However, this story is quite different! Different events with different actions. Even the boldness of tarnishing Mr. Bennet's good if not commendable personality into a questionable behavior. Your liberal exploration of the characters give them greater depth and sympathy. The love and affection was described with greater detail and significantly more feeling than observation, which I greatly enjoyed.

Please continue writing for the betterment of mankind and fan fiction in general. I trust you understand when I say, 'You are a treasure to English Literature .'.My praise is not given lightly, nor arbitrarily bestowed upon every adequate story. I write a review only when I feel the story is either the best or the worst. Thankfully, since I have read the entire story, it is the former.

I look forward to reading the rest of your body of work, which I hope is great as this.

Your newly captivated fanatic,

Darkerfox chapter 29 . 9/2/2013
This has been a very different characterization of Mr. Bennet. I would have never expected that Lizzie would doubt her father. She had been such a daddy's girl, but not so in this story.

While most of the characters are common enough and true to the originals, with Mr. Bennet as the exception, I did like that Mrs. Bennet was taken down a peg. Insufferable woman, lol.
FinnMac chapter 35 . 8/27/2013
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Thank you.
FinnMac chapter 34 . 8/27/2013
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

(Caroline's a bitch.)
FinnMac chapter 33 . 8/27/2013
What drama and angst you have devised! I love it!
FinnMac chapter 32 . 8/27/2013
Damn that Wickham to hell.
FinnMac chapter 31 . 8/27/2013
Huh? What did he do?
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