Mr. Darcys Angel of Mercy



Mr Darcy S Angel Of Mercy A Novella Two Years After The Conclusion Of The Great War, Those Affected By The Conflagration Are Still Trying To Put Their Lives Back Together, Including Elizabeth Bennet And Fitzwilliam Darcy While Darcy Grapples With Horrific Memories From The War, Elizabeth, Who Had Served As A Voluntary Aid Detachment, Suppresses Most Recollections Of Her Service In France But Darcy Suspects That There Is One Memory That The Two Share A Beautiful Night In A Hospital Ward In France When Darcy Was Visited By An Angel Of Mercy, An Angel Who Might Just Possibly Be Elizabeth BennetMr. Darcys Angel of Mercy

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Mr. Darcys Angel of Mercy
  • Mary Lydon Simonsen
  • English
  • 26 March 2017
  • 0615475671

10 thoughts on “Mr. Darcys Angel of Mercy

  1. says:

    I just LOVED this short PP variation set in the period around and after WWI I don t know why but this is really the ideal time to relocate PP to There was still a bit of manners, a bit of class consciousness and a major war This is a lovely story that has some strong war themes which may disturb some readers But this is just a lovely sweet story about finding your true love I am sorry it took me so long to read this

  2. says:

    PP meets The Great War WWI 3.5 stars This is not canon and it is not during the Regency time period We simply have the names from Austen s PP characters There are several scenes that are similar to canon but had to be upgraded and changed to meet the new modern timeline It was a quick read as it was a novella.We are in the middle of the 20th century during WWI and have the people of Hertfordshire fighting and falling alongside their fellow countrymen During this time of war, the PP meets The Great War WWI 3.5 stars This is not canon and it is not during the Regency time period We simply have the names from Austen s PP characters There are several scenes that are similar to canon but had to be upgraded and changed to meet the new modern timeline It was a quick read as it was a novella.We are in the middle of the 20th century during WWI and have the people of Hertfordshire fighting and falling alongside their fellow countrymen During this time of war, the world was additionally hit with an influenza outbreak that would takevictims than some of the conflicts Many friends and family members succumbed to the pandemic In this variation, Elizabeth was helping with the VAD Voluntary Aid Detachment that assisted the nurses with the wounded and injured She was stationed in France and met Darcy after losing one of her neighbors who had been severely wounded and died holding her hand War is hell any war is hell And yet, in spite of the horrors surrounding them, two people reached out to each other and offered comfort to one another And although he was suffering from a fever that later was diagnosed as the flu, Fitzwilliam Darcy remembered holding an Angel of Mercy in his arms When the war was over and he was recovering from the horrors of his ordeals, his one hope was to find his Angel of Mercy This story is about that journey The author did a good job shielding us from the worst of the conflict There are scenes that are explicit as Darcy and Elizabeth relate what they experienced while serving their country And it was those common experiences that drew them together Elizabeth understood what he had been through Darcy understood what she had been through and that common ground was where they started building their relationship Together they grieved over the loss of friends and neighbors Britain lost a generation of men during that time and I just want to say how I honor those sacrifices of those brave men and women.The main story was of course Elizabeth and Darcy coming together and trying to reconcile their feelings for each other Secondary to them, we have Charles Bingley trying to woo Jane Bennet, and then we have Caroline trying to dissuade Charles from Jane and trying to insinuate her way into Darcy s good graces

  3. says:

    I loved this novella which set PP during post WWI I could only wish to have seen it fleshed outinto a novel length because I really enjoyed the world and the plot the author created.Expanded Review notes I am always eager to pick up something new by this author and this story did not disappoint PP purists should opt for something different as the story is a loose telling of PP It was great seeing what the characters would have experienced had JA written in this historical I loved this novella which set PP during post WWI I could only wish to have seen it fleshed outinto a novel length because I really enjoyed the world and the plot the author created.Expanded Review notes I am always eager to pick up something new by this author and this story did not disappoint PP purists should opt for something different as the story is a loose telling of PP It was great seeing what the characters would have experienced had JA written in this historical era The background detail was good Thank you for not flooding it with too much detail since the warfare experienced in France at that time was not a pretty thing The sacrifices of those who served were still preserved well without it.Lizzy is a nurse on the battlefield Jane volunteers back home Darcy is an officer with great compassion for his men Charles served and was injured Caroline gets a raise in status being a front page society girl.It is a novella and does not do a complete scene by scene comparison to the original.Good Read

  4. says:

    I read this book twice And it is a lovely story However, in my opinion, it has little to do with PP except in that it uses the names and places JA used in her writing This novella is a very quick read placed first in France during WWI and then back on English soil, mostly at Netherfield and briefly at Pemberley Elizabeth, working as an aide in a hospital on the battlefields is called to the side of one of the Lucas brothers from her home town She is there as he dies and then wants noth I read this book twice And it is a lovely story However, in my opinion, it has little to do with PP except in that it uses the names and places JA used in her writing This novella is a very quick read placed first in France during WWI and then back on English soil, mostly at Netherfield and briefly at Pemberley Elizabeth, working as an aide in a hospital on the battlefields is called to the side of one of the Lucas brothers from her home town She is there as he dies and then wants nothingthan to walk straight home She is suffering from the trauma of seeing too much suffering and dying However in hearing a soldier call out for water her nurse s aide training kicks in and she takes water to a man partitioned off due the his contagious flu In comforting him and in seeking comfort for what she has just seen they hold on to each other and end up sleeping together on his cot for a time through the night She awakens, horrified that she is on his cot, leaves and soon is in the throes of flu and sent back to England He, awakens, finds her gone but his desire to find his angel gives him a reason to go on Back in England after the war they meet again at a dance in Meryton where his friend, Bingley, has just purchased an estate Neither recognizes the other and the story is then devoted to the development of that relationship and lost memory PSTD is touched on Bingley and Jane well, you know their story.I found this to be a page turner and will look for other books by this author

  5. says:

    This story has Darcy and Elizabeth meeting by chance with no names exchanged during WWI I enjoyed the change in time period as it was not as restrictive and allowed picnics alone etc it also touched on how difficult it was and is to maintain huge manor homes I enjoyed this book and how this time Darcy finds his angel.

  6. says:

    I did not realize this was a modern book when I stated it Honestly, it doesn t really have much to do with PP These characters are different due to the time era Nevertheless, I did enjoy the story The ending was fairly abrupt and there was not much in terms of enjoying the happiness once they get together The angst is slight and part felt contrived as we don t realized until later that Elizabeth doesn t remember At first I thought she was just in denial or lying somehow However, I di I did not realize this was a modern book when I stated it Honestly, it doesn t really have much to do with PP These characters are different due to the time era Nevertheless, I did enjoy the story The ending was fairly abrupt and there was not much in terms of enjoying the happiness once they get together The angst is slight and part felt contrived as we don t realized until later that Elizabeth doesn t remember At first I thought she was just in denial or lying somehow However, I did enjoy the story and it was a fast read Excellent choice if you like the war ear and if you need a quick romantic read

  7. says:

    If this was lengthened and detailed as a full novel would be, five stars would likely be easily deserved The concept of this novella is delightfully unique and intriguing.

  8. says:

    Mary Lydon Simonsen once again puts a creative spin on Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice In Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy, set in 1920, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy each are working to put their memories of the horror they witnessed during The Great War behind them Elizabeth was a Voluntary Aid Detachment stationed in France when she received word that a childhood friend was in a nearby ward with a fatal stomach wound Elizabeth was with him when he died, and the loss hit her hard She Mary Lydon Simonsen once again puts a creative spin on Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice In Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy, set in 1920, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy each are working to put their memories of the horror they witnessed during The Great War behind them Elizabeth was a Voluntary Aid Detachment stationed in France when she received word that a childhood friend was in a nearby ward with a fatal stomach wound Elizabeth was with him when he died, and the loss hit her hard She turned to help another patient and accepted his tenderness and comfort but never learned his name, for she could not bear it if she learned later that he d died.Captain Darcy was just one of many soldiers sickened during the influenza pandemic of 1918 While in a hospital in France, he called out to a nurse for water This nurse became an angel to him, and he is haunted by the memory of her kisses and the night they spent cuddled together in his sick bed.Two years after the war, Darcy s best friend, Charles Bingley, buys a crumbling estate in Hertfordshire, and the friends receive much attention from the local women Heavy casualties during World War I reduced the pool of eligible bachelors, and those with all their limbs and the ability to dance are in high demand Charles is immediately captivated by Jane Bennet, but it takes some time for Darcy and Elizabeth to strike up a friendship Before their relationship can move forward, Elizabeth must come to terms with the other woman in Darcy s thoughts, the nurse who offered him comfort that night during the war.Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy is a sweet novella about a pair of damaged souls who need to work through some issues before they can find happiness Darcy and Elizabeth must move beyond their awkward first encounter at the dance that brings Jane and Charles together, and then they must overcome suppressed memories and unrealistic expectations Simonsen shows how their wartime experiences give them a better understanding of one another and how even though Elizabeth is close to her sister, there is a distance between them because of what Elizabeth saw and what Jane didn t.Simonsen keeps only one aspect of the Pride and Prejudice plot intact the misunderstandings between Elizabeth and Darcy And those misunderstandings make up the only storyline in Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy I think Simonsen does a good job putting Darcy, Bingley, and the Bennet sisters in the post WWI setting and making Elizabeth a modern woman who holds a job and supports women getting the vote However, at 121 pages, the book was too short It felt like the whole relationship building was rushed, and there wasn t a whole lot of description to set the scene Because it is so short, the characters aren t as well developed as they could have been, but this isn t a big issue because readers likely are familiar with the characters from Austen s novel.Still, Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy was a quick and enjoyable read, and I only wish it had been longer I love seeing how creative authors can be in placing Austen s characters in different time periods, and I like how Simonsen is able to take some heavy themes and create a lighthearted book.Review posted on Diary of an Eccentric

  9. says:

    Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy is a Pride Prejudice variation that takes place after WWI Darcy and Elizabeth meet during WWI while Elizabeth serves as a Voluntary Aid Detachment at a hospital in France While residing in Le Touquet Hospital as a patient, Captain Darcy is visited by an Angel of Mercy He never learns her identity until several years later Simonsen keeps her readers in suspense as they continue reading to find out when and how Elizabeth and Darcy will not only realize they k Mr Darcy s Angel of Mercy is a Pride Prejudice variation that takes place after WWI Darcy and Elizabeth meet during WWI while Elizabeth serves as a Voluntary Aid Detachment at a hospital in France While residing in Le Touquet Hospital as a patient, Captain Darcy is visited by an Angel of Mercy He never learns her identity until several years later Simonsen keeps her readers in suspense as they continue reading to find out when and how Elizabeth and Darcy will not only realize they know each other but also that they shared a special night together Infused in this delightful retelling are many historical facts about the effect WWI had on those living during this time Simonsen depicts what life was actually like for those who were affected either directly or indirectly by The Great War As a reader, I felt an understanding to the real hardships and journey those affected by the war experienced afterwards The historical facts are fascinating While reading this book, one will experience a roller coaster of emotions sadness and grief, anxiety and suspense, and peace and love

  10. says:

    So far not looking good This story takes Darcy and Elizabeth during World War I It is just not plausible that Elizabeth acting as a nurse would lay down in a patient s bed to comfort them That much is too far fetched Other conversations show the gossip of celebrities of the day This stuff just isn t even plausible for any of Jane s works I think perhaps it taeks the characters to far out of their time period for my taste.As the book progresses, I think I became softened to the idea of So far not looking good This story takes Darcy and Elizabeth during World War I It is just not plausible that Elizabeth acting as a nurse would lay down in a patient s bed to comfort them That much is too far fetched Other conversations show the gossip of celebrities of the day This stuff just isn t even plausible for any of Jane s works I think perhaps it taeks the characters to far out of their time period for my taste.As the book progresses, I think I became softened to the idea of them having lived in 100 years later in wartimes and participating in the war themselves I still think the laying in bed with a sick soldier thing is outrageous

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