Monday, July 30, 2012

Rainy Days By Lory Lilian, Review and GIVEAWAY!


Rainy Days is one of my top favorite Pride and Prejudice variations! I don’t know how many times I’ve reread this! But with all the great JAFF books out there I haven’t lacked any new reading material. Needless to say, it’s been a while since I’ve reread this. So, recently, I took the time.
What if, Elizabeth, during one of her long morning walks, gets caught in a  torrential downpour? As she is seeking shelter at a near by cottage, Elizabeth is almost run over by Darcy on horseback. Startled by Elizabeth, the horse rears up, throwing Darcy to the ground then runs off. With nowhere else to go, Darcy accompanies Elizabeth to the cottage. Spending time alone together affords them a chance to really get to know each other. Right away Darcy realizes Elizabeth has a very low opinion of him and Elizabeth learns that Mr. Darcy finds her more than tolerable. Darcy, who has been fighting his feelings for Elizabeth all along, now knows he cannot let her go.
This story begins right before the Netherfield ball and takes us to the wedding night. I love the intensity of the love they share. They have their ups and downs as they get to know each other.  Both I and Mr. Darcy were a little annoyed with Elizabeth believing so many of Wickham’s lies. Lady Matlock quickly becomes Elizabeth’s ally after meeting her, but will Lord Matlock every accept her?
I loved how Darcy describes Elizabeth as a book, how he would love to peek at the end but is willing to savor every page before the finish. Awesomeness!
Now that I’ve reread Rainy Days would I still place this in my top favorites? Absolutely! I would highly recommend putting this on your reading list!


I give this 5 out of 5 stars.

I purchased my own copy of Rainy Days.

Buy a copy here.  (Disclaimer: Link to Amazon. Should you purchase a copy through the link provided, I will receive a small commission. Thanks!)




About the Author:

Lory discovered JAFF in 2004 as an avid reader then a year later as a tentative author. She joined MLS in November 2008 as a member of the board of directors.
Lory lives in Bucharest, Romania, with her dear husband, her dear daughter of 14 and her dear dog (a French bulldog). She works as an Organizational Development Manager in a multinational company, and when she is not working (which is very rare), she loves reading (Pride and Prejudice is the all time favorite), JAFF, going to the theatre and writing (JAFF, of course).


Twitter: @LoryLilian





~ ~ ~ GIVEAWAY ~ ~ ~

Lory Lilian is graciously giving away one paperback copy of Rainy Days! This giveaway is open International. The last day to enter is August 8, 2012.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!

30 comments:

  1. Great review!
    I haven´t read Rainy Days, but ht eplot sounds very much like Iwant to read it! :)

    My favourite JAFF is the modern Persuasion by Juliet Archer "Persuade Me". I also looove Jennifer Bectons "Caroline Bingley".

    And I have like 1000 books still on my list of to-reads!

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    1. Hi kaewink!
      I haven't read "Persuade Me" yet, that looks so good! I loved "Caroline Bingley" too! I think you'll like "Rainy Days". Good luck on the giveaway!

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  2. Oh, this book sounds wonderful! I love when Darcy and Elizabeth are unexpectedly forced to be alone together. I will definitely be putting this on my reading list. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    1. Hi Kelli!

      It is wonderful! I think you will like it! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  3. I love this book. I highly recommend it.

    Gayle
    scmema at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Gayle! I'm glad you liked it too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. A variation of P&P which I will is quite refreshing. Candy, your review is good as it entice to add to my wish list.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Lory.

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    1. Hi Cinta,

      Thanks! I think you'll like it! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  5. It looks well worth a read, and I've added it to my massive wish list! It always amazes me how people can come up with new original variations.

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    1. Hi Ceri! I agree! people are so creative! I wish I were, oh well, I'll just have to settle for reading all these fantastic stories! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway!

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  6. I read this quite awhile ago and loved it. I love when D&E have no choice but to spend time together. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Monica! I have to agree about when Darcy and Liz have to spend time together! Love that! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  7. haven't read Rainy Ddays as yet :)
    so far, fav JAFF is anything by Victoria Connelly !
    TY for this giveaway FuN ! appreciate your review as intro & look fwd to adding to my Austen in August Reading Challenge reading !

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    1. Hi Faith! I haven't read any of Victoria Connelly yet. I need to do that, I hear they are good! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  8. Yay! I just read this a few weeks ago and loved it too. It slightly reminded me of Jan Hahn's the Journey one when they are forced together and must work it out. Love it. :)

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    1. Hi Erlynn! Yes, I loved The Journey, too! You know, so far everyone I've talked to who has read Rainy Days has loved it. Fantastic! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Thank you Candy for your lovely review ! I hope the winner will enjoy reading Rainy Days !

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    1. Hi Lory! You are welcome! It was my pleasure! Thank you for offering to giveaway a copy of your wonderful book!

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  10. So glad that Lory Lilian decided to write JAFF, as well as read it! Her stories are a delight!

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    1. Hi Kathryn! I couldn't agree more! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I have not read Rainy Days but would love to!

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    1. Hi Margaret! I think you would like it! Good luck!

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  12. Great review, Candy! I agree, this is one of my favorite JAFF books too! Now you have me thinking of when I can reread this wonderful book! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Jakki! I know what you mean, it's hard to find the time!

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  13. Have many favorites such as A Marriage Worth Earnong and And this our Life come to mind dirst

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    1. Hi lucaseth! Those are two wonderful books! Make sure to enter the rafflecopter to win. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  14. Thank you, Lory, for an opportunity to win this book. And thank you, Candy, for the glowing endorsement.

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  15. Oh, wait. I didn't answer the question! (sorry) My favorite Austen fanfic? Susan Kaye's two Frederick Wentworth, Captain books. Oh, and Pamela Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy. And Barbara Corthwaite's George Knightley novels.

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  16. I have just started to look for Jane Austen fanfic. Love finding reviews for books sure to be on my reading list! This looks like a perfect rainy weekend book

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  17. Please enter me in this contest - it sounds great!!

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