Free Read [Crime Book] ☆ A Will of Iron - by Linda Beutler ↠


  • Title: A Will of Iron
  • Author: Linda Beutler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • From the Author of The Red Chrysanthemum.Only days after his disastrous proposal, the untimely death of Anne de Bourgh draws Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Alexander Fitzwilliam back toRosings Park before Elizabeth Bennet has left the neighborhood Their return finds Rosings swathed in mourning In death, Anne is revealed as having lived a rich life of the mind,From the Author of The Red Chrysanthemum.Only days after his disastrous proposal, the untimely death of Anne de Bourgh draws Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Alexander Fitzwilliam back toRosings Park before Elizabeth Bennet has left the neighborhood Their return finds Rosings swathed in mourning In death, Anne is revealed as having lived a rich life of the mind, and she plotted rather constantly to escape her loathsome mother, Lady Catherine de Bourgh Anne s journal spirited into the hands of Elizabeth and Charlotte Collins holds her candid observations on life and her family It also exposes her final, and sadly fatal, means of outwitting her mother Anne s Last Will and Testament, with its peculiar bequests, sends Lady Catherine into a tailspin and throws into turmoil every relationship amongst the Bennets, Darcys, Fitzwilliams, Collinses, and even the Bingleys Was Anne de bourgh a shrewder judge of character than Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy combined Includes mature content.
    Linda Beutler
    Linda Beutler is the author of three titles of garden writing Gardening With Clematis 2004 , Garden to Vase 2007 , and Plant Lovers Guide to Clematis 2016 all published by Timber Press.Although a long time fan of Jane Austen, Linda did not fall down the rabbit hole of Jane Austen Fan Fiction until 2011 By the end of 2012, she had written two full length novels of her own The first, The Red Chrysanthemum, was published by Meryton Press in 2013 and won a silver IPPY medal in the romance category Her second novel, Longbourn to London, also published by Meryton Press, debuted in August 2014 A Will of Iron was published in July 2015, and a fourth title is in the works.


    Commentaires:

    Blodeuedd Finland
    The author was unhappy with my 3 and my horrible, and negative review (I actually liked the book, though not anymore) *eyeroll* Be warned, if you give her a bad rating she or her friend might come after you.For the actually review go to my blog since I wont support this book here anymore.

    Sheila Majczan
    To use the author's own words, “And more apt and clever satires are rarely created.” “…amateurish and rather ghoulish production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?” “A decidedly macabre lover’s lane”At first I was horrified with the "serial" events, but then as I read on I was Rolling On the Floor Laughing. Do not think me unholy, with all the dire and deadly happenings but this was just so over the top. I read it over one day and, obviously, could not put it down.As the book descri [...]

    Eliza Baum
    Re-read 1/10/17This book is completely insane, and I stand by the things mentioned below that I find sillybut I do love it all the same. It's the ultimate just deserts for all appearing characters. Unrealistic, but really satisfying.Original read 7/18/15I grabbed this book on a whim, because it was a suggested read after I finished another P&P variation, and I'm really glad I did. I loved Anne's diary and how the book alternated between that and the story. In some books, that might have been [...]

    Mary
    A journey detailing the lengths Anne de Bourgh went toher sheer determination to be governed no longer by her arrogant and seemingly mad mother.a series of unfortunate events incorporating tea parties and cakea comically high body count ( yes,you read that correctly!!!) .a rekindling of affections for ODC and a HEA for two other happily matched couples.s,these elements all add to this sometimes dark,sometimes funny and all too readable tale! Highly recommended for those who yearn for a tale with [...]

    J. W. Garrett
    “For mad I may be, but I will never be convenient.” Jennifer Donnelly, RevolutionHow do I start this review? OMG!!! Oh-my-gosh seems so lacking at the shock and awe of this story. Man, Beutler pulled no punches as she created a story to amaze and delight. Rating: MA-R: Mature Audience, R-rated. It gets fairly explicit and graphic in places as our characters talk around subjects of a sexual nature. There is a double meaning in the title. A Will of Iron can relate to the ironclad will of Anne [...]

    Monica
    4.5 stars - Review now up at Austenprose austenprose/2015/07/14/a-w

    Sophia
    I enjoyed following the tour for this book reading the guest posts, excerpts, and the like so I thought I knew what to expect. Anne de Bourgh writing a scandalous diary, her death, her shocking will, and mayhem commencing from there. Well it was that, indeed, and then some. This was one dilly of a story making its way through several twists and shocking turns.The story is based on Pride & Prejudice and the familiar characters, but it is a loose variation and begins from the point in the orig [...]

    Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    Something Is Rotten in The County of Kent!What if poor Anne de Bourgh’s sudden death brought Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam (and Georgiana!) back to Kent before Elizabeth Bennet left?What if Anne de Bourgh was more aware and intelligent than expected and revealed all her thoughts and observations in her journals?What if Elizabeth was instructed to remain in Kent because she was included in Anne de Bourgh’s Last Will and Testament?Anne’s death not only brings Darcy and Elizabeth back into co [...]

    Cettina Barbera
    Original, funny and twisted. I loved it.The chapter in which they read Lady C's will (I believe it was the 17, but I could be wrong) was absolutely hilarious, I laughed all the laughter that Mr Bennet had to keep in!

    Lyn *GLITTER VIKING*
    How doo i rite review? Is this grammer okay and do i sond lyke adult plz like thxbai :D :D :D

    wosedwew
    Loved it -- once I recognized the satire!As I began to read, "A Will of Iron" seemed to be one of those stories where everyone who is unpleasant in the original tale becomes a murderer. Instead, this story is a spoof of those amateurish efforts.I did find I had to read more carefully (i.e. without having a background movie on the TV) because the story moves back and forth in time as Anne's diaries are read. Pay more attention to the dates than I did at first.

    Tina
    This story starts off with Anne dying from complications during pregnancy. It's was a big shock to Lady Catherine that Anne was pregnant at all and the search to find out the identity of the father begins. Darcy of course is the first person she suspects but as he said he hadn't seen her since July of the previous year so how could he be the father? Anne also had made a will and leaves some surprising things to different members of her family and friends both old and new. Of course Lady Catherin [...]

    Carol Perrin
    A Will of IronThis story was definitely a surprise! Lady Catherine was more than evil in this story. And Anne, what lengths she went to to get away from her mother. Wicked Wickham was unfortunately paid by Anne to help with the goal she envisioned. Lady Catherine had plans for her entire family that would have decimated the Fitzwilliam and Darcy family members. Luckily, she was foiled by her own plot.

    wosedwew
    Loved it -- once I recognized the satire.As I began to read, "A Will of Iron" seemed to be one of those stories where everyone who is unpleasant in the original tale becomes a murderer. Instead, this story is a spoof of those amateurish efforts.I did find I had to read more carefully (i.e. without having a background movie on the TV) because the story moves back and forth in time as Anne's diaries are read. Pay more attention to the dates than I did at first.

    Abigail Bok
    In this Austenesque variation on Pride and Prejudice, the scene opens right after Elizabeth Bennet has rejected Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford. The tale is not, however, told from Elizabeth’s point of view; instead, an omniscient narrator alternates with passages from the personal journals of Anne De Bourgh, who dies at the beginning of the story. The tale is a mystery (though not terribly mysterious), and events in the present are gradually explained by those past journal entries.Anne has dis [...]

    Rita Deodato
    frompemberleytomilton.wordpreI didn’t read the premise of A Will of Iron before reading it so for me this book was a very positive surprise.What if Anne de Bourgh died a few days after the Hunsford proposal and Darcy along with Col. Fitzwilliam had to return to Rosings and into the company of Elizabeth Bennet?And what if Anne had lived an unimaginable life and had kept all the details of it in several journals?And what if these journals were to be read? Which would be the consequences?From the [...]

    Jenifer Hanen
    Bravo to Linda Beutler on writing a humorous and murderous Pride and Prejudice variation that was never boring and made my neighbor inquire this morning why I was laughing so much last night.Neighbor: "Whatever were you doing?"Me: "Reading."Her: "A book?"Me: "Yes, I was improving my mind with extensive reading."Her: "Oh, I could hear the laughter over my TV."Not being a reader at all, she didn't ask about the book but did want to talk about the strange reality tv show she had been watching.Anywh [...]

    Margie's Must Reads
    Death, scandal, and intrigueA Will of Iron was very original and inventive. Linda Beutler writes Pride and Prejudice adaptions without fear, without trepidation and does so with such grace and civility.

    Leslie
    This book could be subtitled Three Weddings and just as many if not more funerals. This is a really unique twist on P&P that goes wildly off canon but results in a vary satisfying story. There is a significant portion of the book that contains adult content and themes and may be unpleasant for sensitive readers. It also takes many dark twists. In this P &P what if, Anne de Bourgh is not the truly sickly young woman but an angry hypochondriac who seeks only to punish her over bearing moth [...]

    Michelle H
    You've read the synopsis, you've read the other reviews. Does it sound intriguing? Ok, go read it. Jane purists won't like it, but this writer has really become one of my favorite JAFF writers lately. Unique stories, yet revisiting our favorite characters in some clever plot twists. I think there's plenty of room at the table for something this well written. Some angst, and in Darcy trying to be noble and pushing his cousin at Elizabeth since she 'couldn't possibly have him' after his disasterou [...]

    Susanne
    A very intriguing Austen variation in which Anne DeBourgh dies after Darcy and the Colonel leave Rosings and all heck breaks loose. Elizabeth, who is still staying with Charlotte Collins, is embroiled in the mysterious happenings at Rosings as the cause of Anne's death is discovered and the "cover-up" beginsd proceeds with stunning results. Definitely a page-turner; I read it in fewer than twelve hours and simply couldn't put it down. A wonderful read for fans of Pride & Prejudice!

    Susan
    I really enjoyed this version of Pride and Prejudice. I have read at least a hundred re-tellings of P&P and this was original and plausible. Lady Catherine was more despicable than in the original, and Charlotte as well as Anne were both more developed and clever.

    pamela k cronister
    Nice twistI was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns in this book the back-and-forth between Anderberg's diary and what was going on in the story I think it gave a definite new look at what and might've been capable of and everybody knew her mother was nuts anyway

    Katelyn
    DelightfulI found spending more time with these beloved characters irresistible and the author endeavoured to remain true to each while expanding and heading in a different, surprising direction.

    Brittany
    3.5 in reality. If not an actual 4. This is a very interesting variation in which we find that Anne actually has a lot more going on in her head! She keeps a diary, and when the poor girl dies the diaries end up in the hands of Charlotte and Elizabeth. They discover that the shades of Rosings is very polluted.What I liked: Lady Catherine was perfectly evil, that crazy old bat. She does not see much that can stand in her way from getting what she wants. I think my favorite parts of this book were [...]

    Joana Starnes
    An amazing, riveting read. What exquisite language, what a premise, what an Anne and what a busy-busy-busy Lady Catherine! I loved the gradual development of Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship and how the circumstances were as such that it was allowed to grow, as they would be thrown together by the happenings at Rosings. The characters were very skilfully developed, Anne’s diary was a fabulous read, and the roller-coaster plot kept me spellbound for the entire time. I loved the impulsive Co [...]

    sylph
    This is a Pride and Prejudice variation like no other. Events unfold at Rosings and Hunsford in Kent, shortly after Elizabeth turned down Darcy's first proposal. I gave it four easy stars for the imaginative idea and the lavish execution of that idea. I have a feeling it could have been kind of really great, but that's not to disparage the author, about whom I know nothing else. Pastiche is difficult, and I appreciate highly the adherence to language and descriptions that would fit into Austen's [...]

    Teresita
    Original and daring. I loved the development of the story. A very interesting approach to a "what if". It offers a glimpse into what Anne de Bourgh may be behind the face she presented to the world. Her death and will unleash unexpected consequences with surprising results.A wonderful read!

    Sue
    Wow the suspense. Lady Catherine truly is wicked. Anne is an unexpected wit and very observant. Anne also is shocking but I loved the diary idea. Lizzy and Darcy work things out a bit soon for me but I'm glad it happens. The last 20% of the book I'm guessing here has intimate wedding night scenes. So I'd recommend for mature audiences. Plus there's murder and mayhem.

    Susan
    In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy and the Colonel have left Rosings after the failed marriage proposal only to return on the death of Anne de Bourgh. With the revealing of Anne's diaries, her will, with the activities of Lady Catherine, and the coming to Kent of various members of the Bennet, Fitzwilliam, and Bingley families can any relationship problems be resolved.

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