• Anne's Adversity: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

  • The Cousins, Volume 2
  • By: Jennifer Joy
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lady Catherine has a secret....

When Anne de Bourgh discovers a family secret in an old letter, she is given two choices: Burn the letter and forget about it or leave Rosings and face disinheritance. How can a sickly lady past the bloom of youth, with no prospects and few friends, hope to stand on her own two feet? How can she learn more about her family's past without causing a scandal which would forever cast a shadow over the de Bourghs?

Luc Mauvier has led a life of freedom and success as a small theater owner in town. His tragic past has taught him to enjoy life and its pleasures to the fullest. When he meets Anne de Bourgh, she is opposite to everything he has ever known and he is soon reminded of how a gentleman should behave with a real lady. Can a tradesman win the heart of a lady? Even more important: How can he win Lady Catherine's approval?

What Anne reveals about her past gives her courage, but will it be enough?

Anne's Adversity is the second book in The Cousins Series trilogy. If you like falling in love with your favorite secondary characters as they fall for each other, then you'll love this sweet romance based on Jane Austen's timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.

Listen to Anne's Adversity to satisfy your craving for a clean, sweet Regency romance today!

©2015 Jennifer Joy (P)2015 Jennifer Joy

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Great story about Anne.

A new Anne. A braver Anne. It was interesting to read about her escapades when on her own. Enjoyed it.

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Wonderful series

Book 2 in the Cousins series. P&P variation. Actually this one isn't so much of a variation from P&P as much as taking a minor character from the book and telling her story. Book 1 sets this one up but I think it could be read as a stand alone as well. Anne de Bourgh is mostly just a shadow in P&P but here we get to know her. She learns that her father may still be alive, refuses Darcy's proposal, stands up to her mother and leaves for London after being disinherited. With the help of her loyal maid she discovers her own strength, gains her health and the ability to take care of herself. She becomes a likable character. This is definitely a happily ever after story since everything works out just perfectly in every way but I thought it was enjoyable. It is light, clean and entertaining. And gives just a little hint at what is coming for book 3.

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Probably fine

Sounds like it might be an interesting twist on this old favorite, but I can't seem to get into the narrator. Maybe I'll try another time.

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loved it

it's so nice to see Ann having her day for once instead of all the hardships that she's had in the past variations so very good. This was a very good listening. Bravo Ann Bravo

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Dacey Was engaged to Annne since childhood ..but what a surprise,she refused his offer...so the story begins when her mother gives her a only a week to leave the only home and life she had known She and her maid set out for London ....so the story begins..

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  • Cornwall Daisy
  • 10-21-19

Awful pronunciation

The narrator pronounces so many words badly. I think she has had some really strange elocution lessons! ‘Grosvenor’ , ‘mirror’ and ‘calm’ were the most irritating.
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  • Anji Dale
  • 01-23-16

Anne stands up to Lady C!

ANNE'S ADVERSITY

I listened to the first book (Darcy's Ultimatum) in Jennifer Joy's Cousins series late last year. Anne's Adversity is the second volume in the series.

In Darcy's Ultimatum, there's a scene in which Anne appears with a mysterious letter. We don't get to find out the contents until this book and it's quite a revelation but I won't give away any spoilers about it here. It results in a major split between Anne and her mother, the overbearing Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Anne ends up living in London and meeting a number of new people, including the rather delicious sounding French refugee Luc Mauvier, and his sister Adelaide.

This is the first JAFF story I've read, so far, that has Anne de Bourgh as a main character and it was really enjoyable. The narrator, Emma Lysy, did a pretty good job with the story, too. There was a problem with her pronunciation of Grosvenor (as in the Square of that name) but that's as nit-picky as I can get.

There's no explicit sexual scenes so I can recommend this book and/or audio to all audiences. The same goes for the first volume of this series. Both are definitely ones to add to your JAFF lists.

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