The Weekend Rec: A Winter Wrong

A Winter Wrong by Elizabeth Ann West

Bored this weekend? Have a book rec!

If you liked my previous rec of Darcy and Anne, you might enjoy A Winter Wrong by Elizabeth Ann West. Jane Austen profic is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I can be a bit picky about it. However, I can heartily recommend A Winter Wrong, which, at novella length, is perfect for a cozy sit-down read to relax with after a long day at work.

The story is an AU of Pride & Prejudice rather than a sequel; it follows the Bennett girls after a tragedy strikes and their father passes away, leaving Mr. Collins in control of Longbourn. The story naturally focuses on the relationship between Lizzy and Darcy, though Jane and Bingley have a romance in the background that is left open, presumably for the sequel(s). I particularly enjoyed watching Lizzy process her feelings for Mr. Darcy while dealing with grief over her father’s death, and the way the story resolves itself is certainly not one I have seen in other profic. It’s a sweet story with some moments of genuine sadness but a hopeful ending, and I highly recommend it for romance fans looking for a quick, satisfying read.

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The Weekend Rec

Just in time for the weekend, have a book rec!

Today’s rec is Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. If you’re not familiar with the Discworld, the verse which Pratchett has used as the setting for several dozen novels, Going Postal is an excellent (and hilarious) entry point.

A light fantasy about a con artist named Moist von Lipwig (yes, really!), Going Postal’s plot revolves around Moist’s attempts to rehabilitate the postal service in exchange for not being executed for his crimes. Moist’s flailing flounders at this difficult task, as well as his wooing of a chain-smoking cynic named Adora Belle Dearheart (yes. Really.) are hilarious, and Moist’s growth is as cute as it is well-written.

Perfect for those seeking some amusing escapism from the work drudge.