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When Jane Got Angry: A Pride and Prejudice Novella

Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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A Pride and Prejudice Variation 

When Mr. Bingley abruptly left Hertfordshire, Jane Bennet’s heart was broken. Since arriving in London to visit her aunt and uncle, Jane has been hoping to encounter Mr. Bingley; however, it becomes clear that his sister is keeping them apart. But what would happen if she took matters into her own hands? Defying social convention, she sets out to alert Mr. Bingley to her presence in London, hoping to rekindle the sparks of their relationship. Bingley is thrilled to encounter Jane and renew their acquaintance, but his sister has told him several lies about the Bennets - and his best friend, Mr. Darcy, still opposes any relationship. As Jane and Bingley sort through this web of deceit, they both find it difficult to maintain their customary equanimity. However, they also discover that sometimes good things happen when Jane gets angry.

©2018 Victoria Kincaid (P)2019 Victoria Kincaid

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Even a Sweetheart Can Be Pushed Too Far!


I enjoy when minor characters from Jane Austen's novels get their time to shine as the stars and that was particularly so with sweet, soft Jane Bennet from Pride & Prejudice and jovial, generous Charles Bingley in this quick novella.

When Jane Got Angry is an apt title. Jane had a wake up moment when haughty social climber Caroline Bingley sat in her aunt's parlor looking disdainfully about and saying words designed to break Jane's heart. The story departed from canon here when Jane chose to be skeptical of Caroline's words and her motive for saying them. Jane does it one better and questions Caroline and forcing her to admit that she might have stretched things and shared more her wishes for her brother than the actual truth.

I enjoyed seeing this gentle creature turn her rational mind to what she heard and saw and form the proper conclusions. And, then get properly het up and willing to fight for her own happiness- and that included a confrontation with Mr. Bingley if he was part of this hurtful discovery that he might know she was in London and was snubbing her.

It is interesting to see how lives are touched by each person's actions. Because Jane took the bull by the horns, the dominoes fell in quite the different pattern alternating her story and her sister's with Darcy. I had a blast watching it all unfold even if the vixen of this story was quite the selfish piece of work.

Now, I did enjoy this one in audio format with the incomparable Stevie Zimmerman voicing Jane and the rest of the cast. I've enjoyed her work before and this time was no exception. Accents, gender, class, and changing scenes were all done fabulously.

All in all, this quick and engaging story was a delight from start to finish and I can heartily recommend it to Austen fans and others who enjoy a sweet and quick historical romance.

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Fun and Unique

I really enjoyed listening to this novella. I liked this exploration of what might have happened if Jane stood up for herself. it was quite the ripple effect! Jane Bennet to the rescue! A fun listen!