Monday, August 26, 2013

Only a Heatbeat Away by P.O. Dixon ~ Review and GIVEAWAY

Only a Heartbeat Away: Pride and Prejudice Novella by P.O. Dixon 

Publication Date: August 1, 2013 
Publisher: P.O. Dixon 
E-book: 155 pages 
Received:  e-copy from the author 
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



 



Once again, P.O. Dixon delights us with another lovely variation of Pride and Prejudice in her new book Only a Heartbeat Away! I really enjoyed reading it! 

What if Elizabeth didn’t go to the Meryton Assembly? And she doesn’t meet Darcy there. What if she had met Miss Georgiana Darcy the summer before when she toured Pemberley with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiners? These are some of the interesting twists you’ll find in Only a Heartbeat Away!

Elizabeth and Georgiana began corresponding after meeting at Pemberley, and they quickly become friends. While Elizabeth is in London visiting the Gardiners, Georgiana invites her be her guest at a few balls. This is where Elizabeth and Darcy first meet. Noting that Darcy and Elizabeth seem well suited for each other, Georgiana endeavors to make sure their paths cross often.

Darcy leaves Netherfield the morning after the Assembly (which was enough time for him to form an opinion of the Bennets). Without Darcy there, to discourage Bingley from Jane, Bingley and Jane soon become engaged. When Lydia runs off with Wickham, bringing shame to the Bennet family, Jane breaks her engagement with Bingley. She cannot bear to sully the Bingley name with her own. Sweet, sweet Jane.

As always, I loved Darcy’s second proposal to Elizabeth! It warmed my heart! I also liked that Georgiana and Elizabeth are friends first. I didn't really like that Jane and Elizabeth were given a certain amount of time to find a husband or one of them would have to marry a man of Mr. Bennet's choice. Of course, that does make the story more interesting, doesn't it! ;D

If you love Pride and Prejudice variations, I think you’ll enjoy Only a Heartbeat Away: Pride and Prejudice Novella!

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the book for my honest review.

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P.O. Dixon has graciously offered to giveaway one Kindle e-book copy of 
Only a Heatbeat Away!
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Candy. This sounds interesting, but poor Jane! I'd love to enter the giveaway for this book, thanks for the opportunity :)

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    1. Hi Ceri! Yes, poor Jane! She is such a sweetheart! Good luck! :)

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  2. Great review, Candy. I look forward to reading this one!

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    1. Hi Janet! Thank you! Good luck! :)

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  3. Interesting! So did Darcy know that his sister was corresponding with Elizabeth? And I do wonder what his impression of the Bennets was at the assembly ;)

    thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Hey Monica! Hmmm....what to say...no, Darcy didn't know at first, and I'm sure you can figure out what Darcy thought of the Bennets! ;) Good luck!

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  4. Great post. I love P&P variations. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Becky! Thanks! P&P variations are my favorites too! Good luck!

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  5. Just started following you via Bloglovin. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Hi Vanessa! Thanks for following! Have a wonderful day, well, evening now, too! Good luck!

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  6. So with this new twist, Darcy still propose a second time? I would love to know what happened to the first that leads to the second proposal. Thanks to Ms Dixon for the generous offer.

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    1. Hi Luthien! Yes! I think you'll enjoy finding out! ;) Good luck!

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  7. With all these variations I must re-read the original again. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Denise! I think I probably should too! It would be good to be grounded again in the original. ;) Good luck!

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  8. thank you for the giveaway!!
    hope you're enjoying your summer!!!!

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    1. Hi Cyn! Thanks! I hope you are enjoying yours too! Schools started here, so it feels like summers over. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. Loved your review and agree the second proposal was lovely. Having Elizabeth and Georgiana as friends was a nice change. I enjoyed this novella immensely.

    Thanks,
    Liz

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    1. Hi Liz! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it too! I appreciate you taking the time to comment! :)

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  10. Just finished Bewtiched Body and Soul and really want to read this latest by PO Dixon! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Regina Silvia

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  11. Thank you so much for the heartwarming review, Candy! ღ Thanks everyone for taking part in the giveaway. Your comments are delightful!

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