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BLOGWORDS – Friday 29 March 2019 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by JANE AUSTEN

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by JANE AUSTEN

 

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

THE BLURB:    

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London… Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr. Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr. Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

 

THE AUTHOR:    

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

THE FIRST LINE:   

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

I will ever be enamored of this story solely owing to Colin Firth in the role of William Darcy. Not really, the story speaks for itself, and is not only a classic but is a favorite of mine.

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday 6 March 2019 – WREEL-to-WREEL WEDNESDAY – FEATURED MOVIE – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

WREEL-to-WREEL WEDNESDAY – FEATURED MOVIE – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

 

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

 

BLURB

Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters attempt to navigate the world of love and high society in an age where class and money matter. Despite their differences, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy manage to look past social standings and fall in love.

 

STARRING

Colin Firth

Jennifer Ehly

Susannah Harker

Julia Sawalha

Alison Steadman

Crispin Bonham-Carter

Polly Maberly

Lucy Briers

Lucy Robinson

Adrian Lukis

David Bamber

 

FIRST EPISODE DATE

24 September 1995

 

FINAL EPISODE DATE

29 October 1995

 

ORIGINAL NETWORK

BBC1

 

GENRE

Costume drama

 

BASED ON

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

DIRECTED BY

Simon Langston

 

THEME MUSIC COMPOSER

Carl Davis

 

SCREENPLAY

Andrew Davies

 

PRODUCER

Sue Birtwistle

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

John Kenway

 

RUNNING TIME

327 minutes

 

AWARDS

BAFTA Television Award

Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special”

 

RATING

TV-PG

 

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

 

 

What movie(s) would you like to see featured?

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreel-to-Wreel Wednesday, Featured Movie, Pride and Prejudice, Colin Firth,  Jennifer Ehle

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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

 

You may have noticed that Tuesdays are when I post reviews on my blog. And there is a review coming. But there is another “event” today that doesn’t happen very often, at least not for me. In fact, it hasn’t happened for almost 20 years—I will be boarding a plane this evening. Did I mention I love flying?

 

 

Now that may not sound extraordinary to you. And I don’t guess in the grand scheme of things it really is. But for me, it’s huge. For me, it is a breakthrough. In many ways, I have been “on hold” for a long time, growing my faith, stretching, trusting Father God to align me, align my life with His Word. It’s not an easy journey but it’s a victorious one.

 

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“But for a girl who grew up as in Invisiblet—Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was invisible.  Or she thought she was invisible, felt that way at least.  And when she felt people were staring at her, she wished she was invisible.  That little girl was me.  Hello, my name is Robin, and I’m a recovering invisiblet.  I wasn’t shy, I was terrified.  And that made it quite difficult to make friends.  Or to be a friend.” [blog post 02 May 2014] —this gift is more than a gift. It is gold. I see Father’s hand, orchestrating the whole thing. All so I could have my desired trip. I asked, and He made a way.” just ‘cause I wanted it, a little girl asking Father for something shiny and pretty. [blog post 03 June 2016]

 

 

Besides my high school reunion, there are a few friends I’ll get to see. Kristen Heitzmann is one of those friends. And tomorrow afternoon, she and her daughter and I will be hiking. Oh yes, I can hike now! (Gently still, of course!) See my post, ON KNEE SURGERY and BEING IN HOSPITAL ON MY BIRTHDAY, 12 February 2016.

 

 

So hiking AND flying AND spending time with friends! Yeah, that’s a Special Report! And it’s only getting better from here!

 

 

And I now return you to [my] regularly scheduled programming…..

 

 

BOOK REVIEW – TOLD YOU SO

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BOOK REVIEW – TOLD YOU SO by KRISTEN HEITZMANN

 

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Personalities clash. Oil and water, fire and ice. A romantic and a cynic.

 

Grace Evangeline knows her latest novel will make a smash hit onstage. Devin Bressard is sure his stage is not the place for it. Grace is relentless and tenacious, though, pursuing Devin, leading them to a forced collaboration.

 

Will the collaboration bring success? Will the resulting script make it to the stage? Or will Devin lose his sanity in the process?

 

One calamity after another, one too many disasters, and Devin is ready to wash his hands of anything to do with Grave Evangeline. Will they overcome the frisson between them and let the spark of passion ignite? Or will their difference of vision break them and drive a wedge between them that cannot be undone?

 

A favourite author of this reviewer, Ms. Heitzmann, has written another one out of the fiction ballpark. Intense characters, intense emotions and convictions. Intense situations. Real and honest reactions. Characters who are true to human nature. I could identify with both Grace and with Devin, even as they are seeming polar opposites. I  felt the drive and need that compelled Grace to pursue her goal—and only the best was good enough, Devin Bressard. I also felt Devin’s resistance; I do not like to be pushed or bullied into something (even if I know it’s a good thing.) I felt his hackles burr as Grace was relentless against him.

And I felt the tension of attraction that neither of them desired, or wanted to admit.

 

I anxiously await the sequel to this suspenseful-romantical-comical nod to Pride and Prejudice, Told You Twice.

 

 

 

Slide9Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical novels, including Colorado Book Award finalist The Still of Night, Christy Award finalists Indivisible and The Tender Vine, and Christy Award winners Secrets and The Breath of Dawn that won both a Christy Award and Inspirational Readers Choice Award and was a finalist for a people’s choice award in the Netherlands. She is a fiction track and workshop teacher at writers conferences. An artist and musician, she’ll also be found hiking the Colorado Rocky Mountain trails near her home where she lives with her husband, pets, extended family, and wildlife.

www.kristenheitzmann.com

www.facebook.com/kristen.f.heitzmann

www.facebook.com/KristenHeitzmann?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/KFHeitzmann

 

 

 

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