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Charlotte
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
9 posts | 7 read | 11 to read
Everybody believes that Charlotte Lucas has no prospects. She is unmarried, plain, poor and reaching a dangerous age. When she stuns the neighbourhood by accepting the proposal of buffoonish clergyman Mr Collins, her best friend Lizzy Bennet is appalled by her decision. Yet this is the only way Charlotte knows how to provide for her future. Her married life will propel her into a new world: not only of duty and longed-for children, but secrets, grief, unexpected love and friendship, and a kind of freedom. Jane Austen cared deeply about the constraints on women in Regency England. This powerful reimagining takes up where Austen left off in Pride and Prejudice, showing us a woman determined to carve a place for herself in the world. Charlotte offers a fresh, feminist addition to the post-Austen canon, beautifully imagined, and brimming with passion and intelligence.
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Moray_Reads
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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Although silly in places and not always Austen-esque I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this. In particular I liked the development of Mr Collins and Anne de Bourgh. The former becomes much more humanised, the latter gets an eccentric but fun new lease on life. 2nd #bingo of March #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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Thank you so much for this awesome haul @SheReadsAndWrites !! I love everything! I‘m especially excited to read the tagged book. I tried to get it from various libraries to no avail. I also LOVE this mug! Can‘t wait to use it for some white hot chocolate tonight! Thank you so much for everything! 🤗 And thank you for organizing this @sprainedbrain !

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SheReadsAndWrites I'm so glad! Enjoy!! ❤️🤓 2y
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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TheMushroomForest
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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I think this is probably not a book for the Jane Austen purist, but I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who loves the Regency era, and wants a fresh, feminist look at one of history's most popular novels.

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OutsmartYourShelf
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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What happened after Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins? We get this plus parts of Pride & Prejudice through the eyes of Lizzie Bennett‘s close friend.

It was an enjoyable read, then all of a sudden I was reading a chapter from a ‘bodice-ripper‘ version. Not that I mind, but it wasnt in keeping with the rest of the book to me. 3.5🌟

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Andrea313
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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As a big Charlotte Lucas fan, I really enjoyed this book! Her not-quite-love story with Mr. Collins yields a mostly content life, but there are still surprises to come. I love the way Charlotte gains a quiet power and builds a life for herself and her children, and I really love her reflections on the events of P&P (even though the author has taken a few liberties). This book may not be for die-hard purists, but all others, enjoy! #PemberLittens

Sace Oh I may have to look for that! 2y
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Andrea313
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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Reading my 5th P&P adaptation of the month with my good pal #ColeCat. I'm so grateful for a day to slow down and indulge. #PemberLittens #CatsOfLitsy

Lcsmcat What a beauty 😻! 2y
sharread Such a cute kitty! 2y
Buechersuechtling I hear you. There are times when a day to unwind is casting pure magic. Enjoy. 2y
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peta86
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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This was such a lovely tale expanding on the story of Charlotte Lucas in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice.
She is plain, poor, unmarried when it was a woman's lot to be wed.
The only way to change her circumstances is to marry and she chooses the clergyman Mr. Collins.
It's no love match but she is happy enough until the tragic death of her son Tom.
Grieving she goes to visit her friend Elizabeth Bennet where she has feelings for a fellow guest.

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Andrea313
Charlotte | Helen Moffett
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I don't always love P&P spin-offs, sequels, or re-tellings, but the promise of a "fresh, feminist addition to the post-Austen canon" made me order this one as soon as I learned about it! #PemberLittens

DebinHawaii Have you read this one? I thought it was pretty good. Melancholy but good. 2y
Andrea313 @DebinHawaii I have not read that; thanks for sharing! 2y
batsy I'm going to try to see if I can get a copy and read after our P&P read. Thanks again for bringing it to our attention! 2y
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