☆ Consequences ✓ C.P. Odom, Consequences, C.P. Odom, Consequences Consequences is a cautionary tale about the evils of hasty judgment revisiting Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and one of those pivotal moments when Elizabeth Bennet throws away Mr Darcy s offer of marriage so decisively What transpires from that point is well known to Austen s extensive readership but what if even one element in the chain of events in her novel turnConsequences i ☆ Consequences ✓ C.P. Odom - Consequences, Consequences Consequences is a cautionary tale about the evils of hasty judgment revisiting Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and one of those pivotal moments when Elizabeth Bennet throws away Mr Darcy s offer of

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☆ Consequences ✓ C.P. Odom ☆ Consequences ✓ C.P. Odom - Consequences, Consequences Consequences is a cautionary tale about the evils of hasty judgment revisiting Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and one of those pivotal moments when Elizabeth Bennet throws away Mr Darcy s offer of

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About "C.P. Odom"

  1. C.P. Odom

    C P Colin Odom is new author and a retired Engineer who was born in Texas, raised in Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma following a stint in the Marines After graduation, he spent the next thirty five years working as an engineer in Arizona with his first wife, Margaret, where they raised two sons before Margaret s untimely death from cancer Always a voracious reader, Colin has admitted to having a serious book addiction problem and had to develop some woodworking skills in order to build enough bookcases to house his collection His favorite genres were and are science fiction, historical fiction, and histories, though he gravitated into reading and later writing Jane Austen romantic fiction about a decade ago This late developing interest followed his reading of his late wife s beloved Jane Austen books after her passing One thing led to another, and he has now had one novel, A Most Civil Proposal published and a second, Consequences, is scheduled for publication in December, 2013.Colin currently lives in Chandler, Arizona with his second wife, Jeanine, their two daughters, two stubbornly untrainable dogs, and a pair of very strange cats Books and reading remains a large part of his life, along with helping to raise their girls, following Oklahoma Sooner and ASU Sun Devil football as well as Formula One racing.

806 thoughts on “Consequences”

  1. Review first posted at Babblings of a Bookworm babblingsofabookworm This is a variation on Pride and Prejudice in two books the first explores a less happy outcome, which Elizabeth dreams prior to Darcy s proposal at Hunsford, and the second book looks at what could have happened if she d prudently accepted his proposal and so doesn t give him the vehement response that changed his behaviour.To make sense of this book I think it s important to appreciate something of the state of affairs in the [...]


  2. TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL Two variations approximately 120 140 pages each that explore two different possible outcomes of Darcy s proposal at Hunsford ParsonageTIME FRAME The first variation The Road Not Taken begins the day of Darcy s proposal and continues forty two years into the future The second variation The Sleeper Wakes begins early in the day of Darcy s proposal and continues seven months into the futureIN CHARACTERS Elizabeth, Mr Darcy, Jane Bennet, Lydia Bennet, Charlotte Collins, and [...]


  3. I really do not know how to write this review without giving anything away Where do I begin Okay maybe I should start by confessing I have been naive than Lydia Bennet when it came to reading this book Reading an excerpt of the book I thought I knew what this book was about, how wrong was I While not intending to read this book just yet, a few reviews had me intrigued, one in particular from Austenprose said There were times that the writing was so moving that I had to put the book down and jus [...]


  4. This was superbly written, but the total devastation of the Book 1 variation far outweighed the enjoyment of the brighter variation in Book 2 I could not get past that feeling Not sure how I could actually see the words to be able read through the sobbingI am just sad now So the rating is probably slightly less than deserved at 3.5 Stars.


  5. I loved this book I know if you have read other of my reviews I ve said that many times, and I usually mean it, but this but has such a grip on me I remember reading this from an internet JAFF site and loving it then with such emotion as well I always cry towards the end on Book 1 every time I ve read a version of it C.P Odom has such a gift at writing and capturing the attention and imagination of the reader that you just can t help but be glued to his work I read this book all yesterday, there [...]


  6. WOW This book is completely amazing It is the singularly most unique Pride and Prejudice What if I have read The book examines how seemingly tiny events can have profound impact upon the time that follows or the consequences of your decisions The author weaves two separate outcomes into one book Both are imaginative and unique.What if Lizzy didn t meet Mr Darcy at Pemberley because his horse came up lame, so his expertise wasn t available to find Lydia, and Lydia was never recovered it s not goo [...]


  7. I know that I am coming late to the book and am sure everyone here has read it I avoided it due to the promised tragic storyline I did like the book very much but was rather disappointed that Jane and Elizabeth fell into such friendly and comfortable circumstances in the tragic storyline.


  8. I m glad that I knew prior to reading this that it was basically two what if tales in one otherwise I may have given up halfway through and had to retrieve my pitchfork from under the bed to present to Mr Odom I don t think I m giving too much away by saying that in Part 1, Elizabeth rejects Darcy s proposal which sets off a completely different sequence of events for everyone Thus, it s angsty not in a suspenseful way but just sad, as it is when bad things happen to good people It s likely that [...]


  9. Consequences is a unique Pride and Prejudice retelling broken down into two sections The first gives you a chance to see what could happen if Elizabeth rejected Darcy at the parsonage in Hunsford, and never saw him again at Pemberley How devastating to her family that could be The second shows what could happen if she accepted him right then, before all her prejudices are corrected.I found the first book hard to read It s just so sad The series of events set off by that refusal is tragic But as [...]


  10. Life is a series of calculations, steps and decisions that make up all of our experiences What would happen if we had the ability to see how certain decisions affected the rest of our lives Would we willingly change our fate and the fates of others or would we follow our instincts C.P Odom explores these questions in his latest Pride and Prejudice variation, Consequences.We often see the consequences of Elizabeth Bennet s choices in a different light via Pride and Prejudice retellings In Consequ [...]


  11. 4.5 stars for me How would you describe the plot of this book There are 2 different books within one with lots of twists surprises and the other fairly predictable I have read none of Mr Odom s books before This kindle version was a loan.This is a very difficult review to write I was warned, and if you read the longer reviews you read the same types of warnings, even from male reviewers that you need a box of tissues handy I also found that there were spoilers in many of the reviews and in think [...]


  12. Consequences is a thought provoking retelling of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, with two novellas joined together into a novel about the consequences of missed opportunities and how doing just one thing differently can turn everything around The first part imagines how Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy s lives would have played out had she rejected his proposal at Hunsford and then missed running into him later on when she tours Pemberley with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner The second part has Eliz [...]


  13. This book was unique in this genre in multiple ways It is a what if re imagining of Pride and Prejudice beginning with Elizabeth Bennet s considering Fitzwilliam Darcy s initial marriage proposal it is written by a man which sets it apart it is really two novellas combined into a single work.The first novella explores the consequences of Miss Bennet s refusal of Mr Darcy s marriage proposal at Hunsford and draws this out in a worst case scenario over their lifetimes To say it is unrelentingly sa [...]


  14. This is the kind of book that will stay with you for days after the last page Having read it several times on line site, I solicited publisher Meryton Press to please publish this story and consider me to edit it When they did just that, I was surprised that Regardless of the many read throughs how it still brought me to tears The first half of the book is not your typical happily ever after of the Jane Austen pastiche Consequences made me weep then weep for joy C.P Odom is a gifted storyteller [...]


  15. I loved this clever variation with 2 different outcomes The first one is painful, and I don t think I can read it again But the second one had a HEA, with Elizabeth managing to look past her prejudices much sooner.



  16. Interesting variation This book was good Kept my interest but won t make my top PP list Good ending but not as intense in the romance department as I like the Darcys


  17. Blog Facebook Twitter Disfruto de la escritura de este autor porque cuando tiene que tomar alguna parte del original de Orgullo y prejuicio, no lo hace al pie de la letra, como muchos, sino que interpreta su contenido d ndole un giro con reflexiva coherencia y con mucha profundidad en dichas cavilaciones, resultando su punto de vista sumamente interesante En esta historia, haciendo uso de esa sagaz l gica y tocando un hecho ver dico en la poca de la Regencia como son los matrimonios concertados, [...]


  18. Consequences is two novellas in one book Both explore some of the possible changes that could have occurred in Pride Prejudice depending on choices made or events altered The book was very well written and insightful I will review it in two parts, the way it was written.Book I The Road Not TakenOh My Goodness The depth and despair of Book I evoked immense feelings I had a difficult time putting the book down I can truthfully say I have never read a Pride Prejudice variation like this one It begi [...]


  19. I m afraid this book wasn t for me It emotionally weighed me down The first half of the book was truly sad and depressing and, for me, the second half was not optimistic enough to compensate for that I had hoped the second part would pull me out of the depressive state caused by the first part but it wasn t so I didn t really like Elizabeth in the second part She is such a vivacious, witty, optimistic character in PP but in the second part of this book she came across as cold, calculating and re [...]


  20. Wonderful, heart wrenching, touching story In Consequences, author C P Odom expands on the love story between Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice I dove into the book wanting to read about these two fascinating characters and Odom did not disappoint What would happen had Elizabeth reacted differently to Darcy s proposal Odom spins a tale that perfectly intertwines pieces of Austen s book with another look at the Darcy Elizabeth romance that will make you bo [...]


  21. I thought i was going to throw the book out of the window I screamed i cursed i even cried with the first half of the book The i was thrilled, i laughed and i absolutely LOVED IT


  22. Extremes I can not think of a heartbreaking first half based on a quick choice The flip was much happier.


  23. Two very different paths from the Hunsford proposal as this book has two parts The first describes what would happen if ODC never encountered each other at Pemberley and a series of events made Elizabeth s circumstances, significantly reduced A handkerchief might come in handy through this story, at least for a watering pot like me Emotional and heart wrenching tale and the end had me crying my eyes out as we follow Elizabeth through 40 years Loved how she, in spite of all the curve balls life t [...]




  24. REALLY First let me say that this review is of only the first book because I was too depressed to read the second book and can not find a reason to finish I have never read a book where I actually cried after reading it That is how depressing this book was for me I know there has to be at least one person who probably think it unfair of me to review a book only half finished and normal I would agree with you except this time I don t care SLIGHT SPOILERS First off did there have to be so many dea [...]


  25. This is well done PP variation which actually includes two what ifs what if Lizzy refuses Mr.Darcy s proposal and there is no meeting in Pemberley during her tour around Derbyshire and what if Lizzy accepts the proposal because she is convinced it would be a prudent thing to do, considering her family circumstances Strangely enough, the first part of the book with pessimistic route left significant impression on me There are lots of angst and the last pages are real tear jerkers mind you, I am [...]


  26. 3.95 stars Consequences is so hard to review I have a love hate relationship with this book, which is really two books I hate reading reviews that give information away and this ironically was the first book that I didn t read any of the reviews Big Mistake Book 1 I absolutely disliked It was too Dickens for my taste and I like a happy PP variation When I started book two, I thought it was like the 70 s show Dallas where Bobby Ewing came back from the dead because it was all a dream I was expect [...]


  27. Choices to be MadeI found Book 1 to be heartwrenching and had me sobbing at the end knowing that Darcy and Elizabeth as well as Bingley and Jane kept their love deep within themselves and were never able to bring their love to fruition I was happy that Book 2 had Elizabeth accepting Darcy s proposal and, therefore, both couples were able to love and live happily ever after.


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