The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet MOBI ¼ The Secret

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet MOBI ¼ The Secret



10 thoughts on “The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

  1. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Oh Lydia why must you be so clueless?Lydia is one of those characters who you cannot fully love but neither can you fully hate She is so very flawed but so very young and human also and because of that we can’t exactly blame her for everything In ‘‘The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet’’ we get a behind the scenes of what happens to Lydia when she leaves for Brighton Since it’s written in journal entries we get every one of Lydia’s thoughts and adventurers— like misadventures I definitely took pleasure in the writing style and narration Lydia is a vivid character therefore it is impossible for her to bore us BUT since she isn’t the most attentive of people and uite single minded she can get extremely annoying The problem is the only things she thinks about are boys and marriage and becoming rich Those are shallow thoughts in my opinion and it didn’t make the romance romantic In the contrary since money is so important to her and the idea of ‘‘marrying up’’ keeps flooding her mind it took away from the romanticism I’m a diehard fan of novels written in journal entries which is why I was entertained and interested from the very beginning The letters also contributed to that BUT I wouldn’t be so sure someone who is not a fan of those will enjoy this very much Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’


  2. Cora Tea Party Princess Cora Tea Party Princess says:

    5 Words Love family adventure disappointment learningSo here's the thingI don't like Pride and PrejudiceI did like this story immenselyI loved how Lydia's passion and impulsiveness came across in the pages of this story she was very different from the character we see a little of in PP but still so faithful to Austen's creationFull review to come


  3. Kristin Davison Kristin Davison says:

    45 stars I loved this Lydia becomes a three dimensional character with thoughts and feelings and I loved the twist to her story The writing perfectly represents her without becoming annoying


  4. Hailee Hailee says:

    375 starsA uniue take on Lydia's version of Pride and Prejudice and the motives behind her actionsThis is written in diary form from Lydia Bennet’s perspective the youngest Bennet sister in Pride and Prejudice and the author takes it for granted that the reader will have a good working knowledge of the plot of Pride and Prejudice The diary format allows the reader to see Lydia’s surprisingly sympathetic feelings about the things that are happening to both her family and herself and still manages to tie them into her sometimes morally dubious actionsThere was no attempt to put a Jane Austen spin on the writing style of this diary which has both its positive and negative aspects It’s positive because had the author attempted Jan Austen’s style she would have inevitably failed as authors before her have done However the fact that there was no attempt at all of Lydia writing things as a women in the 1800s would have done was occasionally jarring such as describing Jane’s age as twenty three instead of three and twenty That kind of thing is just too modern a style of writingLydia was portrayed in a very sympathetic way She displays sisterly feelings than is evident in Pride and Prejudice and she has an awareness that some of her actions aren’t really the correct thing to do even though she normally does it anyway Well the author was constricted by Lydia’s actual actions in PP so I supposed her hands were tiedLydia definitely gave the impression of being a girl born in the wrong era It would be easy to imagine her as a young women in the 1960s where her “radical” thoughts on women rights would have made her fit right in and maybe would have made her feel less isolatedThis is only the second PP variation I have read from Lydia’s perspective and the first that shows her doing the things she does for logical and less selfish reasons And even though those actions are often immature and misguided it is a lot easier to like herThe thing that surprised me most was Lydia and Wickham’s relationship Despite what you know about both characters in PP it could almost be described as a love story – almostDespite it being aimed at a young adult audience the plot is so uniue I would recommend it for any Pride and Prejudice fan When I re read Pride and Prejudice I think this is going to be canon for me in regards to Lydia’s role in the novel


  5. Trin Trin says:

    Mature is not a word one would usually apply to Lydia Bennet but this was a surprisingly mature and imaginative take on Lydia's part of Pride and Prejudice That Farrant manages to accomplish this while staying true to the original story and creating her own lively engaging narrative voice is truly impressive I picked this up while ordering intending to do my due diligence by reading a few pages and found I couldn't stop Farrant finds depth in Lydia while still acknowledging her childishness and silliness It helps to be a modern reader aware that Lydia is a teenage girl who's likely extremely bored but I don't think Farrant hammers in that point or any other too harshly This book doesn't exactly provide Lydia with the happy ending one might want nor does it view spoilerfully redeem Wickham much to my relief I'm not sure there would be a way to do that without going deeply OOC or soppy hide spoiler


  6. Robin Stevens Robin Stevens says:

    This was a book I didn't know that I needed until I read it Very clever and fresh and funny Natasha isn't trying to be Jane at all she's just telling a great story from her world I loved this 12 because you probably should have read Pride and Prejudice firstPlease note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material online or in print without asking permission from me first Thank you


  7. Michaela Aisling Michaela Aisling says:

    of a 35?


  8. Kirsti Kirsti says:

    Well if you've read any of my reviews about other PP retellings then in order to catch my interest they must be high uality believable and uniue but still keep that infinite feel of PP This hooked me from the very beginning This was not the Lydia I thought I knew but rather a twist on a character that oddly enough worked well for the book Coming from someone who drinks her tea from a I'd rather be at Pemberley mug you know how dear I hold the original book This is a worthy homageThere is a new story here as well as faithfully following the events of PP I think it was a lovely surprise things not happening the way I thought It even as if that's a thing redeemed Wickham for me a little Shocker I really hope this author writes even if she did a wrap on Kitty and Mary after PP She really has a writing style that appeals to me especially since this was all letters and diary entriessomething I normally hateFor fans of PP looking for some light fun without taking it too seriously Five stars for me


  9. Aisling O& Aisling O& says:

    Review to follow soon


  10. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    To see full review click hereAnother Jane Austen retelling?Insert disappointmentI know I know I should know better I have been through so many of these retellings at this point I should be able to know instantly that 910 times I’m not going to like them The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennett was no exceptionFull disclosure I bought this book thinking it was somehow related to the web series that everyone has bemoaning about for the past few years with a slight recover design It’s not though I don’t know why I thought it was Lydia is wearing full on regency regalia on the cover and that series is a modern retellingIt’s not Pretty much it’s one of those retellings where the only thing that is different is that this book takes place in Lydia’s POV Sure I bet it deviates once she runs off with Wickham but the seventy pages that I read pretty much regurgitated the story And that’s the sort of thing that annoys mePlus it didn’t help that Lydia’s tone read really really young and even though I know she was young in the original and that partly made the ickiness with Wickham it was still ick And I was hoping that well there would be some twist with how Lydia’s story worked out but I flipped to the end and—Nope Nope Nope From what it read like it was like if in Princess Diaries if Mia would’ve stayed with Creepy Josh Just ew And that’s how young Lydia seemed like first book Mia That’s way too young for Wickham who has to be like at least in his mid twenties but whateverLook if you want to read Pride and Prejudice I suggest you read the real things If you want to read a retelling you need to find one with a better twist than this Switching view points is a notorious fan fic trope While it is true that there have been retellings done in alternative view points that have been awesome this is not one of them It didn’t add anything to Jane Austen’s story and the fact that Lydia read so young just made the LydiaWickham ship even ickier


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The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet [Download] ✤ The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet Author Natasha Farrant – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A spirited witty and fresh reimagining of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she's sick of country life instead of sewing and reading she longs for adventure W A spirited witty and fresh reimagining Diary of PDF/EPUB » of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she's sick of country life instead of sewing and reading she longs for adventure When a red coated garrison arrives in Merryton Lydia's life turns upside down As she falls for dashing Wickham she's swept into a whirlwind social circle and deposited in a seaside town Brighton Sea bathing promenades and scandal await and a pair of intriguing twins Can Lydia find out what she really wants and can she get it.

10 thoughts on “The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

  1. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Oh Lydia why must you be so clueless?Lydia is one of those characters who you cannot fully love but neither can you fully hate She is so very flawed but so very young and human also and because of that we can’t exactly blame her for everything In ‘‘The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet’’ we get a behind the scenes of what happens to Lydia when she leaves for Brighton Since it’s written in journal entries we get every one of Lydia’s thoughts and adventurers— like misadventures I definitely took pleasure in the writing style and narration Lydia is a vivid character therefore it is impossible for her to bore us BUT since she isn’t the most attentive of people and uite single minded she can get extremely annoying The problem is the only things she thinks about are boys and marriage and becoming rich Those are shallow thoughts in my opinion and it didn’t make the romance romantic In the contrary since money is so important to her and the idea of ‘‘marrying up’’ keeps flooding her mind it took away from the romanticism I’m a diehard fan of novels written in journal entries which is why I was entertained and interested from the very beginning The letters also contributed to that BUT I wouldn’t be so sure someone who is not a fan of those will enjoy this very much Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

  2. Cora Tea Party Princess Cora Tea Party Princess says:

    5 Words Love family adventure disappointment learningSo here's the thingI don't like Pride and PrejudiceI did like this story immenselyI loved how Lydia's passion and impulsiveness came across in the pages of this story she was very different from the character we see a little of in PP but still so faithful to Austen's creationFull review to come

  3. Kristin Davison Kristin Davison says:

    45 stars I loved this Lydia becomes a three dimensional character with thoughts and feelings and I loved the twist to her story The writing perfectly represents her without becoming annoying

  4. Hailee Hailee says:

    375 starsA uniue take on Lydia's version of Pride and Prejudice and the motives behind her actionsThis is written in diary form from Lydia Bennet’s perspective the youngest Bennet sister in Pride and Prejudice and the author takes it for granted that the reader will have a good working knowledge of the plot of Pride and Prejudice The diary format allows the reader to see Lydia’s surprisingly sympathetic feelings about the things that are happening to both her family and herself and still manages to tie them into her sometimes morally dubious actionsThere was no attempt to put a Jane Austen spin on the writing style of this diary which has both its positive and negative aspects It’s positive because had the author attempted Jan Austen’s style she would have inevitably failed as authors before her have done However the fact that there was no attempt at all of Lydia writing things as a women in the 1800s would have done was occasionally jarring such as describing Jane’s age as twenty three instead of three and twenty That kind of thing is just too modern a style of writingLydia was portrayed in a very sympathetic way She displays sisterly feelings than is evident in Pride and Prejudice and she has an awareness that some of her actions aren’t really the correct thing to do even though she normally does it anyway Well the author was constricted by Lydia’s actual actions in PP so I supposed her hands were tiedLydia definitely gave the impression of being a girl born in the wrong era It would be easy to imagine her as a young women in the 1960s where her “radical” thoughts on women rights would have made her fit right in and maybe would have made her feel less isolatedThis is only the second PP variation I have read from Lydia’s perspective and the first that shows her doing the things she does for logical and less selfish reasons And even though those actions are often immature and misguided it is a lot easier to like herThe thing that surprised me most was Lydia and Wickham’s relationship Despite what you know about both characters in PP it could almost be described as a love story – almostDespite it being aimed at a young adult audience the plot is so uniue I would recommend it for any Pride and Prejudice fan When I re read Pride and Prejudice I think this is going to be canon for me in regards to Lydia’s role in the novel

  5. Trin Trin says:

    Mature is not a word one would usually apply to Lydia Bennet but this was a surprisingly mature and imaginative take on Lydia's part of Pride and Prejudice That Farrant manages to accomplish this while staying true to the original story and creating her own lively engaging narrative voice is truly impressive I picked this up while ordering intending to do my due diligence by reading a few pages and found I couldn't stop Farrant finds depth in Lydia while still acknowledging her childishness and silliness It helps to be a modern reader aware that Lydia is a teenage girl who's likely extremely bored but I don't think Farrant hammers in that point or any other too harshly This book doesn't exactly provide Lydia with the happy ending one might want nor does it view spoilerfully redeem Wickham much to my relief I'm not sure there would be a way to do that without going deeply OOC or soppy hide spoiler

  6. Robin Stevens Robin Stevens says:

    This was a book I didn't know that I needed until I read it Very clever and fresh and funny Natasha isn't trying to be Jane at all she's just telling a great story from her world I loved this 12 because you probably should have read Pride and Prejudice firstPlease note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material online or in print without asking permission from me first Thank you

  7. Michaela Aisling Michaela Aisling says:

    of a 35?

  8. Kirsti Kirsti says:

    Well if you've read any of my reviews about other PP retellings then in order to catch my interest they must be high uality believable and uniue but still keep that infinite feel of PP This hooked me from the very beginning This was not the Lydia I thought I knew but rather a twist on a character that oddly enough worked well for the book Coming from someone who drinks her tea from a I'd rather be at Pemberley mug you know how dear I hold the original book This is a worthy homageThere is a new story here as well as faithfully following the events of PP I think it was a lovely surprise things not happening the way I thought It even as if that's a thing redeemed Wickham for me a little Shocker I really hope this author writes even if she did a wrap on Kitty and Mary after PP She really has a writing style that appeals to me especially since this was all letters and diary entriessomething I normally hateFor fans of PP looking for some light fun without taking it too seriously Five stars for me

  9. Aisling O& Aisling O& says:

    Review to follow soon

  10. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    To see full review click hereAnother Jane Austen retelling?Insert disappointmentI know I know I should know better I have been through so many of these retellings at this point I should be able to know instantly that 910 times I’m not going to like them The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennett was no exceptionFull disclosure I bought this book thinking it was somehow related to the web series that everyone has bemoaning about for the past few years with a slight recover design It’s not though I don’t know why I thought it was Lydia is wearing full on regency regalia on the cover and that series is a modern retellingIt’s not Pretty much it’s one of those retellings where the only thing that is different is that this book takes place in Lydia’s POV Sure I bet it deviates once she runs off with Wickham but the seventy pages that I read pretty much regurgitated the story And that’s the sort of thing that annoys mePlus it didn’t help that Lydia’s tone read really really young and even though I know she was young in the original and that partly made the ickiness with Wickham it was still ick And I was hoping that well there would be some twist with how Lydia’s story worked out but I flipped to the end and—Nope Nope Nope From what it read like it was like if in Princess Diaries if Mia would’ve stayed with Creepy Josh Just ew And that’s how young Lydia seemed like first book Mia That’s way too young for Wickham who has to be like at least in his mid twenties but whateverLook if you want to read Pride and Prejudice I suggest you read the real things If you want to read a retelling you need to find one with a better twist than this Switching view points is a notorious fan fic trope While it is true that there have been retellings done in alternative view points that have been awesome this is not one of them It didn’t add anything to Jane Austen’s story and the fact that Lydia read so young just made the LydiaWickham ship even ickier

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