Variations

An Unconventional Education by Sydney Salier

I had forgotten that I had previously read a book or two by Sydney Salier. But the title An Unconventional Education caught my eye and I simply had to read it.

A quote from An Unconventional Education by Sydney Salier- a Pride and Prejudice Variation

Elizabeth Bennet becomes Elizabeth Mortimer in this tale. Elizabeth, Mary and Kitty are adopted by a neighbor, Stephanie Mortimer, after Mrs. Mortimer sees the way that Mrs. Bennet dotes on Jane and Lydia and despises the other three. Mrs. Mortimer raises the three girls and gives them an unconventional education for sure.

A quote from An Unconventional Education by Sydney Salier- a Pride and Prejudice Variation

As is traditional in the Pride and Prejudice variations, Mr Darcy arrives in Meryton with Mr. Bingley. This variation is vastly different from his arrivals in others since the girls are not really associated with Mrs. Bennet.

 An Unconventional Education by Sydney Salier- a Pride and Prejudice Variation

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In An Unconventional Education, Mr Darcy does not arrive on the scene until halfway through the book. But the back story leading up to it is well worth the wait to see our hero.

After Elizabeth is adopted by Mrs. Mortimer, not only does she learn whatever she wants, but she also learns things like fencing and shooting. Elizabeth and her sisters do get to spend time in London as well, which is where Elizabeth actually first sees Mr. Darcy.

Recommendation?

An Unconventional Education is well worth the read. In this one, I like how Sydney Salier gives Elizabeth a different education, resulting in a different take on Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship from the very beginning. This one is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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And in case you hadn’t figured it out, my plan for 2021 is to write a blog post for each book I read. Last year, I read 150 books. We’ll see how I do this year.

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