jane_elliot (jane_elliot) wrote in epic_recs,
jane_elliot
jane_elliot
epic_recs

Her Whole Heart Devoted by Karen Beckwith (PG)

From slytherin_gypsy (yes, we have a new guest reccer, and she is *awesome*. (I'm the luckiest mod ever:)  Get ready for some new fandoms, folks!)

Title: Her Whole Heart Devoted
Fandom: Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Marianne Dashwood
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: http://www.auburn.edu/~beckwka/index.html

Review:
95% of all Jane Austen based fanfiction is about “Pride and Prejudice”, and while that may be Austen’s most famous novel (and to tell the truth, it’s my favorite one), her other books deserve some attention as well.

This “episodic sequel to Sense and Sensibility” (in the author’s own words) is a series of stories that explore the courtship and early marriage of Marianne Dashwood and Colonel Brandon. It is not an idealized relationship (though they do get a little mushy sometimes): they have their moments of bliss and their hours of despair and while Brandon’s love is unquestionable from the start, Marianne’s blossoms through time – so naturally that it takes a while for her to truly recognize it.

There’s a little bit of everything in this series: romance, humor, history, mystery, angst. The characters may start out as Jane Austen wrote them, but they are allowed to change and grow during the story and the original characters introduced (especially the Colonel’s sister and her family) fit right in.

Her Whole Heart Devoted
Tags: fandom: jane austen (others), genre: angst, genre: romance, length: epic, recs by slytherin_gypsy
Subscribe

  • Buy The Stars by conceptofzero (Teen)

    Title: Buy The Stars Fandom: Fallen London (Echo Bazaar) Pairing: Player/Rubbery Man (Main), Player/Quiet Deviless Categories: Romance, Horror,…

  • Common Ground by celynBrum (NC-17)

    Title: Common Ground Fandom: Homestuck Pairing: Karkat Vantas/Terezi Pyrope, Karkat Vantas & Kankri Vantas, Terezi Pyrope/Dave Strider, Karkat…

  • Blue Bayou by The_Lionheart (M)

    Title: Blue Bayou Fandom: Gravity Falls (Many minor crosses, notably "Rick and Morty") Pairing: OFC & Stanford Pines Categories:…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 10 comments

  • Buy The Stars by conceptofzero (Teen)

    Title: Buy The Stars Fandom: Fallen London (Echo Bazaar) Pairing: Player/Rubbery Man (Main), Player/Quiet Deviless Categories: Romance, Horror,…

  • Common Ground by celynBrum (NC-17)

    Title: Common Ground Fandom: Homestuck Pairing: Karkat Vantas/Terezi Pyrope, Karkat Vantas & Kankri Vantas, Terezi Pyrope/Dave Strider, Karkat…

  • Blue Bayou by The_Lionheart (M)

    Title: Blue Bayou Fandom: Gravity Falls (Many minor crosses, notably "Rick and Morty") Pairing: OFC & Stanford Pines Categories:…