Monday, April 7, 2014

Consequences by C.P. Odom ~ My Review

Consequences by C.P. Odom

Publication Date: December 17, 2013 
Publisher: Meryton Press 
Pages: 278 
Received: paperback from the publisher for my honest review. 
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Consequences is a unique Pride and Prejudice retelling broken down into two sections. The first gives you a chance to see what could happen if Elizabeth rejected Darcy at the parsonage in Hunsford, and never saw him again at Pemberley. How devastating to her family that could be. The second shows what could happen if she accepted him right then, before all her prejudices are corrected.

I found the first book hard to read. It’s just so sad. The series of events set off by that refusal is tragic. But as unpleasant as it is, it's interesting to see how badly things could have turned out; the harsh realities of life. And I liked that, despite everything, Lizzy stays strong.

As for the second half, I would have liked to see Darcy and Elizabeth spend a little more time together while Elizabeth is learning who Mr. Darcy really is. Her opinion of him changes by observing him and Georgiana, since Darcy never writes that letter to clear his name of all the injustices she accused him of. 

I loved how insightful Charlotte is! In this story, she puts more of an effort into making Elizabeth listen to reason. Not only does she tell Elizabeth of her suspicion that Darcy might be in love with her, and encourage Elizabeth to say yes should he propose to her. Reminding her of how dire it would be for her and her family if her father should die. She also reminds her how being with Darcy would most likely bring Jane and Bingley together again. And maybe she shouldn’t believe everything Wickham says.

The ending of Consequences definitely gave me the warm fuzzies! I would recommend for any Pride and Prejudice fan! Just push through that first section! ;)

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  1. Yes Candy great observation Elizabeth was very strong throughout the first part. I have always respected Charlotte's wisdom even her reason to marry Mr Collins!! Great review, I really enjoyed this book

    1. Hi Tamara! Thanks! I agree, Charlotte was much better suited for Mr. Collins. Even though it would have been prudent for Elizabeth to marry him, she would have been miserable and it would have killed her spirit.

  2. I hope to read this one this month Candy, but I want to start it when I have a bit of time in a stretch to devote to it, if there is that much sadness I want to make sure I can read right through till I'm past it to the happier times!

    1. Hi Ceri, I didn't think it was too bad to get through. Maybe because I was prepare for it I didn't think it was too angsty, just sad and interesting. I liked Jane's reaction to everything too. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Great points, Candy! Yes, more Darcy and Elizabeth! Definitely some nice warm fuzzies at the end! :) Lovely review!

    1. Hi Meredith! Lol! More Darcy and Elizabeth is always good! ;) Thank you!


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