Pemberley Ranch

Pemberley Ranch When the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton Ohio to the win

  • Title: Pemberley Ranch
  • Author: Jack Caldwell
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  • Page: 178
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  • Pemberley Ranch

    When the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio, to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even haughtier cousin, CateWhen the smoke has cleared from the battlefields and the civil war has finally ended, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctantly moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio, to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even haughtier cousin, Cate Burroughs, owns the other half.In a town as small as Rosings, Beth and Will inevitably cross paths But as Will becomes enchanted with the fiery Yankee, Beth won t allow herself to warm to the man who represents the one thing she hates most the army that killed her only brother.But when carpetbagger George Whitehead arrives in Rosings, all that Beth thought to be true is turned on its head, and the only man who can save her home is the one she swore she d never trust It s Pride and Prejudice meets Gone with the Wind with that kind of romance and excitement Sharon Lathan, bestselling author of In the Arms of Mr Darcy

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    1. J. W. Garrett

      The Civil War comes to Pemberley Ranch in east Texas: Yeehaw!Source: Library ebook This book is not canon, does not follow Jane Austen’s P&P in any shape form or fashion other than a few of the names being the same. Some of the characterizations were carried forward, but for the most part it is a completely different story and could have stood alone. For some that will a problem, for others, they won’t care. Caveat – disclaimer - warning: There is strong language sprinkled throughout [ [...]

    2. Sophia

      I completely agree with Sharon Lathan's cover quote on this one because it was Pride and Prejudice meets Gone With the Wind. It completely knocked me right out of the saddle (in a good way). Hard to believe that this was an emerging author's efforts.In this Historical Western Romance retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice which mostly takes place post-Civil War era, Elizabeth Bennet and her family hail as staunch Yankees from Ohio who migrate to Texas to start over again on a small farm [...]

    3. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)

      Don your best gingham dress, dungarees, or Stetson and saddle up for a rip roarin' adventure with the gang from Pride and Prejudice! Ever since her brother died while fighting for the Union, Beth Bennet has vowed to blame, suspect, and hate anyone associated with the Confederate Army. When her father moves Beth's family from Ohio to their own farm in Rosings, Texas, Beth finds herself surrounded by those she swore to forever hate. Although Beth eventually accepts and befriends southerners like h [...]

    4. Sheila Majczan

      It was interesting to read the longer of the other reviews on , some being persons whose reviews I read over and over again and with whom I usually agree. I must mention that "Voracious Reader" made some significant remarks about the accuracy of the historical details. I am not an expert on history but while many stated that Mr. Caldwell's book reflected good research I wonder who has the history correct considering those remarks? That being said, I will now say that even if the historical detai [...]

    5. Anna

      This is a fabulous re-telling of Austen's classic with a western flair. Beth Bennet and Will Darcy are the central characters with the secondary characters from P&P along with more characters borrowed from other Austen stories playing supporting roles. Taking place during the final years of Reconstruction with Rosings as the town in Texas, Pemberley Ranch and the Bennet homestead, the story follows the essential points of the original and the twists are authentic to the place and time in his [...]

    6. Georgiana 1792

      Orgoglio sudista, Pregiudizi nordistiPer noi lettrici di Austen Inspired Novel abituate allo stile romance o chick-lit, in cui generalmente vengono scritti questo genere di romanzi, entrare nella prosa di Jack Caldwell non è facile: si sente subito lo stile mascolino, diretto, pulito, come un colpo di pistola. Anche gli elementi fondamentali della trama sembrano spostarsi e reggersi su un altro baricentro, legati meno ai sentimenti e più alle questioni pratiche e politiche.In The Three Colonel [...]

    7. Laurel

      Lizzy and Darcy the Wild West LegendI have been patiently awaiting a Wild West rendition of Pride and Prejudice for some time, so when Pemberley Ranch rode into town, I was all anticipation. The blending of the two genres seemed like a natural to me; especially concerning two romantic archetypes – the Regency gentleman and the American cowboy. *swoon*It’s really not surprising that so many elements from the Regency-era have transitioned neatly into Caldwell’s new adaption of Jane Austen cl [...]

    8. Blodeuedd Finland

      Plot:The Bennet family moves from Ohio to Texas. Beth is still angry at the south because her brother died in the war, but her sister finds happiness with a Doctor. And so the book begins, she meets the rich rancher Will Darcy. There is dislike, and there is prejudice. And there is wicked George Whitehead with plans of his own for the area.My thoughts:I do like Pride and Prejudice re-tellings and this one was so fresh and original. This time the prejudice in the book comes from Beth being from t [...]

    9. Angelc

      I was so excited to read a western retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" and let me say this book delivers! The author retains everything we love about the original, while still making the story different enough that you have to keep reading! He stays true to the characters and themes, but it's not a scene-for-scene rehash of the original, he mixes it up a lot.I love reading about American history in historical novels and I feel like it's pretty rare to find an historical book set in America. It wa [...]

    10. Kimberly

      Really, I'd give this book 2.5 stars, but I rounded down because of all the four and five star reviews it's receiving. Pemberley Ranch is not a four or five star book; three stars at the most would suffice. It's obviously a first novel; the writing is horrific at times and so are some of the characters. And, Pemberley Ranch was obviously written by a man. (view spoiler)[What was with Darcy's skinny-dipping wet dream? Yikes! The one and only sex scene in the whole book was completely stupid and p [...]

    11. SheLove2Read

      A highly engrossing and inspired retelling of the classic Austen tale, Pride and Prejudice, set in a western story. Mr. Caldwell surprised me with his version that had me both crying and smiling. I absolutely recommend it to fans of the original and fans of western romance. A++

    12. Michele

      I'm a sucker for P&P AUs/fanfic/modern adaptions/novels, etc etc etc. and "Pemberley Ranch" caught my eye immediately as a Civil War historian. It's P&P and the Civil War! I COULDN'T RESIST.There were moments throughout the book when dialogue/the story felt a little bit awkward or stilted, but not enough to ruin the flow of the book for me. Admittedly, there were parts of the book that I had to force myself to get through, but other parts (especially within the last part of the book) wh [...]

    13. Sue

      I usually have a hard time with this kind of Austen related work but after awhile this book grew on me. I'm not usually one into much Civil War history. I did however come to really enjoy the characters in this book based on Pride and Prejudice characters. I loved the map in the front of the book. I enjoyed the characters for the most part: Catherine Burroughs (B&R Ranch) bad gal, Anne Burroughs (likeable and surprising romance), William Darcy good guy, Gaby Darcy (sweet), Jose' Estrada (goo [...]

    14. Shala K.

      I love Jane Austen fan fiction. Good or bad, I generally plow through it to the end. This is the first of the JA fan fiction where I thought to myself, you know, I would like this book a lot better if Caldwell hadn't used the character names from the original Austen texts. I just don't think Austen's characters belong in Civil War/Reconstruction era Texas. I mean really, "Doc Bingley"? Mr. Darcy saying things like "Saddle 'em up, boys. Let's ride!"? The storyline is necessarily quite different f [...]

    15. Amy

      I was hardly expecting great literature and was even willing to keep reading once I realized how awful the writing style wasbut Mr. Darcy sitting in the bushes peeking at a bathing "Beth" Bennet is more than I can take. Too vulgar to be cheesy-fun and too ridiculous to be original or interesting. What a pity! This had promise.

    16. Karen

      Pride and Prejudice's characters re-imagined in post-Civil War Texas. Part Western, part romance, this was well-written, entertaining historical fiction.

    17. Todd

      When Kim first asked me to read Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell, it was at the bequest of a commenter who asked what my take on the novel would be, considering it is one of the few pieces of Jane Austen fan fiction (that we know of) written by a man. To be honest I didn’t really expect it to be all that different from the other fan fiction novels that Kim reviews. I can honestly say that I was definitely wrong.Pemberley Ranch, or Pranch as I called it informally when I was reading it around o [...]

    18. Elisabetta

      Inizialmente non ero rimasta favorevolmente colpita da questa versione texana di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio principalmente per il fatto che qui Lizzy viene chiamata Beth Eh, lo so, ho i miei pregiudizi anch'io!! Però ho appreso il messaggio che O&P trasmette, pertanto non mi sono soffermata sulla prima impressione e ho proseguito con la lettura Devo dire che ho fatto proprio bene!!Un altro fatto che mi aveva lasciato inizialmente interdetta è il matrimonio di Jane che avviene immediatamente ne [...]

    19. Laura

      Pemberley Ranch is a wonderful new western starring my favorite literary couple, Mr. Darcy (known as Will in this book) and Elizabeth Bennet (referred to as Beth).The novel starts with William Darcy and Charles Bingley in the thick of action during the American Civil War. After an altercation with crooked Yankee officer George Whitehead, Darcy and Bingley are shipped off to a prison camp for the rest of the war. Afterwards, Darcy goes back to his ranch, Pemberley, near the small town of Rosings, [...]

    20. Chelsea LaVere

      It was a bit of stumbling block for me to start this book because well, Jane Austen is queen, and there are so many awful renditions of Pride and Prejudice, but I'm glad I chugged through. What intrigued me most was the Old West setting as I hadn't seen any Jane Austen retellings beyond 18th century England or 21st century America/England, so I was excited to see this new perspective with familiar characters.At first, I wasn't really excited that Caldwell used the same names (I don't really imag [...]

    21. Diane Wilkes

      This is definitely a twist when it comes to the Austen fan fiction genre. Wild West Austen sounded too kicky for me to miss, so I picked up PEMBERLEY RANCH and read it to the end, despite wanting to put it down fairly early on.As opposed to Austen's bit of ivory, Caldwell has chosen a wide swath, combining civil war and post-civil war history with a retelling of the classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. While the first is probably done well (I'm no expert in the field), the second is wide of the mark. VE [...]

    22. Charlene

      This a second read for me. I read this book when it came out first and was a little new to the fan fic but since than I've come to appreciate the great stories told by the aceptional writers and one of them is Jack Caldwell. This book was wonderful the first time around but the second was amazing. I rated this story 4 stars before and now if I could I would rate it 6. I never appreciated how intricately Jack wove in all of Jane Austens characters into the story line and Darcy and Beth(Lizzy) wer [...]

    23. Kathleen Kelly

      Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell is a story that mixes the Pride and Prejudice story and the aftermath of the American Civil War. This historical romance is set in 1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi and 1870 Rosings, Texas and it has most of the characters of Jane Austen's novel. Names are changed a bit, circumstances mostly the same, Elizabeth (Beth) who is from the North, despising William (Will) Darcy, a Southerner and Will falling in love with Beth and her eventual capitulation of her feelings towa [...]

    24. Casey Clementine

      Warning it's 2:30 AM and I am going to ramble!Ok what is it with P+P adaptations and completely fucking Darcy's characterization? This was an entertaining read but the author clearly didn't have a good grasp on the character of most of these characters. How can you make William Darcy a rancher? I don't get it. Also, what is the deal with P+P adaptations putting Charlotte Lucas and Colonel Fitzwilliams into a relationship?Ok so what I did like about this book was that I had no idea where it was g [...]

    25. Phoebes

      Un retelling davvero ben fatto, che mescola a mio parere nella giusta misura affinità e differenze con l’originale, aiutato da un’ambientazione molto accattivante. Il fatto di averlo letto in lingua originale ancora una volta aumenta il mio gradimento :), ma obiettivamente si tratta secondo me di un buon romanzo, scontato nel punti “giusti”, che riesce comunque a sorprendere e ad un certo punto anche a tenere col fiato sospeso! Proprio una bella lettura!A retelling really well done, ble [...]

    26. Mel

      "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." However, when that man is a former Confederate soldier and Elizabeth Bennett a newly arrived Yankee in a formerly Confederate state, sparks fly. However, what I liked about this novel is that it wasn't just a re-hash of Austen's P & P (although I do love that story, many retelling seem to fall flat in the re-write); instead, it's the story which deals with the setting of the [...]

    27. Caitlin

      Pride & Prejudice re-imagined during and after the Civil War. Beth Bennett is a Yankee farmer's daughter, moved to Texas with her family after the war. Will Darcy owns Pemberley Ranch, and fought for his state and country in the war. Beth believes she knows what kind of people Southern land owners were, and the handsome and charming carpetbagger George Whitehead confirms her beliefs.However, loyalty and the war are more complex issues than Beth realizes, with both sides of the fighting havin [...]

    28. Rebecca

      I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to get into at first, but then the pace really picked up. The only thing I had a problem with was that there were too many "Uhhs" and "Ummms" throughout the book. It broke the pace of the language and didn't seem to fit in with the Civil War and post-Civil War setting. I enjoyed reading about Will and Beth's story, even though I kept calling them "Darcy" and "Lizzie" in my head! I thought this book was an interesting twist on Pride & Prejudice [...]

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